Saturday, May 30, 2009
And today I worked on another Russian doll; I'm still perfecting the pattern. This one is wearing some of the beautiful Robert Allen upholstery fabrics I got a while back. She's thinking of happy things. Like potato soup and keeping her children warm this winter. Which is why she's going to Kraftbomb tomorrow to buy some Ruby in the Dust beanies and scarves. See you there!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I'm very happy with her, and would like to make a couple more to perfect the pattern, and then, who knows, I might just decide to sell my first pattern! It's something I've been thinking about a lot; so many people find my blog by looking for doll patterns or instructions, and this would be a great beginner's project. Watch this space...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Speaking of said sisters, I made some hot-water bottle covers to save them from the NZ cold. I got the great idea for reusing a roll-neck jumper from Olivia who very generously shared it in a previous copy of WorldSweetWorld. This one was made from my sister-in-law Lesley's softest mohair jumper, the sleeve of which, by the way, became a dress for Lily.
The 'skeletons' in today's rather strange title refers to the song 'The wreck of the Diddley', which is Daniel's favourite song at the moment. He woke us up this morning to tell us he's been singing some of it (the chorus, beautifully!). It's by a NZ group called Fatcat and Fishface, who sing gory songs matched with sometimes quite gross videos, and our kids adore it.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
- Celebrated Daniel's 4th and Josua's 2nd birthdays.
- Baked those number cookies.
- Got some new books bound.
- Had a stall at the new Devonport Craft Market.
- Failed miserably at learning to crochet.
Another highlight was a carbootfull of beautiful upholstery fabric sample books that came my way via my generous friend Sam. I've spent today ripping some of them apart, washing the fabric and sorting it out. A massive job, but so worth it. I'll take some photos and post them later.