I just happened to catch The Collectors on the ABC tonight, and there was this amazing story about a lass who uses doilies in her art!Click here to go the link on the ABC website - she uses doilies in ways I'd never even imagined!
I received a gift voucher from a dear friend back in October for my birthday and yes, now it's late February - I've just used it! The voucher was for an online soap supplies store, it took me so long to use the voucher because there were too many options for me too choose from! Here is what I finally decided, it is a 3kg mixed supply of melt and pour soap.
So, are you wondering what this pile of scraps is for?
Bet you didn't think I was going to wind them up into a ball!
Nor did you think I was going to use it to decorate a present!
The scraps are the stitching and hems from old jeans that have been cut up, they seemed to good to throw away and when I find my big crochet hook, I'm going to attempt to crochet them into a a rag rug!
Ok, so I am attempting a new pattern. Yep, a big, gigantic pattern with huge three rows!!! Phew, I wonder if I will make it! Well I say that sarcastically because I have already undone it twice! But here it is, in step form!
Now, I have no idea what I am going to do with the motifs - I just wanted to try them and now I have and can put them in the "Done, not as hard as I thought, maybe make again" basket!
The banner was made via a free downloaded program called: Gimp and I've designed it to match a banner that I am creating for my new store (more info on this to come later!). So tell me, what do you think of it? Is it an improvement?
It's a wool winder, I love the simplicity of the winder design and the shape of the balls.
But.... after I wound my first ball, I had a slight panic attack! The ball was wound so tight on the winder, I thought it was going to stretch the yarn.
I want my abs that tight not the wool! So with a disgruntled moan, I pulled it from the winder, and voila... a perfect ball of yarn - it was tight due to the centre cone, once off the cone the ball relaxed! Phew!