Creative Streak Show & Tell

It’s been another wonderful week of creative bliss and I have been sewing, painting and getting some diy calligraphy practice in.

When time is precious and you spend most of your waking hours with your little loves, most projects get done in those few hours before your head hits the pillow.

My evenings have been full of the whir of sewing machines and brushes of paint whilst the crickets chirped outside.  I call this bliss.

Firstly, I had some mama’s around to sew beanbags for an upcoming kids event.  Good company and pink wine made for a fun afternoon of happiness and creativity.  The finished products looked great!  The little ones will use them for the corn toss at their carnival and these were super simple to make!  They’d be a great diy if you’re after interactive games for your munchkins at home.

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It was also an exciting week as we got to celebrate the imminent arrival of Baby Swan. I got busy prepping, and besides whipping up a bunch of delicious Mary Berry Devonshire Scones, I stitched up two matching summer dresses for the soon-to-be-sisters from a lush little fabric find.  Of course, Baby Swan also gets her own sweet vintage owl Boho Bib too!

A quick diy project had me cutting a foam core board and using foam circle daubers to create a sweet little polka dot Polaroid photo-booth frame for the Baby Shower.  Isn’t Mama Swan gorgeous!  I loved this little guy, as it can then be used to frame something in Baby Swan’s room or used for newborn photos.

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I also realised I have a trend crush on off-the-shoulder blouses, so I designed & made one from scratch.

It’s now launched in my Creative Sewing Sessions!  Oh for the love of fashion!

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My little Miss also got some new whimsy “feather pants” as she calls them, as I made her a new pair of my Signature Adventure Leggings.  Every time they are the perfect fit and withstand toddler wear & tear.  Best pattern I’ve ever drafted, I think!

I shared a sneaky-peek at how to create the leggings on my Instagram & Facebook.  Be sure to follow those for daily inspiration!

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I hope this inspires you to kick your creative streak into high gear and start some of those projects you’ve been Pinterest-ing ideas for.  By no means do you need to go out and buy a whole stash of hardware, paint, frames, fabric and do five weekly projects.

Be inspired by your own space & belongings.  Spruce things up a bit to keep it personable and purposeful.  Set a minimalist and calm tone by using neutrals on furniture and as decor, or scream your energy and positive change to the world by splashing colour and mixing prints!

This just so happened to be a super busy week and I have no idea where I got the energy from (last-minute stress, copious amounts of coffee…who knows).  I’m all about sharing creative makes to hopefully give you the friendly push you need to just DO.

I’m off to buy a delectable shade of fuchsia paint (sample pot size, of course, to save pennies) from the hardware store…side table, you’re about to get BRIGHT!

Happy Sunday fellow folk.

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