Thursday, September 10, 2009

My creative space


Not much has been happening this week, but I have finally decided on my theme for the quilt project.

Each night this week, I've dedicated my couch and tv time to a little bit of quiet hand stitching in red. Slowly, but surely, it's beginning to take shape.


I haven't had a giveaway in a really long time, so if you can guess what my stitching is going to become, I'll send you a mystery gift. I hope it's not too blatanly obvious just yet!


In other creative news, I bought myself a new little pressie..... a mini HP notebook. Perfect for a bit of blog surfing, and facebooking, and online shopping on the couch. It only weighs 1.2 kilograms, and once I've made a spiffy new padded laptop cover, I'll be able to just pop it into my handbag and take it wherever I need to go.

To check out all of the other beautiful creative spaces in crafty blogland, be sure to visit Kirsty at Kootoyoo.

43 comments:

Amanda said...

Love your red work, very creative!!
And yay for a new notebook, so fresh and so clean..Wish they stayed that way!! :P

Leahdis said...

Your red work is coming together nicely...Love it but I have no idea what it will be... enjoy the notebook.

m.e (Cathie) said...

looks great, love the colour, don't know what it is yet, looks like a pretty flower bracelet to me.
oh the notebook is definitely what is needed so you can watch tv & blog at the same time!
are going to coffee this sunday with northside makers? :)

Kelly O. said...

hmmm...
an apron or a table topper?
that's a toughie, but it sure is pretty!

Nikki Cardigan said...

I was always terrible at guessing what Mr Squiggle was drawing! Whatever it is the start of, it is starting to look beautiful. Very 'you' to incorporate doilies into the design.

And yahoo for presents your yourself. You chose so well!

Kate said...

Tea towel? Or maybe a cushion cover? Looks great :-)

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

ooh looks fab!

Kate said...

Ohh, I have no idea. Can't wait to see tho.

Kylie said...

It looks amazing - I love it! What are the doily things made of? Have you stitched all of them by hand or are they felt? Just amazing! Congratulations on your new laptop - very cute :) K

june at noon said...

The quilt square looks fantastic. I love the look of it!

JadeDahlia said...

I have to say I mulled over this one for a bit...but I have absolutely no idea! I'm really intrigued...can't wait to see it when it's finished. Enjoy your new notebook!

Beach Vintage said...

Great computer. It's so great to do the old "mobile blogging' when you are out and about.

becclebee said...

your stitching is starkly beautiful. i am absolutely loving all the red around blogland at the moment...

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

The quilt piece looks gorgeous. I've got no idea what the design is going to become. It seems you've stumped us all.

Amy (badskirt) said...

I think it's going to be a doily made out of little doilies! Hurrah for new presents especially laptops.

Amy

Liam's Mummy said...

It looks like cogs to me - but I see cogs everywhere at the minute. (I love cogs by the way).

Jackie said...

cute laptop...I think your red stitching is going to become a christmas wreath. Looks lovely.

Michelle said...

Looks gorgeous. I think it will be a big red doiley?

Leonie Guld said...

It looks Fantastic!! I love it!!

Skebba said...

Ooh...nice pattern with the red doilies!

Um....it's going to be a bunch of mexicans riding bikes in a circle!

Lisa T said...

I don't really know what it is going to be but it is really inspiring to me....a very amateur stitcher!

It looks lovely.

Thanks
Lisa

handmaiden said...

my first thought is that it reminds of a sponge cake topped with strawberries!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

It's looking awsome and so vibrant!!

xo Steph

kellie said...

The stitching looks amazing. And yay for new toys. I love new toys.

tikki said...

The stitching looks fabulous. I love the vibrancy of the red on white. It looks very intricate and detailed.

yardage girl said...

I love your square - it looks like it's going to be a doiley, made up of smaller doilies, but it could easily be something else ... hmmmm ... looking forward to seeing what!

Lauren said...

Hmmm... not sure what it could be, but I love it so far :)

Kirsty said...

Your square is looking really beautiful.

Gina said...

I love it, the red is glorious. Are you making a big doiley?! (Haven't read the other comments so someone has probably already suggested this!)

beccasauras said...

No idea, maybe a stitching of the solar system? Can you enter me anyway because I NEVER win anything.

teddybearswednesday said...

Your square looks really stunning!

PottyMouthMama said...

I really love it Cam, it looks awesome. And nothing more exciting than a new gadget, love them!

Can't wait to see more of your redwork. Gorgeous.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your use of mini doileys in the stitching project is most inspired! My guess is that it is going to be a clock.

Katy said...

I love your red stitching, it looks beautiful, and that is one super cool bit of technology you have there! super jealous!

Julianne {chasingsnails} said...

Now that, looks very, very cool!

I have absolutely no idea what it is tho!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

I have no idea what it is but I looks fantastic! And yay for portable shopping ;) xox

Sasparilla Sue said...

Hmmmmm....at first I was thinking you were going to make a bag out of it...then I thought a pillow cover...then apron...now I've got no clue!!! Whatever it becomes will beautiful, that's all I know.

ps. I'm quite jealous of your new toy!

Sasparilla Sue said...

Ok, I take back my previous comment cuz I remembered that, duh, you won't be making any of those things cuz this is a quilt square. So...the redwork is going to become....I'm still stumped! But I can't wait to see it!

Jennifer Rose said...

a crop circle? ;)

Alisa said...

Gorgeous redwork!! And congrats on your new laptop, I have a huge soft spot for new technology which is completely at odds with my love for history. But how fab to be able to whip that out whenever, wherever.

M* (Melanie) said...

It's beautiful Cam. Can't wait to see it finished.

Melanie said...

Its fantastic. Arnt you a clever girl? Dont forget to show us your notebook bag!!! Will you use a pattern or make your own from scratch. I love the adventure of making a new bag for a new item! Dont forget to share :)

Karin said...

Congrats on the new laptop. I wouldn't know what I would do without one. I guess I'm really adicted :S

The stitching is gorgeous, by the way. I love all the red on white we're seeing these days. What could it be you are making? A clock maybe?

Can't wait to see what it looks like when you are finished. I bet it will be beautiful!