Monday, 28 January 2008

Tea and....

Scrabble and.. This weekend has been spent doing things I want to do and some things I don't want to do. Had some college work to do first thing which was frustrating and quite tedious but that done, I set to doing many things I really do want to do.

I bought World of Interiors and Sublime magazines on Saturday morning, just a good magazine to read is really quite luxurious and then Chris came over. We decided to play Scrabble, which for me, is a very foolish thing to do, because I always lose and seem to forget how annoyed I get about that between games. The above photo is of Chris' letters, what a good three letter word! Whilst he was picking his words and where to strategically place them I was knitting. And here is the finished scarf!! New Scarf So after a productive weekend, also learning some new embroidery stitches I now have to go bake a lemon drizzle cake and have a cup of tea for 3 points. I do plan, however to place it over a triple word score.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Pom Poms & Flowers

Pom Poms

Today a parcel arrived for me. I got a little bit excited on Saturday when I saw a flower loom and what wonders you can create with them. So i found a site that sold them. But of course it would be a waste to spend the postage just for one thing, so i ordered a set of large Clover Pom Pom Makers and a very tiny 2mm crochet hook too. Shockingly they arrived today! Now that's what I call service. So to the left is the first two pom poms i made, I swear to god this is one of the best inventions ever, it took less than 5 minutes to make one pom pom! And what an ingenious design. Wool Flowers

And beneath that is the first two flowers i made with the flower loom. the instructions were quite hard to follow but after some internet research i think i've got the hang of it. What a good day!

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Another great charity shop find!

After fighting for some time to try and figure out how to upload my photos from the new iphoto to my flickr account i gave up and called Chris. It was not as simple as i assume it would be. Anyway, the reason for the post was yet another brilliant charity shop find, as the subject says. And so here it is..."Empire Made" Bag Oooo isn't it lovely!

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Things I've made I'm proud of

Handmade felt made by me & embellished

I've been making these for a little while now but just realised i hadn't posted about them. Over the years i guess i have realised that I'm quite happy working with circles, I always come back to them and this little fella falls into the same geometrical category. Also see the sewing in the last post, again, circles.

So that little thing to the left there is a circular piece of handmade felt, made by my own fair hands and crafted into a decorative brooch which is frequently proudly placed upon my lapel, or shirt, or cardigan, or jumper. Now the kitchen is almost complete, and more importantly, now I have a proper sink I can make some more felt and make some more of these! AND bake!!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Pink and green AND blue and white

Ooo, what's that word for when you're doing some embroidery whilst listening to Ipswich Town play West Brom on the radio??? Oh yeh!! Odd!