Saturday, July 19, 2008


Well, sort of. I have a sunset obsession. You may not know this about me, but I just love sunsets. I love the colours and textures; the way the sky changes to all these glorious colours and the way the light plays through the clouds. I see the most amazing sunsets from my studio window and I like to photograph them when I can (any sunsets really, not just the ones from my studio window!). I took this photo the other week which showed these fabulous inky cloud formations and the rays of golden sunlight streaming up and reflecting off the bottom of them. But do you see that golden ball of light there in the top right hand corner? Any idea what it is? I can't figure it out at all.

There are also some FO's too (Finished Objects), none of which I can show you at the moment as they're all intended for my current swap partners who may be peeking, but I'll give you a few teaser shots with the promise of better pictures when my partners receive.

But what can they be? Hee hee! I'm not going to give you any clues.

This is a pretty one, I hope my partner likes it!

This I can show you, it's another UFO! It's my Aine Cardi which is growing so quickly. If you want a quick project, this is perfect. I've now done the back and both fronts, and have started on one sleeve. The cardi also features a crocheted motif on each front panel which I'll have to do before I make it up.

Whilst knitting the front panels I needed two stitch holders which I didn't have, so I whipped a couple up using some florists wire and a pair of pliers. They worked really well and the florists wire is soft enough to bend into shape easily, but strong enough to hold its shape whilst you use it.

Okay, another FO here. This jewelled paisley hurricane candle burner will be going into mu eBay shop shortly. It's a lovely swirly turquoise with copper outliner detail.

I've also discovered a great site for all you UK bookworms. Books are so expensive these days and I'm sure you all have a pile of books at home that you've read and probably won't read again. ReadItSwapIt allows you to swap your unwanted books for other peoples unwanted books. I've done a few swaps on there now and I'm quite happy with my newly acquired reading material! M is also a voracious reader and unlike me, won't read a book more than once and is not bothered whether he keeps any of them. I have an *ahem* extensive library of books, fiction, non-fiction, craft books, gardening books, DIY books, text books, cooking books, you name it, I probably have a book on it somewhere *lol* When we were given the opportunity to buy our house, M insisted that of course we should buy, because then he'd never have to move my books again!

If you would like 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!




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