Saturday, 23 February 2013

Creative madness ??? (Friday Night Sew In)

I started a new project.
I measuerd the craft table and discovered I would, once again, have to take over the dinning room as I needed a larger work area.
I cleared the table, set up another alongside and prepared my work space.
I laid out my tools and matarials, streached out my 'canvas' and admired how organised and exciting it looked.
I then took a deep breath, tried to figure out where to start, and....... sat down with a cup of tea!
That big bit of white expanse can be awfully intimidating.
After my tea, & another deep breath, I jumped in and filled the space with folded FQ's (fat quaters) in an attempt to work out which fabrics to use where.
1/2 hour later....

Now I know which fabrics.... how to proceed next????
Another cup of tea!
Back to work, but my canvas is covered! So I reorganise my fabrics to give me space to work.....
.....and start cutting fabric.
A few hours (and cups of tea) later.....
...a couple more cups of tea (and hours), & the background is all laid out.

It's 11pm and bed time for me.
Tomorow I just have to figure out how to sew it all down.
Then I need to create all the foreground pieces. I have one week to finish this project, in between balancing it with my studies. Madness I know!
I'll keep you updated on the progress.
Wish me luck!


  1. I guess that also means someone will be too busy in the next week to cook tea, clean up, walk the new dog etc. etc. Oh well, it's not like she hasn't picked up after me when I had a project under deadline. (Mum)

  2. Gorgeous fabrics!! I can't wait to see the foreground pieces! Greetings from Alaska.

  3. Visiting from FNSI. Such gorgeous colours! I am looking forward to seeing more of the process as you work on it.

  4. Visiting from FNSI - that is amazing! Great colors and very pretty work!

  5. You are so creative. I really admire people who can create from scratch, your new project is beautiful!

  6. That is going to be beautiful!!! I will have to come back to see the end result, which by your words is in a weeks time!