Friday, 20 November 2009

My creative space

We went to Ikea a few weekends ago and look! look! this is my wonderful creative space. I have never had such a big table before. I love having lots of space because I am very messy and don't like tidying up all the time.

I like to listen to Craftsanity podcasts while I am working. It is wonderful to get to know about so many different artists, how they started, what they do, how they struggle and deal with it, etc. I wished I knew more creative people to discuss crafty/arty issues. But then, I have your blogs! You always inspire me and make me think about arty stuff. So keep posting!

This is a quilt that I am working on. I have lots of fabric that I want to get rid off, and what better way? Yes, a giveaway is also a good idea, but I already did that a few months ago, so I thought of mixing them together for a quilt. A part of me was doubting about how pretty it would be. Mixing stripes with dots, flowers, and other prints? I thought it might turn really awful, but it is actually looking very nice (for my taste, that is!). I am just glad that I made myself do it even though I had doubts. I so many times restrict myself just because I can't see the project clear right from the beginning. Silly me. I should know better!

Hope you have a good weekend.
I have rented a couple of films and would like to do a fair amount of sewing.
Of course, there is also the washing, ironing, grocery shopping, and other things to do, but who wants to think about that now?!
What about you?
Anything exciting?


Karen said...

All that tidy space looks lovely! My work table is an old kitchen table with a leaf extension, and yet it's still not large enough :p Maybe one of these days I'll post pictures to my blog (kormondy dot com), but I don't want to unveil the unruliness onto the world!

rosie tea said...

thanks for the birthday wishes! i am also trying to organise my collection of quilt-making bits.. it's very laborious but i hopefully rewarding at the end of it. yours looks great though, will it be a patchwork design, or do you have any other shapes in mind? my sister has the most wonderful book of quilting patterns. a good project to get involved with at the moment, i feel almost housebound by the terrible weather!