Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday is always time to play My Creative Space … so it always seems fitting NCB is on a Thursday night. It’s definitely a highlight of my creative fortnight!

There was crocheting.

As usual Lara from Thornberry was crocheting up a storm and I snapped quite a few before I got this shot because “Lord bless me! How those little fingers of yours fly about!”. (Extra points if you can guess the novel I stole that quote from).

There was knitting.

This was the start of a set of mittens to wear at a wedding this weekend by Jen from Armed with Needles in an Uncertain World. I saw the finished item (photo form) and this cream wool will be really pretty with the delicate lace pattern. I hope Jen shares the finished thing.

There was embroidery.

Tracey at Mistea crafts always has something interesting on the hoop and this week was no exception. Last time it was angels and now it’s Easter themed bunnies which will form part of little bags for Easter. These look really interesting.

There was flower brooch making.

Take a look at this flower brooch from Angela of Skraperella … definitely a great portable project for NCB. The style of these is deceptively simple but they look brilliant … this week's complete with trailing ribbons. I wonder what other variations Angela has up her sleeve.

There was cutting out of flowers.

Cam of Curlypops was hard work cutting out flowers for her brooches. She shared a little of how detailed the process is of making the brooches: paint and stiffening and sewing and felt … there’s so much and so many steps involved. Cam’s brooches are a great example of recycling and repurposing.

There was more embroidery.

Angela's mother Elly came along for the first time and she’s as crafty as her daughter … or perhaps it’s the other way around. She was wearing the most amazing name badge made by her daughter (which I didn’t photograph) and was working on this amazing piece of embroidery. I so need to learn more about embroidery.

There was felt.

Trudi’s felt store at Ewe & Me is up and running and she was putting together kits for Etsy. The colours of her felt are gorgeous, and I ended up taking a couple of pastels home with me for a secret project I’m working on. And I wasn’t the only one taking some home! Check out Ewe & Me for her giveaway. The giveaway closes 30 March.

There was even donkey making!

This week, Liz from Lino Forest wasn't working on her brooches but trying out a felt kit from re-sew-cool; the cutest little donkey. re-sew-cool has a giveaway happening on Find Make Do … no closing date I could find but get in quick.

And that's only a taste of the range of crafts you'll find ... believe me there's so much more.

If you’d like to come along and share what you do ... we meet at Chair 14 at 167 Darebin Rd, Northcote. No need to book. Our next get together is 8 April, and we'd love to see you.


  1. The photos are fab! It's so lovely to have an up close and personal look at what everyone is up to.

  2. Beautiful photos Susan! I just love coming along on a Thursday - it feels totally therapeutic to sit and craft amongst other crafty souls :)

  3. We're very lucky to have such a great photographer in the house. Your photos are truly wonderful.

  4. Sounds like a great way to spend some time and meet some nice friends.

  5. What time do you meet? Would love to come along if I can escape the mad house (ie two small kiddies)

  6. Ive found the answer .... right on the side of the entry! I blame it on sleep deprevation. I hope to meet the group soon.