Friday, March 30, 2007

Back to Business!

I have been a somewhat sporadic Blogger recently, real life has a way of taking over sometimes! Never mind, we can only do what we do *shrugs* I am now officially on Easter Break from school! Woo hoo! Time to get down to some serious crafting. I have been busy with various projects, I have just sent a package off to Japan which cost me £14 - eeek! It is a box of chocolate, crisps (the recipient is craving salt'n'vinegar!) a couple of CDs, some magazines and some handmade stich markers, which I just remembered that I forgot to photograph - pahh!!) But in return I will receive a few Japanese craft books which I am so excited to receive!

Here is a few pictures of an Indian shrine / earring holder which I have been working on

Front, back and inside
It's made from an old pencil tin that I couldn't bear to throw away. It has been covered in red and pink tissue, the Indian pictures were decoupaged inside along with scraps of ribbon and shiney trinkets. I like it!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, the Chinese New Year has definately brought a change of luck for the Samsara household! The BF has just (today) started a new job which he really wanted, so he's very happy. He also got a ticket to the opening game at the new Wembley stadium through the England Supporters Club - it was free as they had to Health and Safety Check the new building before opening it to the general public. Apparently it was an afternoon of celebrity matches *yawn* - I gave him a lift to the station and he got the train to London, so I had the day pretty much to myself (yay) with regular updates via text. I've not been able to blog much recently as I have been away from my regular work computer which is where I quite often blog from, but I thought I do an update from my regular pc. I bought some awesome camo material from the market the other day thinking I had the perfect skirt pattern - I was visualising an adapted pattern - kind of a cargo type long skirt with maybe a kangaroo pouch type pocket at the front, but when I got home, the pattern that I was thinking of adapting (it was a secon-hand pattern which they said was complete *Grrr*) doesn't have the skirt in, so i have been looking for a suitable skirt pattern all week.
I made some falls last week from a thick'n'thin type wool - I really like them although I haven't had much opportunity to wear them much other than round the house *lol* The wool was kind of loosely plied, so I had the needle felt the ends together to stop them unravelling. It's not a good photo, I put them in quickly to take a snap :-) They were just random lengths of wool tied to two lengths of elastic, based on a Craftster tutorial. I've made falls before by wet felting roving, but these are really light!



101 (2) ABC (4) art (7) ATC's (1) Baking (12) bath (3) beads (30) belly dancing (32) Birthday (22) Books (17) candles (3) Chinese New Year (4) circus (1) clothing (34) crafts (177) crochet (102) crystals (2) Drawing (5) eco (8) family (31) felt (25) festivals (10) fimo (14) friends (29) gaming (15) garden (24) Geocaching (1) Glass (25) Harry Potter (18) Holiday (42) hula hooping (2) jewellery (58) knitting (76) Meme (3) nature (14) needle felting (10) new year (5) Painting (19) papercrafts (18) Pets (33) photography (37) ravelry (15) reconstructed (14) resin (2) school (22) sewing (75) shop (4) soaps (8) Spinning (8) stamping (2) stencilling (1) swaps (68) tattoos (1) TESOL (23) tutorial (4) Walks (15) weather (23) wire (1) yoga (6)