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Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Creative Space

Now that the first Sugar & Spice Children’s Market is over, which by the way was fantastic and Ali did a great job organising it, there is once again time for finishing and starting more fun creative stuff. And the first project I finished this week was Maya’s little dress.
I had lots of fun making this, my first crochet project. There was no pattern. I made it up as I went along and used one of Maya’s existing dresses for the armhole shape and for size. I learnt heaps about crocheting, in particular how it is so much quicker and easier than knitting! Yay ‘cos I am the slowest, most uncoordinated knitter in the world.
I love the cotton yarn I bought from the oppy and three balls were just enough to finish the dress. I have only about 1 or 2 metres of yarn left over! When I was making the dress I was thinking I would sew the shoulders together but then realised it wouldn’t go over Maya’s head. So I decided to use buttons and loops to close the shoulders. I was going to use an embroidered doily to make a pocket, but instead used it to cover a couple of the self cover buttons I scored from the oppy recently. I love how the dress has turned out, I love the buttons and now I love crochet!

The other fun creative thing I’ve been up to this week is planning and stitching my postcard for the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. I’m running a little late but hopefully it’ll be finished this week and on it’s way to my swap partner in the US soon. I don’t have any photos of the work in progress but it is based on this photo I took a few years ago. Do you know what it is? I’ll explain and show the finished postcard later once it is finished and has been received in the US!

More Creative Spaces over here at Kootoyoo.


Little Ted Canvas said...

That dress is just adorable, how clever are you!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

I wish I had known so I could say hello, I visited first thing, really quickly with the two little ones.
it had a great atmosphere & got very busy!
glad you had a good day

nicole said...

cute dress! sooooo clever of you to make the pattern up as you go.

i'm starting on my stitched postcard too! stitching while watching glee :D

Heidi said...

That dress is super cute and the buttons lovely, I got a button maker kit at a garage sale this summer now I'm so inspired to try it!!!

Tinkerbell's Treehouse said...

SO cute! Love the buttons too!

midge said...

gorgeous little frock and the doily buttons are perfect. clever old you making such a cute thing without so much as a pattern

Fruitful Fusion said...

What a gorgeous dress!!!

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