Thursday, October 28, 2010

my creative space

To display work at markets is always a bit tricky, yes? To find a way to show my smaller multiple pieces (such as nest brooches) without taking up too much of the available space is a puzzle...I have been working away with glues, varnishes, old sheet music and a broken old small wooden and cardboard suitcase this week.


Once its finished I will post it up but I thought I'd share my progress...I am a big fan of white paint glazing and even the incomplete state of it is pleasing me!

I have also been digging through all my pretty tiny remnants of yarns-little pieces lovely Sam Allan made,organic and hand dyed and oh so soft...I don't have many left at all now, juts enough for small flowers like these


The centre is a bead made with crochet cotton, remnants from biddy bags donated to me. The inner blue piece is from Sam and the outer piece is a yarn dyed myself, which turned out (well how to put this delicately...err...I can't!) very blood like, accidentally mind you!


And this one is made from a bunch of mixed yarns picked up at a garage sale and the beautiful button has come from someones old stash...with buttons all mixed together I've no idea anymore who gave me each one.

Each yarn though has a story I remember, maybe in part because I linger over each one sooo much when I first receive or buy them??



And finally meet Mr Koala here-I call him stumpy. I don't have enough yarn left for his legs and arms-I have a funny idea though which may or not work, therefore may or may not be followed up on here...


xKate
creative spaces here...

16 comments:

Seaweed and Raine said...

I LOVE the bottom brooch! Gorgeous choice of colours.

Melbourne Vintage said...

That'a a really great idea - love the way it looks!

Posie Patchwork said...

All the best with your market merchandising!! Handmade props are beautiful. Love Posie

Renee said...

Oo Mr.Koala is looking good!

Cotton Kiwi said...

What a beautiful space. I love the look of your display case. The flowers are gorgeous and wonderful that each comes with a story. Poor stumpy. I hope he gets some limbs soon!

teddybearswednesday said...

I LOVE MR STUMPY!!! Perhaps you could make him into a roly poly, or make a set of skittles with all different creatures? He's too precious not to make it. xo

Chantal said...

That display case is going to look fantastic! At markets, I always stop for a look when I can see the seller has gone out of there way to present things beautifully.

Wendy said...

Love that second brooch! They look so soft and springtime-y!

Kirsty said...

The in progress display cases look grand. Shall look forward to seeing them complete.

Notchka said...

Go stumpy - even in his current state he is strangely compelling. I love the look of your sheet music decorated display case.

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your creations!! And Stumpy is so cute!!!

A Christy Production said...

I used old sheet music to cover a wooden box today too! How fun that we are doing the same thing at the same time :) I am going to blog about it tonight and post piccies.. so come on over and take a took!

Teje said...

Hello! You have made most beautiful flowers! Thank you for lovely idea! I'm waiting to see your suitcase - it's sure going to be fantastic!
How is your sweet puppy? What's her/his name?
Best wishes Teje

Teek said...

LOVE the display cases. thanks for the tip re fabric and printing..

Lillabilly said...

Those brooches are sooooo pretty! I love, love , love the colours you've used.

ArtesanĂ­as en lanas e hilos said...

Beautiful!!!