Thursday, April 7, 2011

My creative space.

After my crazy hour of procrastination yesterday, I came to the conclusion that as well as a time limit, I also needed incentive (a bribe). So it was decided that if I stopped mucking around and wasting time, I would allow myself to get straight into cutting up Michelle's fabric. No finishing off projects, no hemming jeans, no unpicking. My new fabric straight away.

And so I did.

And this little dress came together in no time. Its called The Buttontree Lane Dress of course. And as soon as I press publish on this post I'll be popping it in my shop.

The gorgeous pocket is one of Wendy's.

After I finished that dress, I made the ruffle and sewed on the doily that finished off this dress. Too easy.

I did get a fright this morning when I woke up and opened my eyes and saw that yellow fabric on the back of the dress. It took me a second to remember that I'd kept one pillow slip for our bed and cut into the other one for this dress.

This week I'm also hooking away at Michelle's latest cushion cover. I've finished the white bit and now its time for the fun, colourful part. Yay!

I've been knitting away at a test jumper but am on hold until the designer reworks her numbers. Fingers crossed I can keep going from here without undoing anything, or at least not too much.

And the preserve of the week this week is grape jelly. Mmmmm. I didn't even realise it was that pinky colour until I took this photo. I thought it was inky purple. I think I might have to make some crumpets for afternoon tea now.

So what're you up to?

Bye. X

31 comments:

  1. Cupcakes here! All looks lovely as always Kate. Glad you got some good sewing done,and didn't cut up the wrong pillowcase....

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  2. Nothing here, but cannot wait for my kitchen to be finished so I can. Fruit tree's should all provide a great harvest next season for my first cook up of preserved food from this new home!

    rach x

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  3. So many delicious colours in your space today! I love the aqua on the first dress!x

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  4. You're very productive! I'm impressed!

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  5. The pink grapy jelly looks lovely and I am sure it will taste delicious on crumpets. Your new dress looks very pretty, and thankfully you didnt use the wrong pillowcase. Your test knit looks great so far, hopefully you dont have to frog back any of it.

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  6. beautiful things happening in your space, as always.
    yummmm, grape jelly and crumpets :)

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  7. I lucerne dress! Are you going to actually make crumpets from scratch?

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  8. Everything looks so yummy...including the jelly:) Looks like you got that sewing done afterall!

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  9. You have been one busy bee:) The dress is so pretty and fun much more fun then the other jobs on the list. And your grape jelly sounds yummo and looks very pretty. I've never tried grape jelly before but it sounds like you'll all being enjoying a lovely afternoon tea. xo

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  10. I never tire of seeing your gorgeous creations.
    Making crumpets? I would so love the recipe :)
    xx

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  11. That grape jelly is beautiful, as are all your dresses always. x

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  12. Such wonderful colourful makings oh illustrious Kate

    I might have to name one of my cardies after your grape jelly when you see the knit I found yesterday youll understand why, x


    Please dont tell me you make your own crumpets.....

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  13. I'm curious about your work with those still underway. Who knows what admirable results.

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  14. I love the dress, it's adorable. x

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  15. the dresses just keep getting better and better!!! Gorgeous colours.

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  16. You are pure domestic goddess material, really. Last (and only) time I made crumpets, they were a disaster. Any tips?

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  17. Well, I too had been P word for a while...........but today I held my breath & cut into the vintage pink cotton velvet to make Holliava's easter bunny. Yay, so far it looks good, just need to stuff it now!
    Hope you have had some time to watch the rest of the season of weeds!
    Cheers
    Meg

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  18. The grape jelly looks delicious! Happy you got some sewing done. The different materials in that dress look great.

    aeonie x

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  19. I always adore a visit into your creative space, Kate. x

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  20. OMG! Fantastic! I love how you have put those fabrics together. So glad I sent you my scraps!

    (Have just stolen your photo from my blog - hope you don't mind! I've credited you.)

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  21. Such beautiful makings again Kate, and I love the colour of that jelly!

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  22. I too love the colour of the jelly and am glad it's not purple.
    loving too the look of the new jumper on the needles, hope it gets up and running soon.
    And yum the thought of homemade crumpets makes me wish I was popping by xo

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  23. Seriously if you really do make crumpets you must share the recipe. I had no idea you could actually make them! Gee that sounds dumb!! Anyway you sure did get busy after that and made some wonderful things. Loving the look of the grape jelly. Bet that tastes great.

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  24. Haha, I had to laugh at you thinking you'd hacked up one of your pillowslips by mistake, too funny. But the dress is just delightful! I love the way those colours and patterns work together. I tell you, one of these days I'm going to put my baby boy in one of those... I think he'd look cute ;o)

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  25. You could put prints of your preserves photo in your shop, Kate---just gorgeous. As is everything else. As usual.
    xx
    w

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  26. Gorgeous dresses and lovely knitting. Your jelly is almost too pretty to eat!

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  27. Aren't you a picture of domestic perfection?
    ;)

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  28. when you boot that p word you give it a good kick don't you! dress, cushion, pattern test, grape jelly and crumpets (did you say make, not open a packet and toast?) you are a domestic goddess

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  29. The dresses are gorgeous as always and the jelly looks divine, such lovely colour. mmm.. crumpets - now I wish I could have some for breakfast.

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