Friday, August 29, 2008

another etsy post

and just a little more!

Ghost Bunny from artfulartsyamy

i would gladly steal a child to clothe them in these gorgeous booties from pedrosprout!

very scary hairy tarantula from curster

i just love all the skunkboy creatures


gorgeous robot heart pendants from mokokokat. Just look at those little broken hearts!
On the crafty front, I know I keep promising projects but they are taking a frustratingly long time to complete. In fact, I'm trying to finish four babushkas at once as well as a deer and other miscellaneous thingies. This isn't a whinge though as I am loving every second of it and will try really hard to have something finished to show you next time. I have no idea how crafters finish even more than one item a week because I am incredibly slow. Any tiny stich that is slightly wonky will be ripped out and done over. I'm not sure if it's a bad thing or not, but it sure as hell makes things stretch out for longer than they should. That's enough from me I think, stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Heart Etsy

Hey all! It's time for some etsy love!

v. cute wall clock from decoylab

oh my god these are cute magnets from vozamer


gorgeously gorgeous needle books from BigFish

Plus I wanted to include a link to here. Some of you may have already read it, but it's an article about good blog etiquette. It really opened my eyes and is definately a must read!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Guardian Angel knits...almost due!

Ugghh. Still sick. I hope I'm not infecting everything seeing as I've managed to cough over nearly every part of the house. Loving the Olympics though. I don't think I've ever watched so much television in one sitting. My favourites are the relays- always interesting to see who drops the baton...there's always one!- and the gymnastics- god they're talented. Sooooo, here is the fruit of my labour this morning:

Just a friendly reminder that your Guardian Angel pharmacy knits are almost due. I'm a bit disappointed that all I could produce was one beanie, but due to other commitments (i.e. distractions, i.e. wips, i.e. babushkas, etc.), plus what are actually relatively small and tricky stitches, that's all for this year. All garments still make a big difference though, and will keep a child warm this season. Again, if you want to find out more details (it's not too late!) go here where you will actually find the free pattern for the beanie, plus a matching scarf.

Now I'm off to clean my slippers after an unfortunate accident with some macaroni and cheese. Stay well!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


You may have noticed that I love to take pictures outside. I reckon natural lighting is the best kind of lighting. Plus, I don't have any good inside lighting. Wow I just said lighting a lot of times. Anyways, here are just a few of my works in progress at the moment:

Group shot

New and improved babushka. How, may you ask? This one is a bigger and skinnier shape, taking a cue from babushkas such as this one.

Ohhh, sleepy babushka!

One of my favourite patterns, if I do say so myself. I loooove deers and fawns, and this one is no exception. Deer baby, more pictures when it is actually finished.

Heart decoration. I've kinda stuffed it up though because I've made it too big and not heart shaped enough. To get the shape, I just went onto Microsoft Word and used the heart Autoshape, but I don't think I'll be using it again.

And lastly, an elephant in the near future, perhaps?

Today is actually a sick day for me. I've got a horrible headache/cough which is restricting me to television and crochet *sigh*. But I'll leave you with a couple of outtakes, courtesy of Gypsey!

Friday, August 15, 2008

A little bit of inspiration

Continuing with a lot of crafting at the moment, especially on a commission for some Babushka dolls to be given away as presents...........okay, so it was from my aunty but hey, its my first commission, so its still an excuse to get excited. But today I thought I would show you some of my favourite etsy finds:

This gogeous set of owl earrings, just an excue to fuel my owl obsession!

These very very cute baby booties,

This uber awesome bag, love it love it love it! and...

...yes another owly thing, this gorgeously gorgeous owl pendant.

Well I think that's pretty much it. Thankyou to everyone who has viewed my fingerless glove pattern and an especial thankyou to Rachel for providing a link from Knitting Pattern Central. Go check it out for a huge selection of fantastic knitting patterns as well as crochet patterns at the sister site, Crochet Pattern Central, all free free free!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

a bit of spring

awww pretty.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Babushka doll..........thing

Yeeaahh, so I made this with practically no plan in place, only that I wanted to make a flat version of my Babushka dolls. I drew out the shape I thought I wanted to use, blanket stitched around the edges then added chain daisy stitches as decoration. I decided too late that it could possibly become a hanging decoration if I added a ribbon, and was then too lazy to undo my work. I might post the pattern here in more detail when all the kinks are ironed out and adjustements made, but at the moment, it's not one of my favourites.Oh well, at least it makes a good pincushion!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lovely swatch

Solid Scallop pattern. Quite like this one, the fabric is nice and thick, the stitch is easy to get the hang of and I think the design is quite versatile. Maybe...doll clothing?