Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Creative Space

I am still madly quilting and really enjoying it. I have finished the blocks and nearly done with the hand sewing and onto the binding. I think I may be a little addicted. My hand sewing needs ALOT of practice so I have had to draw marks on my fingernail (that you can see) so that I can try to unify my stitches - high class crafter I know!
More creative spaces over at Kirsty's House o Mystery - just follow the trail of pencil shavings.

20 comments:

woollywotnots said...

Oh how I'd love to be able to do this! Love the photo, super colours and fabric.

trashalou said...

I am so in love with your method for obtaining stitch eveness :-)

Sarah said...

Now I've seen it all!! What a hoot! Hey if it works for you, go for it. Your fabrics are so lovely and will really set your perfect stitches off.

CurlyPops said...

Hee hee that is ingenious!

Ellieboo said...

I love it - what a blooming good idea. I would steal the idea except I have no finger nails!!!

Melanie said...

That is hee-larious! And a very clever idea, actually :)

Christina Lowry said...

That is so clever! I'm all for ingenuity in crafting! Don't worry, those perfect stitches you have seen probably cheated too! I remember being bowled over by a perfect design that was evenly hand stitched only to find out it had been done by using a stencil with equal distant holes and dress makers chalk, then you just put you needle where the chalk dot is and ta-dah! Perfect stitching!

Ooooh, Poppy has a big bed now, no more cot! She must have been so excited and meanwhie you are having a mummy moment! I hope Glen gave you big hugs!

Each step like this is a reminder isn't it that they are growing up so quickly? School next year?! It's great that you are getting to spend more time with them now though.

Cohen is fitting into some of his size 1 clothes now and I saw a baby yesterday that was only a few weeks old and it was hard to imagine Cohen had been like that! :)

Kirsty said...
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Kirsty said...

Absolutely wonderful! I consider that very high class...genius.

julie k said...

I love how you are measuring your stitches. Very creative!

The oranges are all so pretty!

Amanda said...

I am loving what little I can see...and what a great stitch method..I am terrified of hand sewing...But I really want to make a "good" quilt one of these days...Will have to make note of your idea :)

Bianca said...

Brilliant idea!

dearmolly said...

I'll be looking out for you on the new inventors! you have a very clever mind that doesn't say 'can't', and that's impressive. just don't know how you fit it all in. I must sleep too much!

Copper Patch said...

That is such a simple yet smart idea. Well done. A good reason to avoid a manicure, don't want those marks filed off :)
Abbe

Home Girl said...

defo goning to steal that idea, love it clever girl. also love it when kids do something unexpected without too much fuss like caileb deciding to ditch u guys for sharing a room with little sis - must have been a bit of a shock! i love that my two share a room - feels right to me that they have company. sweet dreams gang

Lucy Bowler said...

That's innovation for you, bet you've started a new trend!

handmaiden said...

oh my.....your stitches are so small i dont think I would be able to do such small stitches

Bek said...

What a great idea! I have never seen that before. This quilt is going to be stunning. I have plans to make my little girl a quilt when she goes into a big bed. She is a but older than Poppy, but hasn't done the climbing out thing yet. I don't know how long I will have though!

Blossomnbird said...

I love that idea of marking your nail.Brilliant! I will absolutely be trying that next time i stitch.

Sara said...

oh my goodness I just loved this..you are so funny and clever! And I can't believe Poppy is already in a big girl bed. I have no doubt my little monkey will soon be out of hers. I hope they enjoy sharing the room! I love their room btw, and I think I spot two of the bear girls in there! xo