Thursday, May 13, 2010

my creative space

I have a project coming up in a couple months where I shall be guiding others in their knitting. Pause for incredulous laughter.
So gamely picked up the sticks after 5 years (from where they had been hurled most likely in a fit of frustration) to find it is not as difficult as I remembered...is 2 months enough time to get me skilled up?
Why, oh why could it not be crochet workshops!!!

Onto happier things-my latest whimsical art piece.
A gumball machine($2 from oppy) filled with hundreds of vintage buttons(probably $5 from various sources.) The joy it gives me to see those buttons swirl in glass top...priceless!

Happy crafting and living, xkate
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18 comments:

Ruby Star said...

love the gumball machine filled with buttons. I think I could stare at that for hours!

Amanda said...

OMGosh love the gumball machine...Good luck with the class I am sure you will do amazing.

Cotton Kiwi said...

I adore what you have done with that gumball machine Kate! I will have to visit your op shop when I am next in Oz! The knitting you have done so far looks great so I'm sure you will have no problems with your knitting guidance thingy!

Erin said...

That gumball machine is the best type of cheerful!

Mary said...

Love the gumball button machine. I've just remember some old push button tea canisters I have somewhere that I could use in a similar way. Oh and 2 months is heaps of time to get ready :). I just spent the weekend on the knitting/crochet craft bar at stitches and had a ball teaching people stuff. I've only been crocheting for less than a year yet I did way more crochet stuff than knitting. So you'll be fine. Have fun.

Liesl said...

Good luck with your preparations for guiding the knitting. I ran some sewing sessions at a craft show last week (even I was laughing at myself) but it all went smoothly because I managed to keep one step ahead of everyone (and that's all that counts!)

The gum ball machine is fantastic. I'd much rather put 10c in a machine and get buttons than gum!

Kirsty said...

I love the gumball machine!

wendy said...

Best gumball machine ever! Serious brilliance, there. Would make me grin each time I passed it...

Kellie Christie said...

Good luck with the knitting workshop! The buttons in the gumball machine look great! If you have any spares send them my way hahaha. Happy creating!

Katy said...

So awesome. I want one.

Chicken Willow said...

Love the gumball machine Kate. Good luck with the knitting.

dillpickle said...

2 months is heaps of time!! Especially if you do a few small things like dishcloths to practice the specific skills you need to teach! Have fun practicing :-)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

LOL I am doing a crochet workshop and I only took that up last year, I was thinking why can't it be a knitting one? I love the gumball machine full of lovely buttons. PS I just checked out your profile and we have many things in common....I am also a libran and trying to be a Buddhist mum as well :-)

Megan said...

good luck with getting those knitting skills shipshape, definitely one way to make yourself learn - teach a class.. eek!
fantastic gumball machine, how exciting to turn it and get a mystery button :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Amazing how drama free & happy it can be to return to old unfinished projects, happy knitting!!
The button 'machine' is pretty cool, love Posie

Tweed Delights said...

What a fantastic place to store your buttons - excellent! I'm sure you will do great with the knitting class - no 'problemo' :)
Alison

Kate said...

That gum ball machine is such a brilliant idea! Love it.
Good luck preparing for the knitting class.

Jo's Place said...

That gumball machine filled with beautiful buttons is fantastic. Love that blue you are knitting with too.