10 February 2011

my creative space 'fabric ribbon purses'

Greetings all,
Well it has been an exhuasting week with ALL of us getting back into the swing of school routine.  High School starts 20 minutes earlier than Primary School, which puts me in heavier city traffic, sigh.  I'm trying to think up exciting sandwich & lunch box options + i'm back behind the counter at Shop Handmade. 
Knowing it would be a challenge to do any sewing this week, i got stuck into fabric & ribbon coin purses on the weekend (watching Mad Men series 3, again).  Here is this week's offering for Kootoyoo's My Creative Space.
 Finally able to upload images - these are some close ups of the pencil case in the 'packing for high school' post.  She studies Japanese & likes birds, deer, hearts & mushrooms, voila ribbon perfection!!
 This is the 'just in case' purse, more oriental ribbon love.
 I made four dozen purse pouches, seeing the first batch sold out quickly, this should last a while.
 I'm working on a Euro theme for the Handmade Market in 10 days. 
 How cute is this for some French amore??
  Plus a new batch of larger purses in my gorgeous collection of linens printed in Japan.
My feet are sore - i'm not 'Shop fit' meaning i'm not used to standing for 5 hours a day but wow, do Rachel (Shop owner) & i laugh, at anything & everything, all day!!  Then home to cook dinner, organise uniforms & bake for the following day (i bake twice during the week for recess, while the oven is on for dinner).  Small mercy we don't have homework this week as i get back into the structured school routine, covering books & labelling every single thing my children need for school.  Oh & so far - putting my credit card on no less than a dozen notes for all sorts of things from school photos to camp.    
My husband has been out bush for almost a month now in hot humid Brisbane & tries to call in every couple of days.  I have to say technology has come a long way since the days when he'd go out & i wouldn't hear from him at all during an exercise, little babies or not (i'm possibly the world's more relaxed & patient wife).  Skype is working a treat, the children can see his face & chatter away about their day, their new teachers, classrooms, friends, it's gorgeous & natural.  I've love it, i can chat meaningfully & hand sew at the same time, glee!!
Shall enjoy the rest of the week home alone sewing up a storm, ahhhh . . . once i nail the new school run & earlier start time, i should be home from 9a.m. for almost 6 hours of sewing & gardening, yippee!!  Love Posie
PS so good to be running at full internet speed again today, ah, i'm off to visit blogs, tally ho.

36 comments:

Leonie said...

oh wow! you are amazing!! Four dozen purses!!!
and all the school runs... wow, Im tired just reading what you do!
And isnt skype just fantastic. we are enjoying the benefits immensely.
and Im giving myself this week to muck around and then looking forward to finding how much I can fit into six hours!!
Glad your internet is back to full speed :)

lisa :: the red thread said...

4 dozen purses!!? Wow Jennie, you're on a roll! I'm coming to shop (no stall this time) at Handmade market so I'll pop in to say hello.

plushka said...

Gorgeous creative space! Love your market theme:)

Tammi said...

How do you keep on top of everything? You totally amaze me!!
Love the purses, especially that writing fabric.
So wish I could visit the Handmade shop in person :)
xx

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Wow you sure have been a busy bee! I couldn't make four dozen of anything. They look very beautiful and I'm sure will sell out just as quick. Those smiggle sheep sure are popular little creatures! We have a small flock in our house.

Nic said...

Four dozen???? Wow! You're a machine! I love your pencil cases from the previous post too :) I really need to do something like that. Love the choice of fabric too.

CHD said...

I'm loving your fabrics and am totally amazed at what you achieve in your day- inspirational. Would love to visit that Shop Homemade again. Cx

mel @ loved said...

Life is so busy! I love those purses, and there are sooo many! Thank goodness for skype, we don't have it but boy it would be great..

Sarah B said...

Oh my gawd Posie, all those cute purses! Do you ever stop? LOL
I don't know how you do the army wife thing, with your man far away - my Lyndon has been working on the mainland for the past week and I was thinking of you and how you don't see your husband for months. Skype really must be a blessing :)

Taylor Made said...

Fantastic effort...you certainly know how to get things done...enjoy your sewing time.
Any good suggestions for where to buy such beautiful linens?

Sarah said...

Seriously Posie how do you do it? No really, please, please tell me. I am in awe of your energy!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Such cute purses! The Japanese prints are cute - but I have to say I have a things for all things Francais! I would send my SIL around to pick one up at the markets - but she will be here in Sydney instead!

Go super mum! School routine? You make it sound like a piece of cake... mmm. Cake!

Naturally Carol said...

I think I'm going a bit crazy just looking at all your purses let alone making them! Thank goodness you take it in your stride. It's cooler up here today so at least your husband won't suffer quite so much at the moment. The humidity from that cyclone was awful.

Cate said...

4 dozen!! I think I need to lie down - I'm exhausted just looking at all that (they are gorgous though!!)
xxxCate

Mama of 2 boys said...

You are one incredible lady Posie. I can't believe there is only one of you. I seriously would not even know where to start with the number of things you achieve in a weekend or a DAY! Gorgeous purses, the materials are divine.
P.S. I also love Mad Men. That Don Draper... hard to resist ;o)

Brenda said...

Ahhh six hours to yourself to sew up a storm! I'd love to have six hour straight at the moment, all I find myself doing is parent teacher meetings, assemblies/presentations, swim carnivals! They didn't waste any time in filling up our calendars.......how's your's looking?

Heidi said...

You are a machine an unstoppable machine....love the cases.
I have to say this whole being on the pta at school I will stick to helping in the classrooms from now on yuck!

Lizzie said...

Sounds like you're settling into the school days routine again, lovely purses and I love the 'just in case' purse...
Lizzie
xxx

Hot Fudge said...

Four dozen purses in the same time as it takes me to make a dress. I'm depressed.

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous - to have 6 whole hours a day to sew up a storm, and to have 4 dozen (!!!) purses ready for a market would be my ideal world.....ahh, I'll just dream and sew when I can while my littlest is sleeping :)
Hayley

Wendy said...

Goodness! You are a busy one, aren't you? I can't fathom how you do it all, and do it with such finesse! I'm in awe...

The Clip Cafe said...

They are all so very nice! I can't believe there are so many - you superwoman! In love with the fabrics totally.

Naturally Carol said...

Just had to pop back today and say how much I love that pencil case...the fabrics and ribbon are delightful!

Maxabella said...

Are you this productive when hubby is home!? x

Freckled Sparrow said...

I love those purses! Well done, productive lady!
x

The Moerks said...

You are a brave brave woman to contemplate all those zips. I am afraid of putting in zips.

clare's craftroom said...

I love those little purses , no wonder they sold out last time !

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Oh Posie - you are amazing! Love the purses. How do you do it :O)??

Chantal said...

Fabulous purses Posie. You're an amazing woman! I love the euro feel you're going for. Those ribbons are gorgeous. Great choice.
Glad you have been able to stay in contact with hubby. I'm sure it's still a lot to deal with at home but at least having that regular contact via Skype makes him feel not so far away.

Bron66 said...

The purses look great but I really wanted to comment about Mad Men. I only discovered it recently. I have been watching 2 or 3 episodes a night and have just finished the third series. I am desperate to see the fourth. I love it! Why hadn't I heard of it before? By the way I love reading your posts

Vanessa said...

4 dozen?!? Oh my gosh!! I love your fabrics they are just beautiful, as are your creations. Glad to have found your blog!

Teek said...

I love all the ribbons that you are using. They just make the purses that little more special.
I know what you mean about dolls. I don't know any child with pink eyes. It freaks me out too :-)
Tanya

aroundmytable said...

These are so adorable :) Love them all!

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amazingsammyc said...

i love the purses, they are FANTASTIC.

amazingsammyc said...

i love the purses, they are....... FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!