"Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" Douglas Adams

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Featuring Patch

The Etsy Blooger of the month is an incredibly busy lady - 3 shops and 2 blogs!
Patch lives in Thailand and is incredibly talented, and her shops are well worth a visit.
Some of my favourite things:

Supply Shop
Jewelry Shop

 And she can be found blogging here and here

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Channelling the 70's.....

Specifically 70's tennis pro's.
I challenge you to keep a straight face :-)

Introducing my entry for the Etsy Hookers Team Challenge......

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Sheep & Yarn

Our neighbours visited for lunch today
Awww they're so cute!

The EtsyHookers team is having a challenge, the last one I participated in was the inspiration behind the camouflage toilet roll cover doll. This challenge has an exercise theme. Remembering it gets to be listed in the JacBerKitsch shop I need to keep it kitsch.... the yarn I have to play with is brown, yellow and a kind of gold lame... (I'm giggling manically about the gold lame type yarn!)

Friday, 13 August 2010

Books and Movies in a Carnival

Howdy Doody - It's a blog carnival time
the subjects:

1. It's back to school time...How are you preparing to get the kids or yourself back to school?
2. What was your favorite BOOK, MOVIE or GETAWAY SPOT over the summer?...

1 = no kids = no school, me working (also = no school)
2 = no summer!

So anywaysup reading and watching watching movies are 2 of my fav things to do along with crocheting.... and luckily you can do this in winter too :-)

We've loved watching the MidSummer Murders on DVD on a Sunday afternoon when it's pouring down outside and the fire is blazing (we get these in box sets from the library for a couple of dollars for the week) fabulous murder mysteries from the British countryside. And of course anything with Audrey in it is brill!

I love most books - and this winter I've discovered audio books and I've been listening to anything by James Patterson on the way to and from work (40 mins each way means a book in a week and a bit) again, thanks local Pukekohe Library :-)

My fav author also had a new book out which I love and tried to eeeeeeeek out and then I got all excited and finished it dead quick :-)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

A Theme

If I was one of those people who loved to make one thing and do fab variations on it it would be so much easier to make my shops feel a bit more 'clean' looking :-)

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

The Aliens are coming!

Solar blast heading toward Earth

"Scientists have warned that a really big solar eruption could wreck satellites, power and communications grids"

It looks so pretty.
Luckily we have clouds tonight so I won't wake up blind
They aren't expecting meteors so I don't have to sneeze on the 'beings'
The giant turtle really hasn't farted
Good grief - I have been brain washed by hollywood and every sci-fi book I've ever read! :-D

Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Favourite Jersey

My dad had a favourite green jersey that he got sometime in the 70's at the Edinburgh Wool Shop. Recently my mother got her way and it ended up in the rag bag. So I threw it in the washing machine and felted it. And voila, now it has been transformed into Pot Holders.

Finished off with a granny square on the other side to keep that 70's feel :-)