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.
Great badgers, if you are going to be woken up at that ungodly time, that is a really nice thing to be given! Chele xReplyDelete
gasp... squeal...!!! Whatcha gonna make with the birdies? I think they're good enough to frame and hang up on the wall!ReplyDelete
How generous of Sally that's great stuff but I do love the little drawing .ReplyDelete
Lovely! I'm thrilled about the connections being made though our creative spaces...'tis terrific. xxxReplyDelete
It's like an early delivery from Sally Claus! What an absolutely beautiful package to give... and of course, receive!ReplyDelete
The drawing is awesome. GREAT idea to preserve it a la embroidery. I will wait and watch.
I hope Mummy is the rose and Daddy the spider but I guess I am wrong!ReplyDelete
Oh wow! Great drawing, I love the description too. And Sally sure is clever. Those screen printed red circles look so pretty.ReplyDelete
wow, what a great package of goodies, you are very lucky!ReplyDelete
Wow, what an amazing bunch of happy! I love it.ReplyDelete
Lovely drawing!! And a very marvelous package - Sally has been doing some rather exciting looking printing!ReplyDelete
Now that's a parcel! Don't you love getting mail other than bills.ReplyDelete
The drawing is fabulous, such an exciting moment - lucky you realised it was with the fading marker or there might have been tears (yours of course) later.
ah each one has a special magic to it!!ReplyDelete
Love the drawing and can't wait til my little one does his first and we can embroider. That is hilarious that he used your fabric marker. LOL! What a perfect tool- he get sa kick because he thinks it's exciting and naughty to use a marker and you get a kick because you know it will be gone in 24 hours. Priceless! xo m. PS> Yes, i am so glad I switched over. Macs are great for many things but blogging isn't one of them. sadly, I lost all of my comments in the process. xoReplyDelete
That is one serious package of goodness!ReplyDelete
love that drawing! How exciting first ever drawing. Love the idea of embroidering it.ReplyDelete
ALso loving the package you get, so many pretty things.
wow~ lovely package. love the screenprint tests :)ReplyDelete
and what a cute alarm u had this morning!
Wow, you lucky lady! Amazing goodies!ReplyDelete
My closer-to-3-than-2-year-old recently produced her first discernible drawing too--a big monster and a little monster with spiky hair. ;)
Wowza! What a fabulous bundle! Looks like christmas has definitely come early :) Have fun with all your new bits and pieces of fabric goodies. Those screenprints are just fantastic :) KReplyDelete
Oh love the blue birds..xxReplyDelete
cant wait to see the stitched version of the drawing xReplyDelete
So glad that you didn't cop a book to the head this morning ;) ... nice drawing - and brilliant that you'll be able to embroider it.ReplyDelete
Also very glad that you liked your goodies... if only I could have packaged up spare time for you too!
Take care xx
what gorgeous gifts!ReplyDelete
and such a cute drawing - will be very special embroidered. will you hand or free machine?
Can't wait to see the pictures made up! What a lovely package you received - I've ony just been on Sally's blog today - what a talented, and obviously, very generous lady - lucky you!ReplyDelete
Oh, that boy :-D But the drawing is great. I think it will be very nice if you encorporate it in some of your work.ReplyDelete
Those first drawings are the most precious. A couple of years ago I started a quilt full of Jazzy's first drawings embroidered and her favourite fabrics. Shame it'll never get finished. It is so hard when they get all self conscious and start putting bits where they should be. And as for that package, Sally is one talented lady and you are one very lucky creative spacer.ReplyDelete
Lucky ducky - great package - love the fabrics!! the Charlie plane is really special too.ReplyDelete
love the Daddy Mummy badger, ace!ReplyDelete
Great drawing by the closer to 3 than 2 year old. Certainly one to treasure and far better than the book - owch! xReplyDelete
love the drawing. he shows some promise. i was so relieved that you traced over it. when i read fading marker i imagined his efforts disappearing. lovely haul you recieved. well doneReplyDelete
Impressive! lucky youReplyDelete
Looks like Christmas has come early for you with all those lovely pieces, have fun creating.ReplyDelete