08 June 2011

our creative space 'climb every mountain of fabric'

Greetings all,
Another week, another creative space & another Blogger malfunction where i can't leave comments, followers come & go + i can't download images from Picasa, just a limited selection from my computer.  Anyway . . . that won't ruin the sunshine that is the Handmade Market on this Saturday & the mountain of fabric i'm chopping up to sell thereThis is me pretending i'm not in panic making mode of course!!  It's a long weekend in Canberra so i can recover (read: fix the mess that is my pre-market-madness studio & finally switch the 3 girls' bedrooms around, as you do when you need to relax!!)
I've been collecting small selections of colour to brighten up my patchwork fabric-for-sale baskets!!  Considering we're hovering around -4C to 4C at the moment in Canberra, brrr, i like my sunshine & happiness colours, even if it's only inside my cosy studio right now?? 
 I'm going to make these gorgeous Joel Dewberry bird prints into cushions for the Market & Shop.  They are so beautiful, it's an inexpensive cushiony way to bulk out my stall.  I'm thinking of having them on a card table behind my stall, so they don't hog prime grab worthy real estate.
 Such pretty designs & colourways, they'll look grogeous in my huge French baskets. 
 The cutting was the easy part, i have about 400 new FQ - my baskets are a bit empty from the last Handmade Market - restocking is a big job.  I will be very happy to relax at the Handmade Business Summit lunch on Friday, i can rest my aching hands.
My mountain of fabric . . . good thing i'm a speed-folder.  I have my routine: fold, stack & lay books on top to press them flat, then slide into cello & seal with some Japanese washi tape.  Done!!  It's not torture at all, the fabrics take me back to . . . when i bought them . . . what i've made with the same fabric . . . what collection they are from . . . it's like a photo album.  I'm slowly clearing fabrics from when i started my business over a decade ago, it's hard but i'm planning to seriously de-stash for when we move next, thus no new bolts!! 
For actual creativity, check out Our Creative Spaces this Thursday, love Posie

15 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Jennie...all the best for the market...I'm so sorry I won't be able to make it up this time...I'm still not driving...but Ill be thinking heaps of you...Have a fun day...I know all you gals will do well...Love Dzintra

polkadotpeticoat said...

All your colors and fabrics are so happy!! your in winter now right?

Felicity said...

Woweee!
Your creative space definitely is an Aladdin's cave of fabric treasures.
Can't wait to see all that you make and put together for the fun of the 'fair'.

xx Felicity

Amy said...

Love love love the colours. I would so love to go to a Handmade Canberra market. Maybe I could send my Nanna with a shopping list??

Ekk -4C. You can keep that weather. I can't beleive it is so cold down there already.

And goodluck with the no new bolts challenge that you set yourself!

The Handmaden said...

400 FQs!! Love that bird print, will look great as cushions. Happy sewing!

Taylor Made said...

All the best for the weekend...

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Loving the bid fabric very much. Wishing you a wonderful market day. Keep warm Posie.

xxxx

Anna Bartlett said...

That summit sounds incredible - I actually read through it and thought "could I possibly?" and if it wasn't the 2 year old's birthday, it just might have been. Ah, one day. All the best with the market too. May all your creativity be well rewarded.

Bec said...

Love the bright colours! Have a great day at the market :-)

Maxabella said...

I just can't wait to meet you (and so many others). Good luck getting everything ready. x

Kylie said...

It's all looking fantastic. Good luck with the markets! Kx

Tas said...

I have been resisting that 2nd line of Joel Dewberry fabrics up until now...but your gorgeous photo isn't helping...

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Posie...have you tried turning off the 'keep signed in' box on blogger sign in? The other day it messed up again and I noticed it had ticked the box again itself! All the best at the markets.

quilary said...

It looks like fabric heaven there! Have a lovely time at the markets - it is indoors now isn't it? There is a bit of cold weather forecast!!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Oh I do hope the markets were a success! I am drooling over those fabrics in the 1st and 4th pictures!!! Such yummy fresh colours! Send me some for my birthday ;)
One of my regulars posted this about comment issues - don't know if it will help you or not, but it might be worth a try.
http://describehappy.blogspot.com/2011/06/are-you-still-having-problems.html
Seaweed&Raine xo