Saturday, May 26, 2007

Colour Therapy

After three weeks solid of cleaning and stripping and painting and 'decluttering' (ie. packing things we can manage without for the time being into boxes and storing in mother-in-laws attic) we are finally depersonalised and ready to sell. If it weren't for the agents telling us we have increased the value of our place considerably in doing so I might have resented it but it is so nice to be clean and spotlessly tidy, if not a touch stark. I am suffering from colour deprevation and I am desperate to get my work out and make a creative mess. But needs must and I have satisfied my cravings by buying beautiful bright fabric from ebay. As I mentioned before I bought a stash of books for my birthday (it was on the 1st Suzie, seems like a life time ago!) and with my new crochet skills I am trying out different potentional designs for bags amongst other things. These gorgeous pieces in the pics will hopefully become the linings. I have lots more goodies to show but they are tucked away as they fall in to the 'clutter' category. Will dig them out as soon as I can!


natural attrill said...

Wow what brilliant fabrics!
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make!

suzie q said...

Beautiful fabrics, and I almost envy you the de-cluttering, although it wouldn't last 5 minutes in my home! ;) Many Happy Returns for the 1st, Karen - exactly a week after mine!
Have fun making those bags - I have a load of crocheted purses waiting to be lined! Good Luck with the house sale, too - it's all go lately, isn't it?! :D

All the best,
Suze xXx

Felicia said...

It will all work out in the end :) Lovely fabrics!

Magpie Magic said...

Hi Karen,

Did you buy some of the fabrics on eBay? I just bought a whole lot, including the black and white butterfly with the same idea - making handbags, but with beads and just a little crochet. My lining will be satin with 1920 handles/frames.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I buy my wire here:
and usually use 0.2mm for crochet. It's strong enough not to break when you have to tug a bit, and supple enough to bend. Contact me via e-mail if you need more info.

Happy crocheting!