20 January 2011

My Creative Space

It's been blankets, blankets and more blankets over here! With the gypsy theme in mind, I'm starting to create a new range for winter, all made from blankets. So time to get stuck in.


The range will include hooded jackets, similiar to the ones I made before here, trousers, flat caps and mittens.


I'm hoping to create lots of unisex styles with that 'thrown together' look. I'm starting with the grey blanket, which is surprisingly soft and we think may have angora in it! I love the red edging.


Of course I'll also be 'decorating' this little jacket with all the usual bits and bobs that I manage to find to recycle; buttons, ric-rac, ribbon, beads etc.


I'm still deciding on the pockets; side ones like these or just patterned patch pockets? I'll wait and see what looks best once I've put on the buttons.
 
 
This one will be for one of Maggie's besties Felix. You know how the first ones are always abit of an experiment.
 
 
What have you all been up to whilst I've been away? I'm heading over to Kirtsy's now to check out more lovely projects. Why not join me.

11 comments:

Jill said...

I just found your blog through Kirsty's creative space. HOW LOVELY!! You make such wonderful things - and it's just amazing that they're all from recycled fabrics. I'm a big fan of repurposing and recycling, but I've not done anything as wonderful as all these things!

I've signed up to follow your blog and will definitely be back to read more!

hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

michelle said...

looking gorgeous claire. i have done the same thing with old blankets, they are lovely to work with. love the red and grey

Umatji said...

oh blanket making is so great - I have a large stash too. So far have made me a super warm vest but will get onto making for my boys for this winter with luck. Looks great!

Michelle said...

I love the look of the jacket in progress - charcoal and red is one of my favourite colour combinations for winter.

Melinda said...

It's looking very cosy and smart so far. If I had a child, I would definitely want one of those.

LeelaBijou said...

Looking great so far :)

Bianca said...

ooh scrumptious and warm! If you lanolise the outside I am sure they'd be waterproof too!

xB

Kylie said...

It looks great - love the red contrast - cant wait to see it finished

Amanda said...

THose jackets look fantastic, love wool blanketing you got a great stash there

Nauli said...

Hi, I just found your blog coming from Kirsty's creative space and I have to say, that I love it!
You're on our reading list now...
Would love to see the jacket when it's ready. The ribbon looks great on it!

OnePerfectDay said...

It sounds and looks great!

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