Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Jackie O Range

Okay, I've figured away 'round my dysfunctional camera - use the office one! This is what I've called my Jackie O bag. I've made about 6 of them (green, red and black not shown). Each one has its own button that I hand pick to suit the bag's personality. I've recorded the pattern for this one too so that I can remake them again and again and again. The pink one was the first. The button was a "find" in a vintage shop it Sydney. No more to be found - should have bought 2 of them! The bag sold at its first stall! I get so excited just thinking about other colours and trims. The red bag has a sparkly diamante belt buckle for a little bit of added bling!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Favourite Bag

I love this bag. There was no pattern. I just picked a colour from my stash and cast on and went 'round and 'round changing the colours at random until I thought "right that's it" and cast off. I sold it before it was even finished as I took it as a UFO to work on whilst I ran the stall one day.
Me thinks I might make a few more. I've been without a camera for months now so getting photos of all projects has been an involved process so I haven't bothered most of the time. Luckily I had the foresight to borrow one to photograph this bag. I love the colours - I love just looking at the colours. Is it just me or do they sing?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This is living!

Is this heaven or what? Here I am on my recent holiday to Cairns, North Queensland. I'm on the Barrier Reef Island of Green Island. After an amazing snorkel over coral looking at an endless array of divine tropical fish, I relaxed with a flat white and my knitting!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Camp Kensington

We're now in full demolition mode for our extension/renovation. Everything is coated in a fine layer of grit. I am happily accepting the dust and discomfort for it means PROGRESS. After 3 years of squeezing into a completely cute but inadequate home, we are growing it to suit. It is very very exciting. This pic was taken partway through the removal of the bathroom which has now completely disappeared. Fingers crossed the fine weather holds for our midnight trots to the outdoor loo!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sewing reluctance

A few posts ago I put up a picture of the patchwork quilt I am making for my daughter. I have now tacked it together as the layout pictured. Now I need to start sewing but I am really nervous about making a mistake. This is my first attempt at a quilt and I think the fabric is so beautiful I might ruin the whole project by starting it. I know I need to just dive in and go for it. Should I set a deadline for myself? How best to push past this feeling. It's complete and utter fear of failure, which I think is so pathetic of me to let it stop me. It's a patchwork quilt for goodness' sake!!! And this is the room it's to go in...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Market Day

This year I've realised a long held dream...a market stall! The first day was fantastic. It was a real thrill and a truly positive experience. The response to my bags and artwork was wonderful. Now I'm wondering why I waited so long. It has opened up a whole new creative phase which is a by-product I hadn't expected. I am truly inspired with ideas jumping all around in my brain. There simply aren't enough hours in a day at the moment.