Sunday, November 22, 2009

Beach House/Alien



Despite a weekend relatively clear of obligations, I only managed to do a small amount of sewing. Yesterday I just had one of those uninspired days - or rather, there were things I could have done, but I knew that what I really needed to do was make a Tropical Cabana house front for Michelle - the last of the house fronts in this year-long (but bimonthly) swap and I was having problems working out what I wanted to do. Consequently, I felt I couldn't really work on anything else until that was done - you know how it goes, sometimes! - so in the end, I just hung out with Alex while the girls went swimming, read, cooked, played games, and so on.

Today, I did finally manage to work out how I wanted to approach Michelle's theme - I had a good rummage through all my bits and pieces and while I couldn't find the little flip-flop motif I thought I had, I found something better, which I had forgotten about - a sheet of fabric images with a seaside theme. A little alteration and this bathing beauty was a perfect basis for the cabana. I was going to move on to work on a set of ATCs using some of my prepared backgrounds, but my lurking 6YO expressed some interest in making stuff, so we worked together to create a cosmic arch - his design, mostly, but the execution is largely mine. Though he worked the pedal. A very successful alien, I think. Maybe he should join next year's swap!

10 comments:

wonderwoman said...

love them both but the beach house is my favourite!

xx

mumzy said...

Nice work especially the beach house.

Myra said...

Those are both really nice - I just love the alien!

Gina said...

Great beach hut but I love the Alien

Love and hugs GIna xxx

Kathy said...

Alex's alien is just perfect! I trust that he has it displayed in his room or in some other special place.

The beach house is wonderful, too. I really like those houses. I might join that kind of swap, if there is another one next year. I think even my limited sewing skills would be up to making houses.

Michelle said...

of course I had to peek, and, OH KATE, I L*O*V*E IT!!! Can't wait to put them all together, it's going to be an amazing set. Thanks so much!! xo

Shasta said...

These are both great pieces. I like them both equally!

Indigo Blue said...

I am very impressed with the wide range of creative work that you do. I like to top picture of work in particular. Thought I should say that I shall be away from 19th December. Thought a trip to Italy with hubby and Sophie might make turning 40 a little likeable! So if you want to send any quilts for it to get to me before that date as I would hate for it to sit in the GPO depot and then be sent back to yourself. There may be a bit of a gap anyway. Ours seem to be 'stuck' at the moment. I especially liked the London Roads one you have sent on recently. Anyway I am rambling best go and get on with some of my knitting.
x

Trillian said...

Hi Kate,
it looks as if it was fun do do the house. At the end it worked out very nice!
Trillian

Ruth's Place said...

I'd say your lurking 6 year old has a lot of talent. :)