Monday, 2 July 2018
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
I have so many photos to post, but I had better get the order right and start with the wool show pics first.
Lots of photos here, because there was so much knitted loveliness!!!
There was handspun wool for sale-
Friday, 1 June 2018
Saturday, 26 May 2018
Tigerboy is in the orchestra for the school production of "Oliver" and when I dropped him of at school for production camp this morning I also delivered some props. There had been an email last month asking for help with props, and I managed to find a couple of baskets in the final week of hard rubbish. I nabbed a stack of bargain wooden plates from an op shop, along with 2 scarves/ shawls.
I had a chat with the staff member in charge of sets/ costumes about what was needed. She said they still need flowers, and fake fruit & veg; but that these are hard to find without spending a lot of money. As I was driving away I had a brainwave, I remembered a craft book I have with instructions to make a papier mache pear.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Say hi to the newest members of the family- 4 young Isa Brown hens! Picked them up on Sunday, they are still settling in, learning where the perch is, where the food is etc. We pick them up and pat them a couple of times eah day so they will be nice and quiet and used to people.
Today was the first morning they actually jumped down off the perch and walked out of the chookhouse by themselves, I had to lift them down and show them the door the previous 2 mornings!
Monday, 7 May 2018
The first - neutral toned- quilt I made for my lovely friend, ended up on her daughter Miss H's bed that night! Even though I had specifically "not put any pink or purple in it" so Miss H wouldn't claim it!
Of course the only solution was to spend the weekend sewing one just for Miss H, in all the bright, jewelled tones ( opposite to her mother's quilt!). I found a piece of pink pinwale cord for the back, and already had plenty of rainbow strips pre cut from the baby quilt I made late last year. So it was quite quick to whizz the strips together, plus a couple for the back, make some bias binding and put it all together. I love the bright colours. And so did Miss H!
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Saturday, 14 April 2018
I finished knitting another blanket, using 2 balls of Porta Craft acrylic. The next one is already started! If today's crazy weather is anything to go by, it is definitely knitting weather finally (hey I am wearing a woollen cardigan and cooking minestrone soup as I write this, it is cold out there!).
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
I found this sweet shirt at the op shop recently, I didn't have time to try it on, but as it was a Rivers size 16 I figured it would fit with room to spare!
There was a fabric tie in the bottom hem, which I didn't really like- but it was the perfect size to pull out, cut a teeny hole in the binding around the neckline, and re thread the tie through there. Just right to pull the neckline in enough so it doesn't gape and fall off my shoulders, it gives a much better shape around the neckline, and makes the shirt a little bit different to the original RTW shirt. I LOVE the bird print fabric, this is now one of my favourite shirts!