Thursday, January 28, 2010

my creative space ... sewing

Hello again to all of the creative spacers out there - happy new year!

Sewing has been the name of the game this week. I was spurred on by a recent purchase of a dress form which is great fun to dress up! Yesterday, I made this linen skirt that I printed the fabric for months ago - it felt good to make something just for me.



I've also been sewing up some of the printed gingham from a couple of weeks ago ... 



... into some aprons for the store ...



... as well as some nice natural (hemp/organic cotton) ones too!





Whilst all of the sewing was going on, I oven roasted some roma tomatoes for dinner (a good excuse to practice the macro function on my camera too) ... delish!

 

I hope you're having a good day in your creative space. Drop in at Kootoyoo to visit everyone else or play along yourself!

30 comments:

Vic said...

Oooh, everything is looking very pretty and ever so creative at your place this week!

I really, really, like your skirt, it's very nice indeed!

Tania said...

Love the skirt, LOVE the prints. The aprons are too beautiful for me to wear while preparing roma tomatoes. We would all be aghast at the excessive splattered-tomato-on-apron action....

74 Lime Lane said...

just gorgeous Nic, love your style. Although I agree with Tania, the tomatoes and the lovely linen aprons would be a no-go for me too!

Little Eve said...

Your aprons are beautiful. Where did you purchase your lovely model from? I would love to buy a child size one to display my aprons.

Kirsty said...

The aprons look great Nic. There's no stopping you is there? Go, go, go!

Kylie said...

Love your sewing Nic. Those fabrics look fantastic. I really love your dressmaker dummy - where did you find it? fabulous things going on at yours :) K

dillpickle said...

I love the skirt! And given my obsession with artichokes, I REALLY love the artichoke on natural!

Gina said...

Experiencing dress-form envy... it's such a great prop for your apron shots too. I'm digging the white on natural.

Posie Patchwork said...

Simply beautiful, love those - was it articoke printed on the red gingham. All fabulous, love Posie

Kate said...

LOVING all the sewing going on in your space. Just gorgeous. I'd love to know where the model came from too. happy creative space day!

beck said...

Wow, you're having a busy & colourful day! Your aprons look great, I must pop over to your Etsy shop and have a squizz. How is Archie? Give him a kiss for me xo

plushka said...

Love your aprons esp. linen ones! They look great!
I am so happy creative spaces are back! Yours look so inspiring!

Karen said...

Gorgeous aprons - and thos tomatoes are making my mouth water.

MiM said...

Love the aprons, especially the gorgeous hemp one :)

teddybearswednesday said...

Love your skirt and those aprons. It's always so beautiful over herex

Thea said...

Have I told you how much I love your artichoke print? I like the single one on the natural colour best :)

moose and bird said...

You have been busy. I love the natural coloured aprons with the white print. Very classic and very french chic. Melinda xo

midge said...

that skirt is amazing nic, i love it. your prints keep getting better. they are really lovely. love the aprons and the tomatoes made mw hungry

redorgrayart said...

aprons with style here..i enjoyed the roma close up too...good tie in!!

lisa stubbs said...

I love your skirt! you should make stuff for yourself as well as everyone else!!, love your aprons too. And you're very welcome to call by in December! would be lovely to meet you x

Sally said...

Adore you aprons! ... and am mighty envious of the macro functioning of your camera.

Sabahnur said...

owww i am hungry right now, and thinkig that tomatoes with cheese :)

june at noon said...

Your prints are just delightful. I love the print you did for the skirt, and the natural aprons--especially the artichoke--are just perfect!

Freshly Found said...

It is good to make something for ourselves every now and then! I love your prints and the gorgeous aprons you make!

Tweed Delights said...

Completely smitten with your aprons - particularly the gingham ones! Thanks for the lovely feedback :D
Alison

gretchenmist said...

love your designs ~ especially love the white on hemp/cotton one :)

Clair said...

Man, your space is just bursting with creativity! Cooking, sewing and photography. I am jealous of your multi-tasking and, of course, your beautiful sewing skills!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

That’s a fantastic skirt Nic; it looks like you have been super busy at the sewing machine. Those tomatoes look so tasty, I should try oven roasting me of the cherry tomatoes from our garden.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Love the skirt!! And the aprons!! And I don't like tomatoes but they do look good xox

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love the skirt and the aprons! Your printed design is gorgeous!