11.04.2009

My Creative Space

It's all about trying to conquer the Christmas To-Do list....I have been indulging in my nesting instincts as well so it's been a bit of a battle these days...


First, I just started a Market bag for my sister...Perfect for strolling the Farmers Market down by the beach where she lives...So Lucky!!



And the BIG project I have decided to embark on.....Several bags/purses/pouches from Scott's uniforms some of which have been to Iraq..."Yes they have been washed" :P
I figured these would be great gifts for his family I just need to get the nerve to cut into them...




I am sure next week's Creative Space will be showing these in more productive state but for now this is what I got....:)

26 comments:

M* (Melanie) said...

What a great idea to use your husbands old uniforms to make things out of. It's fantastic!

Glad to see you're still fitting in some crochet in amongst the nesting too!

kellie said...

great idea with the uniforms, they would look fabulous!
happy nesting!

Emjie said...

That yarn is gorgeous. It'll make a fabulous bag.

Kylie said...

Your bag looks fantastic and I think it's a fabulous idea to make things out of the old uniforms! Have fun crafting :) K

ecoMILF said...

Love the colours of your knit and good Luck with the uniforms. I'd be a little nervous too! Your Halloween pics are also adorable by the way! The teddy bear outfit turned out wonderfully despite the head split. xo Meagan.

teddybearswednesday said...

OH Amanda this is weird I clicked on your name and starting reading your post at the same time I got your comment! Freaky sneaky.
Amazing wool and great uniform idea.

Kirsty said...

I love the idea of the re working of the uniforms.

Casie said...

Fabulous colour that wool.

Catherine said...

I love the coloured wool you are using for the market bag, so pretty.

Enjoy your nesting.:)

created by Kylie said...

Looks like you are going to be really busy. Goods luck with making that first cut, I am a big chicken with things like that.

caramela said...

Clever idea to alter the uniforms- I can't wait to se what you will do with your new project! You are so creative Amanda!
Annamaria

Kate said...

I made heaps of bags out of Bren's old work pants last year and they were great except for cutting through all those thick side seams. I can't wait to see what you end up with. Loving the colour of that wool.

Vic said...

Good luck with your uniform project, I'm sure you'll be fine & they'll turn out great!

Ooty said...

wow, making things out of old uniform is great idea!!! Over here all men keep them like it is some kind of a little temple =p so I find it amazing that you going to do something with it!!!

Tam @ 1/4 of an inch said...

And where have you been all my bloggy life? Bump#5 too...how nice for you, and a little girl on the way...just been spying your blog and you have a beautiful family:) I haven't found out what I'm having...but my instincts tell me it's a boy...that'll be 5 for me! I totally get the nesting thing...Take care, Tam xo

homehearthappiness said...

Love the colour of your yarn and can't wait to see what you make out of the uniforms. x

becclebee said...

what great wool - anyone would love a bag made out of that.

and using old uniforms is a very clever idea. go on - be brave. can't wait to see how they go

gretchenmist said...

the bag will look very pretty. great recycling idea too :)

dillpickle said...

I find cutting into anything scary, let alone something with potential sentimental value! Good luck with it - can't wait to see what you do with the uniforms.

Aussie-waffler said...

I bet you work some serious magic on those old uniforms, wonderful idea. And I love those pink colours for the market bag, I'd be proud to pop that over my shoulder x

yardage girl said...

Love the idea of using the old uniforms - a nice way to upcycle and remember.

Liesl said...

I love that you are re-purposing your husband's uniforms! So clever.

Debra said...

What a beautiful idea Amanda...cut away honey...they will all appreciate such thought/heartfelt gifts...:)x

V for Violet said...

That yarn is gorgeous - lucky sister! Great idea for the uniform too. Look forward to seeing what you make! x

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Those uniforms will make fab bags, an inspired idea!!

Kuka said...

I love that yarn - the colour is just amazing!
I like your idea of re-using the uniforms too - I think they'll make really special gifts!