Thursday, May 27, 2010

My creative space.

In my creative space this week I've been starting to think about what I'm going to do with all the motifs I've been crocheting.

My guess is that most of them will probably end up stitched onto little skirts and dresses like this one.

But first we have to have the fit test.

Feels good,

looks good,

I think its time to sew in the zipper and finish the hems.

The motifs shown are numbers 25, 29 and 30 from Beyond The Square Crochet Motifs.

We're having a bit of a crazy week here this week. We are harvesting a lot of our vegies before the rain comes and the paddocks get too wet, we are holding and attending workshops and seminars being held as part of Harvest Week and today I am starting to bake for the farmers' market this weekend. Like I said the other day, sometimes sewing just one seam on my sewing machine goes a long way to keeping me sane.

Check out other creative spaces over at Kirsty's.

53 comments:

  1. The little dress will look perfect with your motifs :)

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  2. That little dress is too cute Kate (not to mention how gorgeous your model is!). The motifs look perfect on it. Especially with those Autumnal colours in the background.

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  3. super cute dress... and model. I always love seeing you're crocheted motifs

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  4. Ahhh... I was wondering what you were going to do with the motifs. How beautiful is that brown and pink one down there... The dress is so gorgeous, Kate. Great idea. x

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  5. Very cute! And let me just say, your little ones chubby hands and face absolutely kills me!

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  6. Love the dress! I found that those motifs do adorn a great deal of my little one's clothing, perfect way to make use of them.

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  7. I think the plan for the motifs is great.

    Hoping the busyness is good for your little fam.

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  8. Love your motif plan. Love everything about your sweethearts, your sewing, your growing, your baking ... phew you're one amazing woman ... I wanna be like you when I grow up ;-) Huge Hugs. xo.

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  9. What market is on this weekend?

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  10. good luck with the crazy week! loving that little dress ~ beautiful backdrop for your motifs

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  11. Hope you survive what sounds like a crazy week. The little dress is gorgeous, and the crochet sets it off perfectly. You must have the best dressed kids in Daylesford.

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  12. where do you find the time - a comment straight from my nana book of comments! beautiful of course!

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  13. I made my first Granny yesterday! I don't think I will use this one to sew onto anything, but one day...

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  14. Chef just planted garlic yesterday a huge crop of it- but Winter is busy for us in the garden- its a chance to get the lanatan under control...harvest week sounds fab.

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  15. Gorgeous, really gorgeous.
    I would put them on those lovely dresses too - I'd also love to be able to make motifs like that!

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  16. So so cute! And the dress too of course..I have a few motif books I might have to pull out and join you in this motif showdown :)

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  17. Just totally stunning Kate, perfect use of colour, fabric and those motifs.
    my bears, on row or one wonk do the same thing for me it terms of sanity- whatever sanity I can claim!
    Hope you get so more time in the next week, post Harvest weekxo

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  18. Your posts always make me smile. i love the lovely warm sense of humour here and of course as always everything looks beautiful. Happy harvesting, hope the skies stay clear for you!

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  19. gorgeous work there!!!! wish i had an overlocker! everything looks so neat :)

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  20. Beautiful little model and dress! Love the crocheted motifs, and I have that book. I must get busy on some of them. Thanks for sharing with us my crochet friend!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  21. Oh, wow. Just perfect, Kate! ANd what a patient little model...

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  22. i think this is favorite dress. i know i have said this before but she stands so cute for these photos.

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  23. sounding pretty hectic all round!
    it's great that a crochet motif is like a mini project in amongst all the other tasks when you can't get to the machine. . .

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  24. Great idea, using the motifs on your little outfits. They're gonna look fabulous!

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  25. Wow, you are busy! Hope you get some time to yourself at some point. Love the dress and the motifs look so sweet. xx

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  26. Very sweet motifs Kate - just what is needed for a little denim dress.
    Sell them I say!!
    At your market stall, I'm sure if you could bear to part with them they would be snapped up like hotcakes!

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  27. lovely work! the denim & colouful crochet look so good together.

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  28. Super pretty! You're very clever lovely Kate! xo

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  29. Beautiful use of denim! Nice classic style that will be funked up with your gorgeous motifs. x

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  30. Lovely dress and motifs !!
    Good luck with the farmers marked !
    Cecilie

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  31. have a good harvest lovely!
    I always smile when I pop by here ♥

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  32. wow it is sounds like crazy week =) I hope all goes well and harvesting will work perfectly as planed.

    I love your little dresses and the crocheted motifs are such a great addition!

    hope you'll have a nice weekend!

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  33. Your creative space is as always fabulous. :)

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  34. It seems we are all having a crazy week.....I think its the big harvest moon!! Good luck with the harvest and stay sane. Love those little motifs on the dress esp the one with the pink middle and your model is a darling too :-)

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  35. I know what you can do with all your delicious motifs...send them to me!!! They look so lovely on that little dress. Best of luck with your busy week. Wishing you a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend :)

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  36. Cozy Cozy! Is harvest week over yet? I can't wait for you to have a little break and some quiet time- have been thinking of you and your busy busy lives! xo m.

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  37. Wishing you many seams sewing opportunities my sweet. I sooo know what you mean xx

    Love those little feet in those warm looking boots!

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  38. Would there be too many to embellish an A-line denim-type skirt for you?

    They look great on the kids clothes but it seems a shame to split them up when they have all come out of the same book!

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  39. that is cute cute cute and i love it!
    xx

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  40. Super cute dress and a great use for those motifs. Good luck with the weekend. I am glad that am not the only one that finds sanity in her craft - I wonder how many of us Mummas are out there?

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  41. Why would you sew a zipper on the dress??

    Hospital gown chic is all the rage, dahhhhhling!

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  42. My crochet skills leave a lot to be desired, but I think I could cope with the motifs - if only I had a gorgeous little one to make a dress for, to sew them on (I've got a thirty-something 6-foot boy!!)

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  43. My crochet skills leave a lot to be desired, but I think I could cope with the motifs - if only I had a gorgeous little one to make a dress for, to sew them on (I've got a thirty-something 6-foot boy!!)

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  44. You are busy!!! The dress looks co cute! And the little girl in it, cutest of all! :-)
    What are you baking?

    So I thought you would appreciate this... my college aged daughter is doing a summer class on a rural farm in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. They grow everything organically, they use sustainable methods, they use solar power so they can live off the grid, and they also are involved in the community with service projects, like helping people put new roofs on their houses, etc. Incredible experience for her. She called me last night and then all of a sudden she said... "Oh got to go Mom , it's time to punch down the bread." They were making bread for the week. I'm sure I will hear more stories when she gets back, but she lOVEs it there and said that if she didn't still have a year of college to go, she would just stay there.

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  45. The little dress and model are too cute. I just saw your blog and you definitely have a new follower. So much inspiration here. Thank you so much for your kind comment in my blog.

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  46. I hope you find a few moments for you at the sewing machine. It may seem like there is too much to do, but if you don’t do the things that stop you from going crazy everyone will suffer. Some of the littler motifs could become brooches, or a funky version of bunting…..

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  47. That is going to be one cute dress with such pretty attachments. - really lovely

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  48. such a cute dress ... and the perfect little model. your daughter is so gorgeous.

    My Creative Space

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  49. what a lovely use of your beautiful wee crochets!

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  50. great post kate (made me just a little weary thinking about all of that activity though) the photos of your sweet model are gorgeous. i love your motifs so much. if they were mine there would not be a spare bit of wall in my house. although dress embellishment is pretty darn cute

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  51. Awesome dress. Lovely lovely. My boy is sitting in bed with me as I catch up reading blogs... and he wants to play @ your house. He is so excited that you'll be heading our way later in year and wants you to know that he is very much looking forward to playing with you all.

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