Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Creative Space

Hasn't been tidied since last week.......or was that two weeks before that?


It's all going on, and the clock is ticking too fast. I'd be lost without Cam and Leah (holding the fort in the office and stock control) right now, and my super team of secret-squirrel pattern testers. THANKS, TEAM!
I've been working dayshifts and nightshifts on the book. Not much else.

*My apologies for the lack of bloggable craft on several of your favourite blogs lately. Blame me. I swore them to secrecy.


The only non-rummaged-through fabric in the place is this new bundle that arrived yesterday. I'm still at the stroking tenderly stage with it.

I had to find more of the green Rhapsody floral fabric (to go with the orange one I was looking for) and while I was there I also stocked up on some bits from the Blush range by Basic Grey for Moda and some sweet American Jane florals. Gotta love a daisy.

(I found the orange fabric at another shop but wasn't super-happy with the service - so no linky blog post for that one!! The Quilt Shoppe were great, though.)

Also on my desk by mid-morning today was the new SEW DARN CUTE book that I won on Chunky Chooky's blog giveaway YESTERDAY. Now THAT's service!!

I have a feeling this one will be much-used in the great indoctrination plan . Lots of very appealing projects for beginners - and I think a fantastic resource for Mummy-and-wee-one sewing ideas.


And Stitches & Craft Show preparations...? Well - we're getting organised (I hope). And the organisers? They've been doing LOTS of organising, too! You can DOWNLOAD THE SHOW GUIDE from here.

Jodie's been getting organised, too.... three new patterns and a talk about blogging. Sheesh. I'd best get my skates on....


See all the other creative spaces on show over at Kirst's place. They're probably tidier than mine.

16 comments:

Tui said...

Who's publishing your book, Nikki, or is that in the Top Secret file, too?

CurlyPops said...

I'm waiting for one of those lovely types of piles to arrive at my place... I wonder where it is?

Nikki said...

Tui - I can't respond personally to your comment. No email

Harper Collins are the lovely people behind the book. Bless them.

Liam's Mummy said...

Congratulations on winning the book, Nikki - lucky girl!

I have a feeling it might be a while before you get that Creative Space tidied up...

Tanya said...

ha, this perhaps slightly manic pattern tester has craft on her blog, but I am doing my job, promise! xx

meri said...

Always busy! That's good :)
The book looks great - I can imagine you both...
Good luck to Stitches & Craft Show.
xxmeri

Hagler Happenings said...

I need some serious tidying up around my space! I LOVE the new fabric you got! Good luck with everything.

Sally said...

You're on super busy woman... hope there are some moments that you can catch (or snatch) to take care of yourself.

Handmade said...

The tenderly stroking stage is nice ...

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Writing a book is a long process isn't it. When do you guys get to "firsts".

Margaret

Amanda said...

Super busy around your parts....Lovely fabric and YAY to winning that fun book...:)

Karen said...

I hear you on messy spaces - I got to my machine last night and was embarassed at the state I left it in - I tried to cram as much sewing in as possible before being off my feet!
Can't wait til you are all done for the big reveal.

Posie Patchwork said...

You're so lucky your getting Stitches & Craft, ours was cancelled, sob. Love a real workign studio, mine is quite a mess, mind you, who has time to clean with up to 9 children here each day - i'm a babysitting repository & not even half way into school holidays yet!! Love Posie

Katherine said...

Mmmm...I would feel right at home in your creative space! Lots going on from the looks of it and such yummy fabrics.
So excited for the upcoming book, Nikki! Hang in there - we all have faith in you and in your incredible talents. (Good to know you have a team of pattern testers backing you up. ;o) Don't wear yourself out, okay?

Kristi said...

My husband always jokes that it isn't a craft space if it isn't messy. :o)

PS I recently checked that book out from the library. It has some fun ideas in it. I hope you enjoy it.

Fer said...

I feel like I'm being swept into the whirlwind with you! Why is there never enough time for all the things we want to do - it's really not fair!

I do so love that 'stroking tenderly' part of the fabric purchase.... :)