Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little holidays

Easter was filled with little trips here & there...not too far afield either.  During this time a birthday was style!

A cardi was finally finished..& the weather turned a bit chilly...

this is my second tiny tea leaves (ravelried here).  I'm now on to doing replace the one I shrank.

So now we are back to the norm of term time.  Very nice to start with a short week though!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

From the ridiculous.......

to the sublime*

*yes I did mix it up...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday wishes...

On Saturday morning I was inspired to make a birthday present for a 4 year old.  Using the ooshka babushka face my daughter & I set to work.
I used some of the fabric from my Sew-it Together sample bag.  Perfect for the job.  It was well-received on Saturday arvo!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sew it Together 2011...come & gone...but what a blast!

It was a whirl of activity & chat that was over all too soon.  The stories have been told much more comprehensively in many other places.  And photos- plenty here!  I really think Sew it Together is about the people...whom I didn't photograph so you'll have to imagine :)  The rest is icing on the cake.  Big thanks to Sheridan of course!

The day itself started off with an incredibly generous goody bag courtesy of the sponsors.

Settled down to a bit of knitting.  Combined with chatting.  Maybe more chat.  And more cups of tea.

Plenty of purchasing opportunites

A rather special pair of items I was delighted to win from craft schmaft & nicole mallileu

A helpful handpiecing workshop from Cath of Material Obsession.  This will no doubt help my circle game to keep rolling along...

photo from Kathy of Material obsession fame!!

And an impromptu crochet workshop from another Cath.  Thank you Cath.  I didn't get a photo of this one so watch this space.  Peta made a beautiful flower...maybe she will put a photo on her blog one day :)
I managed to fit in voting, a quick trip to Kinokuniya, racing back home to retrieve the lovely nametag I forgot all before dinner.  Which is probably another story to be told another time.

To extend the SIT experience it was great to visit the new Material Obsession on Sunday morning.  And look they are having a sale this week.  Perhaps the perfect excuse for a visit!
Willa & I did make it to Calico & Ivy on Friday to pretend we were on the shopping trip.  Willa had a ulterior motive in being pleased to go....macaroons from adriano zumbo.  I think this might become a regular duo.  Dangerous liasions...

This incredibly crafty weekend finished with a sock toy workshop to help produce toys for our school fete as well as give kids a fun craft experience.  Our May Fair has developed quite the reputation when it comes to craft... onwards..ever onwards...