Saturday, January 30, 2010
ps: The dress was hemmed this morning and I actually wore it, unheard of it is that I would make something and like it enough to wear it *yay*
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
ps: I have been sewing a dress from this pattern - it is almost finished, but don't hold your breath. x
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I must admit that books and I, we don't exactly get along. I just don't find many books entertaining or interesting. To most of those beautiful looking books on the Borders Top 100 Shelving - you look so beautifully bound and I wish I enjoyed reading you but you don't seem to do anything for me. I do find the odd book which I love 'Tuesday's with Morrie', 'A Man Named Dave', 'The House of Spirits'... but sadly its rare.
So these are the things I have been reading. Nothing circa 1860. Nothing intellectual. Nothing sophisticated. Just piles of little words which inspire me to do stuff x
I have been reading.....this blog - New Dress a Day - is wonderful. Marissa posts a new dress which she has made, embellished or thifted for $1 a day.....for 365 days. Some of her 'nanna dress' revamps are incredible. Her blog has inspired me to something special with this $6 frumpster dress one day soon.
I have been also been reading..... crochet cowl patterns on Ravelry. I made one while in Tassie, it was flipping freezing in those mountains!!! I have my Adelaide Fringe Guide, but I have yet to have the time to read up on events -although my dad did take a feral green texta and excitedly squiggle around the Knitting Nancy exhibition I will be in!!!! We have a little blog over here if you are curious as to what woolen goodness we are busying ourselves with.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I have envied other crafter's "rippling" skills for a long time... so I decided that the clever Lucy at Attic24 shall teach me with her neat ripple tutorial. I printed it off so I don't have to strain my eyes at the lappie. I did have to pull out 3 rows and re-do them as I realised I missed one single treble, which shifted the ripple pattern of all rows which followed. It will be a cushion which will eventually reside on this rocking chair. I am finding the act of rippling a very relaxing thing to do. For me it requires some concentration to try to remember to count stitches as I go. I like that. I like that it's not too mundane.
Have you rippled? Did you love it too? I'd like to know if you have tried a different looking ripple pattern.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I promise to get around to posting a few photos soon. At the moment though planning lessons and maths units for the nearing school year is all I can seem to manage.
I was googling 'Times Tables' just now I came across this very brilliant monstery robotish times tables. I seriously would prefer teaching my 5/6 class times tables this way instead of the traditional. My personal fave = TRex-Lincoln
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I taught myself how to machine applique which was tricky. A Uhu glue stick worked a treat in sticking down those fiddly wings prior to stitching. Do you know what glue or spray I should have been using? I would really like to know!
I cannot believe it is 2010 already.... a very Happy New Year to you!