Thursday, 1 September 2011

my creative space...

I'm officially on a mission. My shoulder op is a month away & after that sewing is going to be a tad difficult for a while. So, my mission is to sew like a woman possessed & crank out as much as possible in the next four weeks. Huckle & I are off to far north Queensland soon, for 10 days. That throws a little spanner in my mission. I might steal some time at my Mum's machine to make up for lost hours. 
I've got the ball rolling already & I'm off to a flying start. If you read this post, you may have noticed how dapper Huckle looked in his plaid shorts & bucket hat. For the curious, the shorts are from the made flat front pant tutorial & the hat is from the Oliver & S book. The latest additions are a hoodie, using the Urban hoodie pattern & a backpack also from the Oliver & S book.
Huckle was so chuffed with his new get-up. As I put the backpack on him, he called out for Dada to have a look. He stamped about with such excitement, pointing & squealing away. It was such a sweet moment. I soaked it all up, as I know he won't let me dress him forever.
All of these patterns have been well written & easy to follow. I pushed myself a little & learnt some new skills along the way. Both have been made with fabric from the stash. I love having a stash to choose from. The hoodie used up some cheap knit offcuts that I purchased from the local sewing store a while back. I think they were less than $2 a piece from memory. The backpack was made from a vintage bed throw I discovered way back when & it's lined with red honeycomb left over from my nephew's quilt.
Seriously, how cute is this backpack?!? I only wish I'd added some interfacing to keep it's shape better. It's so cute, I might have to make another. 
There's something else I've made too... well ok I helped with a tiny part. You'll have to wait until I photograph it though. 
That brings me to something else... do you think it would be odd if I photographed our next piece of furniture in the paddock? You see it's quite large & we don't have a suitable wall to shoot it against inside. I'm thinking that we can pull it off, but maybe it would look strange. Thoughts?
We're off up town for treatment today. 
I hope your day is lovely.
I'm joining in with these crafty chicks.

13 comments:

Rie said...

The back is awesome!!! And yes, photograph it in the paddock.. but beware of poop! Have fun on your holiday and sew away girl, sew away!

simona said...

adorable!!!
why not photograph outdoors? that could look really cool!

Susan said...

Oh I love your version of the backpack! I've been planning on making one for Minty for Christmas since she's starting kinder next year. I think I might have to add that hoodie to my 'to do' list - it is too cute! I don't think it's at all weird to photograph in the paddock! Good luck with your sewing spree!

Christina said...

I think you could rock a paddock shoot! Those country magazines are always setting up dining tables under trees and so forth.

Sorry to hear about the shoulder. Loving the hoodie and the backpack. Can't wait to see what other sewing you can squeeze in. :)

nicole said...

good work! i'm always so envious of people that are so clever with their machines!
hope you have a great getaway!

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

The urban hoodie looks so spunky on your little man, and the backpack looks amazing. I love how colourful it is.

Yana said...

i hope you will get as much sewing as you can before the op! the hoodie and the backpack are just awesome! i can't wait for my little one to grow up a bit so i can sew things for her, and a backpack like that will be one of the first things! your little boy is just adorable :)

Fine said...

Wow, your Huckle is a lucky one! And you are talented!

Can't wait to see the "something else" you helped to make...

Good luck with the treatment and enjoy your holidays!

Fine

NorraSud by ROROISM said...

they both are great!
arm is not :-(

Hootnz said...

That hoodie is cute, especially with the green buttons... I have this pattern sitting in my cupboard..I must get it out and sew up one too! And the back pack it so neat. I love the vintage fabric it goes so well with the polka dot lining.

And don't hesitate.... the paddock would make a awesome back drop!

Silver Threads of Happiness said...

I love that hoodie!! The buttons! Oh my, just adorable. And it just wouldn't be quite the same without Huckle's gorgeous face smiling out of it :)

Catherine said...

Oh my your little boy is so very sweet Kitty. You've done a lovely job on the jacket and that bag just perfect for a little one to carry around and the fabrics are so much fun too. x

motherwho said...

I am in serious admiration of your crafty pursuits!!! Awesome stuff. And yah for the paddock! Why not!