8.25.2010

My Creative Space

I've had a blast sewing this week. I must say the only way to get over your fears of something is to just DO IT. Not saying that tackling the invisible stitch is anything like jumping out of a plane. But you get the picture.

Absolutely excited to have this new skill, it meant two fun projects were completed this week one for each of my little people.

Shay is the proud and cutest owner of a new vest. It still needs a button and I am thinking about a freezer stencil drawing of a car or something but it's complete otherwise. Maybe a fuzzy one for Sophie or another one for Shay in corduroy. Ooh the possibilities!




And as I am sure most of you would concur, Sophie has a ton of handmade clothes so I decided to make her some softies. Just right for the oh so fun, chomping on everything stage.



My crafting is so all over the place lately. And I seem to be leaving unfinished projects in every room of the house. So that I am able to sit with the little's and watch them play wherever that may be, while still getting some "me time in" totally fulfilling, albeit a little messy ;)
                                                         
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27 comments:

Bellgirl said...

WHAT a groovy dude! I love the vest- and the hat! This young man knows how to accessorise ;)

beck said...

I love the vest!! I like it without any extra detail, the colour is so rich and the stitching looks ace. Your little sweetie looks so cute with her new softies, what a lovely mum you are xo

Jill said...

Great idea to have projects going all over the house so you can just pick up and continue with them wherever the kids take you!!

midge said...

your kids are so gorgeous amanda. the photos are lovely and great work on the sewing front

Cotton Kiwi said...

That little vest is adorable as is the model. What a cutie! I need to make some sparkly vests for my daughter's hip hop class. Did you use a pattern or make it up? Any hot tips? Loving the raindrop softies. Perfect for littlies!

Fippa said...

The softies are fantastic. i love the shape, and maybe when they are finished being chewed on they could be hung up somewhere like bunting.

Little Ted Canvas said...

How gorgeous are your little models! I love your work, is there no end to your talent...

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I love the vest, it as adorable! And lovely softies too, what a great idea. My bub is also teething, and leaving little puddles of drool all over the house.

teddybearswednesday said...

I totally love that vest! Big YAY for you tackling a fear head on, it's the only way really. And you have with such style ( and ease it looks to me)
I think you are a natural. xo

Kylie said...

Fabulous photos! They look wonderful :) It's great conquering a fear... and then to do it so well! Great space. Kx

Jenni said...

lovely handmade gifts from Mum, alwaysthe best & those softies are adorable!

74 Lime Lane said...

what a cute little model you have there! i don't think it matters that you/your crafting is all over the place, it obviously works wonders for you

Chicken Willow said...

Vest is brilliant and those softies are so cute!

Michelle said...

The sofites are gorgeous and your little one seems to love them. Great vest!

Cindy said...

Adorable vest! Looks like everyone is happy.

beth said...

Love the vest and chew toys. Perfect!! It's so rewarding making things for your children...don't you think?

Sarah said...

You have done SO well! I love the vest!

gretchenmist said...

your kids are gorgeous! love the vest too :)

Tania said...

If it's any consolation, the entire house IS my craft room. Sweet vest and piccies (as always)...

Maxabella said...

The way this post starts just hooked me right in. I signed up as a follower immediately. To 'have a blast' doing something you love is something to truly be cherished. So glad to meet you. x

PS - Your children are beyond cute. No wonder you have 5!

Amanda said...

Great sewing achievements. Love the waist coat too cute

Knicky Knacks said...

Love the vest, the softies and the oh, so very cute and adorable photos. You have a knack for taking beautiful shots.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

what a great idea! just work on whatever thing is lying in whatever room! very bohemian. er, is it?

LeelaBijou said...

What a wonderful vest!! He lloks super cool and cute!
I love Sophie´s softies, they are so lovely! :)

Teek said...

How stylish does he look!!!. I am with you on the projects all over the house.. I think I would get more projects finished if I was contained to one space but what fun would that be :-)

Hien said...

adorable softies! Amanda, don't know if you ever got my email regarding the softie mice give away? I still have one mice who's still looking for a new home :)

moose and bird said...

Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise.....what a great outfit. Vest is fab and topped off with a great hat too.x