My creative space began rather early this morning (5am to be precise) when the closer-to-3-than-2-year-old paid his morning visit to the marital boudoir and produced this:
"Daddy and Mummy-the-badger". Right-o.
I was too chuffed to be annoyed. Usually he hurls books at us. Today, he produced what I think is his first discernable drawing. Amusingly, his tools of choice were a scrap of heavy interfacing and my air-faiding fabric marker! (What were they doing in reach?!) So I've traced it already, and plan to embroider it onto something quick smart, a la Soulemama.
One advantage of the regular early visitations is that I'm given the 'opportunity' to get a few things done in those fresh, still hours of the morning. This morning I've been out at the line, airing a whole bunch of items that I received in the post from the wonderful Virtually Sally. Perhaps you recognise these gorgeous birds from her blog?
When I expressed interest in them, Sally offered to send me some, which she generously did... along with a few blank versions....
Oh, and these fabulous printed panels from her screenprinting experiments... (LOVE!):
AND these totally fabulous embroidered pears!!!:
But wait... there's more... she also sent two large calico drawstring bags with aeroplane prints, on which she'd embroidered my boys' names! Unbelieveable. They now have their Christmas stockings.
I thought it was apt to acknowledge this amazing package in Creative Spaces, because indeed this is where Sally and I first 'met'! Thank you Sally from the bottom of my heart. I'm having so much fun planning what to make with all your bits and pieces...
And thank you as always to Kirsty for hosting My creative space... it's a winner.
I'm a wife and mother; a small-town turned urban-dweller; a reformed consumer seeking a slower, simpler life; a Christian learning to love my neighbour; a recovering perfectionist enjoying being just good enough.
I love making, reading, rethinking, growing, gardening, running, hanging around with my three smalls and connecting with my neighbourhood - real and virtual.