Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Call me crazy

I'm in the midst of moving but I've joined the Mouthy Stitches Swap 2.  Fortunately for me, the timing, although in the middle of a move, is not too bad, perfect would have been if it was in a month or so.  I've filled in my form and loaded up a mosaic for inspiration. I don't find out who my partner is until the weekend of the move, which is good as it gives me a week of stalking and planning while I'm moving (ha, I know, I think my expectations are possibly a teensy bit high) and then I'll be able to start on the tote as soon as I'm settled in to the new house. I've already started germinating some ideas, which of course will probably change as soon as I am allocated my partner.



Mouthy Stitches 2 Inspiration

If you click on the mosaic it will take you to Flickr and you will find the information about each photo.

It didn't take me too long to make the mosaic as I already had quite a few of these in my Flickr favourites. Like Kay at Shocking Hocking I had quite some trouble articulating what I like. I think I have a fairly eclectic taste, although it's maybe not shown so much in this mosaic.  I love bright colours and/or muted neutrals.  I love clean graphic lines.  I'm not that keen on linen as the background, I love the colour of natural linen but prefer the firmness of cotton.  When it comes to scrappy, I like it if it's controlled. I'm not a fan of scrap vomit, I know, I'm completely going against the vast majority here. I tried to find projects that would give my partner at any skill level something that they could make, I also tried to find  processes that I aspire to but have not mastered as yet. If you find none of these help you, I have hundreds of images in my Flickr favourites you can use as inspiration. I'm sure I'll be over the moon with whatever you decide to do, as long as you enjoy the process and don't stress over it.

13 comments:

  1. Love the mosaic - you will have some fab colours to work with :) hey how about that cuppa?

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  2. You're crazy ;o) But looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  3. Yep, you're crazy ... but also a very creative person so I guess you get itchy fingers and you are ready to get back into sewing as you've had an enforced break for a few months now. I'm ready for you to get back into it too. I miss all your lovely projects.
    Cheers

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  4. O think it will give you somewhere nice to go amidst the craziness of moving. Go for it I say. Anyway as some one once said to me we quilters were crazy because we took perfectly good fabric cut it up and stitched it back together again so I think you are in good company.
    Hugs Michelle x

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  5. I love the pictures of your work -- so lively and colorful!

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  6. hi

    Love the collection, I noticed from it you like a rainbow of colours, which is great for where you live(coastal) and something new for a new house and adventure in your life.. good luck

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  7. I so hope I am your mama and get to pick who you make for and who makes for you!!!!!

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  8. Crazy is your middle name, isn't it? Seriously you'll probably enjoy the distraction of a little sewing! "Mmm, should I unpack boxes, or will I sew? Decisions. decisions..."

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  9. Youre crazy in a great way! Being under a bit of pressure will produce even more creative amazing ideas. Your mosaic is so full of fabulous ideas, gorgeous colours.

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  10. I still have boxes in the basement that have not been unpacked! I think it is good to have a distraction when moving. It will help with the stress. I love your mosaic. I hope you are happy with your swap! I am sure you will do your partner justic, you are a great quilter.

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  11. Madness! Good luck with the move!

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  12. Good thing to look forward to while undergoing the stress of moving. I think your mosaic is very pretty and bright and that surely sums up a lot of the work you do in your crafting. Doesn't everyone make what they love? Hope the move is smooth as glass...

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  13. We lived in a hotel for 30 days during our move from Texas to Oklahoma. The sewing machine lived at my sisters, where we went for the weekends. I absolutely had to so in the middle of all that moving madness. You'll find a way.

    Your mosiac has some great ideas in it. All those bright colors are such fun. I absolutely loved your "scrap vomit" comment.

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