Thursday, January 21, 2010

Snow, Sleepiness and all things in between

Finally I have returned, there's only so much a brain can store without overflowing! I've now returned to working my usual hours with the crochet and did have one or two moments when I just wanted to give up and curl up in bed with a Terry's chocolate orange and Geoffrey Rush..(unfortunately on screen and not in my bed)..but I persevered with the evil cupcake scarf and am now almost complete, just waiting on sprinkles! I suppose "evil" is a bit harsh but I seriously thought it would never happen. Ive tried out so many variations and couldn't find the perfect wool until a lone yellow colour caught my eye in the wool shop and beckoned me with its fantastic velvety softness....Now I just have a sprinkle problem ...what to use...?

Also nearing the end of my other experimental projects! I'm a divil when it comes to new things, I start at least five at the same time and manage to hit problems about the same time too. So now I'm trying to source chain for a handbag with is proving difficult(I'm a tad fussy) I found two, ones too big and one is too small...sigh. If anyone knows any website or shop where I could find a selection of non fused chain I would be ecstatic if you emailed me!

Goodness I've barely baked this new year which is unlike me but I blame the weather causing much laziness, but have an order for some butterfly cakes with butter cream filling so Ill post a photo soon too tantalise the taste buds and make you all jealous (me also...I cant eat them...damn wheat allergies!) though speaking of which I believe I might be ever closer to concocting a recipe for some wheat-free treats so stay tunes!

And on that positive note I must sigh off and get some beauty sleep!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Brain…why must you run away with yourself?

Finally I have returned to the crochet world after an extended Christmas break although diversions have not made it easy. Neither has the lack of brightly coloured wool. I have however begun an attempt at a shawl scarf thing in shell crochet which is quite pretty although had to start off with 202 stitches. This instils terror in my heart, I'm used to 25 stitches at most…

Ooh I have finally found super soft and super chunky wool so watch this space for cupcake brooches and the like!

Over Christmas I became rather distracted with dressmaking… well I say dressmaking I actually mean messing around with the sewing machine. So I attempted sewing a simple clutch bag and it worked out well so I tried another and another and now I am completely obsessed. So I found this amazing fabric on eBay so hopefully Ill be adding bags and purses to my collection.

I am also attempting the far more challenging ruffled, gathered, lace-y, tiered skirt pattern I found somewhere. Its hideously complicated but I'm well excited to see how it'll turn out. I have since discovered that I am a lace-y, ruffle kind of gal, oh and ribbons. My mind is actually whirling so much I cant even think but all Ill say is watch this space for photos and much more lace filled adventures!