Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Posted by Samsara at Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
And here is my newest toy, an iPod shuffle in my favourite colour. A belated birthday present from M. I filled it and listened to it all day Sunday at the Craft fair - it's so cool, it clips onto whatever you're wearing and is so tiny and light!
I usually take a knitting or crochet project to craft fairs with me for the slack periods (better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!) This fair was not as busy as in previous years, so I managed to get this hat done for a friend for Christmas. It was crocheted using a 10mm hook and an aran weight and DK weight yarn together, so it worked up pretty quick. I inspired all the older ladies on the stalls round me to take up crocheting and ended up giving little lessons *lol*
And although I've finished Knitty's Flora, I still haven't got around to putting the flower onto the scarflette. I did however make a matching hat in the same yarns. Well, I ran out of one of the colours, but I had a similar colour which blended in perfectly. I like the little point on top, it kinda reminds me of the Cottingley Flower Fairy hats. It has a nice roll brim and is super warm as it's made with 3 yarns together *lol*
Here's another Christmas present I started. It's the One Skein Scarf from the Happy Hooker. This is so easy I'm surprised I haven't tried it yet, mind you, I've had loads of WIPS on the go!
This week I pretty much finish work till January. I had loads of holiday to use up and school finishes next week, so I'll have a lovely long month to chill and craft my Christmas presents! I can't wait! :-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The flash flared a little off them, they're a deeper blue colour irl. Molten glass is such good fun, maybe it's the pyromaniac in me!
And this is one of my current WIPs, it'll be a pixie hat when it's done!
I also received a DIY sock knitting kit from Annchen, so I'll be able to attempt my first sock very shortly! :-)
Monday, November 19, 2007
2 sets of stitchmarkers and a beaded spider for Annchen.
And 2 sets of stitchmarkers and a felted cosy for them for Maria.
I also sent off Lidia's Slytherin scarf and some candles for the HPC secret Santa swap. Unfortunately it looks like Rosemary's parcel has been intercepted by thieving Muggles, so I'm going to get together another package for her.
I had a couple of great packages today too. Dulcinea sent me this amazing pendant, the Felt Fairy sent me this fantastic stocking and goodies, and IntrepidYarn sent me this for the Stash swap. Thank you everyone!
Friday, November 16, 2007
And this is a snowball bracelet! Well, it reminds me of little snowballs! They're vintage pearl beads on a memory wire bracelet.
A handmade scented candle.
A rubber duck that changes colour according to the temperature of the water. I thought it was so cute. There were glow in the dark ones too, but I liked this purple one.
And underneath it's a rubber stamp!
This is a handmade, hand painted clay tree ornament. It could go in or outside. It's a traditional partridge in a pear tree.
Some handmade winter spice soap with orange, cinnamon and clove oils. It's also coloured with cinnamon powder.
I also sent a mini manicure set which I forgot to take a photo of. Hopefully I'll get my stocking tomorrow! I'm so excited! It's starting to feel Christmas-y. The weather's getting colder and it's been frosty every morning this week. Apart from being cold, which I hate, I love the crispy brightness of a sunny winter morning when the sky's blue and there's a frost.
Posted by Samsara at Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I had to start a new panta for KittyKill. I ran out of yarn and thought I had more of that colour but I was wrong. It's still pink though. I've finished Flora for me, but I need to press it (acrylic so it's easier to press than to block) and stitch the flower on. It's waiting for me to have a minute. I've been so rushed off my feet. I've been working long hours (I have 3 jobs) and Sunday I popped into town with a mate Christmas shopping. Unfortunately yoga was cancelled this week due to power failure in the hall, but I went and shimmied at belly dancng class in the new corset belt that Zira made me. This weekend promises to be even busier *lol* I think I have a day off tomorrow, but I guess I'll spend it cleaning and getting ready for the weekend. I have a craft fair on Saturday, then home for a quick shower and a few mates round for a birthday celebration *lol* Sunday M and I are having lunch with my bro and sis, I'm planning to have the salad, but I can't promise there won't be cake. I've lost 3 pounds so far, so I'm hoping not to put it all back on *lol*
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Ooo, and good news, I sold one of my fork pendants through my eBay shop yesterday! Hurray! And more good news, I lost a lb! 13 more to go! I think next week may be hard to keep to my points though as it's my birthday! :-)
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Look, the Swarovski crystals arrived so I've stuck a few onto my pendants. I like the added sparkle.
Tomorrow morning I have an appointment for a haircut, then I'm at the pottery studio till 6, and on Friday I'm popping round to see my good friend Sarah, who is emigrating to Australia in a week or two. She is lovingly known in my household as mad Sarah and I will miss her dearly, she's a good crafty mate! Then I'm in the pottery studio again all day Saturday but will hopefully have Sunday off!