Thursday, April 8, 2010

my creative space


I have been delighting in waking up the past few days, its been all about slow starts, I love the easy mornings of the school holidays. Found time for some more crochet...

I like making simple scarves, but I am enjoying blending different yarn types to get texture and add interest.

I played about making this birdy too...

I added the beret just for fun! Next to my old suitcase he looks like he's on his way home-Paris?

I also did some kitchen creating-making a lurid and kind of grotesquely decorated sponge bob birthday cake...

for my still utterly adorable now 13 year old!! (who by the way loves kind of lurid and grotesque things and LOVES sponge bob)

And finally I have found some time to set up these...3 scarves I made a while back but just listed on made it today...can you tell I love my old suitcase?!

and if you have read this far...you might like to enter my fun friendly little competition...

just leave a comment with a name for the scarf pictured above...it can be the colour-anything, think creatively- and the best comment/name will receive a scarf in your choice of colour! I will select the winner and let you know by next Thursday...
happy crafting, get on over here for more creative spaces...http://www.kootoyoo.com/
xdash

33 comments:

Penny said...

The bird is so cute! And the cake - heehee! As long as the kids like it!

Missy_Minzy said...

Purple Delight ;)

Anyways, there's a lot of knitting...and so colorful! :)

Kirsty said...

Love the beret wearing birdie. Just gorgeous.

michelle said...

wow you are a busy gal. love the robin and he does look like he belongs in Paris

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

I wish I was inventive enough to come up with something - I am really bad at that.

I am sure ....
rusty soft scallopy loveliness
is no good!

Love your scarfs though...

collecting feathers said...

There is a little voice in my head and it is whispering, "learn to crochet, learn to crochet" I have been ignoring it for too long..it is getting louder.(should I worry?) I see your lovely scarves and other bloggers crochet creativity and am inspired to make my own. xxNick

Cotton Kiwi said...

Oooh that scarf is gorgeous and I love the robin. Definately a "Rouge-gorge" (French word for Robin, means red-breast, isn't that gorgeous?).I so wish I could crochet. I should just find the time to learn really!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pippi creates said...

Love the colours of the scarves - very autumny and yummy. The beret on the birdy suits perfectly too.

Katy said...

loving the parisian robin, haha

Gina said...

Awww, that little bird with the beret has stolen my heart.

Name for scarf... yeesh, I just don't know. It looks like a neck-doily!

Jo said...

I think I'm getting hooked onto crocheting as well!! Love your birdy, so cute!! Do you come up with ur own patterns? I can't wait to finish my first project:)

Rosalind said...

A lovely pattern on the scarves and very nice suitcase!

beck said...

Awww....that is the littlest and cutest beret ever! Can't think of a good name for the scarf...what about something autumnal? xo

Amanda said...

Beautiful crochet!! And that traveling bird is just too cute....

Toasty dream....

Miss Muggins said...

What about Autumn Spice? Your scarves are all so lovely. There was so much to look at in your post. I think I'll have to come back to take it all in!

Tracey said...

lovely crochet work the robin is so sweet

Megan said...

Love the colour of that first scarf in your post!

I'm thinking a name for the other scarf could be Sienna Rust. The first thing that sprung to mind was Burnt Sienna but that sounds a little bit house fire/small child -ish. Not so good!

Rachel said...

ooh ooh "rustic lust"... I LOVE your scarves.. they are stunning!

becclebee said...

i am love love loving your scarfy crochet goodness. names escape me, but they are all so lovely. and such a fabulous cake to celebrate such an amazing birthday. well done!

Pam said...

So loving the colours of your scarves! So pretty. The last one, on my monitor, looks to me like Red Earth. Such a lovely shade.
and that suitcase is definite winner. I have quite a collection of them, but none in that gorgeous colour. Lucky you.

Thanks again for the visit. :)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i don't know which colour I like the best ... maybe the purple? PS the sponge bob cake is way too cool ... the looks on the kid's faces.

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Caroline said...

Petite Monsieur Birdy is on his way to Belgium, I am sure of it. Very sweet!

Cindy said...

I must be the only person in blogland that doesn't know how to crochet?! Ok, I know I'm NOT after reading some of the comments, but it really is something I must learn to do. Name...umm? The cream one is something my mum would have worn, so maybe...Gentle Touch. x

Brenda said...

I love your suitcase too!!!

Tania said...

That looks one well travelled birdie judging from his lovely authentic suitcase. Tangerine Dreams? Toasty Warm? Purely inspired by Amanda up there!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I think it should be called, "A little sass" because that's what red makes me think of. It's a bold and sassy colour.

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june at noon said...

Love the textures you've got in those scarves, and the teeny beret is adorable!

Kylie said...

Wonderful crocheting!! Wow... I dream of being able to do those amazing patterns. Your bird is just divine - I'm going to show my 13 year old - she'll love it :) Kx

Linda said...

All your scarves are sooo beautiful I think Autumn Angelic or Autumn Angelica suits this gorgeous scarf!! I must show my girls Sponge Bob they love him, my younest had a sleepover bday party last night and we found Crabby Pattie lollies for the lolly bags!!!

Fruitful Fusion said...

I love that stitch!

Sally said...

I have no idea why but when I look at the scarves with the gorgeous scollop design I think of the name Lara.... so The Lara Scarf. I cannot explain how my mind is working - I just think all the colours look like Laras. Weird - but there you go.

Cute birdie too :)

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Oh, I just wanted to say how gorgeous the bird is. I think he looks very French indeed.

Kate said...

How gorgeous is your little beret wearing birdie?!! Sooo cute. The carves are pretty gorgeous too. Great space.