Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 1: My Creative Space

In my creative space today:

It's a brooch making frenzy - there's various bits and pieces in all different stages of production all over my work bench. It's a little bit dreary thismorning so I had to use the flash...
I'm adding some new Spring colours for a bit of cheeriness.

I found the buttons on the plate on the left at the oppy last week - a big bag for $1.50 so I was quite pleased.

Also in my creative space, is this wonderful prize that I won last week. Cathie from Melbourne Epicure sent me this lovely little girls apron with a rolling pin and cookie cutters - look how cute the cutters are: there's a mumma, papa, little miss and little mister.

These are heading for my handmade christmas basket. I've been collecting little bits and pieces all year so that when the time arrives, hopefully I won't be in a mad rush trying to make things for everyone!

Cathie also sent me some gorgeous doilies for my brooches, and some delicious homemade chocolate freckle hearts which I forgot to take a photo of before they magically disappeared (ok, I ate them.... I was hungry).

Now I'm off to check out all of the Blogtoberfesters!

30 comments:

Punky's Mamma said...

Goshdarnitt you are too prolific a crafter Ms Pops!!!

You make the rest of us look bad... okay, maybe just me. :P

Happy Blogtoberfest!

Punky's Mamma said...

PS "Blogtoberfesters" sound just a teensy weensy bit like... um... er... a disease...?! ;)

Leonie Guld said...

i think your creative space is brilliant but I must say i am sill pissing my pants about superpops. I think she is the best creation ever!!

kellie said...

A handmade Christmas basket sounds like a great idea.

M* (Melanie) said...

Good score on the buttons there Cam and I love the idea of handmade Xmas baskets.

While I'm here I thought I should let you know that I am holding a giveaway for the word of the day thing, a poem as you excellently suggested. I will crochet a teacosy for the prize.

Thanks for your great suggestion.

Nikki Cardigan said...

You always have somnething good goin' on in your space Cam.

Finki (jay) said...

oohh, i see some new colors there that i might just need to add to my brooch collection (:

Selina said...

Alright, I have to go shopping with you! Lucky chicky with the giveaway toO!

Kate said...

Your space looks lovely and colourful, almost edible. I love the idea of the handmade christmas basket. Cathie's bikkies barely made it out of their bags here too. Definitely too yummy to wait around to be photographed. ps I have just had an idea for a giveaway. I'll email you the details.
XX

m.e (Cathie) said...

happy blogtoberfest!! I'm guessing it'll be a very exhausting month for you and I don't know how I'm going to manage anything if I'm visiting all theses great blogtoberfesters.
glad the biccies disappeared happily and you gotta love handmade christmas goodies...will you be my aunty for a christmas ;)

Christina Lowry said...

Love your prize! My sister once brought my Mum two of the little girl cutters for her birthday, to symbolize us twins!

One of the local op shops here sells little bags of coloured buttons for a couple of dollars each, or big bags of white buttons for a dollar. Maybe it's in the rules?

Emjie said...

You are making such lovely things at the moment. I do love those lil flowers.

And as for those chocolate freckle hearts — I agree — magic does happen. ;)

Mookah said...

Apart from the fact that you are Miss Superpops and I am quite obviously not, how do I get people to send me lovely presents in the mail?????

sophie said...

what a great score getting all those buttons! Your brooches are just so beautiful.

Kylie said...

Creative goodness and pressies! Now that's a great space :) K

m.e (Cathie) said...

thank you for replacing my beautiful heart...LOVE it, thank youuu ♥

Pippi creates said...

Great button find! I have been increasingly frustrated with the button range at the stores lately (i hate all those carded cheap looking buttons that are actually really expensive!) and I have just found two local oppys with heaps of buttons. Happy brooch making!

Aussie-waffler said...

The colours of the flower petals look spectacular against the dark wood and that little apron is adorable.

Michelle said...

Ooh! Gotta love the sound of a broochmaking frenzy!

Tania said...

You remain my prolific crafty hero. Quite seriously, I haven't the foggiest HOW you get so much done!

Amanda said...

Love your brooches they are so creative!! I think I need to make a few crochet ones to giveaway...

Between catching up with creative space and blogtoberfest posts I may not have any creations for next week haha...

Jasopheleb said...

Hi, I am a fellow blogtoberfest-ER! OMG its such a great platform to meet people all over! My blog is mostly about my little baby though... He's all brand new and i am really excited about the little steps he is taking! Anyway here's a little note: Great blog, keep blogging will be coming back for more!
My quest is to check out every single blogger on tinniegal's blogtoberfest and leave a comment at each...
Psst: the only craft I can come up with are just scrapbooks and cross stitches! Your blog inspires me... But I have no time for them now...sigh...

BellasiaCreations said...

I just joined the blogberfest, first time. Your creative space is much better than mine. I decide to tied up my place soon.

Lola Nova said...

I love those bright flowers for your brooches, gorgeous!
What a lovely prize too.

Weza said...

Hey Curly Pops, I have just signed up for Blogtoberfet... first time visitor to your blog last night. Ok so I am about to do a give away, in light of my 100th post, tommorrow, Sat the 3rd, will close 1 week later. Giving away a girlie twirly skirt or a boys shirt, made by me.

can you pop that on your sidebar please???

Thanks heaps. I have lots of blogs to read now. :)

willywagtail said...

I LOVE those colours. The orange is absolutely beautiful. A very pretty arrangement. Cherrie

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Who doesn't love a creative space full of flowers. The spring colours are lovely.

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh buttons! :D we really need op shops around here like the ones there. more people would shop at them if there were

love the blue brooches :D

Sandrine said...

You are so brave Cam....making- posting- participating- running this blogfest and...not sure how you do it?Congrats on your gorgeous ME prize!!

Kirsty said...

I love your brooch factory Cam.