Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Creative Space - The Gold Trim Challenge

This week my space is all about Loz and Dinny and the fun challenge that Gemma has set. I have 80cm of gold trim to use 'in some crafty project to make it have its day basking in the sunshine of handmade'. What a cool brief!

So I have teamed the trim with a $1 piece of upholstery fabric from the Op Shop and some satin kindly given to me from my mother-in-law's stash. And I have until the 29th Sep to make this into something worthy of sunshine basking!


Also waiting for my attention are 3 balls of Sugar 'n Cream cotton. They desperately want to be made into knitted dishcloths and they will be, as soon as I have time in between wiping snotty noses (mine and the kids'), giving extra cuddles, driving children to sleep and trying to find some slither of sanity in my severely sleep-deprived, snot-filled mind!


I hope your house is a happy, healthy one with lots of creativity happening. Pop over to the Redwork Quilt Maker extrodinaire to see who is inviting you into their space this week.

32 comments:

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Bring on the sunshine, so we can see your handmade project basking!

Hope everyone gets well soon. I'm right there with you on the snot and sleep thing. L. x

Tammy James said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with that bundle too, oh and the clingy sickness of the children in this house is depriving me of sanity!! Help ...

Selina said...

Oh, hope you are all feeling better soon! I love that "driving children to sleep", poor little things!!

dillpickle said...

Ahhh, snot. What fun. Hopefully it's all a distant memory before too long!

My cotton arrived from American Yarns on Monday (thank you!), and has already started working itself into washcloths! I love getting packages in the mail ;-)

Kirsty said...

Looking forward to watching this trim challenge evolve.

elk said...

oh what magical colors and the yarn is texture bliss ! anticipating your creation~

Mel said...

Oh you poor things! Nothing worse than looking after sick little ones when you are sick yourself. There should be a law against it!

On the up side I love that yarn, especially the lavender one in the middle. That is my exact favourite colour :)

Michelle said...

Nothing beats a handknitted dishcloth! Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge.

Hope you and the kids are on the mend soon.

Kate said...

What a great project. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I have read about Sugar and Cream cotton on so many blogs but haven't seen it anywhere to buy. Looking forward to seeing how it knits up. Hope you all feel better soon.

Linda said...

can't wait to see what you come up with. I am waiting on cotton to arrive to make some dishcloths but it seems waylaid somewhere...mmmmmm

kellie said...

Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Can't wait to see what you make with that little bit of sunshine. And what a great name for cotton ~ sugar and cream!

Tania said...

You really know how to keep the suspense going - and you love it! Hope the snotty thing is on the improve, lovely.

Gina said...

Perhaps you could work the snot into the Loz and Dinny challenge? And then wipe it up with the washcloths!

(Sometimes I try just too hard to find that silver lining...)

yardage girl said...

Fingers crossed the snot dries up, the sleep returns and the days give you more creative time. Great post!

Angie said...

eek, that trim challenge looks like a REAL challenge (I'm reminded of a cover my Nan had on her bed!)

Good luck getting a bit of rest, it helps get over the bugs a little bit faster.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

It looks a little scary Nikki... But I have seen what you can make and I can't wait to see your finally product... I think the tassel bits are the scary part... lol...

xo Steph

Cathy said...

The snot has nearly dried up here, thankfully! I would love to know where you got your Sugar and Creme from! Your braid looks very interesting!

Leonie Guld said...

oooooo Im-a-waiting to see!!! Looks like fun!!

tea with lucy said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. We've jsut been through all that. Not fun.

Kylie said...

Hope the snotty, sleep deprived times are coming to an end soon... poor things. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with that braid!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I don't know what to offer up first..a hug, a tissue (a box of tisssues), ear plugs, peppermint tea or baby sitting services.... on a brighter note I am very much looking forward to seeing what happens to your 80cm... Peta xo

Sandrine said...

oooh after no sleep now its snotty noses...I hope it all goes away with the better weather Nikki!In the mean time I am sure your mind is cooking somethng special with all that collections of fabrics and trims...;)Sending you some healthy vibesxx

Becky said...

Hope you are all feeling healthy very soon.

I moght need you to sell the knitted dishcloth idea to me. Are they really that good? How long do they last?

Woollywotnots said...

Lots of exciting things. I love the wool.

Teresa p said...

Hope you feel better soon. Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge.

midge said...

took one look at that trim and thought hula. good luck with your project, sleep and i hope the snot train pulls out of the station real soon

Aussie-waffler said...

I think anyone who can work crafty wonder with some gold trim is tres clever. Good luck with that and the snotty noses.

One pair of Hands said...

Really looking forward to seeing what you do with that pretty gold braid. Love your knitted dish cloths too - they make nice soft facewashers for little faces as well.
Hope you're all feeling better soon.

clare's craftroom said...

Can't wait to seeing your basking worthy project !

Alison said...

I love getting new bits that are just waiting to be made into something new. Hope you all get over your sniffles soon.

Sally said...

I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone makes in the Loz and Dinny challenge.
Very exciting...!!!
Hope you're all feeling better soon. We've had a rough winter in this house too - colds, flu, croup, gastro, and so it went on. The worst of it is the sleep deprivation - total torture!
On the upside there is nothing better than a bit of creativity to at least make the mind feel good even if the body doesn't follow.

Cherry said...

Love the name of your blog! I live in black cardigans x