Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sounds and sunsets

 First things first, do you know how excited I am?? I confessed to you my secret obsession with sunsets, didn't I? Imagine how excited I was to find that my camera actually has a sunset setting! Yes, really! You know there'll be no stopping me now! You'll all be sick to death of sunsets soon. Well, in the next couple of months or so anyway, because there's not usually much sunsets to be seen in gray winter skies.  All the colours you see in the next couple of shots are actually there! The cloud formations too. Aren't they beautiful?


And the sky was that gorgeous fiery colour!

Today I actually have a little more than teaser shots to show you. I have some teaser shots too, but I also have some actual full pictures that you can ogle over. You know how much I like my MP3 players? I have several; one usually has audio books on it; I keep that one by my bed for when I can't sleep, my iPod Shuffle is full of music and travels round with me and I have another one which usually has random stuff on it, language stuff, bits of music, stories, etc. Well the Shuffle is great because it has this handle clip feature which means I can clip it onto whatever I'm wearing, but the others just have a gel sleeve thingy which has a belt loop on it. Pretty useless if you don't wear a belt, and tucking it into your bra strap just makes them a little, well, sweaty (yeah, I know, very gross!), or I drop them whilst I'm in the garden, or pottering around. So I've been planning a cozy for them for a long while and I got around to making one this weekend. It was essential that it had a neck strap, and a hole at the bottom for the ear bud cables to go through was a good idea too. This is what I came up with.

As you can see, it's a felt wallet with a hole punched in the bottom for the ear bud socket, and a decorative piece of sari trim along the side. I made a neck strap from matching yarn plaited into a soft cord and sewn along the sides. Now my iPod can travel round safely with me wherever I go too.


Here's a few more teaser shots.


You'll find out what they are soon enough!

Any guesses anyone?


And here's some stitch marker that I made for DesignVigilante in the OWS swap over on Craftster. She wanted a set of knitting markers and a set of crochet ones. These are the knitting ones. I also made a stitch holder for each set too as a little bonus gift.


These are the crochet ones. The crochet ones are more of a loop than a ring, but they're actually adaptable so that she could use them for either.

There's still time to enter my Blogoversary Giveaway, you have until 4th August to leave a comment. The original post is here and it gives you all the details of what to do and what you can win. I've had some brilliant suggestions so far, thank you everyone that's left a comment so far. Why not check it out? Good luck!


Jillian said...

Very pretty stitch markers and I absolutely love the sunset photos!

~ P ~ said...

Hello from the Ravelry Comment Train,
I love your sunset pictures. Keep them coming.

MusicRaven said...

Beautiful sunset pictures! The iPod cozy is neat. I love the colors.

tasket basket said...

I love the stitch markers. So pretty! No guesses on the teasers, but they all look really interesting! And your sunsets are lovely. :D I love that you post them. (And I really enjoy exploring the features on my camera, too. My current fav is the macro setting!) :)

The Holistic Knitter said...

Love your sunset pictures. The stitch markers are lovely ;0)

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS layout & pics - I love, love it!

Lillian said...

I love the sunset pictures! And the ipod cozy is adorable.

Anonymous said...

I love your stitchmarkers. You are very talented. Found you on the blog train.

BTW...your layout is stunning!



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