Monday, 3 May 2010

Crafty goodness

It has now been 2 weeks since I knitted a stitch. It's a bit odd since that it the longest I've gone without knitting for at least 5 years. I'm just so into the patchwork instead. I've now done 94 of 225 flowers, each consisting of 7 hexagons with 1" sides. I am sure I'll get bored any minute and fling it into a dark cupboard for 6 months but at least by the time I come back to it I'll be half way through.

I went to Friday late at the V&A with Nic and Jackie last week. It was really nice just spending a couple of hours crafting with them. This is the photo Nic tweeted during the evening:
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The V&A had underestimated the level of interest so kits ran out fairly early but we managed to get some for us and made a variety of weird and wonderful and, in my case, ugly things. I made more out of the paper bag in the end than the contents but Jackie made this amazing dragonfly:
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I scored a tea towel for Pooch from their shop:
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And also a top hat for me. I've always wanted one, and a cardboard one is easier to store than an actual. I wore it all the way home from the V&A.
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It's been a very nice bank holiday weekend. Seen friends, done more patchwork, been out for dinner, plus have started crafty plans with Nic for something a little bit like SkipNorth but with a different angle. We're formulating cunning ideas at the moment so watch this space for more once things are firmed up.
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