Friday, May 21, 2010

Life's big questions - to sash or not to sash?

I have been sewing like a demon (?!) today. Last night I spent a couple of hours (way too late really) cutting my fabrics into strips and cross-cutting into smaller strips and squares. This morning I just started randomly sewing them all together and wound up with this.

All in all I'm very happy with the result, but the big dilemma now is - to sash or not to sash? And if yes to sashing, what colour? And between all the strips? Or just two or three? I have got some gorgeous Carolina Chambray in a natural/stone kind of colour, and I think that might look lovely. But perhaps red might be a good option too? This isn't neessarily the layour I'll go with, I've basically just laid out all the strips one by one for now.

What do you think? Any suggestions happily appreciated!!

PS have just noticed a big smudge on all my photos from today and realised this comes courtesy of a certain small person's finger print on the lens... sorry! And please feel free to admire small person's fire engine slippers in the background. He'll be flattered. They have flashing lights, you know!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My creative space (one amongst many!)

Creativity hasn't been on the backburner chez Petits Elefants these last few weeks, despite the absence of posting. On the contrary! Lots has been happening. But for now, just a taste of what's happening today.

Some Simple Abundance, from Bonnie and Camille (love this line!) getting acquainted with my rotary cutter. The print on the bottom left in the pic below is from My Mind's Eye by Riley Blake. Isn't it adorable? Love those little birds (obviously!!)

My sewing machine has been at the doctors for the last week and I'm just about to head off to collect it! Hooray!

More creative spaces, as always, over at Kirsty's.