I realise my blogging has been sporadic at best lately. I'm not in a very good place right now due to one thing or another (mainly one thing) but I won't bore you with that. Suffice to say my mojo is largely missing right now. I have not been idle though, gentle readers, perish the thought! I have been doing some bits and bobs of yarnery and stitchery that consists of following designs by other people thereby utilising their mojo while mine is off wandering.
I learned to knit and crochet when I was a child and have done most kinds of both crafts. One branch of knitting eluded me though... lace. I can crochet lace no problem but have never got around to even trying knitted lace (i.e. shetland/orenburg/estonian). My first attempt to rectify this lack was made 4 years ago during my chemo/radiotherapy treatments. Needless to say it did not go well! Trying to focus on new and complicated techiques while your brain is fried by chemical and radiation poisoning is not really a good idea. So, on clearing out some dark corners of storage cupboards I came across the patterns and yarn and decided to try again. Here is where I have got so far:
I have a long way to go! In the meantime I found the level of focus and concentration needed for lace knitting was so high that I needed something simple to fit in between, so I took up the crochet hook and did a simple shrug for DD which I completed just yesterday
Inking Idaho which almost fit the bill. I wanted something a bit bigger though so I started with some 12 x 12 cardstock then covered it with some old K & Co papers from my stash
Hope everyone is keeping well x
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May 15, 2011
May 07, 2011
Inspired by the gorgeous sample THE Linda Elbourne had on her demo station at Ally Pally I bought the Studio 490 Art Parts Cake Stand. I've finally managed to have a play and made this for my DD
Wren is her family nickname, and she loves playing scrabble, so using the tiles was and obvious choice. The "vase" of flowers was inspired by this genius idea from the wonderful Lin Brown, I just shaped the grungepaper fringe to make the leaves a bit more spiked then added some tiny lilies. Here is the back view
I needed something to cover the frame at the back of the mini canvas so it looked ok from all angles. I just coloured up a piece of paper, stuck that on the back then used and image of Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin Bunny (regular visitors may recall DD is a big fan).
Thanks for visiting x
May 01, 2011
He was a decopatch elephant and I gave him a coat of eco paint in Ocean as a base then blasted him with every glimmer and shimmer mist I owned (that didn't have a clogged valve), then stuck some wings from a butterfly I had in my stash (yes I pulled the wings off a butterfly but, to be fair, one of them had already fallen off anyway).
My DDs bought the cage for my birthday last year and I have been gathering bits for it ever since.
Here is a top view
Had loads of fun making this :)
Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine today x