Yep, it's become a puppy blog...I had the past week off work for various reasons, house fix-ups, time out and Teddy 2 Turds went in to get neutered, which didn't slow him down one bit! I didn't get as much crafting finished or started as I would have hoped but I did attack the crafty room and you can now walk into it and find stuff!
So crafting? Lots of small projects.
I saw this baby kokeshi pattern over at The Moch and pounced. Now mine haven't turned out quite as cute, I couldn't find a super matt varnish so they're a little shiny. They look like they have bad t-zones! Still, fun pattern and I'd try again.
After seeing Alicia's, Jane's and then Fran's ripples, I got sucked into the ripple. Initially I was thinking Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, but impatience led me to the stash and the ripping out of an existing wip. I'm using Jo Sharp Cotton DK, cotton's probably not the best choice but I'm still happy with how it's progressing. I'll probably add some charcoal, black and some other colour. Depending how this one turns out I think I'll still do the Cashmerino version just for soft squishyness.
Moving right along....I bought one of Sarah's Clothespin Doll Kits and had fun putting these two gals together. I used some of my own stash in addition to the fabrics that came with the kit. Highly recommend these, quick and very satisfying.
Finally a quick sewn gift for The Mo this Easter, a Wee Big Footed Bunny. A tricky little pattern that had me furrowing my brow and almost having a crafty tanty, but I prayed to the crafty dudes and they came through. Made using a denim shirt I used to wear over 12 years ago. Lovely soft denim. White flannel accents and little animal print overalls.
In the wings? Two more cushions in progress for the lounge. A quilt for The Son and I. A denim/flannel chenille blankie and a gazillion other knit projects and ideas.
I'll leave you with some of my current etsy favourites. Corrabelle - awesome hand carved block prints. Good-ness - lots of Japanese goodness, Leslie rocks. Angela Liguori - lovely Italian cotton ribbon and other treasures. Cotton Bird Designs - sweet little birds. Allyson Hill - excellent car bin bags, perfect for our new Mazda2 :)