Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yummy Noro!

I recently made an Edgar scarf with the yummy Noro I bought at Evoke.

I have been busy reading and studying for the conference I went away to on the weekend - ALSO - Advanced Life Support Obstetrics. It was a very busy, educational and somewhat stressful weekend. I barely realised that I was in Sydney. Now that it is successfully done and dusted I can get back to some of my crafty goodness and finish the dragon trilogy too!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gold Coast fun!

Our camping holiday on the Gold coast was a hit with the kids. We spent 4 nights camping and took them to Seaworld and Movieworld. They haven't been to a big theme park before and they had alot of fun.

On the way home we stopped for some lunch at the most easterly point of mainland Australia, at cape Byron lighthouse, Byron Bay.

Because I am lucky enough to have a wonderful man I also got my wish to visit Evoke Yarn at Lismore on the way home. After much spending up the Gold Coast, I was good and kept to my no more than $100 yarn budget and got some lovely Noro and 2 Evoke hand dyed skeins. The Noro is for some scarfs which I struggled to remember the name of when I met Elissa at Evoke (brain fuzzled after 4 nights in a tent with 4 little peeps!) I remember now though I am planning to make an Edgar scarf with one lot, undecided on the other. The brown sock yarn - more socks for the man who got me to the store (Mwah) and the other for a soaker for a friend expecting a boy bundle soonish

It was great to see all the colourways, I wish I lived a little closer! Probably better that I don't!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mini scarfy and a headband too

I had some yarn left over from laura's socks and Scarlett has been asking for a scarf for a while so I made her a mini scarfy come home. She wore it riding her bike out the back, got hot and took everything else off leaving her scarf on.

The yarn just kept on going and so Imogen scored a new headband. Two quick little projects was just the break I need from my FLS. We head off camping in 2 days and I am hoping to stop in at Evoke on the way home on Monday, I have not been buying yarn lately due to alot of bills and things but I think I deserve a little treat.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A new look

Time for a little change with my Blog, I have been busy changing many things lately, little bits here and there, a makeover with this and that. I have recently lost over 20kgs and guess other things just needed to change too!!

Sure feels nice :)

In crafty news I am half way with my FLS and making a few more felt toys too, I have really been enjoying reading again too. I went and watched a movie yesterday, non animated for a change LOL. I went out with my SIL and saw Eat Pray Love, I really enjoyed it.

We are off for some family fun and adventure next weekend up the Gold Coast, will be sure to post some pics when we get back.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yet another pair of socks!

I have been on a bit of a sock'n'roll lately, I finished the opal kids socks for Laura awhile ago and she has been loving them. I bought the wool ages ago at the back to back in 2008 from Susannes house of wool. I still have half the skein left, not sure what to do with it yet.

Jay has been busy too. He has made some more lovelly natural wooden stacking blocks.

Never seem to find enough time to keep my Blog up to date! I do have some excuses - the girls, Jay, work, crafting, reading, looking at everyone elses beautiful Blogs, some occasional sleep and our serene backyard, Life on the coast..............................

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ripple socks for Mum's Birthday

I finally used my delicious Yarn Cafe sock club Yarn and made my mum some ripple socks for her birthday (which ended up being a little late!). The yarn was gorgeous to work with and mum is happy with them, though I am sure people must get sick of getting woolly pressies from me!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Between projects

Between projects I have pulled out the hook for a little crochet and made some dishcloths. Since I made some dishcloths a couple of years ago we haven't used anything else. They are great for doing the dishes and wash well for alot of use.
I have cast on some socks for Laura to keep my hand busy. The wintery weather has hit and the girls love wooly socks for keeping their toes warm.
Lastly a picture from yesterday of Jay and I at one of our favourite local spots. Easy to see why we live here isn't it?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Imogens Socks

I finished off Immy's socks, BUT....... ran out of yarn with the toe for the 2nd sock! Ggrr! I am too lazy to go back and frog the 1st to make them slightly shorter, or, to say do the rib and toe in a solid. I just wish I had done that in the fiirst place, LOL! I used a similar yarn and imogen is wearing them quite hapily with toasty toes.
I have to felt my basket but keep procrastinating on that. I can't make up my mind on my next project. I am also on a ban from buying yarn while we try to sort out finances so have to work with my stash.................................. So think I will do a couple of dishcloths while I make up my mind.


We are the proud owners of 6 lovely little chicks. Introducing Sophie, Ginger, Cyndy, Alice, Betty and Tallulah! The girls are absolutely loving them. Jay has made them a home out the back for when they are bigger. We are keeping them inside, where its nice and warm for the time being.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

a-tisket a-tasket

a-tisket a-tasket A mothers day basket. I made this for my mum for mothers day, I liked it so much I have made one for us too. I just need to felt it. I have made 1 sock for Imogen and have just cast on the 2nd sock! I am enjoying my little break from work!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What I have been working on

I have been busy crafting up some Steiner toys.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Something different.

A photo Jay took out the back! So pretty! I have been busy working on some Steiner toys again lately. I will take a photo of them in the next couple of days. I have holidays coming up, 4 weeks off, I have lots of crafting and reading in mind as well as a trip down to the Blue Mountains to see dad and maybe a camping weekend. I have been enjoying reading numerous beautiful blogs out there and have decided its time to incorporate some of our family adventures and the beautiful things around us into my blog. Thanks for all the inspiring blogs out there!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Head warmers.

I whipped up a new beanie for Jay with some leftover wool and finally made myself a calorimetry in some yummy Noro. So we are set to keep our heads warm when we go to visit dad in a couple of months. Better make sure the kids don't need any woolies................

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rainbow Doll

I have long been admiring my friend Anne's beautiful dry felted standing dolls and finally decided to have a go at making one myself. Imogen will be turning 7 this month so I made her a rainbow doll. I am happy with my first attempt, she is not perfect but I am sure she will be loved!

I finished dad's socks but our camera died and I didn't get a picture before I sent them off for his birthday. I have made a heap of new dishcloths aswell and sent one off to dad's partner for her birthday with some cut little coasters.

I am deciding what to cast on next atm and think I might make a couple more dolls in the meantime..........................................