Sewing, cards, crochet, cross stitch, and other crafty randomness. An Irish girl on the other side of the world.
WIP - ripples
I've started a ripple crochet blanket. Its fast becoming an addiction. I started it using a pattern for a ripple scarf but didn't like the single crochet so have adapted it as I've gone along.
On to the second ball of wool. I'm hoping this will be a picnic blanket for far off summer days (they seem so far away for now!). The second colour is a lot more zingier than the photo. I think the last one captures it best but it still doesn't do it justice - I'm blaming the winter lighting! It's been a source of entertainment for one of the cats too - though I can see him prowling around the front of the house as I write this!
Oophs. On my drive back to Wellington from Taupo this December I coincided with Levana's Saturday openning and happened (perchance) to buy a lovely range of knit fabrics. The yellow and green are destined for summer tops, the black and white for sleeves on a cardi and the yellow for comfy underwear. I best follow through, eh? :)
I also recently purchased this cute first aid box from storage box in Wellington. I really shouldn't like an inanimate object this much.
I went to LA in October to be the celebrant at my brother's wedding (so fun!) but only managed to snap a very few photos. Unfortunately I wasn't feeling well for much of the trip but managed to have a lovely time hanging out with friends and family who were also in town for the wedding too. I did manage a few quick trips to Mood, the LA fabric district and Joann's. And there was a bit of crafting for the wedding too (well, just wrapping up the most generous guest boxes for out of town guests).
Don't these look great?
I got a few stickers from the Farmer's Market at the Grove, two cotton gauze fabrics (peacock feathers and cartoon animals), skeleton quilting fabric and laminated fox fabric at Michael Levine in the fabric district, knickers elastic from the trim shop I love in the fabric district (not pictured) and mint green silk from Mood (not pictured). All in all, I don't think it was a crazy haul but as I'm trying to destash - not the most reserved …