Friday, April 23, 2010

My Creative Space

This week I have been frantically trying to finish crocheting some baby shoes for a friends baby due last Friday, and I am proud to announce that they are finished! (Still waiting for the baby) This is somewhat of an overwhelming experience for me. Having actually finished a project is an amazing feat, but to have finished it before I actually need to is just unheard of. No last minute all-nighter for me this time. Although, I do wonder if perhaps she would prefer a different colour...

I am also pondering the idea of a matching beanie, and am currently dreaming up the pattern in my head. Perhaps I'll manage that all-nighter after all.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm very excited today. Last night I finished a baby shoe that I started a few weeks ago. Things never happen quickly in my house. The most exciting thing is that it worked! This is my first attempt at following crochet pattern. Admittedly I did free style it a bit when I my number of stitches didn't match the instructions, but ultimately it worked. Strangely it was the footbed that had me the most stumped. I don't know how many times I unravelled it. Then I realised that the pattern was from the US. DOH! Once I figured that out, I was away.

All I need to do now is finish the second shoe. Given the baby was due on Friday, I'd better get a wriggle on.
The pattern was 'Baby Mary Jane Skimmers' from

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well, it has finally started. Our little house project that has been in the process for three or so years has finally taken on a life of it's own. Hooray.

This is the before shot. Take a moment to admire the 'aerodynamic' clothes line, which has had one to many kids swinging on it in the past.

We now have blue lines on the dirt to show us where the new part will be built. It looks so big, but I know it's not really enormous. It will be just perfect.

And once it's done I can't wait to get my veggie patch growing again.