Monday, 1 September 2014

Creative Challenge Reveal!

I signed up for a craft challenge a few weeks ago. The idea was that Clare would send me a random picture, & a colour. & I would use these to create 'something.'
Here is the challenge blog post:

Clare emailed me these pics to base my project on:
I'll be the first to admit that my creative juices have pretty much dried up of late. I've been running on auto-pilot for quite a while now & it's hard to get my brain to focus. 

First I thought about making a small quilt, but I knew it would just get shoved in a cupboard with all the other small quilts I've made. I  love working with felt & haven't done so for a while, so that seemed very appealing. I do have a bit of pincushion obsession, & I tend to have them out on display so I can enjoy them, so I figured this would be a good way to go.

It's very simple as you can see, but it ended up taking a few days on & off as I tweaked it, & unpicked a bit here & there to change it. I enjoyed just pottering with it, & as I'm not up to much else at the moment I didn't feel guilty just faffing about with it. I also enjoyed the change from crocheting which I've been doing for the past 5 weeks. It's hard to tell the size by the pics the base has a 4" diameter.

My initial 6 week recuperation stage is nearly over so I'll be able to start doing more which will be good. No heavy lifting till next year, but I'm not sorry about that! :-)

Pop over to Clare's blog to see what other people did with their challenge.

Thanks Clare for a fun challenge!


clare's craftroom said...

Jan I love what you've done! I'm so glad you are feeling a little better, take care and many thanks for playing along!

whimziequiltz said...

I love that you did a pincushion, too, Jan - yours is quite yummy-looking!

Jody Herbert said...

Love your pin cushion - so yummy!

Fiona Ransley said...

Well done - It's gorgeous

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

What a sweet pincushion!

Karen's Korner said...

What a delicious interpretation.

Sweet Pea said...

What a great interpretation of the initial pics. I say you can never have too many pin cushions!