Today's Creative Space is tied up with the Elsie Marley Kids Clothing Week Challenge that I'm joining in with (check the last few posts to see what else I've been making).
My Creative space is this 1970s reversible pinafore dress that I have nearly finished making for Madeleine. There are just two pattern pieces (if you don't count the pocket!) so it's really quick and easy. Maddy loves that she could change her mind about what she wants to wear while she is out. I used a white light weight denim on one side and cord on the other. I love the white print fabric but have been too scared to use it because I've had visions of whatever I make being wrecked by tomato sauce, paints or mud on the first wearing. Now I can relax because even if it wrecked the other side can still be used and my time hasn't been wasted. (edited post: Ive just realised that the flowers are upside down on the white dress. Doh! Now I remember why... I didn't have enough fabric to do them the right way around on both sides of the dress and intended putting that side underneath so it wouldn't be noticed. Oh well... it'll serve me right trying to make things too quickly!)
I'm also in the middle of making korker hair clips using this amazing tutorial by CJ of Pink Tea (check out the rest of her blog while you are there. She is a very talented lady!) I haven't had much luck finding the crocodile clip style hair clips yet so if any kiwis know where to find them locally, please do let me know!
Eloise and I popped into our local op shop on the way home and a dig through the fabric section turned up this gorgeous cotton-lycra print which is going to be a skirt for me. I also found some wonderful old kids books and a fantastic Debbie Bliss knitting book (because obviously I don't have enough knitting patterns already!). The best find though had to be this dinner service. I am totally in love with it and can feel a collecting spree coming on to try and find extra pieces of it. Don't you love the green?
I'm going to grab a coffee and spend an hour or two on the computer today gathering inspiration.
Visit the Elsie Marley Flickr Group here to see all the amazing kids clothes being churned out this week.
And pop on over to Kirsty's to see what other creative genius is going on.