Saturday, 27 October 2007
We didn't spend much time looking at the galleries. Having children asking 'why is a big square painted red art?' all the way round is a bit wearing! Children seem to like art that looks like something, they liked the Monet and they recognised the big Matisse collage and both commented that they could make a picture like that, which I'm sure they have!
future artists of Great Britain, 'Shelter' 2007
What they do enjoy is creating their own 'installations', this one they are exhibiting outside the Tate at the moment. Rachel has some great photos of a boat they created on the beach at Easter.
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
I want this! I wonder if my Dad would make it for me for Christmas.
I would have died for this as a kid, look at that rug and that beaded curtain.
and I want to make this....................
and those fruit shaped cushions...............
and a rag rug loom......................
not so keen on these but I like the way the pictures are laid out.
and here's Christmas sorted....................
that shoe shaped thing that holds your glasses and pens looks v. useful to someone who wears glasses and has pens.
and tucked away in a pocket at the back are two very scary and complicated looking patterns in pristine condition. Hurray for Charity Shops!
Look what else I brought for 10p......................
That hair looks like it's been knitted! Sorry Pam Dawson but you can't blame me with the title of your book as 'Knitting Pam Dawson'!!!
But she can knit dungarees for toddlers, how cool is that?
Though, Ben's friend looks a bit uncomfortable with the way Ben is eyeing up his stripey dungies.
Where can I get a toddler to make these for? I did offer to make some for E but he wasn't too keen.
I know, I'll make one, (a toddler that is) there's a pattern for one in the German Zakka book.................. no really, there is......................
Monday, 15 October 2007
First have a look at Ali's blog and then at Janet's 'stunt' sink!
Ali has some great links to fill you in on the back history.
I have to say that I am guilty of knitting a dishcloth or two as part of a 'Dishcloth swap' but I'm proud to stand up and be counted. It also doesn't mean that my house looks like a show home full of cupcakes.
One of two crocheted dishcloths made for me by Louise.
My kitchen on a good day! You can just see the other dishcloth on the righthand side.
I know some will think it's weird to 'waste' your time making something that you can just go and buy and that we are taking a step back into the slavery of domesticity. But we do these things because we can not because we have to. Thanks to our for mothers we aren't expected to spend our spare time doing housework (well, not to often and not that they would say out loud if they know what's good for them!) so why can't we can spend our evenings knitting dishcloths (and swapping them) What's the difference between making something practical and spending 2 hours on Facebook sending people monkeys. These are past times, a way of relaxing after a hard days work.
I would rather give my money to an independent yarn shop than to T***o any old day! And, when civilisation collapes we'll be able to whip up dishcloths and rag rugs and barter them for stockings!
What do you think Karyn could barter her beautiful coasters for? Thank you to her for sending these to me. I feel a real cheat because I sent Karyn one of my leaf brooches and jumped at the offer of a set of these (I have been coverting them for months). But my brooch never arrived, I got coasters and Karyn got an empty envelope!
I'll have to see what I can do, maybe I'll send her a knitted dishcloth ;-)
Saturday, 13 October 2007
It's taken me 19 months to finish, yes 19 months!
[Edit: Peter has just pointed out that I could have had two babies in that time!! ]
Also, finished some leaf brooches, I've had a few requests for these so I thought I'd make a batch.
I'm trying a holly leaf, I'll let you know what happens.
Looking forward to the Knitting and Stitching Show tomorrow, I'll try and take photos. It was suggested that I wear the rabbit ears so people can spot me!
I was going to wear my newly finished shrug but is that like wearing a 'Spock' costume to a Star Trek convention?
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
So here is how these things work;
Karyn and Coco have tagged me, I list 7 Honest/Interesting things about myself, then I tag some more people (I think it's meant to be 7 but I can only usually manage 2) by going to their blog and telling them they have been tagged and to come back to your blog to see what it's all about. I think that's it.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
This is a photo of Richard (my sisters partner) me, in the middle and my sister Laura on the end. This was taken about 13 years ago, before children and knitting!! (we had just watched Priscilla Queen of the Desert and I quickly knocked up a set of rabbit ears).
I don't think we've changed much, Richard still looks suprised, my bed room is still messy, I can still fashion thing's from everyday objects and we still have a thing for interesting head gear......
Saturday, 6 October 2007
Friday, 5 October 2007
Lot's of fun was had yesterday drawing on the Arc shed!
I wrapped very thick lining paper around the shed and the children used pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, pastels and glitter gel.
We even did a bit of chalking on the concrete.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Look what Euan's classmates Mum makes!