14 June 2012

my creative space . . . 'first sewing project post surgery'

Greetings all,
A special extra welcome to my latest followers, hello!!  If you didn't know, i used to be a very busy handmade designer, in business full time for over a decade - until earlier this year - after 8 years of suffering carpal tunnel syndrome - i had surgery on both wrists.  Relief was immediate, however, swelling & stiffness is slowly repairing.  Anyway . . . hand sewing was my passion, it was how i fell in love with stitching when i was 5 years old . . . i didn't start using a sewing machine until i was 23 & pregnant with my first baby.  I have missed hand stitching, greatly, so when my gal pal Claire from Craft Schmaft offered a Sock Owl sewing class at Sew It Together on the weekend, i am pretty sure i was the first to sign up.  
Meet Lucy.
 I normally obsess over unfinished edges & whispy threads, but i think they add to her soft character.
Beautiful Claire allowed us to choose sock & fabric sets for the class, i made this for my son.
 I completed her wings on the afternoon school run today, where she sat waiting for her new keeper patiently, pondering the world.  How lovely are Winter days in Canberra??
 This boy gasped with glee (he LOVES handmade softies, they are all named & live in families on his bed, not all 8 year old boys are maniacs) & then proceeded to act like a maniac for the photo.
 Here is our sweet Claire, i adore catching up with her & talking raising boys.
 I wonder if she'll come up with a sock duck pattern one day??  I have muses.
So please enjoy my new found inspiration & ability to stitch again, i thank Claire.  For more crafty goodness, check out My Creative Space in Village Voices.  Love Posie 
PS last chance to enter & win a copy of the Best Ever Birthday story cook book here!!

24 comments:

Leonie said...

So pleased you are hand sewing again! Yippee!!
And what an adorable owl too - I love it!
Yes I have just turned 9 year old boy who LOVES handmade softies too.
xx

Posie Patchwork said...

I also bought Claire's patterns (now i have them ALL) so i'll be trying many more of her sock softies soon, love Posie

Becky said...

Very cute, the owl and boy both. Both of my children love their softies :)

Cas said...

too cute! my boy still loves his softies. hardly any room in his bed with the gang thats formed/ing...

clare's craftroom said...

Great job ! It is so cute !

Claire said...

*gasp* she's beautiful! Thank you so much for the post, I am so glad you're back in the world of hand stitching. Luuuurved catching up with you in the Berra, hope to see you sooner than next years SIT. Xo

Claire said...

Hey Claire, glad you are able to do some hand stitching again after your surgery. Must've been very frustrating waiting for things to settle down.

Love the sock owl, they are so cute and frayed wispy edges definitely add character and texture to him.......

Claire :}

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

Lucy is so cute! Great job - must buy a pattern

Polly said...

What a gorgeous little owl.

Kylie said...

How cute.
Was great to catch up and sit and sew with you Posie:)
I'm about to blog my little owlette.

Nancy said...

So cute (including your son). I understand that joy that comes from hand creating something. It just feels different than when I put my pedal to the metal. More a part of me. It must have been very difficult when your hands became painful.

Jane said...

Oh Jennie, good for you! I am so pleased you can finally use your precious hands this way again. Fabulous! J x

TexWisGirl said...

maybe YOU should design the duck softie! :)

Lily Mulholland said...

Congrats Jennie! A finished project is a good project; one that's so loved is even better! Hope your wrists recover soon :)

mel @ loved handmade said...

Gorgeous! My very soon to be 8yr old loves softies too. He sleeps surrounded every night, but most dear to him are my owls! Bless..x

Jode said...

So cute! How wonderful you are able to sew again too!!Fantastic that he loves his softies!

today i said...

The owls wings are the cutest!

Tas said...

Gorgeous. I made Claire's owls for my kids when I went away for a weekend of sewing too. I am going to nab them back when they are "too old" for them- they are so adorable.

peli said...

i just love the owl!!!!

Posie Patchwork said...

I just made a set for each of my cousins who just had baby boys, they loved them, love Posie

ally said...

You've already done a whole parliament of owls...you are too fabulous!!!
Glad the hands are holding up

Leah said...

Your owl looks great! I enjoyed meeting you in this class - must blog it soon....

Akshaya Borkar said...

HI , Thanks for visiting my blog today. I loved this cute owl...

Seaweed and Raine said...

Hi Lucy! You are very cute! :) Are you going to be getting some siblings any time soon?