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!!