Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Creative Space - Painting and Sewing

My oldest daughter's school is having an art auction fundraiser next week so I've been busy trying to get my contribution finished. It's been a long while since I got my paintbox out and I have to say I really loved getting back into it. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Fingers crossed someone buys it and it raises a few dollars for the school.


The weather is really cooling down now so I've been on a mission to make some more winter clothes for Madeleine and some new slippers for her. I had to crochet the edges on the slippers. It's my first attempt at crochet and I wasn't overly happy with it but I have to start somewhere right? And Maddy is happy so that's the main thing! I will take her down to the wool shop after school to chose the buttons for them so she can wear them tonight.



I made this two piece outfit for Maddy really quickly over the weekend. The jeans are made from a stretchy jean fabric that I bought a while ago from the local emporium for $4 a metre. I made them using a leggings pattern because Maddy likes her jeans skinny. The top is a bought one and I found the cross stitched doilies in a local op shop. I sewed the one on the jeans into a pocket. Doesn't she look gorgeous?



Why not check out what everyone else is up to today over at Kirsty's?

21 comments:

Cat B said...

I'm loving the knitted slippers - all the mary jane / ballet type slipper patterns I've found have been crocheted - and I've not yet 'tried' to crochet. Where did you find a knitted pattern? I'd love to make Miss Tsunami Phoebe some for winter.
Also love your daughters outfit! Lucky girl to have such a talented Mumma!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Thanks Cat. The slippers are from Cleckheaton book 956 (http://www.theyarnqueen.co.nz/index.html?Action=Commerce.Product&ID=191137). I found it in Spotlight if you have one near you. It's a very handy book to have for socks, slippers and hats. The slippers go from size 6 months to adult woman so I think I'll be making some for me too!

Jennie said...

I love that mary jane style too!
Your painting turned out beautiful!x

Tracey said...

booty-lish-is booties!

KIM said...

oh wow i think the slippers are adorable!!!! and i also LOVE the painting! im sure it will sell!!

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

So cute. I love the slippers. I wish you lived here (or I lived in NZ) so you could teach me how.

dash robin said...

Ooh sweet. i love your cute painting, the animals balancing and the love heart is adorable. And those slippers are great-amazing work for your first time! Well done.

teddybearswednesday said...

I love those sweet snuggly slippers x

Leonie said...

Well done, your painting is adorable. Our school is having an art auction too and Id love to contribute but not sure I have enough confidence!

Megan said...

hi sarah, that is such a neat painting you are so clever! and i love those slippers- i need an adult pair for myself!!

Seaside Siblings said...

Gosh you have been busy! Loving the slippers

Jo @ Chubby*Hobby said...

Hi Sarah, it's my first time visiting your blog!! I actually just started my crochet slipper project too!! I am following a pattern, but it's looking a bit small, so I think i'll need to adjust it, but i can't wait till it's finished!!! Hope it turns out fitting and lovely like yours!

PS. I used to live in NZ too!!!:)

Kate said...

Those little slippers are fabulous! Great job. A lovely button will finish them off perfectly.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Slippers... reminds me I need to pul mine out! Stunning!!

xo Steph

Michelle said...

The painting is gorgeous, I am sure it will be snapped up quickly. Love the slippers and outfit too.

wendy said...

Hmm...I can't decide what to gush about first. I think we'll go with the painting, because I'm a little in love with that hippo. But the slippers...so snuggly and soft! I hope you're enjoying your slipper weather...

Sally said...

She looks absolutely ace!
Loving those doilies - stunning. I want a pair of slippers like that too and the colours in the painting make me smile.
A very beautiful + ace creative space.

Glennie said...

I didn't realise you could paint as well !@#$% You were definitely standing in line when the art and craft abilities were being handed out whereas I think I was just in the knitting section. You are so clever .... Glennie x

june at noon said...

The painting is adorable, just love it! And I love the slippers, specially the contrasting color on the soles.

Jo's Place said...

The painting is so cute, I'm sure you will be able to sell it easily. Very cute slipper too, I love knitted slippers, and yay for get the crochet right, it's pretty easy once you get going. Love the outfit too :)

littleminx said...

That outfit looks just gorgeous, what a great use of doilies! Love your painting too x

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