Wednesday, 31 October 2007
I never get sick of autumn when it like this....
Even Muttus Maximus (aka the dog) enjoyed himself....
In other news, I have been experimenting with re-usable bags. I already have many but last night i decided i would attempt making one from jute twine. I got out my size 15's (mm) and disregarded patterns to produce this......
Its amazing. I cant believe how strong it is. It only took a couple of hours to do and it holds more weight than I could fit in it.
So pleased. will attempt another.
I am now sock/glove planning for the new wool I have. everyone seems to be doing 'jaywalker socks' am tempted to give them a go myself seeing as evreyone says they are so great to knit.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
I am now officially in.
so.... ravel me.... I am morepjs
So much to be done and not enough time to do it. I already saw so many things I want to do. I have 2 balls of variated wool waiting for me at my grans place too..... so exciting. its either going to be socks or gloves.
The shop is going fairly well... ok, i havnt been bowled over with orders, but I sold 3 things, which isnt bad for the first week. I just finished a gorgeous vintage 'liberty of london' bag to put up.... when I finished it I thought, 'i dont really want to sell this' but then I remembered my enormous collection of bags and decided it would be a bad way to go... if I kept one...hmmm..... so reluctantly I will list my little baby.
Monday, 29 October 2007
I am begining to wonder if its worth it anymore... maybe I should just put it aside till late winter to have for spring and get on with my christmas gifts. ... oops and the nativity.
I am having a no christmas till christmas blog protest. I dont want christmas related excitement on my blog till after the 6th of december. Thats Mos Nicolae here, (or St Nicolaus day) when Mos Nicolae (Old man Nicolaus) comes and leaves sweets in the shoes of good children and sticks in the shoes of naughty children. Its lovelly. But for me, thats the start of the christmas season. Other than the brief mention of gift progress I will be otherwise christmas free!
You are welcome to join me (let me know if you do). I am not in any way anti-christmas. I just hate that they try to force it on us everywhere at the end of october.
Alright. Rather a long post after a little lazy week last week. Will be better this week.
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Otherwise, all is well. My first stuffed toy, Stampy went up last night in etsy. I am very fond of him.
Drops progress is slow to say the least. 11cm of the back done (we shape armholes at 40cm) not only that but that was after 2 nights of knitting... more fluffing.
I realise I still have the nativity to do. But stitching up really bores me so I have to do it in small (baby-like) steps.
Off for a walk. Get some air. Pics later, the cams battery was dead.
Monday, 22 October 2007
No blogging today as I was updating my shop. Slowly but surely the items go in. Last night we were setting up, man making banner, me making listings, and as I was halfway through making the second listing (shop has no banner or intro or anything) a girl had already bought the bag I listed. Very surprising and a lovelly boost of confidence for me.
Am making a second drops jacket as my first is inadvertently 2 sizes too large for me. Fluff. new one in lighterwight yarn so its going to take a lot longer.
No other major news. Latest items I made with my beautiful singer are listed in the shop.
Saturday, 20 October 2007
and thanks to our favourite cafe.... long coffees and tiramisu
Better pics to come...
oh... and my latest sewing book...
Nothing can teach you to sew like the 50's can!
And finally, the mutt and the mongrel.... battling it out ... for a bottle lid
Thursday, 18 October 2007
With much neglect of my man, thesis, parrots, dogs and friends, I am finally getting somewhere with the drops jacket....
I was very unrealistically trying to finish it for wednesday morning.... as you can see, halfway through a sleeve on thursday means I didnt make it.
Monday, 15 October 2007
Oh and this is the back piece of the jacket.
And this... dear ones... this.... is my singer.....mmmm
Thursday, 11 October 2007
My japanese fabric.... so much goodness
The wool I ordered (clearly more balls than just these 2)
More fabric (applique too but no pics)
Not only that, but more goodness today when my patchwork interiors book arrived!
I cant wait to get started on it all. I have a fair few things in mind.
Now these little things....
......Are now fully equipped to run round the house, transporting a hungry mouth and a leaky tap. Another week and we will have to hand her over I think.
There's a surprise coming up soon.... for the little few who read this. Maybe next week, depends how things go.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
She's still so little she needs bottle-fed.
On the other hand, the knitting is going to be a handbag. And today, it seems, I have 4 parcels to pick up...... My list in order of preference as to what I hope they are ; fabric from japan, wool, fabric from US, patches
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Little Smudge. She's gorgeous. Wish we could keep her but in this tiny place, its just not possible.
Pics to follow.
Thursday, 4 October 2007
Unlike my other arrivals, which were ordered and expected. This poor little delivery was not at all expected.
(just after a bath)
These are the 6 abandoned puppies we have inherited. Our poor dog couldnt figure out what was going on. but he's very good with them.
We arn't sure what to do with them We cant keep them as we live in the city, but we couldnt leave them.
Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!
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This was here this morning. very interesting.
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
It was like bonfire night in my livingroom
Also..... more things in the post
The bracelet is my rowcounter from etsy's hideandsheep I just love it.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Finished my little pups sweater. He was so tired that his modelling was not the best... but what a cutie
In other news..... these are my new and much adored shoes...... luverlly
Monday, 1 October 2007
Heh heh heh.... fabric fabric everywhere :)
pics to follow.... seems to be taking ages to load a measly 300 photos