Saturday, 24 January 2009

Button Up

Not a recent project but I like this pic of the glazed pottery buttons I made in 2007. My happy green teapot and the wee hinged lid desk were both bargains from The Box Room in Banchory. The box frames are from IKEA. I'd like to make a huge batch of the buttons one day and have them sitting out on a plate or in a tin like a fresh batch of biscuits. That'd be nice, I reckon.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Loft Living... dream on....

Check out this super cool apartment, most of the furniture is either thrift shop finds or Ikea, even spotted my new Ikea kitchen chairs...
Something's hiding in here

Monday, 19 January 2009

Nothing is Original....

(Via noquedanblogs)

On My Hook...

've been an avid 'hooker' for over a year now, self taught, my scope of patterns hasn't really gone beyond hats, wristwarmers or slippers for the kids, until now!!! spured on by the interesting patterns published on the website (a fab community for knitting and crochet patterns) I am currently in the throws of my first attempt at a cardigan, so far it's proving far too easy, made in one piece from neck downwards, the lacy stitch is interesting and quick to make up.

I'm using a 50% wool mix yarn by King Cole, purchased from our local craft shop, which I am pleased to see is stocking a larger and more interesting range of wool now, another couple of inches on the length, sleeves and a front band and it'll be finished, watch this space...

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Felt and Oak Lamp

This is a lamp inspired by GWI get togethers last year, to do something 3d with felt and also to recycle an old lamp stand and lamp shade. Has definitely inspired me to have a go at re-inventing some other old lamp shades.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Publish and be damned

O D E    T O    G W I

There once were some "Bunkry quines"

Who knocked out some crafty designs

They started all arty

But then had a party

And ended up out of their minds!

Skeleton leaf card

I have had a packet of skeleton leaves for some time and decided it was time I did something vaguely creative with them!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

January Jobs

The last week has been a whirlwind of catching up with jobs. One of which was forcing the children, at knife point, to write Christmas thank you notes. I decided to make a thank you for my nearest and dearest, who kindly looked after our furry beasts, whilst we were on holiday. I found some gorgeous woollen tweed yarn and took it from there. The product of a few late nights watching film four, are three crocheted flower brooches.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Easy Knit Baby Hat

Stylishly modelled by my sugar canister, I bring you my moss stitch newborn hat, knitted in bamboo yarn with size 4.5 needles, if I recall correctly.

Ever a fan of rectangular & square patterns which require very little skill, I decided this half finished ball of yarn should transform as effortlessly as possible into a baby hat for a friend's newborn. I worked out rough baby-head dimensions with the help of Baby Annabel and a grapefruit. Following my highly scientific experiments with fruit and children's toys I knit a rectangle before casting off all but 5 stitches and then decreasing these 5 by 1 stitch every 3 rows to make a tapering tail for loosely closing the hat. Making up consisted of simply folding the rectangle in half and stitching the back edges together on the inside. The tail pokes between reinforced stitches to close off the hat. Super easy urchin chic.