Monday, 20 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
samX is a red and green dalek with extra sparkles and a bit of glitter to make him stand out from the rest of the yarn daleks.
Monday, 15 November 2010
What item are you working on?? What is your inspiration for this piece??
Well I'm working on lots of stuff as usual, however my 'thing' at the moment is felting. I'm really enjoying making things and popping them in the washing machine with an old towel and seeing how it comes out the other side. I've had a couple of bombs, and a couple of dead cool things :-)
My inspiration comes from loads of places on the interweb, though mostly from the pictures of the fabulous and creative people on ravelry, Drops Design and interweavecrochet
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Yep it's getting to that age when the specs are needed (hahaha not really, I've supposed to have worn them for quite a few years now and just ignored them!)
I wore them driving home tonight - and now I know why Andrew tells me off for travelling so close to the car in front!
I will be able to admire my new stash better though :-)
Oh the plans I have for this lovely selection of lambs wool and other wool! My nephew helped me to wind the skeins in to balls at the weekend - I haven't been able to get Andrew to do that for ages, he's so over it :-)
(oh - And I have an idea for a George spin off, I'll let you know how it goes :-) )
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Thursday, 21 October 2010
I think that when I’m angry I probably look ugly
Angry people aren’t nice to be around; they zap you with their prickles
I don’t enjoy being angry, it takes effort and commitment, and I usually can’t be bothered
I’ve been a ball of angry prickles for more than 12 hours now
Ever since Andrew rang me to say we’d been burgled
The burglars were quite thoughtful
They didn’t make a mess, or disturb anything
They didn’t take anything that had sentimental value
In fact they only took the Telly, stereo, DVD player and computer
It’s just stuff
And yet I’m still angry at them
I wonder if they think that what they did, coming into our home uninvited and helping themselves to things that we’d worked hard for, was okay because they were polite about it?
I want to slap their stupid face!!
Sunday, 17 October 2010
The clothing of the cushions meant the sewing machine again... and once again it was trial, error and procrastination over the many winter months. Today I had an 'ah ha' moment. "The cushions are going to be used outside so they don't have to be perfect!"
Voila! 2 messy patchwork cushion covers were created!
Saturday, 9 October 2010
I recently bought some lovely bright red NZ lambswool from my new favourite yarn store in the Hawkes Bay. I wanted to make something for myself and it had to be something that would be quickish to make, otherwise it would end up in the cupboard with other half finished 'things for me'.
It started off as a kind of 70's vest/long waistcoat and because I'm so crap at following patterns it's morphed into a mini poncho (after about 5 attempts to make something that a) fits and b) I'd wear out in public).
I think it'll be fab at work in the air conditioning, not too warm, just enough to keep the chill off.
The competition at Pollock is a bit of a creative fizzer. The theme is Lifeforms, Andrew thinks it should be something clever and eye catching. I wanted to do a flying saucer mobile with little green men and he thought it was a bit obvious. So apart from sending George the Dalek along, I've come to a standstill in that particular creative process. The next one they are having is the Family, that might be an easier theme, though I am open to any thoughts.... :-)
Monday, 4 October 2010
All rugby players are demi-gods
We have heroes for soccer, car racing, golf, hockey, cricket, netball, softball, basketball, lawn bowls, surfing, skiing, cycling, and any other pastime that is called sport.
I don’t like sport
I don’t enjoy playing it, I'm not competitive enough
I don’t enjoy watching it, I was a rugby widow which means I've watched enough to last a life time
I do my best to avoid it on the telly, like most reality TV :-)
71 countries and over 6000 athletes have all got together and that means track and field!
I love track and field, all that running and jumping and throwing, it makes me want to run around the car park and hurdle fences
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Usually it's something I've never done before, have no idea how to actually do it and it often involves the sewing machine. This is the really unfortunate part, because as much as I'd love to enjoy sewing, we just don't get on.
So on Monday I got it into my head that I wanted to make a skirt (probably the fault of someones blog I read :-) ) this idea then mutated into a circle skirt. I searched "how to make a circle skirt" and I was away.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
I've done various things with the end bits of all the balls of yarn I've used, including making a couple of very colourful scarves. The other day I had a message from Grandmother Carolyn on Zibbet telling me about (and showing me) a fab afghan that her grandmother had made from the odds and ends of yarn. It was very beautiful.
So, erm.... here is the start of my much messier version!
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
The reality is I tend to go from kitsch to classy and back again (with some other slightly weird things in the middle!)
Granny Square mittens with fluro orange - tres Kitsch
Black cotton hairpin lace - very Victorian and feminine
Either way, they are starting to take over... I really need to go to the markets to sell some if it :-)
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Finished off with a granny square on the other side to keep that 70's feel :-)
Monday, 26 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
There are 2 shops to browse through and I've named this post day walkers and night walkers because one the shops is Twighlight inspired and the other has fab photos (in the daytime)
My sister and someof my friends are Twighlight addicts, I have yet to discover this delight, so my favourite is in the other shop :-), it reminds me of New Zealand beaches and conjures up all sorts of ideas of what to do with the drift wood :-)
There is also a very cool blog to compliment the shops and to learn about other Etsy shops which can be found here http://sykin-at-etsy.blogspot.com/
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
1) It's summertime, a time to get away from it all. Do you have a dream vacation?
Andrew and I have known each other for 2 ½ years so have yet to get content for number 2, and so even though we are in the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere Ihave chosen number 1
My fingers are tingling from the cold as I type, so my immediate thought is that my dream vacation includes lots of warm sun.
Then there is always my dream destination - Egypt, which I’ve
And I came up with this…
(Warning: The following paragraph may induce nausea in those slightly jaded by life or if you are hung over)
My dream holiday is one where Andrew and I have a ball
We enjoy spending time together,
We go for lovely walks in the countryside or on the beach
We eat delicious food
We relax by reading or being creative
We discover amazing new treasures
We go places we haven’t been before together
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
As a thank you I've made her these amazing granny square slippers. Amazing because I can't decide if they are incredibly ugly, kitsch or cool!
Also I've dug out a hairpin crochet loom that I bent out of a piece of metal a few months ago when I discovered hairpin lace and am going to make myself a shawl. I hardly make things for myself, so this is a special treat :-)
Other things on my mind.... I need to do a blog carnival to keep in the Etsy Bloggers Team (which totally rocks!) and so I need to put myself in a summer holiday mood, and I'm finding it a little tough since it'e rained every weekend and we've had the fire blazing - fingers crossed for this weekend :-)
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