Monday, August 17, 2009

A dabble here and a dabble there

I’ve decided I’m a serious dabbler when it comes to the creative world, although there are some things I keep coming back to, like making quilts. I do need to keep the interest up and I need a good reward for effort balance. I looked up the definition of “dabble”:

 To undertake something superficially or without serious intent

Does that mean you can’t be a serious dabbler? For me there is often a lot of intent, but perhaps not the follow through once the novelty has worn off… Here is what I’ve been dabbling in today…

 

Giraffes: (I actually started them yesterday…)

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Horses:

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And headbands:

 

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It’s my sister’s birthday this week, so I whipped up some headbands in some fabrics she saw and liked in my stash to go with her birthday present.

The animals are from a gorgeous book Sew Soft Toys (available here) which has amazingly life like patterns. In the past I’ve made them from wool felt and blanket stitched them, but I wanted to use some of the fabrics left over from my autumn quilt…

Anyway, off to bed I go now to dream of the dabbling I may do tomorrow… that is after the lunchboxes, dishes, washing, dishes, sweeping…

 

Happy stitching to you all…

 

Katherine

7 comments:

Janellybelly said...

Wow, those softies are so cute - my favourite would be the horses. I love the headbands you've made for Janet, she has great taste in fabric :)
Dabble away...

Kerri said...

I want a day of dabbling too. Your animals are so cute. Love the head bands too. I have been meaning to make some of them. All looks great in a day work.

suzitee said...

Oh, I am LOVING your horses! They are so sweet. Dabbling is fun, and if it maintains your interest and uses up some of your leftovers, all the better :)

clare's craftroom said...

Keep up the great dabbling , those toys are great .

Jenni said...

Definitely dabble daily!

I'm loving your softies very much!

Tammy James said...

Oh all gorgeous work, I think creative souls have a special 'serious dabbling' gene not commonly known or contained in places of reference ; )

smileykylie said...

you're a star K, thanks sooo much