kitty camper piglet

Hey hey! Sorry for the silence, new job, busy, etc. First up, new job, great, I don’t think they’ve figured me out as a fraud…yet! Crafting, still a little slow, working on socks and today I actually started to cut out the pieces for an overdue new handbag for myself. Using this pattern. I finished another kitty, a thank you gift for a friend, the request was for an earring and cuff. Freezer paper pirate symbol, bugger to cut out, the kitty’s overall height is about 10cm’s, so one small cutout. I think this will be the last kitty I do for a while, I’m over them, need to find another softie pattern.

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What else? I’m still out there reading blogs, my blogroll is sitting at nearly 400 blogs so trust me,I’m keeping up just not commenting a whole lot. Home ownership is great but it seems to take up crafty time, whether that be thinking or doing. We’ve decided to get the kitchen renovated and have an installation date of mid November. Very exciting if a little scary. We’re getting a major wall removed to double the very small kitchen. I’ll take some before and after pics. Slowly getting there with the interior of our home. This week I hope to get a bunch of prints framed and up and I need to also organising a stretching of a piece of Marimekko fabric I bought with Al over 3 years ago. It’ll go above the teapots you see below. The teapots sit on a sideboard, 5 in all. The ones you see here are my favourites. The one on the right is by Nigella Lawson and is very sexy. It’s a matt ceramic that has a lovely organic feel and shape. Probably one of my favourite "corners" at the moment.

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Umm. I bought new shoes. I love Campers.

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And another glimpse, the dining table my Nigella Piglets (yes, Nigella is paying me). For you Aussies I’ve bought my Nigella from here at very reasonable prices including postage.

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Currently listening to the new Jose Gonzalez, very nice.

Happy crafting and here’s to more than 2 posts in one month!

mojo.

I managed to channel some crafting mojo for Miss Kate’s birthday. Gotta love friends that appreciate handmade gifts. Miss K and her lovely offsider Mr Jon are always gracious receivers.

For Miss K’s birthday I stayed with tried and tested solutions. Pictures that follow by Miss K, thanks! Kate’s taking me off to Kings Park next weekend for a photography lesson, hopefully Jon and Son will be our woodland nymphs. We’re both lucky D80 owners and she’s going to pass on some of her photography wisdom, fingers crossed it rubs off on me.

KittyKate
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Cuff
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Tissue holder
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Last night I had itchy fingers for casting on socks. It’s been a while so I’m feeling a little rusty. I’m going to use the Whiskers and Paw Prints pattern and STR medium weight in Pucks Mischief. Magic loop, no picot edge, rolled stockinette edge for this bunny.

New job starts in less than 10 days. Feeling more excited than nervous now, but check in with me again in 2 weeks time. We’ve also decided to get the kitchen renovated, this will involve the removal of walls. I’m in the middle of pricing it all, fingers crossed we can do it. It’ll transform the kitchen/dining area. WOOT!

Happy crafting!

destashin’

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Slowly, slowly getting through the craft maze, cleaning out, clearing and organising. Starting to get itchy for space to sew so I’m giving away some stash.

I have 3 piles of fabric parcels to giveaway. Gone, man that was quick! No competition, first three comments gets one each. Australians only please, I’m paying the postage, you don’t need to have a blog, just comment. There’s a mix of allsorts…

Good luck!