My creative space - Crochet Garlands and a Shameful Secret
I wandered over to Brunswick Heads on the weekend to attend their Old & Gold mammoth garage sale. It was garage sale heaven with more than 60 garage sales were held in the pretty little town. Being the thrifty Miss that I am, I didn't come away with alot, but one of my best finds was a box of lovely cream crochet flowers.
Now I can't crochet, or even knit really well. I tried again on the weekend with a trusty book of instruction, but I seem to be all fingers and thumbs. You see, my left-handed mother taught my right-handed self how to knit and crochet. As a result, I am quite spastic in the way I go through the motions. My aunt on seeing me in my sad but proud attempts screamed (and I mean screamed) "What are you doing Nick, that is not how you knit! You'll do yourself an injury!" I was scarred for life and was determined not to put myself in such a shameful situation again.
As a result, I bought a box of flowers to make into garlands. I can chain stitch, but I do it furtively, as I know I am not doing it 'quite' like normal people. I have put the garland in my back room (TV room for watching footy) which is really very masculine and mid-century modern, and they don't look out of place at all..they seem to balance everything out by giving a bit of feminity and prettiness.
I pictures don't really do it justice, as my camera is so appalling. As they look so pretty I am making them for my etsy shop...and that is my creative space for this week. Pop over to Kootoyoo for more creative goodness.