Saturday, February 14, 2009

Organize First, Create Later

Before I could do anything creative I had to find my stuff. That started a massive redistribution of said stuff along with condensing and tossing out. I emptied six rubbermaid bins and got all my paint stuff in the armoire with some sewing and drawing stuff in there too.

Then I could put all the yarn in the closet, and bring all the fabric into the studio. A place for everything, dustfree and visible. I can't have shelves of fabric stacked up, since it is 98% hand dyed and color is color, not prints. I do have a box of prints now and they will be easy to locate in their own box. On the side of my shelf is the hanging fused fabrics which is what I work from, and will reach for today. Plus two boxes of fused scraps in the armoire which is like 'sprouts' of good ideas.

On the Knitting Front

I found this pattern for mitered square slippers on Ravelry and just had to try them out. The pattern, which I fully intended to follow called for sock yarn (have a ton) and so I dove in, making the smallest size slipper. HUGE when I got this far and I knew I would be frogging the thing, drat.

And I wanted a thicker slipper anyway so it wouldn't wear out so fast, so I switched to a worsted weight superwash wool, and made a slight adjustment in the casting on part, and changed the toe so it wasn't so pointy and elf shoe-ish. Me likey.

At the quilt store, where they also sell yarn (all purpose stash builders that they are)
I found this lovely yarn, a lot like Noro Kureyon, only much nicer and softer and not so felted looking. And dare I say cheaper?

I wanted to make this bag which I also found on Ravelry, because I loved the ice-creamy pastels,
so how did I end up doing it in turquoise and this multi?
And do I really want a felted bag? It is little at least, and should shrink down to a nice mini size, but you know I am not much of a bag carryin' gal, no lipstick, pictures, comb or even money, just a bunch of credit cards and my driver's license.

So now without further ado, I am dragging out my fused scraps and getting to it.


  1. I love the randomness of your life! It's so filled with fun and we get to sit and watch it! Happy Valentines day to you and Dave!!!

  2. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for the pics of Posie's studio. I drool.
    Happy Valentines you two.

  3. I would like to see a shot of the thing you have the pre-fused fabric hanging in......




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