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Monday, February 18, 2008

All wrapped up

Look, my wrap has flowers! Not all the way round yet, but it's getting there. And when the flowers are finished I'll still have to add the tassels, but I'm liking it. It's really long and warm. I wrapped it around myself whilst I was crocheting flowers on the other day.
I've been dabbling in a spot of stamp carving too. This is a gift for someone who likes vampire literature. I hand carved the stamp on Saturday whilst the boys were all downstairs watching the football. Whoever decided that football should be played on a Saturday should be shot! I hate that such a nice sunny day was wasted. Well, not by me anyway, I was crocheting and carving my little arse off! We just should have been out and about. Bloody ManU!

I was quite pleased with the results, they came out better than I could have hoped for.

I made postcards in 3 different colours, all appropriately vampire-ish; black, red and purple.

And I have a swap package all wrapped up and ready to go. Here's a little teaser. I hope the recipient likes it.


Today's been spent doing housework, having dental check-ups (no work needed, hurray!), visiting Mum, making patchouli soap and supervising C's tree surgery. He really pruned our cherry tree hard, but I'm hoping it'll go mad once spring hits in earnest. He's coming back to do the greengage tree at the front of the house in a couple of days. Other plans for this week are to try and drag my mate out somewhere, even if it's just a walk up to rabbit field with the dogs, I've been invited to lunch on Thursday by a new friend I first met through my local Freecycle group, and then 'bumped' into on Ravelry. Small world eh? Friday I have a bit of freelancing at the local pottery studio, a jewellery party and a pottery party. Saturday I'm going to try and head into town early enough to visit a friend at her work (she's a reiki healer and does lots of complimentary therapies, so I'm being nosey!) and I haven't seen her to catch up with for ages. Sunday, the local group for my county on Ravelry is getting together a stitch 'n' bitch session in the park cafe in town. I think my socks will be the perfect project to take, small and light.

3 comments:

Kookie said...

Your wrap is looking fantastic : ) and the stamp you carved came out great, love the postcards you made with it : )

Kasia said...

VAmpire stamp is just fab! I love it and the cards are wonderful! You're so talented. The flower wrap is adorable, very girly but as well very elegant.

Samsara said...

Aw, thank you - you're both so sweet! :-)

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