Wednesday, July 21, 2010

my creative space


The 'close knit' crochet workshops with the African women's group are going so well, we spent this weeks session making crochet flowers for a very special idea we came up with together... September just feels ages away because I am so excited about showing off the women's beautiful work at the Out of Africa event!

It does me good to go out and meet up at groups or informally with friends, because my home has been like a bag making assembly line lately.

These are my latest 2
...I think the one in front looks kind of 70s and as it was made from an old pair of flares maybe that's appropriate.

I feel almost guilty about sharing the picture of the other one though...
because I made it for especially for myself.
When I first laid eyes on these 2 pieces of fabric I felt a really strong need to do something special with them. One is a old flannelette printed with cute pink birds, used as a lining, and the other a ultramarine blue and floral corduroy.

There was not much of either of them, they were cheap as chips from a local op shop and they reminded me of the special handmade velvet and cord dresses which my mums friends made me. I am so glad there was just enough to make a bag...

Happy crafting...and creative space blogging here
thanks Kirsty,
XKate

9 comments:

Linda said...

the bags are gorgeous I love the one you made for yourself, we always seem to make for others and forget ourselves I have been telling myself I will make a bag for me for ages still haven't done it I must do it soon

Bec said...

Gorgeous bags. The colours on the one for you are divine and it's really important to make lovely things for ourselves sometimes so don't feel guilty x

Cotton Kiwi said...

Don't ever feel guilty about sewing for yourself! How lovely to make yourself a bag that reminds you of special dresses!

Amanda said...

oh what a cosy bag! i want to touch it :)

Steph said...

Your bags are wonderful! And those flannelettes are lovely! Hope you're having a gorgeous week :)

Ruby Star said...

Love your bag! That corduroy is mad. Thanks for the label tip, I had no clue you could get special printer fabric. It sounds like the simplest way. x

Michelle said...

Love those bags! They are beautiful!

anka said...

Beautiful work! I love the bags.

Kirsty said...

Make for yourself with enthusiasm I say. Great job.