Thursday, 21 July 2011
In other news...
Slightly less awesome are awesome hairslides you decorate yourself that then break after your first use.
Still fairly awesome is the patchwork quilt I started around Easter 2010 when I was still happily married, living a life of relative financial ease and thinking about babies.
And lastly, awesome are the larger patchwork pieces I am making for my lampshade.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
The Knit Signal was first raised by YarnHarlot when the Haiti earthquake happened. Please think about your yarn budget for this month and whether you really need any more wool when there are so many people dying.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
There have been lots of fits and starts this weekend. Mostly prompted by utter, utter boredom, bit of misery and a lot of pinterest. For instance THIS is my Pinterest "Crafty Inspiration" pinboard. Take this one in particular.
That pin resulted in this.
Or this one:
...which has resulted in these two.
(What other fabric would I make it from?)
Or take this:
This is a ring I made after coming across this workshop for £42. I looked at the pictures for a minute, reflected that the materials would only cost pennies and I had them all anyway so it didn't matter if I screwed up, and made one in a kind of hell-and-high-water type way. The only thing wrong with it is the ring bit.
Not very comfortable. I shall cut out wrapping the wire around the whole ring next time.
And then there is this:
I'm still going round and round on it. And probably will be until my next divorce.
Desperate times call for desperate measure, so I have started watching All the Wrestlemanias, of which there are 27. I watched the first one ever last night and it was fairly amazing in a time warp kind of way. It was 1985, men were men and women were wearing swimming costumes rather than the bikini things they wrestle in now. The crowd wasn't even separated from the ring by a barrier - just by maybe 3 feet of solid concrete floor. The enormous mic had to be lowered into the ring from the ceiling and the announcer had hair. All quite amazing. Wrestlemania 2 is cued up and ready to go so I leave you with this thought -
Nope, it's gone.