Monday, July 31, 2017
Even birdies misplace their glasses. I realised one of the birds didn't have their glasses on. I scoured the craft room and couldn't find them. I searched and searched, but no glasses, so I made another pair. When I went to Can Do Books last week Stephanie asked if I had lost something, the glasses. So now either the birdies have a spare pair, or I will just have to make something else to wear them.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
I went to the Craft Show yesterday and look who I met, Carlos and Arne, the guys who designed the little birdies, and lots of other things. They are lovely and generous men. Here at the show to promote a collaboration they have with Clickheaton.
I came home with a bit of a bag full too. I had a very nice morning.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The little birds I made from the book by Arne and Carlos, A Field Guide to Knitted Birds are now in the window at Can Do Books. Arne and Carlos are going to be at the Stitches and Craft show this week in Melbourne. This isn't a large display in the window, , but like all bird watching, once you spot them, you can't take your eyes off.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Went to the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at acmi. Great exhibition, lots of drawings and sets. The detail is amazing. Few characters missing, Bitzer and the Farmer. Not a lot of Shawn the Sheep, but a couple of things from the movie. Worth visiting if you are in Melbourne and a fan.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Very little crafting done yesterday, was working on the bathroom renovation. Removed more tiles, the cabinet, mirror and sink. All that is left is the shower.
Something crafty that did arrive yesterday was an automatic knitter that I bought on Ebay for $5. It will come in very handy at the Christmas Window Sit & Stitch.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
I was asked for the pattern for the lawyer's wig I made for Amigurumi Girl. I didn't write down anything at the time because I thought she would be a one off thing. So I have been making another wig and writing as I go. I used the head of a larger reindeer, minus ears and antlers for the size. The doll being made was about the same. The wig has a crochet base and then loops sewn.
Monday, July 17, 2017
We got a new printer. It's a HP and a lot larger than all our other printers. It can do A3 size paper, which is great, I often like to upsize patterns. The down side is that we had to remove a shelf to accommodate it, which had books on it, luckily there was still lots of room on the new bookshelf.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
There is an old fashioned way of making pom poms, two pieces of cardboard, and now there are little gadgets to make pom poms. Use one of these little gadgets and you will never look back. Very quick and easy to make a pom pom. They come in a variety of sizes so when you are making a small pom pom you are not chopping away a lot of yarn.
The pom pom maker comes in two halves, push them together and open the arm (white bits). Start wrapping yarn in the half circle section on one side only, until it is full, close that arm and fill the half circle section on the other arm, close it.
Keeping the arms closed, cut the yarn. There is a slot where your scissors will fit, you need small sharp scissors for this. Tie off your pom pom by putting thread or yarn around the middle, where the scissors cut, make a double knot nice and tight.
Open the arms of the pom pom maker, separate the two halves and release the pom pom. It comes out slightly oval, but all pom pom need a trim.
Cut into a lovely ball shape and attach to your hat, or whatever.
I have had such trouble with this square and have restarted a few times. It's just a simple knit/purl pattern, mind mush be wandering...