Tuesday, October 09, 2012

It came at last! :)

I got my certificate through at last and, although I was excited that it had come, I was also a little disappointed at how flimsy the paper was that it was printed on :(

But, at least it's here at last, and Hubby immediately went out to get a suitable frame for it, and it's now hanging up on the living room wall :)

As I told you before, I've taken up crocheting to while away the time, and I have to say that I'm really delighted with how well I've taken to it. I know my work is still a bit rough around the edges, so-to-speak, but I'm really enjoying creating stuff that's going to be useful to loved ones.

The first things I made were a series of headband/ear-warmers for my daughter, in a variety of colours, so she can keep her head and ears warm this winter. As she's got a head full of dreads, she's finding it difficult to find anything suitable to wear around them, and my stuff has really fit the bill, I'm glad to say :)
Here's a picture of one of them:

This is made with a Dusky Lilac DK Acrylic Wool, and a 5.00mm hook.
The Yellow rose was made with the same gauge of wool and hook.
I got the patterns free from:

The Rose pattern can be found at:


I also made her my first crocheted pair of fingerless loves, which she was really happy to get, as she had just given away her only pair to a Jamaican friend she'd met up with at her latest mini festival, and who was freezing cold in our so-delightful weather. Lol

They're not perfect, but I didn't think they were too bad for my first attempt, and Brex loves them, so that's all that counts really :)

Here they are:

These were made with an Emerald Green DK Acrylic Wool and 4.00mm + 4.5 mm hooks.

I got the pattern from:


On the subject of crocheting, I've been searching the internet for projects to make, and have come up with enough stuff to keep me busy for the next 5 years! :)

I've also come across Plarn - yarn made out of all those useless carrier bags that take centuries to break down!

I actually made a big ball of it, just out of the bags we've got stored at the moment, and I plan to make a pair of long-sleeved fingerless gloves for my daughter, which she plans to use with a costume she's making for her stilt-walking/fire dancing work. We're both looking forward to see how they turn out, and I'll put a photo of them on here - that's if they turn out okay, of course! :)

It was our 29th wedding anniversary yesterday (8th) and, as most of our friends have to work, we decided to invite them over for a meal this Saturday just gone. A good family friend makes an awesome Rogan Josh curry, so we based our meal around that. The food turned out well, and we all had a great time. 

One of our friends, Hannelore - a fantastic craftswoman, had made me the most gorgeous jewellery set I've ever seen - a torc necklace that fits me perfectly, and a pair of lovely dangley earrings to match. 

My daughter took a picture of me wearing them, so I'm posting them for everyone to see (although the picture doesn't do them the justice they deserve) - and also a link to Hannelore's shop, where she's got some awesome stuff up for sale, in a variety of mediums, and prices - you really should have a look, as I think her stuff is amazing!:


Here's her Blog, where she shows how she makes some of her stuff, and also shows some of her artwork, which is also fantastic to see:


You can also 'meet' her at the following places:



I'm just going to finish off with a couple of pictures of my girl, waiting to do what she does best - dancing with her fire wings at the Burning Man Festival, which has just taken place in the USA :)

Brex getting ready to perform her fire dance.
Brex performing in front of the Burning Man

I'm so very proud of my girl! :)