Saturday, 29 March 2008

Today is the first day of....

My Holidays.

I have great plans for crafting and we are also going away for a couple of days in the Caravan to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Which is just in England but is trying to get back into Scotland. Plans are to mooch (Cornish for stroll, amble) around the City and take the pooch onto the beach. This will be his first trip to the sea en famille.

I am also planning to

  • Complete the Crochet Jacket I am working on
  • Write up some of my other patterns to post onto Etsy
  • Start the Wedding Dress Commission
  • Do some Felting experimenting with hand/machine knit and crochet
  • GET OUT THE OVERLOCKER...............yeah I know that has been the plan for weeks but it will happen I promise.

So a nice quiet week...watch this space!!!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

In the time it takes to cook Pasta........


.....I will complete this blog post. Well that is the theory.

I am trying to make the most of those little in-between-times that we mums get. You know in-between work, washing, cooking, ironing being thrashed at Mario Olympics on the Wii, the usual stuff.

I am hoping to get a new shrug loaded into Etsy too this evening, but the site seems to be kaput at the moment ,so you can see it here first.

This is Paeony...I love the spelling of that word!!! Another of my Bond Knitting machine creations. It looks Navy Blue in the photo but it is a beautiful deep purple, really rich. The wool is a chunky Mohair blend so it is really warm and cosy. I love it to bits, but then I would!!

I am trying to get all my stuff together for a Craft Fair in April at the moment. I want to display more "clothes" rather than accessories to see what the reaction is. I am working on girls crocheted jacket in a gorgeous variegated grey and blue wool.

Working on the Jacket is what I will be doing this evening...after eating the pasta, making a fool of myself at Mario Gymnastics, walking the dog and whilst watching the football...I know life on the edge eh ;0)

Monday, 24 March 2008

Sew much to do......

And this little cutie kind of got in the way of the overlocker and the recyclable stash. It is cute though and I have at least made something, so I am not going to be too hard on myself.

Only one day left of the Easter break and I am back at work tomorrow, it just ain't fair. I could do this whole crafting thing full time, and it would be great. Unfortunately the bank may not be quite so keen. I have made myself a promise though...3 long days at work this week and a full week off next. Hopefully that promise will be more sucessful than the one I have made to the overlocker. With a full week off after Friday who knows what could happen.

I have been asked to join a Made in Scotland Flickr Group which is really cool, and I am going to have a go at craftjuice this afternoon. I know that ain't sewing but the more interest I can get in my items the more chance I can cut back on the ratrace hours then I will have more time to knit, crochet, sew, and I may even get to try the other things I want to do like felt, spin and knit/crochet jewellery.
Watch this space...but please don't hold your breathe!