Thursday, April 8, 2010

Colour - My Creative Space

My Creative Space is full of colour.

The school holidays are in full force so we've been spending lots of time with beads and elastic making necklaces, rings, bracelets and hanging mobiles. I had 5 little girls of various ages at my house on Tuesday and it was a great way to keep them busy and it was something they could all do without too much help. I use hat elastic which is lovely and stretchy and easy to thread.


I've been doing lots of baking with the kids and generally making a big mess!
The fish came from the confectionary section of K Mart.

My youngest has really taken a leap in her dexterity skills this last term. Watching her thread her own beads and decorate her own cupcakes like the independant miss she is makes me realise how much she has grown and I have to confess that I've had  moments of wishing she was still this cheeky baby!

Then I wake up to myself and realise how great it is she is growing up (and sleeping through the night!)
It's The Devonport Craft Market this Sunday so in the moments between the school holiday madness,  I've been busy making stuff for my stall.

I've been making some of these:


and these


and a few of these (the apron, not the child!)


How about you? What's your Creative Space? Visit more great spaces over at Kootoyoo here.

18 comments:

Megan said...

that beaading looks fun-i can't wait to be able to do things like that when my girls are a bit older! your monkey is so cute-hope the market is busy this sunday. I am going to be coming up to auckland for the next one in May as it is my sisters hens night the nite before- look forward to meeting you!

lilmagoolie said...

way to go crafty momma! can't wait to do crafty projects with the littl'un. love those fabric flowers too :)

Melanie said...

Now I have the guilts - I've been not very crafty with my kids at all these school holidays! Love the concentration on your little one's face :)

dash robin said...

wow, you have been busy. all these treats are making me hungry! good luck with the markets!

Kirsty said...

What a fabulous time you've all been having.

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

Beading is so much fun --- and keeps them occupied for ages!!!

PS - you made me laugh about making the aprons ... not the child

michelle said...

great photos. love the look of concentration on the face of little beader girl

Cat said...

You are so clever - I am sending my kids to your place :-)

Widge said...

I'm with cat...you want an extra 4 kids next week by chance??? ;)
loving the apron, gorgeous!!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Nooooooooo! No more kids! Have enough with the two I've got! :o)

teddybearswednesday said...

Your place sounds like kiddie heaven at the moment. Love your monkey.

Jennie said...

Wow - you've been so busy!
See you on sunday!

Violet and Rose said...

I do like your sock monkey. Great colours :)

Steph said...

What a lovely Mumma you are doing all that crafting with your littlies. Good luck at your market...love the monkey! :)

Kate said...

Looks like a busy and fun time at your place. The apron is gorgeous. Hope you sell heaps at the market.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what a great week you've had ... everything looks gorgeous ... especially the cupcakes. you could add those to your aprons, even a mixture for people to make. (sorry, enough with the silly ideas!)
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B @ Sweet Limes said...

Being up to so much you make the rest of us look lazy. Adorable monkey (the stuffed one and the kiddos).

Cotton Kiwi said...

Great idea Susan! I will have to see if I can make up a cute laminated cupcake recipe to go in the pocket.
Thanks for all the lovely comments. The girls have been great all week. Looking forward to another week of school holiday crafting.

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