Monday, November 12, 2007

Is it a hat????

Clue three: Again, you need to tilt the head to the right!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The stuff I've been waiting for...

I love wet felt and commercial felt......and even the crochet isn't bad. This is the kind of fuzzy touchable jewelry that Ive been dreaming of! What is really weird is that this morning I dreamt I was felting and I made something similar to some of the beads on this site!!! I started something similar (not nearly as cool) about two years I'm inspired to get my arse into gear again!

Check out what I'm going on about:

Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yoga toes

Finished! The finished Blair witch project I was doing earlier. A yoga friend from work is going to live in Russia...she is moving in winter!! I thought she might like to keep her feet warm whilst doing yoga. The colour blue? What colour is Krishna?

Monday, October 15, 2007

What one should be doing.....

I'm a naughty, naughty girl! I should be knitting socks......not blogging! One foot down, one to go! No photos Sorry!

Check out this fabric and wonderful bags, from

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

blue blair witch project.

I'm knitting some toe less socks for a yoga buddy who is going to live in winter!

This is the cuff....still got to do all the tricky turning.............and then the patching up of holes that I create with my crap turns and moments of absent mindedness!!

Don't know how to rotate the top just tilt your head to the right.

F Fs

I found this foto of felted flowers...... I finished them a while ago.
They were going to be corsages/broaches for a pink tea party....but the pink tea party never happened...sniff sniff!

If you want to destroy my sweater.....

.......pull this string as I walk away.

I'm pulling this apart....never really liked it, didn't fit well. I do however, love the wool, it's 100% pure and dyed by moi with lemon drink (tang like drink).

I'm not sure what I'll do with it.......but it would be nice to felt.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shibi shibi shiboir do!

More shibori! I especially like the bottom green one!

I can't wait to see your wool tops Rebecca......have you ever thought about spinning? Not around, and around in your garden until you fall down, because I know you've done that....I've seen you!


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Shibori......interesting stuff

I'm doing some research on shibori knitting.....I first saw it and thought that it was felted I realise that its much, much more! I'm just popping this site here for the moment, and will continue looking for interesting sites.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Look what I found in the mail on Monday!! I'm a terror when it comes to checking the mail box.... Reb I reckon it must have been sitting there a couple of days! I Luurrrve snail mail, especially when it's as beautiful as this!

In fact Reb, I love the whole package! Are you going to sell cards like this on Esty? I hope so!

On the weekend I started sorting out all of my knitting patterns....lots were missing and very I was thinking of making like a knitting scrap book. I think I'd make it with scrap paper (nice pieces) onto which I can stick interesting pics and wonderful cards I'll also include some plastic pockets for the patterns.....annnd I could bind it with......don't know...string maybe. Simone bought some hand made books at the markets with check them out for binding ideas.

Have been trying to work out pay pal.....a bit more complicated than I thought! I was going to splash out on a few new knitting patterns, but due to the whole system taking longer than I planned I bought India supermarket products instead......ghee, mung beans, banana chips...yummy.

It is nice to have a balcony Rebecca, but I think I'm going to have to bring in my poor bamboo, a strong dry wind is raging and its looking a little worse for wear!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sunny days sitting on my balcony!

The birds are singing, my neighbour's chimes are chiming, the sun is shining. I'm sitting here on my balcony sipping fizzy water watching the world go by, and impatiently waiting for my lettuce to grow.....I keep eating them and they are very bald!! Life is good! I love staying at home on the weekends! I met Simone for a juice yesterday and gave her a very, very belated birthday now I can show you! It was my first attempt at felting anything larger than a bead! A good learning experience! I left the hem for Simone to do.......I cant cut straight lines!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Don't call it a come back! I bin here for years!

Hello all
I've actually just made quite a nice t*********** can't say what, its for Simone's belated birthday present! It was my first attempt and am quite pleased! But sorry, no pictures yet....not until she gets it! But I can show you some earrings I made ages ago for Rebecca! The felted balls are quite nice as they are really light and don't weigh down your ears! So no slitty holes.. (why does that sound obscene?) for Reb...oh no! Just got to find the right photo.....they are all pretty crap as I was running out of light fast and had to hunt around in my bro's garden to find some! Chao!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

sick and bored

Hi, I'm sick and bored, and having to spend the whole weekend in bed!

It's driving me crazy! I don't even feel like making anything. I spend most of my days wishing that I could spend the whole weekend at home, crafting away to my heart's content, and now that it happens, I'm absolutely drained of any creative feelings! Dare I say that I'm looking forward to work on Monday?!!

At least I still have you, my lovely Internet!

Bec, Thor and Eve came over for morning tea yesterday! I really hadn't seen Bec in ages and it was my first time to meet Eve and Thor! I was so happy to see them!! Bec's mum only lives a couple of blocks away, so I'm hoping to see more of them in the future! I dragged out the old fancy dress photos of us all, Eve loved them!

Simone, I need blogging lessons, I still haven't figured out how to put up a list of links that I like. Hope you are feeling better, and see you this week!

A little language treat:
"Garnet" has its origins in the French word for pomegranate......forgotten then became "gernet" (Middle English) and somewhere along the way it became "garnet". I'm not a full on colour expert, but I have a feeling that the colour of a pomegranate is actually lighter than the colour garnet...What do you think?


Put your back into it!

While sitting around being sick, I found these photos of Michel (papa) and these super light sculptures. These balls are scattered around the city square and entrances to the new library....I love em, the knobbly bits look like the containers you use to drain cutlery. There are lights inside, and the little holes create a really lovely effect. I'll try to remember to take a photo of them at night.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Just a little felt poppy broach.
I'm experimenting with pink flowers. I'm going to a pink tea party next month and I'm going to make broaches or corsages for all of the girls...and maybe the boys too (depending on how quickly I get tired of it!)
Will keep you posted!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Go on......I know you want to touch......

This yard is absolutely beautiful! It's made from spun silk saris, I bought it at a craft fair a while ago, and wanted to knit a tank on very large needles.....the tank almost looks like it's been knotted rather than knitted!
But, as always, whenever I knit for myself, the item doesn't turn out right. When hung, it stretched so much that it didn't fit on my shoulders, it passed them and dropped straight to the floor!
Fortunately, like most of my failed stuff, it makes a very nice scarf....the neck hole is very useful to pass the the scarf through and thus fasten it around my neck.
I confess, it's not actually this colour, our apartment is a bugger, unless I take photos in front of a certain window at a certain time of day, I have to use flash. This is a problem as our camera is a bugger, I'm sure our flash has been designed for search and rescue at sea, it's so bright it takes the colour out of everything! The real colour is still very, very nice.
Simone, see you soon. Reb, sorry to hear about your grandad, I have some very good memories of him with Josh and his ginger cake.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Simone!

You aren't here so I`ll have to eat it all!!

Have a great day Simone! Buy yourself something nice!.....nice boots, or handbag..ummmmm.

Friday, June 15, 2007

My balls, my balls, my lovely felt balls

Here are some beautiful fellows! I just want to look at them and hold them all day! They do take a while to make. First I make the balls with soap and hot water. Then I needle felt the details on. I currently have only three red and blue balls done and have four more to go, then I'm going to make some kind of necklace.....maybe with some African silver beads...not sure yet. They are just so lovely and fuzzy and warm!

Our Blank Wall

Hi Reb!
The fabric for the wall sounds lovely! As you can see, we now have some paintings up.
The photos aren't very good, as they are from my cel phone...but you get the idea.
The top photo is a before shot....before we had anything there.
You can also see the beginnings of my veggie patch.....its an old photo, I now have mint and parsely...not that it grows very big, due to lack of light!
The paintings were given to us by Michel's dad. A friend painted them for him. They are lovely, one is a scene from a typical northern France village square, the other is the artist's interpretation of Michel's dad's patisserie..I like it because there are lots of little cakes and pasteries in the window!
Simone......if you are out there! It's time to come home. You have been away long enough and I want you home! Everyday, when I walk past your flat, I wonder how you are doing and whether you are back yet!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lovely old tribal jewelry

The lay out isn't exactly as I had planned, but aren't they beauties?
Necklaces from (top to bottom left to right). A mix of beads from many countries in Africa, Burma (the Nagas who hunted heads), Africa again, and Islam.
I saw these while surfing looking for felting ideas for my beads.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

ooops! I dropped a few stiches!

I don't have any felt for you Reb, but I do have this scarf/wrap that I knitted from knitty.
If you wanna see more.....

It took a while, and now that I've knit it, I'm waiting with baited breath for cool enough weather to wear it!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Living it up

My love is living it up in the Hunter Valley. I'm here ...... felting...yipeee! I would have liked to go to the Hunter Valley though. (Sigh) day.

This isnt The Hunter Valley......but he is living it up!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

why woolies?

I blame my one does!

Mum's always been a sewer, and before I could walk, I was dragged around fabric shops. One of mum's fabric tests was rubbing her fingers over the fabrics, I guess I followed suit. In fact I think my brother was probably more of a super feeler than I! We used to have to take him round fabric stores everytime he lost his snugsy! We walked from roll to roll while he rubbed the fabric under his nose to test the warmth, texture and smell.....hummm!
I don't sew though, I just knit and fondle felt.