Wednesday, March 16, 2011

craft market at Hanging Rock...

Helloooooo....

Is anyone out there???

I've been absent from Blogland for such along time now... I'm wondering if there are any readers left out there!

Please stop and leave a comment... that way I know you are still there...

Hanging Rock Market 13/3/11

I feel like my craft mojo has been missing for a long time now, so when I had the opportunity to visit a Craft Market at the weekend... I simply had to say YES!

Hanging Rock Market 13/3/11



It's always inspiring for me to see what fellow crafters are up to... to see, feel and touch their work... and 'ooh' and 'ahh' over the techniques and materials used.

Inevitably, I find myself wanting to learn new skills to add to my repertoire... this time I feel the need to learn welding, so that I can create sculptures from scrap metal!!! But maybe I should work my way through my huge fabric/yarn stash before I start collecting scrap metal too... And I would certainly need some extra storage space...

Hanging Rock Market 13/3/11



Meanwhile, what I actually bought was this adorable dress, made from vintage fabric, for Little Miss Six.

Hanging Rock Market 13/3/11

It came from the wonderfully talented girls at Fine Little Finches - Kim and Anna. Aren't they clever?

I'll admit to being a little biased - as Kim is friend of mine... but I love their work! Check out the precious shoes they have started making...

I fell in love with this vintage fabric immediately. I'm thinking perhaps it reminds me of a pillow case I had as a child, but there is something really familiar and reassuring about it.

But more importantly, since I've had the dress at home, I keep looking at it... thinking it needs SOMETHING MORE... thinking, thinking, thinking... thinking it needs some kind of EMBELLISHMENT... thinking, thinking, thinking... not quite sure what I'd add to it... perhaps a trim around the sleeves and the hem, or an applique of some kind... maybe just a set of matching hairclips or a headband...

Doesn't really matter which way I go with it... the REALLY EXCITING part was that I was CREATIVELY INSPIRED, and that's been a long time coming!!!

Hanging Rock Market 13/3/11

34 comments:

Mel said...

I'm still here! Don't worry too much about the hiatus. We all go through craft-less phases :)

Marshall said...

I'm still here too!
What an adorable little dress!

Debi said...

You have been missed...looking forward to hearing more about your crafting adventures!!

Jacquie said...

Hi Sharon , glad your mojo is back . Lovely dress but i agree a little embellishment would be great. I'm working on a project using recycled yarn at the moment :0)
Jacquie x

jenn said...

I'm still here too, I haven't posted anything in my blog for a long time now- and the last crafting thing I posted was almost 2 years ago.
I think the dress needs a rufflely shug. Either knit, crocheted, or sewn, just a sweet ruffled short sleeve shrug, although now that you are heading into fall a long sleeve might be better.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

tinsenpup said...

I'm still here, lurking away. I'm in love with that dress.

huana said...

You wouldn't beleve! I have that same fabric here in Croatia,and one with the same pattern but in yellow! It's over 30y.o.,my mother in law had pillow cases made of that fabric and it's no for the use anymore,but it's so pretty to me so I don't wanna throw it.

Jessica said...

So funny I was just thinking about your blog yesterday, and now you post today!

L said...

Still here, love that beautiful dress! Looks like it was a lovely day for the craft market;)

Virginia said...

So happy to see you again!
Adoreable dress! I agree the fabric is enchanting. I don't think it needs embellishment to be lovable, but I can see Miss Six wearing it with a sash and gloves and a wide-brimmed hat for a tea party.
Whatever you come up with will be gorgous, though. It always is!
Looking forward to it. ?

Carleneruns said...

That dress is lovely. I think what it needs is a little shrug or sweater to go with it. And a cute sun hat.

Loren said...

So glad to hear from you - I miss your blog! Now, when do we get to see the baby bump???? Hmmm????

Kathleen said...

I'm still here in chilly Montana. I've missed you and am so glad you are back! I've been switching between crochet, wire jewelry, and making sterling silver rings from 90% silver coins.

Nancy said...

I have missed you tons! But it's always good to take time and recharge! Looking forward to see what you come up with next.

KAF said...

Hiya fishy. Nice to see you online.

I figured your whole body has been getting creative and that might have slowed you down a little. Maybe you're also still in paid work right now.

Pretty blue dress. Have fun with your embellishing. :)

Rosie Ross said...

I'm still here, way over in PA, USA, missing your posts! So glad to see you're back. I hope you are doing well!

a nony mous said...

to me, "art" is the original idea or design or attempt
and "craft" is the exercise needed to keep the ability for art alive ... so i use my craft "perspiration" to find my artistic "inspiration" ... and i integrate them within my life because i don't want to live in a world without fun ... sometimes it's just a momentary thought or 5 minutes of fiddling with something, but it makes my day complete !

Lisa said...

Still here :) I get inspired by other people's work also and love to go to craft fairs to see what everyone is doing.

Deb said...

So glad to hear a peep from you!

That is a sweet dress, just a lovely colour.

When I was little, dresses like this often had a small length of lace (perhaps six inches) sewn vertically on the top front (under the chin) with 3 or 4 buttons spaced out on it.

Hope you have been feeling well :)

Angie said...

I'm here too.
Love that dress, and I've just been over to their website and ordered a cute li'l size 2 dress for Nelly :)
Angie.

Teri said...

I am here and glad to see you are back here too.

How about a couple big vintage buttons - one on each shoulder as if they are being used

littlemisshugs said...

Only recently stumbled across your blog after doing a Rav pattern search. Love it and excited that you're back!

Kyliie said...

I am definitely still here! I was so excited when I got an email saying you posted! I missed you and hope you are doing well :)

Luba said...

Glad to see you back. I keep checking your blog to see if you have the Valentine's bear pattern available : )

Julie W. said...

Hi there! Nice to "see" you!

vjeĊĦti?ica said...

oh, hello there! :)

I've been missing you, you know!
I hope you are feeling well. Crafting will eventually sneak in your life when you need it to be there.
Be well, and post something now and then, I love reading your blog.
Hugs and kisses from far far away!

Janetta said...

I'm so pleased you're back, Ive missed you! Cheers, Janetta

1WoollyWombat said...

Hi Sharon, I'm still here. I hope you are keeping well.
Your pregnancy seems to be going really fast .. are you trying to put the brakes on yet?!!
Love, Sue xx

Vaughnde said...

No worries about your hiatus. We all go through it and I'm glad to see you back.

zephyr said...

what that dress needs is either one biggish (but simple) statement embellishment right at the chest OR one wide ribbon round the waist for that classic touch...

Tammy/psmflowerlady said...

Hi {waving}. Glad to hear from you! Hope all is well. Glad the mojo peaking it's head up for you!

Emilie said...

Yes, still here from Strasbourg, France. It's good to have you back.

Jo said...

Still here in France near Geneva, still crocheting with old T shirts using the joining method you showed me (at least I think it was you), just this last weekend tried knitting with old T shirts because my daughter is learning to knit but now we aren't sure what to do with the rectangle of knitted T shirts. I am a bit worried about your desire to take up welding - a yarn stash is one thing but a welding stash sounds rather like a scrap yard!

Waving from the top of Mont Blanc

Jo

jan said...

Hello there!
Sharon.
I only recently found your previous blog and am over the moon to see you did NOT disappear in 2010, just moved to a new place.

You are an inspiration young woman!!! I have reclaimed and recycled almost all my crafting,knitting and crocheting life.
Having recently become semi-retired I am revisiting all the wonderful things I did when I was a stay at home Mum in the 70's.
You are resourceful, frugal, and so, so creative.
On top of that you are kind and generous to share your knowledge and skill with all of us VERY lucky people. Thankyou!