Tuesday, 21 February 2012

and here's the matching hat. This was a doddle to make.

Monday, 20 February 2012

I was asked if I would knit a vest for "the fish and chip babies". These are babies born in some of the poorist areas in Africa that are wrapped up in newspaper, hence the name, to keep them warm as the mothers have no clothes for them.

I've just found the beanie hat pattern to go with vest, so I'll knit one of these as I don't think I'll have enough wool left to make another vest. I'll have to have a peak in my box under the bed to see what other yarn I have to knit a couple more vests.

Monday, 13 February 2012

I've been busy with the paint and emulsion again, so I haven't been doing much creative work except on the walls. Whilst cleaning out one of the display cabinets (wish I was painting these instead of the walls), I came across these, a few years back I use to dabble in ceramics. I have a kiln, but couldn't get the high temperatures I needed for porcelain, as I was interested in doing porcelain dolls, made about 4. Had fun playing with clay, but we had white feetmarks everywhere from the clay slip. I also found that when I did craft fayres, I was always last out, as I had to wrap carefully everything up indiviually with bubble wrap. This made me change over to do silk painting, could get everything into a small bag and was so light.

Monday, 6 February 2012

This was a lovely little bracelet to do.