Thursday, 8 December 2011

my creative space . . . playing around

I'm a little late with My Creative Space today . . . in fact I didn't even think I'd be participating, but severe weather warnings kept me at home - I made the most of it of course :)

I'd ordered some bias binding from E-bay at the weekend, to get me going with some bunting-making - the 'festive' bunting hasn't yet arrived but a lovely, pretty daisy print one came yesterday and I couldn't resist playing around with it, just a little bit, hehe! . . .

. . . I'm not actually using the tweed I initially intended here, I just grabbed the first thing I saw - you know how it is, you get a notion to do something and all sense of reason goes out of your head! I sort of like really zany mixes though - colourful plaids and delicate prints - nothing is sacred here!!

I was so keen to get going with my bias binding I just leapt in with Size 10 feet (I don't acually have size 10 feet - don't worry!!!) - cut out a cardboard template and had a little play around . . .

. . . I might actually find some use for some woven labels I ordered recently - they're FAR too long for my usual 'makes' - I thought the 'handmade in the Hebrides' would be in itsy-bitsy size text but alas, not! In the back of my mind I thought I'll have to come up with some 'elongated' makes . . . and then 'bunting' came on the scene - sometimes I really think there's some divine intervention going on :D

Well, I hope the weather abates a little by the morning, otherwise I'll be out of a job and be labeled as an unfit mother to boot (the boys stayed at home today too) - I wouldn't have sent a dog out in the rain and gales that lashed against our kitchen door today!! More creative 'tails' here :)

P.S. Claire over at Sweet Birdy Love is having a fab 'too-whit-too-whoooooo!!' giveaway right now - she's been such an inspiration to me this year - her creativity seems to be boundless! Go give her a visit, she's very welcoming hehe :)

P.P.S. Unfortunately I've been having some unsavoury 'spammy' issues over the last two days and have had to enable 'comment moderation' - something I did NOT enjoy doing - I hope this won't deter comments, it's merely to keep the nasty 'spammy' peeps at bay till I figure it all out!! Apologies for that - bye for now! x

5 comments:

Claire said...

Hey Alison, thanks for the shout out 'twas too nice......

Love the bunting and that sweet Daisy bias binding too cute and the colours in the tweed are gorgeous. Love the blue and purple. Reminds me of beautiful blue skies and Heather.

Sounds like some storm you had, bet you were all snug and cosy inside and I'm sure the boys wouldn't have argued with you about missing school, hehe...

Shame about the labels being so long, mine labels are a bit on the long side, so for some things I just fold them in half and that works ok.

Hope you can work your spam issues out, must be very annoying.

Have a great weekend,

Claire :}

tartankiwi said...

Love love love the way you mix and match your fabrics. GREAT bunting... I really am going to have to make myself some bunting!

june at noon said...

Oooh, pretty binding!

Spam is no fun! I have had good success with the Akismet plugin for my WordPress blog--so far it's sorted out all but one spam over the course of a few years, and I don't have to moderate otherwise. Such a relief! :)

Biba said...

Sweet bunting, I love the idea!
Enjoy the weekend with your boys!

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