Friday, 31 December 2010

2010 - The year that was

In 2010 I made a lot of stuff and I also accumulated a lot of stuff. As a result my house is now fuller (not necessarily a good thing). Some of my favourite items from this year:

Even though I accomplished a lot, I feel sad knowing that this year is over as of tonight. This was the last year I had my boy at home with me as he will be heading off to big school soon. He, of course, is very excited. As soon as Christmas was over he was asking about it and we bought his first school uniform the other day. So I'm going to make the next 4 weeks as fun as possible, not just for him but for me too.

So craft wise, I have just finished knitting a shawlette (Christmas present) for my MIL which is currently blocking. I am almost half way through a hoodie test knit for Celia. Once the test knit is finished (hopefully this week) I will be taking a big break form all craft until after school starts. You may get a couple of non-craft related posts from me in the meantime (or pics of things I've finished but not put on here yet).

Until then, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Some knitting and other craft

If you are crafty like me then you'll have been madly trying to finish off WIPs in time for the ever rapidly approaching Christmas. For me this has meant a bit of sewing, some knitting, and for something different, soap making (although that was mostly for us as a fun project for the kids and I). I have almost finished the advent Calendar. It is in use but I am not happy with the way I've hung it so after Christmas I will fix it up and then take pics of the new and improved Calendar with all the bits and pieces. My sewing progress stalled for a while as my machine died so my hubby bought me a new one for Christmaslove

I bought a Janome Memory Craft 5200. Lucky for me the Christmas specials were on at just the right time so i got a very good deal on it. It sews beautifully and I think I might be a little bit in love with it (so much better than my old machine). I wont give a full review on it yet as I haven't used it for very long. Anyway, enough about that.

Here are a few of the things I've made in preparation for Christmas:

1. Isla's Christmas outfit 2. Sorello KAL 3. Melt and Pour Olive Oil Soap 4. Little Rockets for the kids 5. Isla's Olearia Shrug

I think I'm all crafted out until after Christmas now. So have a very Merry Christmas and "See you" in the New Year :)