My Creative Space

I wasn’t sure whether to show you this end:

Or this end (eeeek):

Of my creative space (aka “the ironing board”, and yes, that hideous green-ness is the ironing board cover, and yes, a new one is on my to-make list!) today! This spot has obviously become a dumping ground for the remains of projects past. It was actually worse than this! I had to move things to iron a pair of school pants for Finn this morning (it’s actually a rare occurrence that I iron clothes at all – but they were still damp!)

The Robert Kaufman music fabric up there is for a new bag for Finn’s piano books. They’re currently residing in last year’s school reader bag, which is becoming increasingly, embarrassingly decrepit. Must really get onto that. The other pending project involves cutting a matryoshka doll out of that fabric and appliqueing it onto a white tee for Niamh. I get fed up with all the pink-pink-pink-pink-pink-purple-pink of little girls’ clothing, so I’ve been meaning to do a few little things like this for her.

Oh, and while we’re here, how about a finished object from a couple of weeks ago? Here’s the patchwork ball I was working on in the car – it was surprisingly satisfying to hand-stitch something from start to finish. I need more handwork projects like this, I think.

For more creative spaces, pay Kirsty a visit 🙂

13 responses to “My Creative Space

  1. Wow that ball came up beautifully.

  2. I love the ball, Mel.

    I like your ironing board cover. It’s more interesting than ours. 🙂

  3. The ball looks wonderful Mel & I HAVE to get some of that fabric…it’s worth breaking the rule for.

  4. Oh I love all your fabric and that ball is beautiful and made to perfection.

  5. i think there is something great about messy creative spaces – i am all for them. i can’t think if i can’t spread out everywhere

  6. Beautiful ball! And that ironing board isn’t too scary, it just looks very useful!

  7. that patchwork ball is divine and love your little pincushion too

  8. that ball is great!! i want to make one too – i love handsticthing!!

    p.s. I am hosting a giveaway for a beautiful handmade ceramic item donated by ‘love grows by giving’ – you can enter here.

    x nadine
    little lovelies

  9. The babushka will look great on t-shirt.

  10. You hand stitched the ball? I am always so impressed when I meet people than really know how to sew. well done!

  11. I like your pin cushion….have you shown us that before. Same fabric as the tunic of course….I think you told me you’d made a pin cushion, love it. Is it your pattern??

  12. The ball turned out beautifully & I am a big believer of hand a couple of hand stitching projects on the go!

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