Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Punto color from Schachenmayr
We've been able to draw a photo from the archives of Lady Anna. She has a standing court order against anyone publishing a photo of her after the age of 45 as she wants to be remembered by her fans as "The lady who managed the art of youth fullness".
Friday, 18 January 2008
I ran out of hairy yarn when short stitching the squares together. I didn't want the pink that much but the purple was nowhere to be found. To work away the hairy tails isn't that much fun either because the hairs get caught up everywhere. Anyway it is finished now:
30x45cm measured without handles
I still want to add a wooden button and crochet a loop and maybe sew an inside/lining.
I got the idea for doing the bag this bag here, when I was looking for something interesting to do with the granny squares.
Monday, 14 January 2008
wool used:Moda Dea by Cartwheel
crocheting two strands simultaneously and used 5 balls
color: 9823 sea blue& color:9745 rasberries
Thursday, 10 January 2008
This one was crocheted with red and a red and orange mixed thread but it is not that visible on the photo. It went to a friend as a verrrry late b-day gift.
This one I gave to my husband's grandmother for her birthday with an invitation for dinner.
I will definitely use this pattern in future!
I've bought the cute buttons here
This is a large piece reaching 95cm. I've crocheted the beads together using fake fur yarn and some of my prize 100%wool. I've used silver metal beads, Cherise/pink/Salmon glass beads and black wooden beads using a 3mm hook.
I was quite pleased with how it turned out, just as arty and a bit over the top as I wanted.
Saturday, 05 January 2008
I wished it was...it was one of the birds, we were admiring at our bird feeder, who flew into the glass door.
It was a "common" finch(Chaffinch). Beautifully coloured (not seen in Photo but see link).
As we rushed to the window he was just giving his last squirms and died. Broken neck.
I rushed to get my Photo camera and the girls were planning a funeral. Dad got the spade.
What a pity.
I'll share the medium version of this package:
What is so amazing is that it was a swap that was to be sent by Nov 4th. Two weeks later still no sign of it. I assumed it was maybe sent by slow shipping. Four weeks later I still haven't received it and after an e-mail to my swap partner she replied ending her mail with saying that she was ill at the time and asked dh to mail it not telling him how important the sent date was and she really felt terrible that it took so long. So I thought as it was Christmas time I'll just have to be patient. Well, this morning it came and I can understand why it took it's time lol somebody at TNT (our national postal service) took his or her time to decode the address and did a splendid job. I've place bubbles for my own privacy but I can assure you that what is underneath the bubbles is also smudged! This envelope was drenched good and solid, even the sender's address was smudged.
I've been totally spoiled by my swapper: this photo will give you only an idea as it is impossible to show everything! My girls were totally swooning; the one laid hand on the scissors and buttons and made a little booklet for grandma and the other one was playing princess with a pink glittery FatQuater. Wow.. so many scrapbook paper, embellishments, vintage photo's, stickers and buttons. It makes my hands tingle to make something.
So thank you to Fairlight and Michelle for the Miscelanny swap and keeping track of sent and received swaps.
Thank you for Kim for your abundant package
and thank you for post person who manage to solve the address enigma
This cute embroidery I've received from Crystal, TN :
This arty ornament came from Lauren, Florida (I just love the combinations and textures):