The day of the party came and all the little owlet bags went home with their new friends. Project over, time to start yet another one.......
Monday, 28 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
After i had a moth invasion this winter, most of my knitwear was left un-repairable and has ended up in my fabric pile, waiting for some good ideas. Even though i lost all my good cardigans i cant help but think the moths were working with me in some kind of 'reverse' psychology sort of a way. That love of fine knit, i just cant shake it!
So once i had finished my toile, i was straight onto the final snake. I finished him late last night, while watching a couple of episodes of CSI.( I think this is maybe why his eyes came out a little scary). He's pretty much just what i was imagining, so im quite happy. I didn't have all the colours i would have liked and the pale green makes me a little queezy in this colour combination but then there are always a good ten or so faults i can find in anything. (The curse of the perfectionist).
Plain, simple but striking and great fun.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
This was my practice at making a snake toy. Its not supposed to be a draught excluder, though it turned out much like one. I lightly stuffed it so that it would bend but what i realised through making this, was that there needed to be a greater length to width ratio for it to work properly.
I am already working on the actual one, which... yes...you guessed it, is made out of felted wool. It is probably just over two meters long and exactly half the width of the first. Its great to tie around your neck and knot up like a pretzel....what more could you want? Erm.... my daughter would probably prefer to have free access to my clothing drawers. She likes to style herself with my underwear like scarves and shawls and make a point of letting me know about it. Im finding it increasingly worrying, in a taboo sort of way. Though of course hilarious too (dont get me wrong, im no prude) but have decided that i would make this snake toy as the new thing she could wrap around her shoulders and prance about the house with. But when all is said and done, stitched and embellished, you and i know that underwear drawer is still going to be a favourite.