Thursday, January 28, 2010
My Creative Space - the real deal
So I thought this year I would show a more realistic approach to how any crafting gets done at my place....in amongst the chaos and general mayhem! Above is another shirt from the 2+2 blouse pattern. In that pile is also a pair of knit pants for Leo (the black & white spotty fabric), and a pair of sailboat pants cut out for Max.
So the creative spaces will be less severely cropped (in photoshop) to exclude the messiness that goes along with;
a) sewing without a sewing room
b) sewing with three kids around
I'm also secretly hoping that this approach will inspire me to keep the 'sewing area' (a permanently open horn sewing cabinet in our bedroom) a bit more orderly (note: I did not say tidy....just more orderly).
Having 3 kids under 4 means there is a natural tendency to sew for the small folk of the house but I'm hoping that this year I'll be doing more sewing for myself. I've already sewn up a couple of skirts in the seemingly endless quest to develop the perfect A-line skirt pattern for me. Once this is done I plan to permanently live in skirts (at least until I develop the perfect pants pattern!)
This week has been all about sewing for Leo who suddenly had no pants that fit! These were made using a pattern I drafted when Max was a similar size. They are super fast to make up, they fit over a cloth nappy (the major reason I don't bother trying to buy) and they fit & wear well (in my opinion anyway).
You will have to excuse the background, our rugs are being cleaned at the moment. Here he is in the middle of rolling out of the frame and off the blanket!
I can hardly believe I'm already using '6-12 month' tags, the time since this babe was born seems to be whizzing by!
YIKES! How could I forget, pop over to Kirsty's........the Grand Dame of Creative Spaces!