Thursday, June 11, 2009

My creative space...

Sitting outside next to Hudson our Christiania bike, waiting for the little Pudding to wake from his nap, looking at this pattern and wondering where on earth to start. In line with my Wardrobe Refashion pledge, and inspired by the efforts of Jenaveve of August Street and Bek of Red Chocolate, I'm going to make me a skirt from scratch. Using a pattern, even. Well, we'll see how far I get with that...

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30 comments:

  1. That is the most amazing bikingy thing. Do you go in it sometimes?

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  2. LOVE that bike - I saw them all over the place in Copenhagen when I was there. Great to see they're here too!
    Good luck with your skirt! :) K

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  3. That bike really is the very coolest thing I've seen.

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  4. that bike reminds me of the ones in Amsterdam. now i am wanting to make askirt soon. have the material so will be interested in how u like this pattern.....,will be watching

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  5. Wow, that is a great bike thingy!!! good luck with your skirt, can't wait to see it finished!

    p.s. I am hosting a sponsored giveaway for a beautiful handcarved stamp - you can enter here.

    x nadine
    little lovelies

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  6. Good luck with the skirt, sewing clothes scares the bejezez out of me.

    Thankyou for your sweet comments I am new to softies too and blogging too and it is lovely to get positive feedback.

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  7. That is the coolest bike - is it easy to get around in it?! Best of luck with the skirt. I made one earlier in the year, and even though it was meant to be a Simple pattern, I still couldn't have done it without my mum's help! Be warned, you might need a sewing guru to make sense of it all!

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  8. love the bike, love the little bubby more. good luck with the skirt, i often wonder why i don't sew for me

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  9. Good on you for giving it a go...i get too scared and negative with clothing patterns, thinking I would be wasting my fabric - isn't that terrible!

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  10. They are so sweet when their asleep! Although he dosnt look like he could be anything else but sweet! Good luck with the skirt, you'll be right, its not as hard as it looks.

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  11. Just wanted to tell you I enjoyed reading your blog. And that bike is great, here in Holland we have lots of them and I would love to get one of those sometime too (it seems really handy with three little ones).
    And about that skirt? That's going to be fun, I bet. And I'm sure you will be very proud when you'll wear it! Goodluck!

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  12. Now, THAT'S an awesome creative space. The sleeping baby part is the best part of it, right? ;)

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  13. cute charlie , cute uka lalee to I can not spell ! good luck with the skirt!

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  14. Push me, push me! I'll fit!

    Oh, right, um, your bike is cool...

    Bubba looks gorgeous. It must sleep provoking, being push-biked along. It's so hard to wake them up when they are napping. Especially when it was hard to get them to sleep in the first place! Why do we know they are tired, but they protest and protest and then ta-dah, you were right, they're asleep? Well, that's what Cohen does! Funny little bubba.

    :)

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  15. Great bike, he looks so comfy!

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  16. Your bike looks awesome!!! Good luck with the sewing. :o)

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  17. I'm sure the skirt will work out fine! Looks like a nice pattern. Good luck!

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  18. very cute! good luck with the skirt :)

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  19. oooh, and thanks for passing on my blog! :)

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  20. Hi Gina

    Great to see Hudson again. I want one more than ever!

    Good luck with the skirt - I have a pile of huge second hand wool skirts and upolstery off cuts i'm planning to make some skirts from.

    I so cannot understand patterns. I usually end up giving up and finding an online tutorial for something similar.

    Cheers,
    Tricia

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  21. Looks like the little fella is exhausted from all the music he's been creating with that-there guitar. Great photo.

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  22. Great bike! Oh you are such a lucky duck and so is your little chicken - imagine being able to travel with your guitar whilst you're having a cozy snooze. Now that's lush!

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  23. Can't wait to see how it turns out. There's nothing more satisfying than making your own clothes

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  24. ...the little fella must have been knackered after all that peddling on his new bike.

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  25. Oh there's that Hudson again!! He really is marvellous. I'm desperately jealous.. Yay you for having a go at making some clothes from scratch!... I'm threatening to do it at the moment too... Its time to make something for me. ;)

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  26. We've got a double bike trailer for our two but neither of them have ever looked quite so comfy as your little one! Good luck on the skirt making - I'm very tempted to join in with the refashioning but think I need to get a few other things finished first! Just to let you know I've tagged you for a meme - don't know if it's your kind of thing or not but though it might be fun. x

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  27. You go girl! (sorry that's a tad 90's now...)
    I'd love to hear how you go with the skirt. I'm going to post some pics soon of mine - just having a little trouble getting any daylight to take some!!

    If you see any great skirt fabric on your travels be sure to drop me a note. I just found a sweet little shop in Geelong (my neck of the woods) called Joys Fabric Warehouse where they had some great wools for a wintery skirt.

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  28. Can't wait to see your from-scratch skirt. I've got that pattern - its a goodie!

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