Thursday, September 23, 2010

my creative space #6....

We have been having quite a creative school holidays so far, with a girl in the house who likes to make things we have been making some felt softies. This is Lily's bunny, she is very pleased with herself! I think she has done a great job with only a little help from me.
I also started teaching Lily how to crochet, she has mastered chaining and made a nice little necklace with a flower pendant hanging from it. Next time she is staying we might try some other stitches.

All this creativity has been rubbing off on my boys, Andre was inspired to make a fish. He decided he wanted to do it on the sewing machine, I attempted to teach him how to use it, he had a few issues with my Elna, I ended up doing most of the sewing , so I guess it's a bit of a collaboration. He still said it was 'Awesome', high praise from my son! I am still impressed he stayed interested enough to finish the project, and now he wants to make more and sell them on etsy! The little entrepreneur! ( Although I think he might need a bit more time with Elna before we get to that stage!!)

Not bad for a first attempt!

I have nearly finished my colourful crochet rug, it is all joined together (a process I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would), and I am just doing a little edge a few dc rows to finish it off. I was going to try a nice scalloped edge, but decided to go with the simple rows as Max has put his name on it and I don't want it to be too girly, also the colours are pretty in your face so it probably doesn't need too much more fuss. Hope to finish it off over the weekend and have a
"TA DA" post next week with photos! YaY!

Have a great day!


  1. What Gorgeous Softies!!!
    Well Done Lily and Andre :)
    Looking forward to seeing your rug when it's finished Jules :)

  2. How funny! My girls are exactely the same. As soon as they start making something, they start planning how they will sell them.
    Love the fish and the bunny and am very looking forward to seeing the finished rug.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Great idea, with school holidays now I need all the help I can get.

  4. My 10yr old daughter has just started to crochet, she has set her sights quite high and has insisted on making a blanket, she has only mastered sc, she may get this finished by the time she is ready to go to university. Looking forward to seeing the rug. x


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