Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Creative Space


Earlier this year I participated in the Hottie Challenge hosted by Cam at CurlyPops. The challenge was to make a hot water bottle cover to help raise funds for Margaret Pratt Foundation (Research for heart and Lung Transplants). I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make for my cover - I could see it in my head. Unfortunately, at the time I couldn't find the material (kind and colour) that I could see in my head, so I had to come up with an alternative (don't worry I still love what I did, you can see it here:).

Fast forward to this past weekend. The children and I stopped at one of our regular op shops and guess what I found? The material (kind and colour) that I had seen in my head when I had envisioned my hot water bottle cover, so of course I bought it!

I think this grey colour is the perfect back drop for my wool embroidery. I love using wool embroidery to depict native flowers. I don't really need to make a hot water bottle cover, so I decided to make a pin cushion. I started with a flannel flower. I love how the flower turned out, not so happy about the placement on the material, which I unfortunately cut too small, so not much room for adjustment. I might have to come up with another use for this one (plus, think I need to take the words off, just did that to fill the space, but not happy with it).


I've started a second one, this time giving myself a little more wiggle room:) I am embroidering one of my all time favorites a red bottle brush. The tree by our fence is in full bloom right now and it's so vibrant. I also want to do one in hot pink. There is a hot pink bottle brush tree up the block in bloom that is gorgeous, I just need to get the right colour of wool.



So remember, good things come to those who wait:) Hope you are getting lots done in your creative space this week. To see more lovely creative spaces you can visit here. Cyndy Pin It

11 comments:

Sarah said...

beautiful Cyndy :) these would make cute pouches for tiny goodies or brooches too! Lovin the hottie challenge too that was loads of fun. I am glad you have found your dream fabric

sister outlaws said...

Just love your embroidery - I love bottle brushes too!

amy said...

The grey and the wool are great together, especially that red, and I like embroidering local bits of nature, too. It's lovely to live surrounded by nature you like, isn't it?

(PS, Love your blog name!)

Max said...

They look absolutely stunning! The bottle brush is a fave of mine, your've rendered it so well x

Michelle @ rockMYroll said...

Beatuiful work..but i do believer you are heading into the wrong season fro hotwater bottles...fingers crossed anyway hee hee

CurlyPops said...

Your embroidery is so beautiful Cyndy. Bottlebrushes are my favourite native plant. At the first house that I built, I planted them all along my outdoor pergola. When they flowered , it was a magnificent sight!

FishesMakeWishes said...

I really like the red popping on the grey, looks really great!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

I love bottle brushes, your embroidery is just beautiful!

Debra said...

beautiful beautiful embroidery....inspiring...i may just have to get my old stitch books out now!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful creations!

So nice to meet you through BYW.
All the best,
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

rockmelon said...

absolutely stunning work, very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

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