Thursday, 2 June 2011

my creative space . . . purses and plans

Taking pics of my finished batch of little matryoshka coin purses, made on Monday in an intensive burst of productivity - these little ladies look a little bit grumpy, hehe!

. . . and browsing through a library book I picked up the other day, the colours in this pic look a little similar, sort of summery and sorbet(y!) So this weekend, assuming my hooks arrive in the post I will be learning (or re-learning - I did do some in school many, many years ago!!) the wonderful art of . . .

. . . Yup, crochet! I think seeing these lovely images of crocheting using string got my creative juices going - it just looks very organic - endless design, textural possibilties, I'm looking forward to it :) Wish me luck!

In between I may be making another little batch of something for the craft fairs, which I showed a snapshot of earlier in the week - but I'll see how the day goes and if it will fit in with everything else! A woman's work is never done . . . unfortunately : / !

Crochet pic images courtesy of: Family Circle (Easy Crochet) and Essential Crochet by Erika Knight

P.S. More lovely creative spaces over here - they look so fab this week, I wish I could spend the day reading them all! I'm seeing lots of crochet images in the thumbnail pics - yippee :)


Adriana said...

Those little coin purses are so sweet! Such beautiful colours.

Just had a quick look through your blog - and am really loving your work!

Ren said...

I am seeing russian dolls everywhere at the moment! Good because I love them! These are so pretty! Good luck with your plans x

Biba said...

Welcome to the club! I've been crochet-mad lately. So nice to have a friend join the circle!

P.S.: Adorable purses!

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Love those little purses - too cute!

janet said...

Hello Alison,

My Mom taught me to crochet when I was a young girl. I am so happy to see the art of crochet and knitting back in vogue again.

Lot's of really yummy yarns out there also.
Love the purses!

janet xox

tartankiwi said...

Love your purses! very pretty.

Fruitful Fusion said...

Your purses are lovely! Beautiful colours!

And thanks for entering my giveaway!!!

june at noon said...

The purses are so sweet! I'm currently knitting with a hemp yarn, which my husband says looks like shoelaces (sort of does), and I love it even more than regular yarn.

Florcita said...

I find crochet very relaxing, I am by no means and expert... but especially in summer...with the hot's easy to carry, to do and one feels productive! :)