11.11.2009

My Creative Space

I am working slowly but surely on the Christmas list....As you can see the minute I pull out crafty tools. I am swarmed by onlookers who not only stare intently they wait til I am just in the swing of things to blurb out a question or of course the dreaded "mom, mom, mom" occurs...Oh how I love my children :)



Oh and I did it...I officially cut into the first pair of uniform pants of Scott's. Yay me. It has been a bit of a pain trying to figure out how and where to cut with all the seams and pockets on these things..WOW.. So far just a few pouches finished. I plan on adding them to totes that I will make out of his tops. So far he approves and is excited to see them all finished. So that gives me the little extra umph I need to hurry up and get them done..... Or maybe he just wants me to move onto packing for our move already :P....You just never know with men haha...

Oh and it's hard to tell but I used an existing "hidden" pocket on Scott's pants to create a front pocket to the top pouch...Go me!!!



I am also working on a few of my crochet poncho's that were ordered this past week. Did I mention I was busy?? :) I am convinced I can now safely write up a pattern for these since I can put them together without much thought. So that is the next thing on my list. :)


Thanks Kirsty for Hosting...I really am addicted to Creative Space...

20 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

Using Scott's pants to make presents for your families is a WONDERFUL idea. And what you have made so far is great. That drawstring bag is awesome.

Suzie Sews said...

Love the cape...

Kate said...

Oh those ponchos...I love them. If you need someone to test your pattern I'm sticking my hand up.

caramela said...

What a fab drawstring bag! This is a great idea of yours, to 'recycle' the uniforms!
Best,
Annamaria

yael said...

the recycles unuform is such a great idea and the poncho is fab - i've started basic crocheting now and love it

Sarah said...

I can certainly relate to your children delemma. The same thing happens to me only mine is 16 months old and chooses to clamber all over me and take what ever I am trying to do

teddybearswednesday said...

love that poncho!

Michelle said...

What a great idea, using the pants for pouches! I love it.

jeanamarie said...

The pouches and bag look fabulous - they will make great presents.

My girls have been doing the mum! thing all day today...my eldest says 'ex cuuuuse me, m uuuuuum!' over and over and over and over ... I love them too :)

yardage girl said...

The uniform pouches are great - and good on you for being so clever. I also read that you're moving closer to family - great news! You are definately up for wonderwoman of the year this year!

Ooty said...

I already told you how I love this idea of using his uniform for making gifts!!! And I can see as well how busy you were this week!!! It all looks great!!!!
GO GO GO !!!
=)

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Pants and presents are meant to be!!! GO YOU!! hehe

xo Steph

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a great way to recycle & give great gifts!
it is soo funny when the audience is around when anything remotely creative is happening. gotta love kids ♥

Kylie said...

These look fantastic Amanda! Good luck with all your busy-ness... hope you take time to rest too :) K

kellie said...

these look great! good luck with the list!

homehearthappiness said...

Well done for actually getting some cutting started - it's always the hardest part. I LOVE your little poncho - if there ever was a tutorial up for it I would love to have a go. xx

michelle said...

great recycling amanda. the bag looks great. the poncho is very sweet

Debra said...

now that is all just so cute...bring on those patterns i say :)

suesueb said...

I love your idea of recycling your hubby's pants! Your pouches are so neat and the poncho is also darling! You sound so busy but creative!!

Kirsten said...

At least you've started your Christmas stuff (I haven't!). I think your upcycled pants creations look great - love the pocket save. My kids are the same when I start sewing or cutting or anything that is a PITA to be interupted, they wake/ need to go to the toilet/spill something all over the floor LOL. What can you do?!
Oh, and I love your poncho.