Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My creative space....

This post should be called... 'My failed attempt at using a hot glue gun!'  I am making some rainbow ribbon wands for Matilda's birthday next month...
...and the instructions say to just use a glue gun to stick your two pieces of fluffy cloud together.  Sounds simple enough.  I did a quick Bunnings run, purchased said glue gun, plugged it in and gave it a test run!  I must say, there must be some knack for using one of these without burning your fingers, having messy strings of hot glue attach themselves to everything but the thing you want them to and then having the hot glue harden and firm before you get anything glued to it!  Any tips from seasoned hot glue gun users????

I am totes just going to sew around these babies instead!

I've also decided to try my hand at quilting this week (cue laughter!!!!).  Surely it can't be that hard, right???  I've had two packs of these squares (moda little apples by Aneela Hoey) in my fabric stash...
 ...for a wee while and was going to crochet into them to make a combination crochet/quilt but have decided instead to try this tutorial for an easy (!!!????) mini quilt.

Please don't ask me why I am starting new crafty projects 5 seconds out from Christmas with absolutely no actual Christmas shopping done.  I of course am not really prepared for this Rainbow party in early December either and am supposed to be finishing off my handmade kris kringle gift.  I started a new job last week too, my house looks like a pigsty and there was so many clothes sitting in my foldups/ironing chair that tonight instead of folding and ironing it I picked it all up and delivered it to the couch in the front room where I didn't have to look at it anymore. Please tell me I am not alone in this!

Possibly more organised creative types hang out at Our Creative Spaces every Thursday.

Editing to add this:
One finished quilt top!!!!  Now what's the next step again???


  1. You make me giggle and feel a bit normal. I too have a December birthday to think about, have made no xmas preparations or gift making/buying at all and have all this stuff floating around in my head that I would like to try too. But alas this week have been asked to work 7 days out of 8 eek. Anyway thanks for the tute link.

  2. oh yes, i;ll be on the tightest deadline for something, yet for no apparent reason will start another 5 or 6 projects just to make life difficult!!! Good luck with that quilt, that fabric looks lovely xx

  3. You are so inspirational with all the crafty things you undertake and they all turn out beautifully... of course we'll ignore the glue gun fiasco... because I have no doubt the rainbow ribbon wands will be a masterpiece whichever way you put them together :o) xo

  4. Haha! I think all us "creative types" have been there! So reassuring to read though that I'm not alone in hiding the washing to be folded!
    Your quilt top is looking great, I've yet to try quilting so I'll let someone else advise on the next step :)

  5. Oh the quilt looks fab - I think maybe squares might have been a better (quicker) choice for me than the hexagons.
    I went to spotlight and bought felt and stuff this week for a new project that I don't have time for too...what is that about??

  6. The quilt looks great, love the colours :)

  7. I'd rather sew than use a glue gun, any day. You're certainly not alone in hiding the folding!!!! Love the quilt top.


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