hey! anyone there?

Hey – you guys still out there? I know, I know my posts have been erratic lately. I’ve been immersed in the crappy reality that is house hunting (I rent so even more joy). CRAP, CRAP and CRAP. That’s all I have to say. Hopefully the latest application I’ve put in will be successful. It’s quite competitive here in Perth at the moment for rentals and it feels like Christmas is zooming up on me. Single women with cats aren’t as popular as couples it seems!

crepe paper crown detail

Has there been craft you ask? Why yes. Progress has slowed considerably, though I have 100’s of ideas for projects I want to do, I should write them somewhere, but in the meantime new projects jump the queue. Like this crepe paper crown, knitted in crepe paper streamers from a borrowed (hint to Santa) copy of Alterknits (great book, really nicely styled). Knitted this in about 3 hours and then spent another hour or so decorating it. The crepe wasn’t too bad to knit with, yes it does snap, but I managed to work with it. Lots of fun to make. It was for a newish work colleague, I’d threatened that employees had to wear a silly hat all day on their birthday, so figured I’d better follow through. She was a good sport and wore it most of the day. It was a nice mid week distraction and think I’d definitely make more.

Aside from the crown, I’ve been working away at socks. I really want to get some sewing done, but as I’m thinking (yes, that’s thinking) that I have to pack everything up soon, I can’t get into sewing. Go figure, just how my brain is working.


I also had a couple of swaps organised ages ago and Monica has kindly sent me her part of the swap. Hey kitty is gorgeous. So sweet and little and beautifully made, just divine. I owe her a kitty….it’s coming! She also was sneaky and included one of her stunning illustrations, I was going to buy one, but she’s treated me. I recommend buying one, absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous. I love it. Thanks Monica.

surprise from african kelli

My internet buddies have been amazing. Thanks for the emails, I’m catching up to responses. AND thank you Kelli for being so sweet and sending me the above parcel. A great surprise…I can see a kitty in a little African print dress coming your way in the future…

j9 birthday packaging

Finally, but definitely not leastly, we have a birthday gift from J9 to me. J9 is THE packaging queen (tongue firmly in cheek). She was adamant that I need to take pictures of how well her gift was packaged. The packaging didn’t make the contents any less sweet, TWO skeins of Lorna’s Laces sock yarn. Glad she’s feeding my addiction. There were also some Australian road sign stickers….not quite sure where she’s going with that, but hey, I’ll go with it.

I also keep forgetting to photograph some amazing silk the IV’s gave me for my birthday…pics soon!

j9 birthday gift

13 thoughts on “hey! anyone there?

  1. Janine Wright says:

    LOL that THE paper bag made it to this GLAMOUR craft blog. It shows that you are tolerant and are willing to slum it with the craft challenged! If you remember the paper bag came out of the bottom of my bag from my trip to Indiana….and the stickers were meant for that trip and somehow just got joined with the yarn gift….


  2. Jess says:

    Love those road stickers! Such fun… newspaper reports recently in UK stated that a vicar had claimed car insurance because he ran into a wallaby on the motorway here.
    Love the hat too.


  3. Miss Dot says:

    yep, still here too and sending positive warm fuzzys your way for the moving thing. It sucks. Have you thought of using your blog as a rental reference? It proves you are reliable and trustworthy better than anyone else can!


  4. lisa says:

    it’s good to have so much love when you are a bit down. good luck in finding an apartment. it can be difficult in san francisco as well, so i empathize. i love that you made a crown from crepe paper. amazing.


  5. Jamie says:

    Your crown looks great! I tried making this last night, and I had lots of trouble with the crepe paper ripping. do you have any pointers you can offer? Thanks.


  6. feli says:

    if a single gal and a cat has trouble finding a house in Perth… then what about a couple with a cat looking for a house in Perth? I know how you must be feeling becuase I am looking for a house too. Good luck


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