Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
There are a whole lot more buds about to open. And the magnolia outside my office window at work is covered in buds. Surely the warmer spring weather can't be far away now?
Friday, 22 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
I always make too much of this, but the leftovers are delicious for lunch the next day. Or you can stir the leftovers through some tomato-based pasta sauce and use it as a topping on pasta.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
The lovely Gabes at SweetP Knits has given me the Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you! The rules say that I have to nominate another 5 blogs, but I don't think I can narrow it down, because there are so many that I enjoy and I don't want to leave anyone out. So instead, I'd like to nominate everyone on my Kiwi craft blogs list over to the right there. There are some seriously talented people in this little country of ours. If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to have a nosy at what everyone else is up to.
PS It seems that my 100th post is coming up soon. A giveaway is in the pipeline - stay tuned.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
I made this clutch yesterday for a friend's birthday. The outer is made from Lara Cameron fabric and lined with a co-ordinating spot craft cotton. I also interfaced it with flannel to give it a bit more structure. Pattern is from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. This is another almost instant gratification project. The most time-consuming part (apart from picking the fabrics out of your stash) is cutting out the 6 pieces of fabric.
Friday, 8 August 2008
I had been meaning to go along to the group for some time, and I'm pleased I finally made it this week. As well as Morag, I also got to meet some other local Ravelry people in person. It was great to just have a couple of hours to sit and gossip while knitting. I think it might become a regular appointment in my diary.
On something else entirely, is anyone else have problems with Blogger and comments? My last post received some comments on Wednesday and then last night when I checked, they had disappeared. Very strange.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
I used to do a lot of cross-stitch on Aida cloth and I thought these Lanarte kits would be a good way to introduce me to embroidery on linen. I really like the restricted colour palette and the look of the rough natural linen.
I've been playing around with how I will frame them and I quite like this 2x2 arrangement. Once framed they will live in my sewing area, but hopefully one day they might hang on the wall of our child's room.