Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My mojo is back with a vengeance! Hurrah!

I know I'm meant to be blogging about Dot's birthday and our fabulous holiday in Italy but I just had to tell you that my long-lost crafting mojo has finally returned and I'm delighted!

It only happened towards the end of last week when I picked up my crochet blanket and joined a few more squares together while watching a film, then I was blog-hopping and saw something a friend had made that I knew I wanted to sew for a birthday present (so I can't show you what it is yet) so I started that, then I was on Ravelry and saw Michaela's Leftie that her mother had knitted for her and I knew I had to do that too - so I really didn't want to go to work on Friday - I had far too much to do!!

On Saturday it was my birthday and Mr Locket and the children had ordered me some craft books including this one and this one, then I went to my local(ish) patchwork shop and bought some fabric then drove on to lovely Katie's workshop Make at the Whitfield Village Pantry.  It was great to see Katie again and she was so inspiring (as always) and I left with my head crammed full of ideas of things I wanted to make including these "studio boxes" from this tutorial.

The little Lockets were also inspired (although Mr Locket was so relaxed on Katie's sofa that he fell asleep) so on Sunday afternoon we set to work and I made Daisy and Fred simple patch cushions using their fabrics (I totally love the Ed Emberley on Fred's cushion) while Dot was busy sewing crazy patches in practice for her GCSE textiles project.  I then made myself a denim box and then on Monday made Daisy's friend the cream one - Daisy designed it and did all the buttons while I did the rest of the sewing.

So lots of happy crafting! And even more fabric is going to be arriving in the post tomorrow hopefully :o) it's a great way to spend your birthday money!!

10 comments:

c0nsistentlyinc0nsistent said...

I've been tempted by the first book myself - but have managed to refrain... getting a closer look inside might break my resolve lol. Isn't it great when mojo returns - it's like hurrah!!!! But I agree - work can be a bit of a pain when there are so many things to make! I adore your fabric boxes with the denim, lace and ribbons - they are gorgeous. Hope your creative juices keep flowing strongly - have fun - luv Shell x

Jan said...

Belated birthday greetings, Lucy - and welcome back to crafting!

WendyBee said...

I am exhausted just reading your post! But I am glad you have your mojo back. My creative bursts can be more like creative ripples, but satisfying nonetheless.

rachelmp said...

Happy birthday Lucy! Looks like a lot of crafty fun

Helen said...

Happy birthday sweetie, lots of love
Helen xx

ladydi said...

Hip, hip, hooray for the ever faithful sewing mojo! Mine came back too; they must have been on vacation together! I love your boxes, I may need to have a try.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Looks like you've been busy and having fun -- everything looks great! Happy, Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Lucy!!!

dottycookie said...

I'm late to say hello, but hello! And belated Happy Birthday too!

wonderwoman said...

wow, when you get your mojo back you are awesome!!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Twiggy said...

Belated Happy Birthday and hooray for the return of your mojo !!

Thanks ever so for your lovely get well wishes

Twiggy x