Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Creative Space

My Creative Space is wet. Very. I had to rip up the carpet in my sewing room yesterday after discovering that the underlay had been acting as a sponge and soaking up the water that seeps into the rest of our basement during heavy rain. It's  a good thing. No really, it is. It's made me realise how much stuff I have down there and I have a big clearout planned. It's also made me take a little break. I've been in bed most of today fighting off a migraine and fingers crossed that the extra rest has knocked it on the head (BAD pun, sorry).


It's also forced me to indulge in a little knitting and hand sewing. I made myself an ice cream tape measure to keep in my knitting bag.For some reason, the kids keep wanting to play with it.


I can't imagine why. It's not remotely fun to pull on that cherry and then press the button to make it zing back in. The instructions are from Betz White's Warm Fuzzies (one of my favourite books).


I've also been making some mega cute hair-tie animals for my girls.
These are from "Cute Stuff" by Aranzi Aronzo which is my new second favourite craft book.

Have you heard of The Book Depository yet? I've been doing my craft book shopping from them recently (despite the fact that everytime I say their name outloud someone snickers and says "ooh, sounds painful". They have free shipping to anywhere in the world and I received my books within a week of ordering. All good as far as I'm concerned.

What's your Creative Space today? Pop along to Kootoyoo to drool over the awesomeness that is the other Creative Space players spaces.

16 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Love the tape measure, what a cute idea!

dash robin said...

oh I love that cute stuff book too! I hope your heads all clear again, I get migraines and they suck. Your measure is super sweet. I would play with it a lot too.

angelina said...

oh my gosh! the tape measure is the cutest thing ever. your own idea?

Jennie said...

Love your tape measure ice cream Sarah!
I've heard about The Depository - supposed to be better prices on books than here - AND with the free postage - crazy!

PaisleyJade said...

Yes, I can't imagine why the kids love playing with you ice cream tape measure - maybe because it is THE CUTEST THING EVER!!!

Sorry to hear about your carpet/floor dramas!

Seaside Siblings said...

Oh I love the tape measure!

hanna said...

that is so cute! My kids would LOVE it.
I can sympathise with the leak issues, I had leak issues in my craft cupboard last week, I have a few mouldy craft books now!

Kate said...

Oh no that carpet business sounds awful, as does your sore head. But on the other hand some super cute crafting to show for it. Hope you feel much better soon. X

Ninotchka said...

Hi there
Just wanted to add my 2 cents, but pretty much along the same vibe - tapemeasure is too cute, and migraines suck - hope you've kicked that in to touch today. Looks like you've had a productive Thursday despite the dramas. All the best. Notchka

Chicken Willow said...

Good luck for the clean out. Love the tape measure and the hairband.

Kylie said...

What a fabulous idea! My Big Girl would love that! Your hair ties are fantastic too :) Kx

p.s. Hadn't heard the depository joke and now can't stop laughing! ;)

Michelle said...

Can't see why the kids like that tape measure so much....

Love the Book Depository!

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, how can you have a migraine & still have such a creative day!!
once it hits me, that's it, I cannot possibly function.
I have previously bought from the book depository & loved it, must check it out again.
hope your head is better soon Sarah ♥

Wendy said...

Hope your tender head is feeling better, Sarah...

Your elephant hair tie has a little fan at my dining room table. "Make one for me," she says! Guess I'd better check out the Book Depository...

Tracey said...

oh yes, we do love Book Depository, but it is too easy just to click on one little box and voile, you have bought a book!

Kylie said...

Love the book despository - LOL at the snickering.
Love the tape measure - whata cute and useful idea.

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