Thursday, April 29, 2010

My creative space.

In my creative space this week I am working on the teacup dress.

I have finished the scrappy applique, sewn together the dress and now all that's left is some crochet embellishments, a ruffle or two and some crochet ric rac for the hem.

I love making up little dresses like this one, but I also am a bit obsessed at the moment with using up all the little scraps that I have been collecting around the place. It feels wonderful finally to be making use of them and to justify keeping them in the first place.

To check out what's going on in the other creative spaces this week, click on over to Kirsty's.

54 comments:

  1. so cute - I'm thinking an applique like that would look neat on an adult skirt - yes indeedy!

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  2. I looove it! I wish i could sew like that!!

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  3. That looks like a yummy cup of tea.

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  4. I do love visiting your blog Kate! That little teacup dress is too cute for words. I love the steam coming off it. Can't wait to see the crochet on it.

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  5. so cute & willlook even cuter with all the bits to come!

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  6. Oh Kate - another beautiful dress and the teacup is lovely!

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  7. I love your little dresses, your wee girls must be the best dressed!!

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  8. Lovely cuppa! Hope you have a great day Kate.

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  9. Love this :) It looks like those Custo Barcelona pieces! Kx

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  10. Nice work! love the steam rising :-)

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  11. I wish I had the patience to sew with my scraps. Maybe I should send them to you so they get used!

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  12. it's way too cute kate. i want one

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  13. Ooh I think this might be my fav dress so far Kate! It's really adorable. I must get on with my cut out dress soon too.

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  14. You know you make some ridiculously cute stuff, don't you!! The tea cup is particularly nice :-)

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  15. oh, it's adorable Kate. love the scrappy look and the teacup packs a punch!

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  16. I just love your little dresses, always so bright and never boring, run of the mill stuff for your lucky girls!!!
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  17. Super cute Kate! We will have to call you the recycle queen very soon, I think it is fantastic too.

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  18. Another adorable applique creation from you kate.
    Glad you love making them, because I love seeing themxo

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  19. Isn't it a WONDERFUL feeling, when you make use of fabric from the scrap stash? Especially when you can create something useful AND pretty. Great job.

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  20. Such a gorgeous dress!
    I was at my parents' place on the weekend and my sons slept on sheets identical to that blue / mauve print. I loved them but to boys 7 and 9, they were definitely not cool!!

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  21. As a tea drinker I think it is important I have a big version of this dress to wear while I indulge in cuppa action with my mates. I love this image, it makes me want to put the kettle on xo

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  22. Yes well I WANT ONE NOW!!!!! Can you wear this in your 40's...I think so!!!!! TK

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  23. So sweet, Kate...but I'm coveting the cupboards behind the dress, too! Lovely!

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  24. A tea dress! I love your applique - its very sweet.

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  25. Lovely as always. The tree dress from your last post is gorgeous too.

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  26. Kate, is there no end to your cleverness? Another sweet little dress, love the scraps on the denim.

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  27. LOVE these little dresses you make, they remind me of the ones my mum used to make me when I was little. The tea cup is just gorgeous, I can see that looking fabulous on so many other things too....

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  28. Kate, you are such a clever thing. What a gorgeous dress. I'd love one in a grown up size.

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  29. SO cute. Your daughter must have the most amazing wardrobe of any she knows! xo m.

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  30. Seriously in love with your little dresses..Cute!!

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  31. That's just my cup of tea ;-) Love the denim!

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  32. Gorgeous work! I'm not sure if you saw, but we op shopped you some lovely florals - if you pop by with your address we'll send them off to you! You can get us at 2 tuesdays [at] gmail [dot] com

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  33. Kate, you come up with a cute dress every week!! I love that you always try to use up ur scraps!:)

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  34. I adore your little dresses!!!! I thinks they are so beautiful and not just for children =))

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  35. Lovely dress, i like the tea cup !!
    I also think its much more fun to use the scraps i have collecting at flea markeds.
    I have just applique an elephant.
    Cecilie

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  36. What a beautiful dress, love the tea cup applique!

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  37. More brilliance with scraps - you could/so should write a book!

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  38. you are so creative you ooze !!!!!
    love your applique xx

    http://misstracianderson.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love seeing all the kids clothes you make. They have such great personality and really capture the essence of being a kid - colourful, never predictable and super cute! That teacup dress is awesome. Exactly what I would have wanted as a little girl!

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  40. I love anything patchworked, this is exactly my kind of style. Happy Creative Thursday! xo

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  41. I adore your dresses...your little poppets have one clever Mumma!! Hope you have a sunny and happy weekend :)

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  42. Oh so cute! I can now see the advantages of having a girl!!! So many cute things to make.

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  43. Oh I do love a cup of chai tea!!! hehe

    xo Steph

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  44. A vino glass for you, my dear?
    Another great creation - kill that scrap stash xx

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  45. Oh so lovely. I love that cuppa tea applique, just my...er...cuppa tea! x

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  46. i like!
    and a very cool use of scraps, don't feel guilty keeping them!

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  47. Inspired! That tea-cup dress is too sweet for words.

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  48. Inspired! That tea-cup dress is too sweet for words.

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  49. Kate, could you drop me an email at rachaelmogan@gmail.com? I want to chat briefly about a Mothers Day special and can't get through on your email link. x

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  50. I love the red sleeves against the denim...very sweet.

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