Thursday, 29 March 2007

The Knitted Chicken

Once upon a time Jo decided to knit a chicken.

At first it was hard and the needles broke but Jo persevered and finally she finished the chicken.

But the poor chicken had nowhere to live.

He looked everywhere: up and down......

back and forth and......

high and low.

He was very sad, then Jo had an idea. She decided to knit him a nest.

And the chicken lived happily ever after.
The End.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Ta Da!

One finished tank top.

Now, what shall I knit next?

P brought me this lovely Rowan pattern book and magazine. The book has loads of easy, chunky patterns, the ones in the magazine are a bit scary.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Chalkboard Eggs

What a fantastic idea, Chalkboard Easter Eggs! You make up coloured chalkboard paint, paint the eggs then chalk away!
The possiblities of coloured chalkboard paint are endless!
I'm off to have a good look round Cindy's very interesting site: Skip To My Lou.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

Sewing Patterns

I have been looking (not very hard) for sewing patterns, just found some to download from the Craftzine site. Including one for this cool skirt.

Productive Afternoon

After a shaky start we had a very productive afternoon today, I made a banana loaf for the school cake sale on Monday with the help of boy01, both boys decorated egg shapes for school Easter Competition, made an Easter Card for Nanny and Drandran and made Cress Egg Heads.
I'll post more details on the cress growing once they have germinated.

Keeping the Postman Busy

Two swap parcels arrived today. Hurray!!!

Both material swaps. One from Portugal and the other from Monroe, USA.

Paula aka UKgirl also sent a lavendar bag, I have put it on the radiator and it smells lovely.

Friday, 23 March 2007

Lovely Swap

Lovely parcel received today from Belinda in Finland.

I belong to a group called Swap-bot. In brief a person suggests a swap and other people sign up for it. Then everyone gets allocated a partner and you send them the swap items and someone else sends to you.
Everyone I have told about it looks at me as if I am mad. One of the swaps I signed up for arrived today and it's lovely.
Who wouldn't be pleased to receive a lovely parcel in the post.

button swap waiting to be posted, one's going to Ohio and the other to Pennsylvania USA

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Chunky Knitted Vest Top

I found a book in Catford Library called Big Knitting by Sophie Britten and I have started knitting a vest top using Sirdar Ultra Denim. I am always looking for patterns using 1 or 2 balls and this one uses 2. I have got upto shaping the armholes on the back, it's great knitting with such chunky wool.

Felted Notebook

Made the knitted, feltted rectangle into a notebook. I have been colleecting scrap paper from envelopes from work. I punched holes in the top and threaded some of the wool through and tied it in a bow.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Felting Experiments

Had a bit of Collinette Point 5 yarn left so I thought I have a go at felting it (or fulling it as I think it's called)

This is what it looked like to begin with;

then after washing in the washing machine with a full load at 40.

I also made a flower;
before washing



and after washing.

Not sure what I am going to do with them now, I might make the rectangle into a notebook. What this space.


Just found something to do with all my buttons at the Matha Stewart site.

I wonder if you can get Martha Stewart t-shirts?

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Wool Tidy

The whole house needs cleaning and tidying but I decided to start with my wool!

Just found more, after taking the photo, in a bag.

I am going to look on amazon for some knitting books that use up your 'yarn stash' as they say in the USA.

Friday, 16 March 2007


Just remembered I brought two pattern books from Wee Wonderfuls last night. The new pattern book has just gone on sale and I had promised I would make a rag doll for Ava-Mae but I think it might have to be one of these-

also brought book 2, thought small boys might like them.

Swaps Galore

Just can't help myself, sent off my handmade bag swap and then signed up for material square swap and tea and biscuit swap.

Received my matchbox of beads and buttons swap from Kimmie in Fort Yates, she lives on a Sioux Indian reservation, how cool is that.
I keep forgetting that I should be receiving swaps as well as sending them.

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Little Handmage Bag of Stuff Swap

Just finished my handmade bag for the swap,

stuffed it full of stuff

and it's now ready for posting to Belgium!

Sunday, 11 March 2007

More Cards

a few more finished cards.......

Knitted Scarves

Here are some photos of the Riggs-Bennetts sporting their various Christmas and Birthday presents. They are looking rather mean and moody which isn't their usual look. They have just opened their new children's show 'Ball Pond Bobby' check out their website - DNA.

Saturday, 3 March 2007


Here are a couple more cards I have just finished. I am quite please with the way the light pink one has come out. I might do it in blue.

First Swap

My first swap arrived this morning from Liverpool -
and this is what I sent to Culver City.....

Friday, 2 March 2007

Paper Dolls and Knitted Bunny Dresses

Just this afternoon I was talking about the lack of paper dolls and low and behold I found the Wee Wonderfuls site where you can print of a sheet. I loved playing with paper dolls as a kid and I am very tempted to cut these out and have a play tonight!

There's no place like home

I love living in this part of Catford! I got off the bus at 3.50pm and within 20 minutes I had brought..........

The Brothers Boston did wonder what I was going to do with the Cutlet Frills and the answer is this..........