Monday, May 30, 2011

Poinsettia's flowering

- Flowering poinsettia's across the road from my in-laws
I know these usually are know as a Christmas flower in America. 

Going Green

Our Solar panels have been fitted,  our power meter is running backwards.
We are not getting paid for our excess power yet .We are still waiting to get our house meter changed, that is supposed to happen tomorrow. The Power we are making is more than enough for our house which should mean that we have very low bills. which will be great. 
The panels on the roof

The inverter  converts the power.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New shed

Caravan's back under cover

Wayne exiting  the side door after closing the roller door.
Wayne's parents have had a big new shed put up, The old one was over thirty years old. It looks big and empty now but he will fill it with men's junk I am sure.

Fantastic beading

I found this blog and just had to tell you all about it , The most fantastic beading I have seen for a while now. She also had the best tutorials as well . I you love beading have a look and get inspired.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Side to Side jumper

 I had this yarn I brought as a bag of 18 balls cheap. I didn't then know what to make out of it so it sat in my craft room for over a year waiting. I need a jacket to wear to quilting and such , I searched the patterns on Ravelry and found a side to side jacket that would look better out of coloured yarn but it was the right weight and I had plenty to make it so here is what I have made so far. It a very easy pattern to follow and because its thick yarn it knits up fast and the short rows mean you are only knitting a few stitches each row.
you start with a chain cast on for the left side and then cast on for the sleeve and again for the back . very interesting to knit because you are knitting the whole jacket at once.I have a link below if you are interested in having a go your self.
Side to Side jacket

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Socks

I have made another pair of socks .Its amazing how fast you can get a pair of socks using the magic loop.I just love it. This pair is made out of thicker yarn for a warm sock to wear around the house like slippers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tiny Cthulhu

My attempt at a cthulhu .
 Lindsey asked me if I could make him one to sit at his computer , he sent me the link to the below pattern and here is how it turned out. 

Here is the link 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wall hanging

Lorna's Flower garden
 My wall hanging is finally finished. I am so happy with how it looks. I finished it off with some beads and buttons that were from my grand mother who died last year, She was my inspiration for all my craft work, because with our her lessons I would not be able to do half the crafts I do now. Since my back injury I have had lots of time to perfect my knitting , crochet and quilting which she taught me how to do when I was a child. I have gone on to teach myself beading and tatting. I spent most of my school holidays on the farm with her because my parents both worked full time. I had the best time helping her warp up her table loom and collecting things to use to make dye for wool we were spinning. So I have named this wall hanging after Lorna , The best grand mother any one could want...
Kathy is helping me tack the wall hanging ready for quilting

Full view of the completed Lorna's Flower Garden

Close up of the lady bird button on the leaf of the flower pot

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have been trying out the magic loop method to knit two socks at a time. 
Its amazing how fast it is, I finished one pair in three days. I have started another pair the same because I I brought two balls of yarn for $5.00 and will get two and a bit pairs out of it. Wayne is quite happy to have two pairs the same colour , I have made the toes different on each pair. If you knit sock and have not tried the magic loop method have a go its fantastic and so easy . Here is the site I use
I only make toe up socks but you can use the loop for top down as well.

Wall hanging

I have nearly finished it , only one week and I need it ready to go into the exhibition. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I have posted lots of free patterns. I have been wondering if anyone has made anything out of my charts. If you have I would love to have some photos to post here. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Purse frames

I have been asked were I get my purse frames. the site below is the Australian site were I get them but I am sure they are available  every were.
Purse frames

Micro Macramé

I have finished the necklace made using micro macramé. The kit I brought has enough to make two bracelets as well . I  enjoyed making this so I have placed an Internet order for some more cord. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mandarin's anyone

 we have so much fruit on our tree we can't eat them all !
 They don't preserve well.
They taste fantastic Yum! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

may's free pattern

I have designed this panel to be used any way you like
enjoy finding ways to us it

Something new

I am always looking for new crafts to try. Late last year I ordered a micro macramé jewellery kit. I had to wait until now because it was on back order. I had looked at the instructions just before Easter , and showed Carly while she was visiting and she loved the bracelets. The kit has enough beads and cord to make two bracelets and one chocker. 
I had made some macramé when I was a teenager ,(That was a while ago now) I am happy with how it's shaping up so far.  

2018 Retreat

This years retreat only saw 14 ladies attending full time , three others were just day people. Tuesday - Mum taught faux felt book covers ...