What a busy couple of weeks since I last blogged. Laura's been back at school and it's like groundhog day everyday of the week, just with something different happening every night after school. What with French club, footie, swimming, another club and having friends over she has a much better social life than her mother that's for sure. Ooops I forgot Rainbows as well. Yet another bad mark against me for forgetting that as well. I know that a mother is many other roles as well as being a mum but I seem to be a social secretary now too.
I've been knitting like a crazy thing on a night time. I've started a very very lacy top for me which may get finished for next summer at this rate and I'm trying to get finished a strappy summer top for Laura too plus a duck handbag for her or her friend as a birthday pressie. I also decided to have a go at altering a dress of Laura's that is just too small for her this summer. I managed to make a half decent skirt but if she didn't go and snap off some of the daisy braiding around the top of it whilst putting it on for the first time!!! GGRrrr *shaking fist wildly*.
Anyway the photo on this blog is the felted stripy bag I made a few weeks ago. I decided to make it with a few different 100% wools in my stash and with a variety of sizes of stripes. It was huge before felting and stayed on the large side so I was thinking it may be great for a beach/day out tote. I have a feeling that this will make a great pressie for my Aunt who's birthday is on the same day as Laura's in July.
Double GGGRrrr and more fist shaking going on because for some reason this laptop of mine has decided it won't allow me to upload the photo at all. I will try later I promise.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Alway in August I do a swap theme of Artist's Choice. This is always welcome when everyone is busy with children, school holidays and generally enjoying the summer!! Not so much good weather last year now I come to think of it but never mind we got through it all pretty much unscathed.
The card in the photo is by Sue Tate.
Monday, 31 May 2010
This theme was undertaken by the swappers in September 2009 and was universally deemed to be a challenge. The first card is by Sallyann Reed who sadly no longer takes part in the swaps and the second is by Veronica Hutchings. Two very different interpretations of the theme.
Some of the swappers asked to do this theme as one of our swaps and I put it in for October 2009. The first card is by Frankie Papierowski and I love the way she has used the real poppies from the Royal British Legion. The second card is by Jan and I like the way the main image is replicated in the backing paper. Two very different ideas for the same theme.