Thursday, March 10, 2011

Creative stuff...

My creative space this week seems as scattered as my mind is. I am making all the time. Little bits here and little bits there. But I don't think I've completed anything for ages.

I am crocheting little colourful flowers to brighten up dresses on grey days like today.

I am sewing in pocket linings and darning in the ends of a gorgeous test knit for a designer in Colorado.

I am experimenting with layers of torn cotton, lace and other ruffly stuff.

I am cutting and over locking old table clothes for dresses and trying to make sure the see through bits happen in places where it is OK for see through bits to be.

And I am playing hide and seek with Miss Pepper.

Now I wonder where she could possibly be....

Peek-a-boo!!!!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

We are off to dancing class and then to a community garden opening where I am to be the official photographer. Cross your fingers for the rain to stay away.

See ya. XX

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  1. Enjoy the garden! My favorite place to be! I love making dresses out of table cloths! The funny thing was - before I found the blogging world last year - I thought I was the one of very few who make clothes out of vintage fabrics. LOL - oh well - the more the merrier!

    Enjoy this rainy day xoxo
    Rach

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  2. thank god! Sorry but I was beginning to get worried about you, which is silly because it's been less than a week.
    love those crochet flowers of yours, and can't wait to see these tablecloth dresses.
    Hope you have a great time at the garden too xo

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  3. Oh that gorgeous little girl of yours.
    Youve just reminded me I need to paint my toenails.

    x

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  4. I couldn't help but smile and giggle as I read your post. It's always so much fun trying to accomplish anything while playing hide and seek...or trains, cars, lego, playdough, painting, or whatever else takes their fancy....secretly I wouldn't have it any other way :)
    Hope the weather cooperates for you.

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  5. It's all looking so very lovely.
    Miss Pepper is super cute to boot! Her face is changing, she's lost some of her pudgy wudgy squeezy cheeks.
    Have a beautiful day dearest lady. x

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  6. That last photo of Pepper is an absolute ripper. I especially love her black toenails!!!
    Happy Crafting and hopefully much happy snapping at the garden thing.
    Andi x

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  7. Oh what a beautiful photo!!! Loving your space Kate - it is just so exactly what life is really like. A little bit of this and that all over the pace... at least that's real life for me! ;) Have a great week. Kx

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  8. Loving the ruffles, can't wait to see what your inventing now! What a stunning photo of little P , just pulled out my overlocker the other day, wanting to build some confidence with it, it scaress me! Lol, happy picture taking.

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  9. Hey Kate, your flower reminds me that I had a crochet flower tutorial book marked to try this week! I need a small project and I'd love to make a whole rainbow collection of brooches to jazz up my wardrobe. I see the sun is shining for you now, might even pop by and say hi! xo

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  10. It might be a scattered space, but it is lovely - and it's always nice to see Pepper's face peeking in too!

    Hope you're having a lovely day in the garden xo

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  11. I love the yarn you used in the test knit! Beautiful!

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  12. She is so cute!! Loving that purple knit too!

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  13. Miss Pepper's toenails match mine! My girls (and sometimes boy) are always toe-painted. I won't do fingers, but toes definitely require decoration!

    And, seriously, a crochet flower brightens up just about everything. I am mad for them. x

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  14. Love the yarn you have used in that test knit - just gorgeous. Hope the rain has held off for you

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  15. Miss pepper is so cute she made me literally laugh out loud. Can't wait to see the dresses all done!!

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  16. All these little things are just a part of the big picture really. You will have this phase and then something else will happen. Life is sometimes quite the adventure, no? I like all your little things. Especially those Pepper toes!

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  17. It looks like lots of beautiful bits of creating are happening around your home:) And sweet little smiles from Miss Pepper. Have a happy day you've made me smile today. xo

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  18. What a sweet post, I am going to do some knitting this season. I haven't knitted in years and I can't wait to pick up my needles again.

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  19. Enjoy the photography in the garden! Love the purple knit and the lace ruffles. I have to say that Isabelle would be very happy to see Miss Pepper's black toenails, she loves black nailpolish too!

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  20. Love that old lace and ruffles and Miss Pepper is cute as a button!

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  21. pepper is sooo gorgeous!
    your space is looking busy and lovely, as always. feeling the scattered part ;)

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  22. I love your ruffles & frills! I hope the skies stayed clear for photos. Have a great long weekend! xx

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  23. three kids and a farm. you always amaze me with how much creating you get done! love it all. xo

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  24. Hi Kate, Such beautiful 'work' in your space. Especially loving the torn cotton and lace which fleetingly took me to a Jane Austen, walking across the moors moment. Thank you. And I see you kept the best for last. : ) Too cute!

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  25. I love the neutral tones of your frilly ruffles :)

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  26. Blogger was being naughty and not letting me comment, so I hope it works this time!

    How sweet is Miss Pepper! Love that cheecky smile!

    You are a creative force to reckon with this week Kate. Loving it all!

    :)

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  27. I am feeling a little like you at the moment Kare, I have Tim away and am a little frazzled and it seems everything is. Love the last photo of Pepper - she is a sweetie:)

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  28. omg! when do you sleep exactly??
    Love the toenails btw...hope dance class was fun :-)
    xxxCate

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  29. just stumbled onto your blog - love the torn fabric ruffles. i created one for a bathroom curtain made recently. it has fabric-covered buttons at top (or will, when it's finished), and is smooth with a layer of batting in the middle to keep it even and help keep out the cold in winter. just a top valance. but, the ruffle: i tore the cotton muslin 2x the depth of the finished ruffle and folded/pressed it in half. gathered it all up and zig-zag stitched it around the sides and bottom of the valance. plan to pull some threads when it's ready to be hung to give it that tattered look. need to finish the buttons, decide how to hang it (long story), and do the quilting on the front (didn't like the first or second attempts).

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  30. I like little bits on the go. I'm quickly bored of the same old thing. They all look wonderful as usual...

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  31. Hope the rain stayed away for you. Love Pepper, so cute. All your creativeness looks lovely Kate. xx

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  32. I have that table cloth!

    And I wish I could knit or crochet even a tiny bit as well as you can.

    Bree

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