Thursday, 25 June 2009

My creative space ...

Having seen a few of these over the last couple of weeks I thought I would play along too.



It's all crochet at the moment. It's just too cold to leave the room which has the fire in and I don't really want to bring the sewing machine, and all the associated paraphanelia, into the lounge!

Brown and pistachio Mary Jane slippers from here - I've reworked one and I'm happy with it just have to finish the second one

Bag of odds and ends that were used for making this blanket

Bag of purple and pink yarn originally used to make a blanket for Cassia and I've a few ideas for the leftovers

Green hexagons - I started this in the UK and love it but I bought new yarn, albeit on special for 100% merino, for it and when I worked out what it would cost to make a cot size blanket, let alone a single size like I originally intended, I decided to make it into a bag - obviously this happend yet but the thrifted handles might be called into action soon

Some new heart patterns I've been playing with and a shockingly bright yellow doily! Please excuse the colour it was the thinnest cotton I had, from a bag of thrifted cottons, and having never made a doily before I thought I would try with this first

The grey and blue yarn is making some crochet slippers for Cassia

A stripy neck warmer for Cassia

and finally, and probably most importantly a book and a pen - I always think I'll remember what I've done but of course I don't so I'm going to try to write things down so that I don't have to re-work it all out when I crochet the second or subsequent items!

And, surprisingly, all this fits into this bag (a recent and very wonderful thrift find):



which is pretty lucky because we're heading to the beach today for a couple of days so it's all ready to go!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. x
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15 comments:

Linda said...

all the crochet looks lovely! something I haven't mastered yet...

amity ville boronia said...

A very snug looking creative space :D

woollywotnots said...

Wow, love your creative space. Gorgeous yarn and lovely crotchet.

Katy said...

love the little crocheted heart- very sweet - thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Beautiful crochet! the carrier looks like a good idea - I might have to try that, as my crochet is all over the floor next to my chair in the living room at the moment!

handmaiden said...

I love yr space this week and very colourful

Melanie said...

I love the little crocheted hearts too and cant wait to learn to make them. Great find too, the thrifted storage place for all of your crafty stuff. It all fits perfectly.

Kirsty said...

Your crochet hexagons are fabulous.

Kylie said...

Wow - serious crochet envy going on here! Love it all! K

Kate Bruning said...

How delicious, I would love to come and rifle through all of your crochet. Those mary-jane slippers are heavenly - I bet cups of tea taste even better when your feet are snuggled so happily.

jeanamarie said...

oh yes - keeping warm is a must :)

Gina said...

So much yarn goodness in such a compact bag. I too love the look of your crochet hexes... but can understand why you don't plan to make a whole blanket!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous crochet. I love all the hexagons. Your carrier was a great find.

Christina Lowry said...

Great thrifty find! I have never seen one of these at an op-shop, but I will be keeping my eye out for one as it would be perfect for sitting next to the coffee table! :)

midge said...

wow, your crochet is really gorgeous. love the MJ's and the hexagons are fantastic