24 December 2009
07 December 2009
Some jewellery made with semiprecious stones. Sweet and simple. Not sure what the purple earrings are. Can't remember. The haircomb is made with red coral.
01 December 2009
13 November 2009
06 November 2009
04 November 2009
20 October 2009
14 October 2009
07 October 2009
As for the bit of creating I have been doing... I started a new scarf I'm going to place in my store. Of course, it's actually taking longer to complete than I expected. I've also done some more of my sock. I was told not to deviate from the pattern the first time I tried knitting a sock but... I do like to adapt and alter. In this case I couldn't understand the heel part of the pattern. Neither could my sister who's done more sock knitting than me. And when another friend (who knits way faster than me and already has this same sock completed) said the pattern is actually written wrong I opted to simply do short rows as my sister explained. First try has left fairly noticeable gaps but I don't mind. They're just for me anyway. So I'm onto the foot part now for rows and rows. Perhaps one day I'll get it finished. And then there's its pair to make....
18 September 2009
And then, once the length was good, I added earflaps coz they're cute and extra warm. I blanket stitched it all around the edge and attached long plaits so it can be tied under the chin. I made it on the larger size as it's nearing summer here so little Addie won't need to wear it until she's a bit bigger anyway.
16 September 2009
I've also been working, putting together a soldier's box (parcel for an Aussie soldier working somewhere overseas), pulling the damn weeds from the garden, relaxing with some xbox36o games and enjoying the sunshine that's been more present lately. I also started making a wrap for my knitting needles and crochet hooks while they are not in use but I'm not quite sure how to put it together yet. So it's still just lying on my desk waiting for me to find a solution.
I'm also in the process of setting up an Etsy store to broaden my potential buyer audience. Ü Any tips for me??
29 August 2009
20 August 2009
It's all single crocheted except the cuff which I crocheted with doubles and singles in a length ways ring before attaching to the mitten. The thumb was a bit of a challenge as I haven't crocheted something like that before and as I went I realised I'd need to fan it out in an eclipse shape to make it work. All in all I think it finally worked out quite well. Now to make that second one...
14 August 2009
1. Accept the award.
2. Post it on your blog saying who gave it to you.
3. Pass it on to other new blogs you think are wonderful.
Make sure you leave a note on the blogs you award and the one who gave it to you to let them know you participated in this award. It's a nice way to connect with people and see what other wonderful blogs are around. So I hereby extend the "One Lovely Blog" award to the following:
Lucy from Attic24 She has some truly beautiful crochet artwork.
Alessandra from Just be Happy Some more amazing crochet artwork.
Go ahead and check out these fantastic blogs.
10 August 2009
01 August 2009
27 July 2009
20 July 2009
17 July 2009
Here's Tammy trying her hand at spinning wool. Her hand didn't manage so well. Ha ha. It's a lot harder than it looks.Anyone want a beer? A good one to buy and shove in with your mate's stash for a fun joke...they're all made of wood!
And my few treasures...bamboo circular needles, a small skein of Aussie Merino and a big skein of Aussie Silk Merino, my bonus for babysitting the night before...paid in yarn! Mmm so nice.
08 July 2009
04 July 2009
01 July 2009
Doesn't this look delicious? Taste pretty good too. It's a Hazelnut and Pear Torta. Found it in a Delicious magazine and thought I'd try it. I don't have a tart tin so mine is rectangle. I've been thinking about trying new recipes just to add some flavour and adventure to everyday life. Good to finally getting around to this one.
I've been doing some other making this week too. Haven't done too much lately but I got some new ideas and have been working on them. You can see another journal forming and a page that's done for my scrapbook. Man, I am sooooo behind in scrapbooking! This page takes me to about May 2007! They are the boys I cared for in the USA for a year.