Saturday, 22 August 2009
Long Time No Blog...
..it has been almost four weeks since I last blogged, although at this end it seems like only about 5 minutes.
We've been busy...a couple of trips to Sydney, a bit of building, a bit of celebrating, fun stuff!
I haven't made a single papercraft project in that whole time...but I did knit my first ever scarf!! I bought some hand dyed silk yarn at the recent Craft and Quilt show in Canberra, and managed to knit a WHOLE SCARF (without dropping a single stitch). I feel like an absolute LEGEND.
I am still making the tassles on the ends, then I'm all done...just in time for next Winter ;-). I might put a pic up here when I've finished...but you'll have to remember that it is my first ever WHOLE scarf...and tension is a knitting term that I am not very familiar with.
It was also recently my birthday, and I got a beautiful handmade card and gift from my friend and downline Kim, that I thought I'd share with you:
The little drawers in the box were filled with embellishments, including some Provocraft cutting dies, fancy brads and eyelets. There were also some delicious chocolates in those drawers...but they seem to have gone missing (I don't have a lot of luck with chocolates...do I?). Thank you again Kim :-).
ETA: It is called a Stepper Box, and you can see a great tutorial by Stampin' Terri on how to make it.
My husband and tiddlywinks gave me this gift:
My first thought...Why on EARTH would anyone want to beat their child with a drum ;-)?
...Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, THAT sort of child beating drum! Of course!!
Then I got my 'REAL' gift...a Child Beating Drum being amusing for only so long:
How lucky am I??????! I have been spending a fair bit of time setting this little beauty up. It is so small and light. I haven't installed Photoshop yet....hence the lack of image tweaking...sorry.
It has a camera, so of course I had to have a bit of a play with that:
Ok...so that's about all I have to say at this point. Scintillating stuff eh?
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!