Monday, September 11, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Well lookee here...it's a non-felted bag. I made this for a girlfriend, girlfriend. These are her colours. You can see I lined it too. Another first - yep! I have bought lots of beautiful fabric to line bags, but this is the first one I've got 'round to doin'. I think she liked - it was her birthday present- I loved making it for her.. but I guess it's her choice to bury it in the cupboard or wear it. And another first - I got 3 pics up in one hit. One of the pics is the book that I found this pattern in... Emma King's Fun and Funky Accessories. It's got a few things other than just bags...wow I am developing beyond the felted bag..... watch this space baby!!
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
I've sewn it up! But now I've decided it's too small and I'm going to double the size and then put the border on it. I've used 3 separate yarns of 8ply each so it's pretty warm! Great for snuggly under in the cold wet winter weather!
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
and it's just not a happening thing! Frustration of the nation!
I've been working on multiple projects and trying to find
my knitting mojo again. I am trying to expand beyond bags
which I have a endless fascination with. I am just
immediately drawn to bags. I picked up a book by Emma King
which has lots of knitted accessories and started on a bag - this one
is UNfelted (only my second ever non felted bag) - I'm stepping right
outside my comfort zone but as you can see I'm determined to
I've had another thought too... I would really like to make every single
pattern in one book. Haha I know what you're thinking - easy just buy
a single pattern book and wolah! mission accomplished. No that would
be cheating....I mean like Stitch'n'bitch Nation or something. I wouldn't
restrict myelf to a time frame - just in my life time!! Is there anyone
out there who thinks like this or seeks to challenge themselve in the same way?
Or am I completely alone?
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Help! I need some computer literate person to
help me with my blog skills. These latest projects
were so fun to make. I designed the bag, modelled
on my favourite fabric tote. I'm interested to see
how it felts - hopefully it won't drag on the floor so
The belt - I am such a dunderhead. I have a bit of
a problem reading patterns sometimes and I
always blame the book etc. I emailed Debbie Stoller
with a query because mine doesn't look like the
pattern. Thanks to another knitting buddy who sorted
me out my next belt will look like the pattern!
I think I'm going through the whole "is the blog too
self indulgent" phase. But then I've told very few
people about it. I enjoy it and what it does most for
me is that somehow it motivates me to keep exploring
my creative side which brings me so much joy - second
only to my daughters, who are my absolute joy. It's
a good way of tracking my development.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
I've been a bit slack on the blogging
front lately. Just life getting in the
way I guess. Very busy in all
directions. This is a throw I made before
I sewed it up. Now that I have sewn
it up I think it's too small so I'm going
to double the size of it. It's an Erika
Monday, April 10, 2006
Introducing Shadow! Shadow went off to his first ever birthday party. Neighbour Millie turned 1. He had a wonderful time and particularly loved the birthday food. Milly wore him out - the 40 year age gap was showing at the end - either that or Millie had a LOT more red cordial!
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Last birthday Mum and my sister Helen gave me a gift voucher for painting lessons. Here is one of the paintings. It is inspired (copied) from a Margaret Preston painting. I - along with Mum and Helen went to an exhibition of MP in Melbourne in January. She is one of my favourite Australian painters. I particularly love her wood blocks and linocuts.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Knitting this was really fun, round and round. The colours are so cheerful I couldn't help but smile as I knitted. I've just finished the handles so it's ready to felt. I think I might do another one in Christmassy colours. They might look really fun hanging over the fireplace next Xmas - don't ya think?
Friday, March 10, 2006
Here's where all my bags spend some time hanging out after they've been made. It's a corner of my bedroom. I think of it as my inspiration space. Looking at finished products somehow is a positive reinforcement reminder. I am so very busy, working full time, raising 2 beautiful girls, being a partner and wanting to spend so much more time indulging in the creative arts than I do that having visible evidence of some personal achievements is a good thing. Aside from that I just love colour. Colour is therapy in itself. What you can't see in the photo is my bookshelf - filled with knitting and art books. I often flick through one just before I fall asleep dreaming of....possibilities....endless possibilities....such a thrill!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
This is my second "Maggs" bag - nearly ready to come OTN - just the Kitchener stitch to go! I love knitting in Noro Kureyon and watching the striping appear. My first bag was was in gorgeous blues, purples and emeralds. This bag has a more "earthy" feel to it.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
I mentioned in an earlier post that I was working on a pink version of the blue blanket...well here 'tis! I have made it a bit bigger than the baby size so as my daughter is now 10! It is so lovely to snuggle under or it will be when the weather cools down!
I have picked the trim for the edging - that's the pretty Liberty print material in the photo.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Here is my first attempt at the Marsupial Tote from Stitch'n'Bitch. It was the second bag I made and felted. I used Lamb's Pride as the pattern said. My fuzzy lime bag raises a few comments whenever I'm toting it around... I've made a few in other colours....about 15 I think but who's counting?
Thursday, February 09, 2006
This is a gift set I made for my nephew. All patterns from Erika Knight's book Baby Bloom. The blanket is in Big Wool and is so soft and warm. I have nearly finished another one for my daughter in ...pink, of course! I'm just having trouble finding ribbon for the edging!
I'm not quite sure what happened with the booties - I thought I was making the left bootie and ended up with the right. Then started on the next one and the same thing happened so I ended up with a pair but in the reverse order! Testament to the fact that things usually work out as they should!