Wednesday, 8 September 2010

my portable saucepan-able creative space...

unusual i know, but this week, my creative space got a bit portable and oddly saucepan-able. see, i help run a sewing group on sunday afternoons. its for women on a local housing estate who otherwise wouldn't have access to sewing machines or overlockers. but on sunday this week, it was very quiet, and so i began to riffle around in the scraps bags to see what i could find.  

see i had been planning to make an owl for terrible comfort's halloween show (see the call out here, and join on in!). and having printed out this pattern at work during the week and then having conveniently left it in my bag, i thought i would get started. so, finding the cut off leg of a pair of tan corduroy pants that had been hemmed by someone and a scrap of beigey coloured fake fur i was off. that was, until some more women showed up and i went back to helping run the group. and that's where the saucepan comes in. see at the end of the group, i had to pack everything up to take the rest of the owl pieces home. for a random assortment of reasons, i had one of my big saucepans with me - the perfect place for all the owl pieces. 

and so this week, i have been finishing the owl off and here it is, all finished: the terrible comfort portable/saucepan-able/fabric scrap owl...
the front panel is a little bit crooked, but not too bad for a first attempt at the pattern, with no instructions. i might even make a few more!

what's going on in your creative space? saucepans?

11 comments:

Sandrine said...

Hello Thanks for dropping by:)
A sewing group that sound like a great thing!!No saucepan here or should I say only for dinner :)
Have a nice creative day x

Taylor Made said...

I just love your generosity of sharing your creative gifts with others in need....
Thanks for stopping by my space too.

Maxabella said...

I think his crookedness makes him all the sweeter. Love him. x

littlebetty said...

Cool owl - very spooky - crookedness and all!

Amanda said...

Awww I think he is adorable, err I mean spooky :)

Kate said...

I love the before, bits and pieces in the saucepans, and the after, shots. Good on you for spreading the crafty love. That is so ace.

Creative disorganization said...

So very cute...you must be a mum as i tend to tranform the strangest things into a bag at the last minute....!

Catherine said...

I often find it hard to come up with a safe place to keep works in progress... maybe I should head to the kitchen cupboard next time!

Sally said...

Wow... spooky owl!
So impressed that you're running a sewing group - all kinds of wonderful. Bravo to you!

The Clip Cafe said...

How cute (you might like our softie swap?) Do you have a follower link?

midge said...

he look very wise. good on you for getting into the craft sharing

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