Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 22: My Creative Space

Yesterday in My Creative Space (I'm not going to be home today, so I thought ahead).

Work in progress on the Mookah Challenge. I've had a slight setback already.

My original plan was to make a laptop bag, but the felted jumper was far too thick to go through the sewing machine. The next plan was to make a softie with the felted jumper as one layer, and fabric as the other layer. I managed to sew the two layers together on the machine..... and tried to turn it out for well over an hour (and using various blunt and sharp instruments and many expletives in the process) - until I packed it in and gave up!

So then I spent about another hour unpicking all of my mess.

Never fear, I have another idea! All is not lost just yet. Luckily I still have at least another week left until the end of Blogtoberfest.

Photo courtesy of Mr X

My nephew Mr X has been staying with me this week, so while he was playing games on the computer lastnight, I did a bit of clothes alteration. This gorgeous So! Indesign skirt was given to me by a friend who bought it for herself, but never wore it.

It was a bit large, so I removed some of the inner fabric panel, added some more velcro (I couldn't be bothered unpicking the existing velcro), and I used the fabric offcut to add a handy dandy side pocket. I think I might wear it to the Quilt Hanging Friday night.

Don't forget to visit Kirsty to play along and check out everyone elses lovely creative spaces...

12 comments:

Miss Muggins said...

Cam, the skirt is just gorgeous, with just a hint of those stunning legs, not detracting from the design!

willywagtail said...

It sounds like that felt is as hard as leather. Maybe you could make slippers and use a fine punch to cut the wholes for blanket stitching it together. Cherrie

Tania said...

I LOVE hand-me-downs. Lucky you. And it goes very nicely with your ankles.

Jennifer Rose said...

the skirt looks nice :D love the shoes :)

M* (Melanie) said...

I hope your creative cleverness and busy-ness rubs off on me! I've got a number of wardrobe revamping ideas but are procrastinating...The skirt looks fantastic. I can't wait to ooo and ahh it tomorrow night!

Gina said...

That skirt is rocking! I'll be totally coming up and staring at your crotch weirdly tomorrow night trying to figure out how to make one for myself! Please forgive me in advance...

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

The challenge piece and the skirt look fantastic.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Bummer that softie isn't being kind to you - it looks so sweet!

Love the skirt too!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Are you sure that little guy can't work somehow... he is very cute. But I am not surprised there is another idea!

Love the skirt.

Mookah said...

I'm here to not only CHALLENGE you, but to support you too, in your creativity. Hang in there, I'm sure you'll come up trumps in the end!

Clair said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous skirt. I think I want one!

Penny said...

The softie is looking so cute!