Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Creative Space

My Creative Space today is to sew on ribbons to ballet shoes for a friends daughter. I'm the friend who can sew so I have done this before for a few friends. The start of a new year, exams , competitions and recitals are when my 'new ballet shoe ribbon sewing skills' are called upon.
I'm glad to be able to help out my friends as it takes no time at all and they are ever so grateful. It's nice to be of help even if it is only in a small way. Hope you all have a successful creative day today!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Daylesford Makers Market!

Well I can now tick off my first market- The Daylesford Makers Market. The weather was lovely and there were plenty of people around. Allison, from Lark was there to greet everyone and she made time to talk with all the stall holders, throughout the day.

I got to meet some of the other stall holders, here they are:
  • Dana from Twiglet was there with her lovely babies and childrens range.
  • Cam from Curlypops had a great stall and it was nice to meet her after reading her blog etc.
  • Leah from Vintage Chenille(Handmade Bits and Pieces) was there amd had some very cute products
  • I had a great talk to Michelle from Kids With Crayons.
  • Cecily from Ceci Bean was only steps away from me so I chatted to her throughout the day. She was selling some cute baby t-shirts and sweet little girls dresses.
  • I met the girls who own the store Rings on her Fingers. They were selling lovely dresses that Rachael had made.
  • Next to me was Claire who is a quilter.

It was also great to see Jodie from Ric Rac again. I met Rachelle from Rachelle and co, who is also new at blogging.

It makes the day so enjoyable when people are happy to exchange ideas, their experiences and just say hi! So, the Daylesford Makers Market was a great experience for me, and I can't wait to go back again on Saturday the 6th March.

Now, . . . . . my sewing machine awaits me . . . . along with the fabric that needs to be cut and patterns perfected!! (Check out my Market Dates and Venues on the sidebar)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Creative Space

My plan for today is to choose a girls dress from one of these vintage patterns. I'm going to make some dresses out of the vintage fabrics pictured. I really like the bright cheery colours. The fabric hanging on the back of the chair is an old circular tablecloth. I was given both the patterns and fabrics from my lovely aunty. They are only a small sample of just how much she gave me. LUCKY ME! I just LOVE vintage fabric! My grandmother gave me the fabric sitting on top, it has ballroom dancers on it and I vaguely remember having a dress made from it when I was younger. So it would have to be at least 25years old. I should have some material in my stash that will go nicely with these. I'm hoping to have some dresses sewn to take with me to the Daylesford Makers Market this Saturday.