Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Creative Space

After yesterdays fruitful afternoon of ideas, I decided to start these characters off in a small cloth book.


I made some templates of each of the character shapes, so that I can apply them to other things later.



I love my old Elna sewing machine. It's just been serviced and it sews like a dream. Basic, but that's just how I like it thanks very much! It's been so long since I've sewn that I almost forgot how to thread it up and adjust things like the tension!


It didn't take long for it to feel like old times, and I was soon zig zag stitching with the best of them!!



I'm looking forward to starting on the Bunny, and the Crocodile pages next. Of course, I have not quite figured out the logistics of stitching all the pages together yet, but will deal with that one later!

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21 comments:

Rainbow Child said...

oh my gosh you are BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

dash robin said...

these are gorgeous!

BOB & MABEL said...

They look amazing, great job!

Kellie Christie said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!! The characters are very cute and your book is going to look amazing. When you sew the pages together you should put some cellophane or plastic in the middle for that lovely crinkly sound that the kids love when paying with those types of toys.

Bec said...

these are brilliant

byebyebirdie said...

Your fabric book looks fantastic, such lovely detail. And love your old sewing machine.

Kirsty said...

Super cute! You've done a great job.

Leni and Rose said...

How totally cute - the book is going to be amazing!

Mira Narnie said...

wow they look so colourful and intricate!!

Mandy said...

oh how awesome are they then! I love the animals! Sign me up for a pattern set when you have them available!

michelle said...

wow, so much work. it really looks like you got off to a fabulous start. your stitching is beautiful

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

They are bloody fabulous lovey.

Ben Clanton said...

Awesome! Truly inspired! :)

Carly Findlay said...

This is so cute !

Linda said...

wow this is soooooo gorgeous and super cute!

Renee said...

Very, very cute!

Anna Bartlett said...

Fabulous to see your pics from paper to fabric! Thanks for being so generous.

Claire Gale said...

these little characters are just so delightful, clever that you came up with so many and i love your choice of fabrics! i'm feeling very inspired by your efforts:)

Ruby Star said...

cool, very creative indeed. nothing like using an old metal machine, they seem to handle bulky layers much better than the new ones i think. looks like lots of fun, enjoy & thanks for sharing.

Fruitful Fusion said...

just brilliant!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

holy smokes! This is incredible! Makes me want to break out my sewing machine :-)