Thursday, June 24, 2010
My creative space - all sorts
My creative space this week has been dominated by indecision, mess and general ennui. Oh dear. Nothing for it but to head to the fabric shop, be assaulted by the riot of colour and the feel of the fabric. A few *cough* dollars later and I walked back into my house with my head held high, my mind buzzing with ideas and new fabric in my hands. My cutting board was out, my rotary blade sharp, and many bags were cut out that night. And that's what's great about shiny new fabric - I haven't had the chance to get sick of it yet.
I'm hoping that the bag fairies* will be making lots of them while I sleep, so that I can have them at my next market at the Old Bus Depot on July 11.
I am currently making crocheted shawls eight and nine for the year. Eight is over half way done and I am loving it to pieces.
Nine, however, I am not in love with yet. I am doing a crochet-a-long with a friend, using exactly the same red yarn (Wollmeise) but different patterns. She is using South Bay, but I thought I would do something different and do Glorious Morning. We "hooked on" during Brown Owls on Saturday. But I like my friend's shawl more as I think the red yarn deserves something flouncy like South Bay, and not something geometric like Glorious Morning. I'm having total red shawl jealousy (mine's the one on top) but I will persevere to see how the pattern develops.
Check out the other creative people over at Kirsty's! Go on!
* Let's be clear. The bag fairies are make-believe. I am the only person who makes these bags. But a girl can dream, right?