17 June 2010

My Creative Space 'all the ingredients, where is the time'

Greetings all,
Well having a sore-throaty-rainy kind of day off today, eating soup & sipping hot lemon - i haven't lost my voice since high school, this is alarming as i talk, a lot, & i pretty much sound like a transexual on the phone.  My post this Creative Space Thursday is pretty much what i think many crafty types suffer - you have all the ingredients, but can't find the time to 'create'.  After 10 long years in this business, i try to keep ahead with new ideas or do regular products with a bit of a twist.
 
So i'm on a journey of finding more time to work in the business as well as on the business, starting off with more unisex options for unborn baby gifts, using these Japanese prints - hmmm, do you see a colour theme here??  Could it be more beige/ yellow/ cream & brown??  I'm afraid lilac, lemon & green don't cut it for unisex anymore. 
To further extend my cookie cutter shape screen printing series, i found these cute shapes to use - i really only wanted the mushroom & pear (of course, in different packets) but i think the strawberry, apple & chillies will lead to really cool patterns too.
Finally, after working with these fabrics on something special for Handmade Living (not a patchwork project i might add) i think i should do a range of quilts & patchwork cushions for the upcoming Mathilda's Market in these prints.  They are very Room Seven/ Oilily - well they are from the Netherlands after all!!  They remind me of the clothes i put my girls in when they were little, i had a bit of an Oilily/ CakeWalk obsession & i think they are so classic, how could they ever date??  Maybe some frou frou patchwork skirts for Summer too??
Now back to sipping soup & hot lemon, ahhhhh.  I rarely get sick, i'm more a headache kind of girl, so sure i'll bounce back tomorrow.  Have lovely days, love Posie

20 comments:

yardage girl said...

Get better soon! Looking forward to more cookie cutter printing ;o)

Little Ted Canvas said...

So positive, ain't nothin gonna stop you!! I really hope you are better quick as a wink...love your line up of projects there, gorgeous fabrics, as always...

m.e (Cathie) said...

ooohhh, your fabric selection...wow!!!
hope you feel better soon, we are also surrounded by a cold that will not go away..and I am also a headache girl aswell.
hugs Ms Posie, feel better soon ♥

Miss Prudence said...

hope you get better - this weather is perfect to be sick in (especially in ACT brrrrr) I am sick at home too, but with a neck that won't move, so glad to be inside!
And yup, soup for lunch too!

get well soon posie xxx

Tammy James said...

Ohhh gorgeous prints! I hope that sore throat disappears soon.

Brenda said...

I was wondering where you've been the past few days......take some "mum time" and get yourself better so you can do something amazing with all your gorgeous fabrics!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

How on earth do you find the time to do anything at all with 4 kids and hubby abroad! Great to see you making time for the things that you love! Looking forward to seeing the cookie cutter printing!

flossy-p said...

Hope you feel better soon, and get loads of energy to find all that yellow fabric!

beck said...

Hope you are feeling better asap, it seems to be the season for sickness. Love the cookie cutters and pretty fabric, pretty can never go out of style! xo

Heidi said...

we love to see our girls in the same cute looks and boy I'm a headache kind of girl too!!
I hope you feel better soon.

Kate said...

You certainly have all the gorgeous ingredients there. I wish for you a speedy recovery and lots and lots of time to create. I am so looking forward to seeing what you create from those gorgeous prints. feel better. X

Jodi said...

Nice fabric - nice blog! I'll be back to visit when I have more TIME to browse! Feel better!

Kylie said...

Good luck with that throa - we have it here as well. Three grumpy oldies and two sickly kids:( came with a bad head cold as well:( Yuck.

Love your line up. Hope you ge some time to work on them soon. Love the pineapple.

Little Messy Missy said...

Ohhhh I love those veggie cookie cutters!!

The Creative Beast said...

i just got over a cold, so i sympathize with you...the worst part of being sick is that you aren't feeling well enough to use the time for CREATING!! =-\

love the mix of pattern and colors =-)

gretchenmist said...

at least with no voice you can still make contact now!! wouldn't it be great to have time, you are right, i think the feeling is universal!
hope you are feeling better soon :)

Ruby Star said...

You always have such gorgeous fabrics. Can't wait to see your unisex baby gear with those lovely colours. hope you're feeling better today. x

Corrie said...

hope you get better soon...love the cute fabrics - oh some of the older japanese ones are the best which I have tucked away!

Corrie:)

Gilly said...

I hope you are feeling better soon - the lurgy has gotten to all of us at one stage or another in the last three weeks - not much fun is it!

plushka said...

Get better soon! Love the fabric!!!!