Thursday, June 3, 2010

My creative space: plotting and scheming

Its good to be back home in my own creative space, even if right now its more thinking about stuff than actually doing. Coming home from a long break is kind of like starting a new year - I have new enthusiasm and resolutions, new inspirations and a list of things to try. Basically I want to do more and try more with my sewing, I'm feeling excited.

I do have a stack of new baby presents to make over the next few weeks (wish me luck with that!), so I am currently thinking through all that in my head, and I am also thinking a lot about sewing some clothes for myself. Clothes sewing was where I really started at a sewing machine*, my Mum was such a role model with this. I have gained a lot more skill and confidence with sewing since my teenage years so I am plotting and scheming to make a tunic or smock top that I can slip on over long sleeved tees this winter.

I was really inspired by Kate from Fox's Lane and her tablecloth dress**. I like this look with jeans, and I almost always wear jeans.


And this afternoon in my hammock I have been reading through the instructions for the Smashing Smock from the Anna Maria Horner book " Seams to Me". I will probably start with this one.

And if all goes well and I am feeling confident I might try the Amy Butler Anna Tunic.


But as I say, plotting and scheming...

For more creative space, both real and cerebral, pop on over to Kootoyoo.

* This is not to say that I am not still a complete hack, but I do try to follow the instructions...
**Photo of Kate kindly used with her permission

8 comments:

Gina said...

Fantastic creative musings (and I like to know where the musings start, not just seeing the finished product). I do love a bit of smocky action. I have these awesome japanese books with lots of smock tops that I keep

Gina said...

Err, sorry about that... and now to finish my comment. Ahh, stuff it. YAY creative space.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Your blog is looking fantastic! Love those smocks. They are just the best thing aren't they? I live in mine, summer or winter. Great space (and good luck with the baby gifts.)

Little Ted Canvas said...

The smock is great to wear over jeans, love that Amy Butler one!

Kate said...

I love the creative space that takes place in a hammock. I'm thrilled that you liked my dress and cannot wait to see what you come up with.

moose and bird said...

Ooh, sounds exciting, can't wait to see the finished product. xo

yardage girl said...

Mmmmm some excellent ideas in your space. I'm a bit partial to a smock top myself, but have never made one. Maybe I should scheme more too!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Love these ideas. I love the first look with jeans and wish I could pull that off...or maybe I could...

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