Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Creative Space

...is stifling.

A week of mid-30 degrees and no air conditioning means that the studio would be perfect for raising bread or making yoghurt, but not for doing anything constructive* or entertaining a small child.

For now I'm holed up at home, working on a new design. I've been busy sampling and tweaking the pattern and now I'm onto the instructions. In a very geeky sort of way, I'm enjoying making these diagrams in CAD. Learning a few new tricks with the software always gives me a little thrill (sad, I know).


Hmmmm... that's a funny looking bag....?!


For more creative spaces, pop on over to Kirsty's.


*Note - I've relocated tonight's patternmaking class to the air-conditioned training room at the BBI.

14 comments:

eLK said...

patterns make me swoon....love the pool too!

Liam's Mummy said...

Air conditioning is a MUST in this weather. That software looks like my kind of fun. I am curious about what you are working on - they look like neck facings...?

Nikki Cardigan said...

Looks like something I can put me in, rather than something I can put my stuff in!

Gina said...

Oooh, goody. I'm sensing a wearable bag, tee hee. Hurrah.

jojoebi said...

do you mind me asking which software you use?

Karen said...

Oooh clothing - will be watching this space carefully to see whatcha up to!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Oooh - a garment pattern .... that looks a bit exciting!

Stay cool - L x

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

i'm a teacher now, but when i started in college my degree was in interior design, and I got to take a CAD class. It was one of my favorite classes. sorry things are so toasty down there....it's very cold and wet here.

yardage girl said...

Bummer about the heat - cool that you you are designing patterns for clothes!

CurlyPops said...

I'm such a clothes sewing virgin that if I didn't know what you were up to, I wouldn't have even guessed by looking at the pic.... sad I know!

Tania said...

And here I was thinking you were rearranging your living room in CAD. You are SUCH a techie.

Amanda said...

I would be so lost with all of that :P....I am sure it helps distract from the heat and that's always good....

I do need to make some yogurt though thanks for reminding me ;)

Michelle said...

That IS a funny looking bag! Maybe a bag you WEAR with large pockets??


Hope it cools down soon for you!

Cheryl from Brisbane said...

I have a question. I'm hoping you or one of your blog readers may have a suggestion. I have made a number of fabric bags, both handbag and tote styles. How does everyone keep their fabric handles looking nice and not grubby from use? We get very humid here and hands do tend to sweat a bit. This along with just general use makes them looks a bit dirty. Washing helps of course, but it also ages the bag. Help!