Friday, 27 November 2009

Wood you?

Feel free to direct my husband in the direction of these lovelies........ Look at this brilliant and lighthearted jewellery from
Stolen Thunder......... Very gorgeous.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Roll Up, Roll Up........

I'm not getting a whole load of time to be creative with craft at the moment, however, I was chuffed to finish and send off this wee project for a friend's birthday - it's a roll up wrap for knitting needles. Very easy to put together and a really satisying use for remnants of fabric and time.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Here is the link
to a web site my
talented little
brother has put
together, to
showcase his
work. The images
are fantastic and
the book illustrations
show a totally
different side to
his work. Please
have a nosey in
and see what
you think.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Printing memories

This etching was the product of last years print making course at Greys Art College in Aberdeen. It was inspired by a picture taken of my Dad many years ago. Asleep with the newspaper across his knee, a typical Sunday afternoon pose. The print used a variety of the techniques they showed us on the course, which was excellent. Still working on the film development from this years photography course. I love ME time!!!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Little Creatures and Their Homes

How cute are these?? These little designs are based on a pattern in the fabulous 'Amigurumi Two' book by Ana Paula Rimola. I adapted the design slightly for the fir tree, by crocheting a basic 'christmas tree' shape top and then a simple cup shape for a base. The cleverness in the design of these little pots are the 'Back post' stitches used at the top to give a ridge for the lid to sit on - don't be put off if you've never tried this stitch before (I know I was), it is very simple -watch this video for a how to.
My boys were thrilled when they opened up the pots and found the little creatures inside - I love them!!
Let me know if you want me to write a quick tutorial for the tree, and I can post it here!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Little Robin Red Breast

GWI are having a table at a local Christmas Craft Fair next week. I'm planning on selling some baby beanie hats, a few panda/cute critters or two and some of these jolly little fellows.

Great fun to crochet, I made sure the guage was tight (small hook normally does the trick, i used a 3mm one) to ensure the stitches were close together to prevent the stuffing showing through. I found this pattern on the Crochetme website:-

Go on - knock a few up for Christmas!!