Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Summer Crafting

My friend asked me to make her a nature table doll with a face. Here is my first attempt. I was worried that she would look a bit hard looking. My friend liked it but I wasn't too fussed with the face. It's actually quite hard to needle felt. I'm sure there is a technique to needle felting faces but I couldn't find any free links.

The tree I needle felted on her dress was inspired by the flowering crabapple tree in my front garden. The flowers, I made with silk.
I found this on my craft table..... My son's kindy teacher had this tree that was in her store room. It is broken - the base is made of clay and wire with wool wraped around it. I was going to reuse the wool and make a needle felted tree for the nature table in her kindy room.

My son made a bird nest for his budgie. He raided my craft box for the thread - I thought it was so cute but he did leave my craft box in a mess (LOL).

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Merry Christmas"

"Merry Christmas"

to everyone out there in Blogland.

I have enjoyed another year looking at all the amazing, creative, inspiring and funny blogs out there all over the world. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my humble little spot in the Blue Mountains in blogland and leaving your kind comments.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day and your tummies are not aching too much from all that Christmas dinner ;)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Florabelle's Cardigan

Finally, after all these years of casting yarn onto needles I did it! I KNITTED A CARDIGAN..... and finished it. I also learnt off You-Tube how to make a button hole. I'm no longer just a scarf knitter. I have fulfilled my 2009 knitting resolution which was to knit either a sock, a cardigan or a jumper. YIPPEE! :)

OK, OK..... I know it's only a doll's cardigan. Maybe for 2010

I'll attempt a full size cardigan and finish the sock I've been working on ....

Florabelle's cardigan, designed by Waldorfmama, is a free pattern from Ravelry and is quick and easy to knit.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Our Humble Veggie patch

There's nothing like going out into the backyard and harvesting some fresh vegies for that night's dinner :)... A little while ago, I put in a new veggie patch at our new rental place even though the landlord wanted to come and tell us where to to put it!.... Well, I went ahead and put one in anyway. The yard here is really quite small and an old garden bed was the only logical spot to put it - anyway, he'll be coming to do some repairs next week... I'll find out how he feels about it and you never know, he might be so impressed with the veggie patch I might get my letter box so my mail doesn't get wet (LOL). There was a letter box here once... it has now rotted away and it just a hole in the brick wall of the fence outside the house. My mail mostly falls out and gets wet in the rain.

Little Lou has been doing such a keen job watering the vegie patch (and the fence, the rocks, the sand pit, his brother and even the next door neighbour... oops). We have just been enjoying the butter lettuce and rainbow chard. Soon we'll have tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies, capsicums and herbs. I hope the bower birds and snails don't eat it all before we get to it :)

Look MUMMA, a snail!