Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Creative Space

Beautiful Hand Dyed wool felt from Me and Ewe

There hasn't been much happening in my creative space this week, apart from a bit of knitting on the couch..... although I did make a start on a super secret birthday pressie (which of course I can't reveal just yet).
 I'm currently searching for the perfect piece of something to finish it off. It's one of those things where I'll know it's perfect just as soon as I see it.

Instead, I'm going to reveal snippets of another super secret pressie. Mr X had a list of around twenty things to choose from for this weeks homework assignment. Luckily for us, there was a topic that involved a bit of creativity, so we decided to choose Mother's Day. He was supposed to create a very intricate Mother's Day card, similar to something that you would find in a shop.

Photo has been deliberately (and quite pathetically) blurred so my sister can't work out what it is!

He found everything he needed (and more of course) in my craft stash, and so we decided that there should be a pressie too. He's getting quite good at sewing now - but not so good with the rotary cutting as he's left handed and I'm right handed, so it just doesn't translate!

I'm packing up my crafty basket thisafternoon, so I can head off to the Northern Craft Bonanza tonight, although it's going to be an early finish for me, so I can get lots of sleep and energy reserves ready for the Stitches and Craft Show tomorrow....

In the meantime, I'll be heading over to visit Kirsty's magical linky list to see who else is playing today.

14 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

he would have been in crafty stash heaven at your place :)
hoping to come tonight, but the whole family has a horrible cold!! so I'll see how I feel later on.
have fun tomorrow with your new backpack.

Becky said...

Do we get to see it all after Mother's Day?

I have a lot of rotary cutting to do with my Month coming next for the quilting bee. Maybe MrX could come and practice and help me out ;)

Tania said...

CP you are so doing your bit bringing craft to the Bloke World. No doubt bump into you tomorrow...

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I think it's fabulous that Mr X loves to sew, and that he has a wonderful Aunty to guide him on that path. Maybe he'll be a famous designer one day and it will be all thanks to you!

You've got me totally excited about my birthday now. Bloody hell, I'd better get myself organised for your gift that it so overdue!

See you later.

Amanda said...

Good for him!! I can't get my boys to look twice at a sewing machine..But I did get a "That's cool" from my crochet dress so I guess that will do. Hope you have a great day!

Valerie said...

wow that's cool ! my 10 year old daughter is a little afraid of using the sewing machine ;) !
nb : knitting/crocheting on the couch is such a great plan, too ! i did that tonight while watching LOST !

Kellie Christie said...

Great to see the boy getting crafty and sewing. I hope that my boys are creative when they are older.

teddybearswednesday said...

bringing him up well Cam, you are the best aunt! xo

Christina said...

What a sweetheart, making her a present too. Can't wait until Cohen can do a bit of homemade present making. Maybe I will have to send him around to your house for some lessons? :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

That's precious! I'd love to see it later when it's finished & handed over to you, lucky mama!

Sally said...

Oh that is so wonderful. What a generous boy to take so much trouble to create something for his mum. Lovely.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Ahh creative fun with your nephew – great times. I love having my niece over to play in the studio. It’s so rewarding inspiring little ones and teaching skills that they won’t pick up at school. So jealous of your outings, perhaps I have to start planning for an autumn trip to Melbourne next year so I don’t have to miss out on all the fun.

Caroline said...

When you think about it sewing is great for boys because it involves a machine, and sometimes computers! Great work with MrX. Can't wait to see the finished product.

wendy said...

My boys are never happier than when they're wading through my stash! Looks like your little guy's inherited his mum's craftiness...