Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }


I have never read How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto nor watched the movie but after this week's creative space I think I should. A tale of women working together to create one wedding quilt full of love and memories and the odd cup of tea sounds so enchanting.



This week I made my own version...a knitted blanket! Now before you get too excited...no, I didn't knit it...I cut up old woolen jumpers and sewed them together á la The Crafty Minx.



I had such fun hunting out pure wool jumpers (so that they will shrink slightly in the wash to stop the seams fraying) and as I was cutting the squares and piecing it together my thoughts often wandered to the wearers of the jumpers. Was the pale lilac twin set used for job interviews, was the cream angora cardigan with pearl buttons draped over shoulders on the way out of the ballet, was the powder blue merino a perfect "having a sickie" lounge about, rainy day kinda jumper?



And here is my own little dreamer snuggled up under all those memories creating ones of her very own. She is going to be an Enid girl for sure, bless her dear heart!!

For more snuggly creative spaces please pop over to Kirsty's lovely blog.


27 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh, I can just imagine how snuggly that would be - perfect for enjoying lots of special, warm moments! Hope you're having a lovely week (and blog visiting is helping me to feel loads better - thank you!).

Jennie said...

oooh, what a lovely idea. your little one looks so cosy there.xx

Cotton Kiwi said...

So cute and snuggly! I've been meaning to make one of those for ages too but so many other things on my list! You should check out Betz White's blog if you haven't already if you are hooked on repurposing old sweaters. Her book Warm Fuzzies is divine.

CurlyPops said...

That looks like the perfect place to snuggle up during this wonderfully freezing cold snap we're having!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Steph it's beautiful! I've been wanting to try that blanket from the crafty minx, such a great idea. Ok so now I'm on the hunt for wooly jumpers, yay!

Kylie said...

Can I come and snuggle with you - tis a little cold here today. It looks great - well done:)

Seaside Siblings said...

Oh it looks lovely and just perfect for this time of year.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh this looks just so beautiful and warm! How very inspiring with all those beautiful colours and books! I hope you are having a beautiful week!
Sophie x

Quilary said...

I love your recycling idea. It looks like a really warm blanket, just in time for this cold snap that has arrived.

ecoMILF said...

Beautiful! You've inspired me! xo m.

moose and bird said...

What a beautiful re-purposed keepsake and simply perfect for the cold nights we have been having. Your creative spaces are always so inspiring. Have a lovely week. xo

karlyn Jackson said...

ooh looks so cozy, i love the colours too!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

The best winter recycling I have seen thus far!!

xo Steph

Cat said...

Lovely! It looks to be so super snuggly and soft :) I adore the colors, too!

Heidi said...

Oh its just lovely and wool is so wonderful. What a treasure to pass along!

Chicken Willow said...

It looks so cosy, what a great idea.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

such w(a)(o)nderful thoughts while putting together an amazing cozy blanket! well done.. (i love those thoughts when working with textiles - funny it only comes to me with textiles... :))

Paper Tree Design said...

How gorgeous! You are so talented. Your little girl looks like she's enjoying snuggling up to it too. Have a great weekend. Michelle

Sprout Gallery said...

Ahhh you just can't go past hand made blankets. We have quite a few here knitted by Granny but somehow these look a little trendier :)

littleminx said...

that looks just gorgeous Steph - I do the same thing when using pre-loved things, imagine their past, that's part of the joy of it I think. Have a great weekend x

Phoenix Peacock said...

it looks so lush and delightful to cozy up in!

Sally said...

I adore that blanket. The soft colours, the soft wool. Oh so very very cozy. All kinds of wonderful.

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

I remember quite enjoying that movie. Great idea for a quilt and very well done.

Tinkerbell's Treehouse said...

The quilt looks so lovely and soft and warm... perfect for Winter!
I love the movie too!!

Polka Dot Daze said...

It's gorgeous! I love it!
Lots of memories to be made, snuggled up with it :)

Melissa said...

Wow, I had one like this in my head for awhile but I love your colour pallette. I just want to climb up on your couch and have a nap with that lovely blanket.

Mira Narnie said...

my computer must have been sick when this little blanket was made and posted - it is just divine and again, i'm slightly freaking out at our similarities as i too am collecting old wool jumpers for a quilt!!! what is they say about great minds.....anyway, snuggle, read, enjoy...;-))

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