Kassel for Documenta 12
Munich for Oktoberfest
I should be paying a pile of bills ...
but I'd rather anticipate fabric stores like Nunoya in Barcelona
I should be cleaning the house to make life easier for when we get back ...
And I'm finally getting there with the pre-sewing madness for the birthdays while I'm away.
It's been a busy week planning our trip and catching up with family and friends before we head off. Only 3 weeks today till we leave. I believe I'm at the awareness/shock stage now where I've realised in 3 weeks time I'm going to have a 2 month holiday. I think the next stage is panic/chaos but it will be worth it.
So, before I go there are a number of projects I need to finish off including gifts for birthdays that fall during the time we are away, a book cover for our lonely planet so we don't look completely like tourists, a scarf for James and a knitted headband on order. Could be tight.
This week was an online extravaganza. I joined Indiepublic which is the best creative answer to My Space ever and Facebook where I caught up with some old friends.
These little felt kitties were made for Leila and Ava so they had a present to open on Chloe's birthday. Both kitties received kisses and a day out at Movie World. The pattern is from Craft Issue #3.
I love this bag. I made it to sell but am thinking of giving it as a gift. It's lined on the inside with the red fabric and has little pockets inside too for a phone and keys. The embroidery on the front is based on an image from a fashion magazine.
I have so many knitting projects on the go at the moment, I can't seem to finish one without starting another. This one will be a headband for my sister. I have 2 more orders for headbands and am hoping to make one for myself too. They keep your head really warm without having to hide all your hair under a beanie.
I discovered shrink plastic a while ago. It's really hard to find in Brisbane and I ended up findng an online quilting shop in Caboolture that stocks it. I used permanent ink markers so the drawings didn't rub off and made a series of brooches, you can check out more of them on my flickr page. The ink still rubs off a bit so I think I'll have to varnish them somehow.
I made this bag for Mum for her birthday back in April. It was meant to be a fold up wallet thing but I got a bit carried away when I started sewing the fabric strips together. The little blue bird on the front is just a cut out from one of the fabrics, embroidered and appliqued.