31 May, 2010

Bag lady

Can I show and tell?
This is my hand bag that I knitted - just plain garter stitch, 2 squares were knitted and sewn together and lined with some fabric with wooden handles sewn in.  
No pattern was used (maybe you can tell!), I just went with the flow and think it turned out ok. Well, ok enough for me to use on an everyday basis!

28 May, 2010

Rag Rug Tool?

This mysterious tool was found lurking in a stash of material.
I'm a little stumped what it could be used for... the best I can come up with is for a rag rug.
Do you have any suggestions?

26 May, 2010

Ta daaaa!

It's finally finished and in my humble opinion... it looks great!
As 'tested' by Little Ted!

23 May, 2010

"I can help with that"

Mr spotted my pile of tangled yarn that I was just about to scoop up and throw in the rubbish bin. 
"Let me untangle that" he says, "I've spent years untangling fishing line".

Two hours and several days later, the yarn is in the rubbish bin!

18 May, 2010

Softer hues.... it's looking good

So here's what the blanket is looking like.
I'm really enjoying the - join as you go - way of joining the squares!
The colours aren't too 'airy fairy' are they? The blanket is for a baby boy....

07 May, 2010

Ahh (she sighs a breath of relief)

So, I just happened to be in the city yesterday (Melbourne) andI thought, 'well I'm walking past Lincraft, why not pop in and see if they have restocked the yarn that I'm out of'.

And sigh, yes, they were - except the green but I picked up another that was almost the same colour & texture.

All I have to do now is finish the softer hues baby blanket and then pick up the 'dumped' brighter baby blanket.
And then I need to somehow turn a 7 day week into a 10 day week, add a few extra hours to each day, find oodles & bundles of energy to handle the extra time. Oh, I may as well throw in winning the lotto as the apartment is overflowing with craft and books and gosh, I guess if my nose was smaller and my waist was thinner too....

05 May, 2010

You may have already figured this out already, but...

Etsy, I love Etsy & this is a fav of mine... Fablebay.
Self control is needed when shopping at this store.
Strong self control!

02 May, 2010

Softer hues

So, this is take two with the baby blanket. I have chosen softer hues to make this blanket for a friend - I thought it was a lot 'safer', as I'm not sure what colour schemes she has in her home.  
The main colour will be white.
This is what I have made so far....