Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My Creative Space - Bunting & A Little Dream Comes True


This week I finished off my bunting for The Bunting Swap, which I'm pretty happy with, and all five were posted off yesterday.  This is my first craft swap, so it's a fun and interesting exercise for me.  I would have liked to have made more, but glad I didn't because time seems to be limited at the moment.  For the front panel I used some old Aldi shopping bags made from calico.  These bags have been sitting in the cupboard for quite a while now, just waiting for a new purpose.  I used various scraps of patterned fabrics for the other side and matching fabric scraps for the lovehearts.   

I didn't realise this was an international swap until I received my recipients list, so I was surprised to find that one of them would be going to Switzerland and one to Wales, I hope they make it there safely! 

I've received one of mine so far, thanks Alison of  Alison By The Bay for the lovely pale blue spot and check bunting, it's right up my ally!  The afternoons see me eagerly checking the letterbox each day for the remaining four.  I'm guessing the longer they take, the more intricate and elaborate they'll be (just kidding).  It's fun though dreaming up what they might look like and what I'll do with them.

Speaking of dreaming, I have been dreaming a bit lately, and one of those little dreams has just come true, nothing earth shattering or life changing,  but I'm a little excited because I've made a nice little creative space all of my own in our office/spare room.   I now actually have my own sewing table and my machine no longer has to compete with the computer or paperwork!   But more about that later, still decorating and can't wait to share. 


Have you had any surprises in the mail this week?

For more creativity and inspiration, go here.
  
xSam

15 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

LOVE them!
i naughtily have not started yet..oops, i am so behind but I was thinking hearts too. i love hearts everywhere!
did you leave the top open like that Sam?

lamina@do a bit said...

Very cute bunting... I'm sure they will make it safely across the sea :)

babygalah said...

I love the bunting you've made ! I'm like Cathie and my bunting is still to be made....tomorrow......hopefully !
Hope you get some parcels in the mail this week.

Taylor Made said...

The swap has been fun hasn't it? Two of mine also went to Wales and Switzerland. I am keen to see what returns to me also.
Yours look great.

Anna Bartlett said...

How good is it when you can leave the machine out! I'm nearly there myself, and I'm delighted for you! Love your bunting too!

kylie said...

Too cute! Love your bunting and your dream coming true. I share the dream and have been planning and suggesting and hinting to Mr about what to buy and where to set things up, but so far... no luck for me! I'll content myself with being happy for you in your crafty place and keep hoping! :0)

Debra said...

Gorgeous bunting, i thought about this swap but have too much on the go....hearts are gorgeous!
Great upcycling.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh they are SO gorgeous!!!!

Sam said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Cathie, yes I did leave the tops like that, as I assume they'll be sewn over when recipients put their bunting together, have noticed some others doing this, and some people sew them up.:)Sam

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh so lovely!! I'm late, ooppss, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh so lovely!! I'm late, ooppss, love Posie

Lauren said...

:) I can see mine! glad your arrived safely too!

Bayside Rose said...

You have inspired me.Your heart bunting is just gorgeous. x

sweet emmelie said...

so,so pretty!

Katie said...

Your bunting is lovely. Congratulations on your own sewing space!We are in the process of moving into a new house and I have already claimed a room (well half a room) for my sewing nook. Like you I can't wait to set it all up! I'll look forward to seeing some pics when you're done :)