"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

Monday, 22 August 2011

Crochet for the home....

...... and it's not even kitsch (well, much anyway)!

I'm a bit of a hoarder and keep any bit of yarn that is more than 30cm long. I started this blanket a month or so ago (this was the 4th attempt) and it's made up of all of my remnants.  

My nephew says it's "gangsta" which made me worry about being kidnapped by gunpoint whilst I was napping on the couch.  Or maybe it's like Arthur Dents towel and instead of being full of nutrients it has different drugs in it (not sure I want to risk sucking on it though!)  It's a kind of log cabin pattern that I made up as I went. Pretty 'gangsta' eh? :-)

We are renting quite a new house, which is something very different to what we've lived in before.  It's very warm for one!  And it's a little lacking in character, especially the kitchen which has all those lovely clean sterile lines with quite a bit of stainless steel.  So I crocheted some nice bright cotton dishcloths (yep they're almost granny squares I couldn't help it....).

They're working out really well, some soy cotton and some cotton cotton.  Apparently they last for ages too :-)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A cold blast and a winner!

Winter has hit in full force this week with the South Island covered in snow, and hail and snow storms even further north than Auckland! It's so cool to see the pictures in the news of expressions on faces who have never seen snow falling before :-)

Looking at the blue sky Miss Jack and Mr Ber ignored all weather forecasts and headed out to the Manurewa Botanical Gardens on Sunday for a walk.  We had 3 mins of sun before the heavens opened.

Aww cute baby ducks

Congratulations to MJ who has won the give-away of slouchy fingerless mitts.  I did the random number pick on internet and the first winner was Anonymous - which I know was my sister and I already gave her a pair of fingerless mitts the other day, so I did a redraw :-D

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Ultimate in Kitsch?

A toilet roll doll that is dressed in granny squares, popped in the Etsy shop this morning.

My need for kitsch ness this week has almost been sated. 
Next.... finish my macramé

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Felt like a bit of Kitsch

At the beginning of the week I read a fab tutorial on how to do macrame, (thanks Mel) so that has set me up for a kitschy week.  I'm about to attempt a granny square loo roll cover doll.
In the meantime this is a collection of Kitsch I found when I did a search on Felt.  We just need a couple of pink flamingo garden ornaments to really round it off  :-)

Nanas vintage peggy square cushion