Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Creative Space

Please excuse the photo quality - I only have my mobile phone on hand

In my creative space today (errr well yesterday anyway)....
I finally finished Susan's long delayed camera bag (sorry Susan)!


There were a few things that I forgot to pack and bring along with me, but I'd finished the machine stitching on this Monday morning, and I knew that I only had the finishing touches of hand stitching left to do. It's actually one of my favourite things to do right at the very end. It somehow makes it feel more handmade to me, when the last little bit is finished off by hand.


It's now on it's way to Susan, via Cathie (thanks so much Cathie)!
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the camera fits.


Also in my creative space - two very cute little munchkins came to visit yesterday and kept busy with lots of lovely oil pastel drawings. Just in case you haven't guessed it, on the left is a Hippo, and on the right is a very scary Lion!

A huge thankyou must go out to everyone who sent me get well wishes, and who took me up on my challenge to write extra blog posts to keep me entertained. I've hardly even had time to watch tv... I've been up to my ears in crafty reading on the internet instead!

Make sure to pop on over and visit Kirsty and check out all the other wonderful creative spaces on the list!

37 comments:

Michelle said...

The camera bag looks lovely. Hope you are on your feet again very soon.

Linda said...

the new camera bag is both brilliant and gorgeous!!! hope you are home really really soon xx

Michelle said...

The camera bag looks fantastic, and so much better than anything you can get in the shops!

Hope you continue getting better and that your visitors stay cute. ;-)

ambette said...

I LOVE that camera bag! You are so clever!!

Hope you're feeling 100% soon! :)

Marg said...

Love the camera bag, it's gorgeous. Really hope you are out of there soon and back into your own creative space.

Bellgirl said...

Hope things are going well there Miz Curly! What a beautiful bag, not to mention hippo and scary lion!

teddybearswednesday said...

WOW it's fabulous!! Get better soon xo

Jennie said...

That is sooo gorgeous, she's going to be over the moon with that!
Hope you're not too bored, and that you are home soon.xxx

m.e (Cathie) said...

so good of you to let us drive you crazy yesterday Cam!
hope you are doing ok today.
hugs ♥

KIM said...

tht camera bag is awesome!! i love it! its such a funky shape!

Little Ted Canvas said...

That camera bag is brilliant! Love those oil pastel pictures too..hope you are feeling better & home very soon!

74 Lime Lane said...

great job on the bag! you're very clever Ms Curlypops.
Also hope you are feeling better, on the mend, and back home real soon. x

ingrid said...

The bag is fabulous! I love the fabric you used.

Hope you are out and about soon.

Ingrid
xoxox

dillpickle said...

It's gorgeous, Cam! I really love that I&S fabric, and it works so well for that bag.

I'm glad you're finding some extra entertainment! Hopefully you will only need it for a little while longer...?

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Gorgeous. Very clever. You really can make pretty much anything, can't you? Get well soon. Lou.

Sally said...

Another marvelous camera bag.
Loving the drawings too. Very cool indeedy.

Take care Cam. Thinking of you.

Swirlyarts said...

That is a very scary lion - raaaaaaarr!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I'm sure Susan is going to love her camera bag as much as love mine!

Ady said...

Oooo - that is a very lovely camera bag! I love the shape. Well done! You need to turn this into an e-pattern and put it up for sale - I'd buy it! I have a couple of friends who'd love a bag like this for their cameras.

melissa said...

Oh wow! I second the comment above - i'd buy the pattern for this in a second (well, I'd probably just buy the bag already made 'cos I don't think I could sew THAT!).

Love the fabric choice - I used some in my creative space today as well.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Gorgeous camera bag. Love the shape and colour. The lion and hippo are extremely good too. Very impressive drawing. Hope you are home soon.

ZippyZippy said...

Love that camera bag!
Hope you you are feeling better soon :)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

how slow i am not to run over to your blog to check out whether you'd put up photos when you told me it was finished ... it looks so good cam i wait to see it and you. i so hope you're feeling better and home soon, and i'm off to take another look!
My Creative Space

Leni and Rose said...

Yep, that camera bag is ace! I'm looking forward to being in the Curlypops camera bag club!

crafty things said...

That is one terrific camera bag. I like the shape and the way you have attached the handles.

Fruitful Fusion said...

What a lovely camera bag! Brilliant!

Sandrine said...

The bag is just gorgeous again Cam. You sound like you had a great time Mr Mrs M.E.X

sophie said...

What an awesome bag, and such beautiful fabric! Hooray for kids who are the best medicine!

michelle said...

the camera bag is fantastic. hope you are feeling chipper. it sounds like you have had a rough trot. tell the little artist that the lion scared the pants off me

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

The camera bag looks great - so lovely and structured and with gorgeous fabric!

Hope you're well and out again soon. xxx

Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. My sister has a wonderful new camera that would sit in beautifully. Very clever you!

Renae said...

This looks lovely cam! I love the Sumor print.

I really hope you're getting better and will be going home soon.
Take care x

garcia.sol said...

thats amazing!!!! man i hope to sew like that one day!

Gypsy said...

Cam it's awesome! I love the fabric. Susan will love it - anyone would love it!
Off to write you a blog post!

Selina said...

love the bag, it looks really fantastic, turned out great!

dash robin said...

that is so bloody good...such a cool print and bag shape. its a fine line between going onto other blogs for inspiration and getting demoralised by how un-skilled I am!!

Karin said...

I love the camera bag. That is awesome. I've been wanting to make something like that for my friend Sinead who is a hard core photographer. That must have been very fun to make!

Hope you are feeling better.