Thursday, April 8, 2010

My creative space.

If this post were called 'their creative space', I would fill it with photos and stories of plaster casting, painting, lotion and potion creating, baking, egg blowing, bus and robot making, play dough making and playing, hand stitching, drawing and lots more school holiday crafts that have been filling this house lately.

My creative space this week has been late at night when everyone is asleep and the house is quiet but for the hum of my machine or the snipping of my scissors. My creative space this week has been my haven and has kept me patient all through the next day. Because of my late night creative space I am exhausted during the days but I am satisfied.

I made this dress late last night after an all day adventure in Ballarat.

I didn't follow any pattern, but I followed lots of the rules I have learnt from following patterns lately. I used three scraps of cord for the three body pieces, mixy matchy binding for the neck and arm holes, some motifs I crocheted at an indoor play center earlier in the week and some ric rac I crocheted at the farm stall the other day.

I hope things are creative in your space this week.
Check out some more creative spaces over at Kirsty's.

70 comments:

  1. Great job!!! Love the mismatched nature of it...Styling kiddo's you have :)

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  2. Is that some gorgeous soft corduroy I see? You have such a knack for putting together beautiful pieces. :)

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  3. Cute dress, nicely constructed and lovely winter colours - you have a gift!

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  4. Ruffles and crochet flowers!! I love it!

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  5. What a sweet little dress, I love your mixy-matchiness. There's crochet ric-rac in my space today too, inspired by your own self :)

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  6. That looks great! I hear you on the after hours crafting. Last night the boy woke up at 12am so I knit for an hour after I fed him as the house was peaceful and having been woken up I was not at all sleepy. It did make a night waking a more pleasant experience for us both :)

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  7. Looks lovely Kate! The pink ric-rac is a sweet touch.

    Oh, guess what, I was driving all around Daylesford (we stayed in my home town of Sunbury) over Easter, and every time I saw a little wooden 'organic vegies' sign on the road I wondered if it was yours.

    x Tracey

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  8. I'm loving that one a lot! I adore seeing little girls wearing blue & that is a particularly pretty shade of blue.Love, love the crochet neckline detail & motifs.

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  9. You totally do have a gift! Gorgeous! Making me even more 'home' sick for Autumn weather xox

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  10. Its gorgeous Kate! I am really admiring all of your recent clothing creations!

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  11. So so sweet.

    I admire anyone who can make doilies look so funky!

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  12. It looks so cute!! You have some serious talent hey!

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  13. The cord ruffle is fabulous, and the crochet ric-rac. Hey you could make that to sell. hint hint.

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  14. Really just totally gorgeous!

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  15. utterly adorable dress...such beautiful light in your images too.

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  16. I think I want to be a kid at your place ... sounds like they have been having a great time.

    PS - dress is fab!

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  17. It's sooo cute! Really beautiful work xo

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  18. That. is. adorable!

    Be still my heart.
    The ruffle at the bottom totally makes it special.

    Have a happy day!
    xx Amy

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  19. Well that has got to be the cutest. loveliest dress I have ever seen. I love it. Such creativeness!

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  20. love the frock-and the model is pretty damn cute.

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  21. love the frock-and the model is pretty damn cute.

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  22. it really is sooo beautiful Kate!!

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  23. That is so gorgeous that dress Kate. We have had lots of creativity of the small kind at our place too- sticking.... its all about stickers at the moment.

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  24. Glad to see someone else has crochet flowers on everything too! What a cute, cute little dress!!! I need to start on dresses next. Not decided on a pattern yet. Need fabric too. Need that is!

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  25. Wish I had the talent to sew like this! Just such a lovely dress. My creative space to study and write is also my haven late at night when everyone is sound asleep and the house is blissfully quite. It is so peaceful, I am totally alone in my own space.

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  26. That's an adorable dress Kate!! And your little model is looking so cute in it!^0^

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  27. Kate this dress seriously is just beautiful, I think it perhaps is my favourite yet, I just love it every single about it. it is just stunning
    (any chance you'd make it for big kids like me)
    XO

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  28. Oh...you have really uped the anti on this one!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  29. Sounds like fun times at your place. That dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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  30. I love it, I love it, I love it! I want one. What lucky girls you have.

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  31. Just gorgeous Kate! Is it wrong that I want to be one of your kids, just for the clothes?!!

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  32. Oh so gorgeous! I would love to wear it myself! I especially love the little ruffle on the bottom! So sweet!
    Sophie x

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  33. Gorgeous! You will have to rename it the creative play dress now!

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  34. Gorgeous! Love the crocheted motifs and the ruffle is wonderful.

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  35. OH KATE!!!!!!!!!

    Must I harp on, again, about the desperate need I have for this long awaited etsy shop of yours?!

    xo

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  36. That dress is just beautiful and I love the colours you have used. I was thinking when I first saw it that you had dyed op shop doilies but you have crocheted them from scratch and the ric rac too! What a woman!! I'm not surprised you are feeling satisfied during the day. I would be very pleased with myself indeed if I could create something so beautiful!!

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  37. sleep is totally overrated!

    great dress and great mum too xx

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  38. Aww..just gorgeous Kate. I love seeing you're beautiful work.

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  39. I love corduroy and that ruffle just makes it sing :-)

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  40. you are so clever ~ i love all the pieces and crochet.
    can you start making clothes like this for grown ups for us?? please?!

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  41. I am so impressed by you clever people who just make it up as you go along!
    And i love the rickrack :-)

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  42. Love the dress Kate it is vey pretty with its lovely ric rac and crochet flowers :O) xx

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  43. Lovely dress !!
    The combination of colors and crochet is beautiful.
    Cecilie

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  44. So playful, beautiful and cooool! Love the big button at the back. Think I'll copy that one...

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  45. Perfect little dress!!! I love the crocheting elements and the ruffles so cute!

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  46. very cool Kate, for some reason you keep dropping off my google reader and I keep missing your posts and then having a big catch up! Grrr

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  47. i am constantly in awe of your creativity kate! and especially of your wonderful crocheted trimmings. i recently looked at a pattern for crocheting a little lacy trimming for your pin cushion swap and couldn't make heads or tails of it.. one day though!

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  48. ooohh, nice Kate!

    i also work late at night & feel exhausted in the morning...but it is more satisfying than someone tugging at your leg all day (muuumm) :)

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  49. So beautiful! What a lovely use of colours. Hope all is well :)

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  50. Always nice to feel satisfied. I love the dress, you're so clever at mixing and matching.

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  51. Lovely, that crochet rim is so pretty!

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  52. your kids are the luckiest ... your dresses are so original and funky and girly. just gorgeous.
    My Creative Space

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  53. Love the dress, very original!

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  54. your sewing is growing like a beautiful ranunculi lol....and im a late night elf too. the kids have taken over! x

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  55. It is just so cute, just adorable!!! Thanks for ever flowing source of inspiration!

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  56. You are so good at this making bizzo! Inspired stuff indeedy (especially because you manage to sneak all that crocheted goodness in).

    Bet my eye bags are bigger than your eye bags...

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  57. You are inspiring me to get going on my daughter's refashions for spring. Lots of dresses to turn into skirts. I think they might have to get some crochet flowers, too.

    Love the dress!

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  58. kate the description of "theirs and yours" made me smile! The jumper is really so special ..i LOVE the ruffle around the bottom

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  59. Love it, I too sit up when the kids are in bed. Walking Zombie during the day... The Imke shirt below, just put a zipper down the front and turn it into a jacket. That way it will fit even though it is a non-stretch fabric!!

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  60. Wow! What a lovely blog you have. Love your ideas, so creative. The dress is so cool. I love to play whith colours and different fabrics, it makes the sewing more fun. Have a nice day! (or evening!) /Petra

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  61. Oh Kate, i think this one is my favourite so far! Love the ruffles, the crocheted details..are your darlings the best dressed gals in daylesford or what?!
    P.S I've been enjoying reading your daylesford organics bolg too - the photo with all of your produce is fantastic! and wow - bren sure is busy with all your business stuff lately. I think you guys do such a great job balancing it all. I'm looking forward to our own olive harvest soon, leaving for my parents farm in two weeks time - yay!!

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  62. wow - i love the dress. and i think you are amazing to be able to do it without a pattern!
    i'm not quite ready for that yet ;-)
    enjoy your weekend
    l
    x

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  63. Love it! The corduroy ruffles are such a great combination of feminine play! xo m.

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  64. It's been quite a while since I've dropped by Kate, sorry. and look at all these comments! Wonderful!
    The little dress is a sweet gem, and who'd have thunk you could crochet ric rac!! Not me! It looks great! :))

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  65. I adore this dress. So sweet. Love the colours. Love the style. ...and most of all I love the crocheted ric rac. BRILLIANT!!!

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