Friday, 28 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Not sure how much competition there was though, when I left the tent there was only my shawl and a little Aran jumper and I didn't get back until it was all over.
But as someone said at least it wasn't a scarf I was up against!?!!
This my rosette.
Nutmeg is impressed too and wants it for his new bed.
Leaf brooches are ready for posting, hope they bring a smile.
Vegetable printing is always a popular activity but I thought seeing as it's harvest time we could print them onto basket shapes.
The basket was cut from a sheet of A4 paper. First I cut a strip from the long side for the handle, then cut a semi-circle for the basket. The handle was then stapled to the basket after the printing was dry.
While the children printed we talked about colours and which fruits and vegetables they were going to put into their baskets.
Friday, 21 September 2007
First things first, Friday poll! I know that's why you're here!
Marmite or Marmalade?
my first bit of embroidery
Everyone on the course seems nice and open to trying new stuff. There are two ladies who have been doing the course for a few years, they come along, have a go and if they don't fancy what everyone else is doing they carry on with their own stuff, which seems to be how it works, it's very open and relaxed.
Finished two new activity packs at work, a halloween mobile pack and a spider paper weight pack.
(I will do a post about what I do at work as a few people have been asking recently and I find it hard to explain it in words, I'll do a photo montage!)
Spider Plaster of Paris Paperweight Pack
This is a 'hug' I started about 2 years ago.
I had knitted over 2/3 of it, but while I was knitting the first sleeve I started to knit the wrong way and it had two big stripes of purl on it. At first I didn't realise and then I tried to ignore it, by then I had started the second sleeve. In the end it was causing me such distress that I had to unravel it to the purl rows and pick it up again. Very boring.
So now I have nearly finished the back and then I can re-join it and start the second sleeve, which is the fun bit, knitting round and round and round............and round and round, great on the bus.
Lovely scarf sent to me from Norway, thank you! and a cat with no tonsils.
And lastly, I am going to enter this wrap into the Lewisham Country Fair on Sunday.
I love Country Fairs, I love looking round the entries at the biggest vegetables and handmade stuff and I've always secretly longed to live in the country so I could join the Women's Guild and make jam and enter it into competitions.
I never dreamed that we would have such a fair in Lewisham!! (FYI Lewisham is an Inner city London Borough, not very rural at all)
So, I might see you there on Sunday, with my wrap and Family, if not, I'll let you know how me and my wrap got on.
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Friday, 14 September 2007
Had a bit of trouble with t'internet today so loads to catch up on.
OK, first - friday poll!! last week it was - Cats or Dogs? and the poll says - CATS. This week - Bath or Shower? mmmmmm what do you think?
Next - lot's of crafty shopping.
I went to Hobbycraft on Tuesday, I had never been before and there was so much to see and so much to buy. My primary reason for going was for work and they had loads of great christmas'y kids stuff so it was worth the trip.
Also, Euan has been doing a bit of needle felting (since posting this I have read that only children over 10 should needle felt!!) and broke my only needle so after a bit of a t'internet search I found Christie Bears which sells lots of stuff to make bears but also needle felting gear.
So I ordered about 6 needles, 4 the same because I wanted to make a felting tools.
And here are some more leaves, I'm a bit obsessed with leaves at the moment!
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Dishcloth cotton! Dishcloth cotton!
It did make me LOL but why couldn't I have been fun fur or mohair? I suppose it's better than acrylic double knit....... but only just!
What kind of yarn are you?
Saturday, 8 September 2007
This was the first one and a bit thin, I'm thinking of applique (thanks P).
I started making these, the idea was christmas tree decorations but I'm not sure, maybe some sequins might help.
There is all sorts, more Sirdar Click, which is my fave for scarves, some pink pure wool which I'm going to felt and some muted green Mohair which I'm going to knit myself a scarf with.
I went through my mums knitting patterns, I love the photos on these vintage patterns, I don't know if I'll ever knit any of the patterns but I love looking at the pictures.
Friday, 7 September 2007
Monday, 3 September 2007
It's called Kitty Craft and it sells all sorts of fabrics by the 1/4 yard, though you can buy more un-cut.
They also sell accessories like this flower shaped Yoyo template.
There is also a Pattern Room with loads of patterns and you can also sign up to receive points when you shop and an e-newsletter iwth patterns for projects. Check it out!