Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Creative Space

After my parents left to go back home to Australia on Monday,  I was in some desperate need of cheering up. Given how much eating I've done whilst they've been here (and how much weight I've been piling on recently!), chocolate wasn't really an option. Filling the couch with smiley creatures is definately an option and always cheers me up.

These guys will be on my stall at this Saturday's Crafternoon Tea.

I missed last week's Creative Space as I was on holiday with my family but this is what I would have shown you if I'd been here. I spotted the Olearia that Kate knitted a while back had to have a go myself. My oldest daughter, Maddy, loves blue and hates sleeves so it seemed like the perfect pattern.

The wool is Patons Jet.
I found these stunning Italian floral buttons in our local wool shop (Wild and Wooly, Devonport) and knew Maddy would love them.


Can you guess why she's not modelling it for the photos? Yup. She hates it. I cannot get her to put it on even for a photograph. ARGGH! Luckily, I have a younger daughter who will grow into it (and there's always the chance that Maddy will change her mind. Keep your fingers crossed!)

For more Creative Spaces, pop over to Kootoyoo.

22 comments:

Wendy said...

Fingers crossed! Love the pup in the middle...

midge said...

lovely space, i adore your Olearia. grrr contrary girls and their pesky development of free will and taste and the right to express their opinion. fingers crossed that she learns to love it, would be gorgeous over denim look leggings (my daughter calls them jeggings)

Make mine Mid-Century said...

That cardigan is beautiful. And the buttons are perfect. I can't believe you can knit, as well as sew, as well as teach sewing! Incredible.

Jennie said...

She will surely come round to loving that! It is gorgeous Sarah!

Jill said...

Your cuddly critters seem a good substitute for food to cheer you up! They're really cute!

Amanda said...

Love your softies...great job on the Olearia even if the intended wearer refuses to sport it. Surely she will come around...

Catherine said...

such a beautiful cardigan... I hope she changes her mind...
love those smiley creations too!

teddybearswednesday said...

who wouldn't be cheered up with such friendly faces!!
Love your cardi, even if the intended wearer doesn't.
Perhaps try giving it someone else. And then shell want it!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I LOVE that cardi! Such a gorgeous colour, too. I really hope she comes around & decides to try it, it's beautiful..I used to refuse my mum's gorgeous craftiness, now I'd give anything to have her make all my clothes!!

Brenda said...

Having my lounge covered with faces like those would make me smile too!

Michelle said...

All the smily critters are very cute. I hope your daughter changes her mind about the cardi it looks lovely. I'm a bit late but congrats on the course too - it sounds great.

m.e (Cathie) said...

cute little critters!
i am not surprised she doesn't like it, not that it's not absolutely gorgeous, just because I have one aswell that doesn't like any wool on her. will not wear jumpers, don't know if it's the feel. ahhh, can't win.
happy creating Sarah

Chantal said...

Those buttons are gorgeous. Perfect for such a pretty top.

maree said...

Oh Sarah - I so had a giggle when I read your post. It made me remember when my 23year old daughter had a mind of her own and would no longer wear anything even vaguely resembling anything girly. And this with a mother who loved smocking and sewing....aghhhhhh. I can totally identify with you. And neither of the following two boys would let me put them in a dress (teehee) but I did manage to put them in smocked baby nighties!!!!!! Love the softies and hope they cheered you up. Ciao

The Clip Cafe said...

Arent kids funny - though I remember doing that not wanting to wear things and now i think there was not much wrong with it. I also think it was a confidence issue with me. Anyhoo I love your creative space and your softies - we joined in too :-)

Strickbombe said...

that is really too bad about maddy, cos she's missing out on a gorgeous knit.

Polka Dot Daze said...

They are so cute.
I can't believe you can knit too!
The cardi is so cute, what a shame she wont wear it. What about some fabric covered buttons with the blue, with pink in it. Pink fixes alot of problems around my house :)

Kate said...

Oh no!
It is perfect. I love the suggestion of telling her you are giving it away and seeing if that changes her mind.
Hope you are having a great weekend Sarah. X

PaisleyJade said...

Your critters are so cute!!

Kylie said...

The Olearia looks great - well done. I love love love this pattern:)

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Well i love the cardigan!! Hmm shame you can’t get her to put it on …. I am soooooo missing my creative space!! But my art studio has been turned into a storage unit whist we remodel the living room :( so sad … sew miss my sewing! Especially after seeing all you have been up too :)

littleminx said...

oh those puppies always put a big smile on my face x

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