My creative space…

April 29, 2010 107 Comments by Kirsty

Red Dust

Such a lot of creating going on in my head lately but not so much with the hands. I’m hoping that this little experiment comes off. I’ll be able to justify my crazy crafty happy dancing about it if it does.

The head creating is mainly about all things quilty. I got my copy of Fat Quarterly yesterday & let me tell you that little ezine(actually rather large – a huge 78 pages of goodness) has really got the mind ticking. Have you purchased Fat Quarterly? My favourite project was of course Kate’s business shirt quilt. She gets two ticks from me on that one. Firstly because she’s ace & secondly because of the reusing bizzo.

The new commenting system worked pretty well I think. I used the random number generator & asked for 60 numbers. It spat them out & I had a lovely time leap frogging around the list.

One of my favourite lily pads from last week was this one. I love her desk.

In the news: It’s Cam’s birthday today. She’s one of the very first creative space players. Have a happy day Cam.

Don’t forget to pop in & add your link if you’re playing along this week.

107 Comments

  1. sewfunky
    5 years ago

    Definitely thinking about getting Fat Quarterly… :)

    A quilt out of biz shirts sounds really interesting.

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  2. Becky
    5 years ago

    Hope the stuff your creating in your head gets to your hands soon :)

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  3. Michelle
    5 years ago

    OK – now I'm curious as to what you are going to make!

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  4. Cotton Kiwi
    5 years ago

    Love the colour of that red. Is it powdered dye? I'm glad it's not just me that does crazy crafty happy dances! Thanks for hosting another creative space. I love Thursdays despite the fact I have a numb bum and coffee shakes at the end of it from all the sitting and browsing the other creative spaces!

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  5. Renee
    5 years ago

    Hmm looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing the result of your experiment. I understand the lots of creating inside your head. It's so hard to stop thinking of crafting!

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  6. Chasing Purple Dreams
    5 years ago

    At first I thought that was powdered pigment in you photo, but on closer inspection it’s too grainy. I wonder what it is and what your up to now, whatever it is I am sure it will be a raging success and well worth a happy dance!!!

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  7. Christina
    5 years ago

    Ooooh, I have no idea what the red stuff is and I can't wait to find out! :)

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  8. Chicken Willow
    5 years ago

    Love that red colour…whatever it is. Cheers!

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  9. Jennie
    5 years ago

    I love the little clues you leave!
    Can't wait to see what thats going to turn into!!x

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  10. dash robin
    5 years ago

    I compleletely loved that little graffitti cartoon desk too last week, it was my fave as well. The little red bits…reminds me of pollen or those lovely photos you see of Indian fabric dyers pigments…I am curious :o)

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  11. Kellie Christie
    5 years ago

    I have no idea what you are up to but I hope that it works out exactly as you like :-) Thanks for sharing you favourite space of last week, I loved the desk graffiti.

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  12. One Flew Over
    5 years ago

    I'm just thrilled that you like my little old business shirt quilt!

    Can't wait to see what your ticking turns into x

    PS: You are my only one today, scaling back ;)

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  13. Rosalind
    5 years ago

    Hmmm, felting/fuzzy fabric type offcuts… intriguing!!

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  14. Kate
    5 years ago

    Even reading and commenting on 60 blogs sounds like an enormous project. Hope you get to do that happy dance soon.

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  15. Mandy
    5 years ago

    oh this sounds like fun! I pick random each time too. So many to read, that it is impossible lately as there are so many participants!

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  16. dillpickle
    5 years ago

    Mmmm, fuzzy redness! Sounds interesting!

    I have so much trouble getting the things in my head out into the hands, mainly because my time management is a tad worse for wear, but having lots of stuff flying about in there can be exhausting! Good luck with getting yours out.

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  17. jaboopee
    5 years ago

    Hello kirsty and a really big thanks for your comment on my wardrobe last week, hope you like this weeks, although it's not my own studio space, photos are taken in Dublin's national college of art and design.
    I really had a great two weeks doing this course, it;s so refreshing to do something outside your normal sphere of medium…..your red dye? looks very interesting she says stroking her chin in wonderment

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  18. Sally
    5 years ago

    I totally understand creating in the mind… but if only there were more hours in the day so we could actually make more a reality!!!
    You continually amaze me with how much you achieve… and then visiting 60 blogs too… wow – how do you do it?
    Thanks so much for hosting my creative space – a real highlight of my week.

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  19. CurlyPops
    5 years ago

    Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes Kirsty!
    I love playing along with my creative space… it's the highlight of my bloggy week.

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  20. gret
    5 years ago

    I never have any doubt you will produce something interesting Kirsty…it's so much fun having so many ideas in your head, but sometimes not so much fun when you can't sleep because of it! Have a great day.

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  21. Stephanie and Carlos
    5 years ago

    Kirsty I love your experimenting!! It's half the fun of being creative… the other half is a successful experiment… hehe

    xo Steph

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  22. Tracey
    5 years ago

    My mind is boggling trying to think what you are making? Looking forward to seeing what comes out of that creative mind of yours

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  23. Kylie
    5 years ago

    Wow! What a wonderful idea… so very inspiring. Thanks for the link Kirsty. Kx

    p.s. Love the flocking photo too :)

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  24. Jenni
    5 years ago

    love the Kirsty red, are you going to do some flocking? Intriuging.
    Can't wait to see the answer.

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  25. michelle
    5 years ago

    is that dye i spy. i know all about the head vs hands deal, my head is in overdrive. getting around to 60 posts is a brilliant effort. i admire your committment

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  26. moose and bird
    5 years ago

    Happy Creative Thursday! I have never seen 'Fat Quarterly'. The business shirt quilt sounds super interesting. xo

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  27. 74 Lime Lane
    5 years ago

    Another mystery! Thanks for hosting Kirsty, you do an amazing job.
    I've seen a lot of buzz about the zine. I always feel a little chaotic when the ideas are jumbled in the head and I can't quite get them out.

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  28. Nycole
    5 years ago

    I'm intrigued as always. Thanks for the Fat Quarterly link, I might have to grab a copy…

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  29. Selina
    5 years ago

    Sounds fun, I love the ideas-a-brewing stage. Loved that desk from last week too!

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  30. angelique
    5 years ago

    I am going to go and have a look at the Fat quarterly right now. I like the idea of the ezine as sometimes things don't turn up here if ordered. But my red square did. Thank you Kirsty!

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  31. Kirsten
    5 years ago

    I thought dye too…then I looked closer and it looks like the stuff that is shed from the bottom of old pieces of "little" furniture (lamps, jewellery boxes etc) – which I'm presuming was felt.
    Hmmmmm
    What on earth are you up to?

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  32. Jan Allsopp
    5 years ago

    I think you've sold me on Fat Quarterly. I've posted my space today – only my 2nd time. Seems consistency is not my strong point!

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  33. julie k
    5 years ago

    Ok, I have NO idea what you are trying to do, but the color is grand!

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  34. Wendy
    5 years ago

    Thanks for hosting again, Kirsty! You've piqued my curiosity…can't wait to see what you're up to!

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  35. ellie
    5 years ago

    Can't wait to see what you are making. I love seeing your intriguing little experiences – though of course, I can never ever guess.
    Great colour.

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  36. Cathy {tinniegirl}
    5 years ago

    You are the great woman of mystery. Intrigued as always.

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  37. Megan
    5 years ago

    what a beautiful red, i so enjoy seeing your creations!

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  38. Riches Stitches
    5 years ago

    I am curious to see what your little pile of red is supposed to be, and I know what you mean about the creating that happens in your head. I have been doing a lot of that lately myself but am finding it hard to get the time to make it into reality.
    Jane 80)

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  39. Catherine
    5 years ago

    What a beautiful shade of red and it looks like velvet. I'm intrigued to see what you are making.

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  40. june at noon
    5 years ago

    Love the red, and what a great photo. The in-the-head creative space can be maddening if your brain gets too full, at least for me. Looking forward to seeing it in action!

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  41. B @ Sweet Limes
    5 years ago

    You always have the most interesting pictures for your creative space. I love seeing them each week.

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  42. Kate
    5 years ago

    I love that red powder – what is it. I have been thinking quilty thoughts lately too but I am no where near ready to take the leap. Can't wait to see what happens.

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  43. m.e (Cathie)
    5 years ago

    i just want to reach out & feel it!!
    have fun experimenting.

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  44. Rainbow Child
    5 years ago

    i have remembered to participate 2 weeks in a row wohoo! hehe

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  45. dorothybills.....
    5 years ago

    So many creative people, great to play along, thanks!

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  46. teddybearswednesday
    5 years ago

    GOrgeous photo Kirst.
    Um I'm having the same problem re head craft versus hand craft. It's driving me nuts feels like my heads about the explode.
    ANyway I hope your head craft gets out and becomes handcraft. xo

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  47. Kathryn Mitchell
    5 years ago

    Crazy crafting happy dances are the best…I'm hoping for some of that in coming weeks. That cake in your previous post is making me damn hungry Kirsty!

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  48. GemmaJoy
    5 years ago

    The red stuff looks very interesting

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  49. Ky
    5 years ago

    I've finally managed to join in.

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  50. collecting feathers
    5 years ago

    I wish I could download ezines, but my connection is awful! I will look into it tho'. Going back one posting, I have been making cakes of late and they have been eggy as well. We have our own chooks so it must be the recipes. Hmm. xxNick

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  51. Michelle
    5 years ago

    Looks intriguing as always – lovely colour. Fat Quarterly looks interesting, will have to get a copy.

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  52. Jill
    5 years ago

    Looks intriguing! I'll be back to see what your experiment is all about!

    Jill

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  53. mel @ loved
    5 years ago

    What a great colour! Looks very interesting…I love the sound of the business shirt quilt!

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  54. Frog, Goose and Bear
    5 years ago

    i look forward to seeing what becomes of this red mysterious powder…..

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  55. Jana @ The Summer House
    5 years ago

    Have a great day…..
    Jana

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  56. ingrid
    5 years ago

    Love the red. I am curious too.

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  57. ecoMILF
    5 years ago

    Interesting project… hope you get some time for quilting too. xo m.

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  58. Kylie
    5 years ago

    I'm curious as to what it is? Is it dye??? Red – looking forward to seeing what it becomes!

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  59. gretchenmist . . . {belinda}
    5 years ago

    mmm, what are you making here?!
    fingers crossed for you.

    do u get that foggy brain syndrome from creating too much in your head? i do.

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  60. Miss Amy
    5 years ago

    Good Luck Creating from what is in your head. I always find that head creating is the most important part. :)

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  61. helena / little mo
    5 years ago

    i had to laugh, you need a generator now to help you go through your comments hehehe! but yeah creative thursday is getting so popular now, and it's so inspiring to see everybody's space!

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  62. Screamstress
    5 years ago

    Hi, I'm new here! And loving seeing all the wonderful creative projects people have going. All very inspiring!

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  63. Mel
    5 years ago

    oh man I am so glad you figured out a way to visit just a handful (if 60 is a handful!) of creative spacers! I have trouble getting a quarter through the list!

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  64. Steph
    5 years ago

    Hoping that the head creating escapes! Enjoy your yummy mag! :)

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  65. I Saw You Dancing
    5 years ago

    Hallo! It was my first time playing along today and it was just what I needed to slow down, take a moment and luxuriate in where I'm at right now.
    Thank you for this marvellous little moment and delicious little space!
    Kat xx

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  66. silver nutmeg & golden pear
    5 years ago

    LOving the creativeness again this week!! xo

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  67. Nanette
    5 years ago

    hey my lovely kooogle, thanks for the headsup on the mag, shall purchase on the google reco!
    xxx

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  68. Melanie
    5 years ago

    I just picked up Fat Quarterly too, am looking forward to a bit of downtime to read through it :)

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  69. gwen
    5 years ago

    not much of the crafting this week. i've been busy and on a photography kick….

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  70. ArtMind
    5 years ago

    Wow, that looks like red pigment but most probably it is sewing dust. :)

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  71. MacGyver's Lovechild
    5 years ago

    love the red powder. so rich with possibility flyandnest.blogspot.com

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  72. Belinda Saville
    5 years ago

    I'm so happy to take part this week…look forward to seeing what other artisans are creating today :-)

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  73. BARBARIX
    5 years ago

    good to have loats of ideas and inspiration.
    good also to be able to transform ideas into real items/products/things.
    I am curious what the picture is….
    red pigment?

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  74. Baa-Me Kniits
    5 years ago

    Love that colour!! I also love the real Zap/Punch that your photos deliver, lovely work :-)

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  75. vadjutka
    5 years ago

    At first I thought you are going to cook with saffron :-)

    I am courious of the outcome!

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  76. Mama Mogantosh
    5 years ago

    My creative space stuffed up. Hope everybody else went better. x

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  77. Sabahnur
    5 years ago

    hehe we are same mood,lots of thing in my head!
    btw what a inspring color is that!

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  78. Gingini
    5 years ago

    Of course ideas pop up in your head first. Trying out things we find out, makes real artist!
    We'll see what you make of that red dust!

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  79. Nafsika
    5 years ago

    Great idea!!!
    I hope i got it right :D

    Have a great day!!!

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  80. yardage girl
    5 years ago

    I bought Fat Quarterly – some great quilting ideas there – good luck! Nic

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  81. Ooty
    5 years ago

    I thought this was red velevet cake leftovers =D, Now I am super curious to see your outcome =)

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  82. Melanie Gray Augustin
    5 years ago

    Some lovely redness there! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your experimenting!

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  83. the textured leaf
    5 years ago

    Ill be checking out the mag. Thanks for being such a great hostess. Im intrigued as to what youll be making with that? They look like overlocker shavings?

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  84. ::: PetitPlat Food Art :::
    5 years ago

    First time I'm participating :D

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  85. TopCat76
    5 years ago

    mmm that gorgeous red colour makes me think of red velvet cake, never had one always wanted to make one….
    I've got the FQ e-zine and love it too, fabulous!

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  86. NorraSud by ROROISM
    5 years ago

    looks like dust from cutting felt ?
    as in my post :-)

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  87. LeelaBijou
    5 years ago

    That red is so beautiful! I´m intrigued too :)

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  88. Emma
    5 years ago

    That ezine sounds interesting… I am having to change my mindset about wanting printed magazines… maybe a great excuse to buy an iPad for reading ezines with my morning coffee in bed on a weekend!!!!! :)

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  89. mylittlebirdie
    5 years ago

    very curious?? : ) good luck with your idea hope it goes according to minds view : )

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  90. Sarah
    5 years ago

    Oh what are you up to now??Always so interesting and I can't imagine what that red powder is all about. Hhmmm may have to go check out fat quarterly, sounds pretty good. x

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  91. mr messyfish
    5 years ago

    ohhh the mystery….

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  92. kerin rose
    5 years ago

    havent been here in a vbit, but I finished a new bracelet to share!….hope all is lovely, kirsty!

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  93. * Ninotschka *
    5 years ago

    So excited about my first active participation in 'my creative space'. I feel so inspired by what you all do and how amazing your creative spaces look. I definitely need a craft room!!! Happy Thursday!

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  94. hester
    5 years ago

    Hi Kirsty

    Just joined in My Creative Space for the first time. I wasn't sure whether to paste in my general blog link or the specific one to the creative space post I did today, so hope it's all ok.

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  95. Jasmine @ Thelma Lane
    5 years ago

    i am doing alot of creating in my mind lately as well, planning and such… crossing fingers it works out for us both ;)

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  96. Posie Patchwork
    5 years ago

    Anything in that colour is divine, gorgeous, deep red, lovely!! Thanks for hosting, i'm about 12 hours later than normal, 'tis that kind of week & wow, over 150 again, love Posie

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  97. chacharose
    5 years ago

    Looks woollen (is that even the right spelling?) man if I had a dollar for every idea that popped into my head, so I know the feeling. So many idea's, soo little time!!

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  98. Bec
    5 years ago

    I have to keep writing the things in my head down so they don't fly, fly away.

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  99. ana pina
    5 years ago

    Love the color! Can't figure out what will be the result…
    I'm playing "My Creative Space" today for the first time, it's great to walk around through the other links!

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  100. Buy Design
    5 years ago

    I'm afraid I couldn't add any photos today but have posted your link on my blog to send people over to visit. So many talented people here.

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  101. Tanya
    5 years ago

    very cool!

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  102. Sue
    5 years ago

    I really must get myself a copy of Fat Quarterly.

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  103. ♥ w o o l f ♥
    5 years ago

    and then here's my acknowledgement, dear kootoyoo. i'll be out of the studio and into the fire (?) this weekend… cheers, x woolf w

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  104. Katy
    5 years ago

    This is my first time to participate. Found you via Gretchen aka June at Noon. Thanks!

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  105. Catherine
    4 years ago

    This is my first time popping in here – found you via Cotton Kiwi

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  106. Quiltjane
    4 years ago

    What a wonderful blog. I am glad I found you.

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  107. designed to a T
    4 years ago

    Interested to know what the red 'stuff' is?? Terese @ designed to a T

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