Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My First Tutorial

Just finished writing my first tutorial that will be tested out at the next Adelaide Brown Owls meeting. If it goes well I'll post it up on the blog
Granted it's not a very unique pin cushion - I'm sure there are loads of instructions on how to make these pin cushions but when I sat down a few months ago to make mine for the Foxs Lane swap I just followed my instinct rather than searching the web for instructions.
Fingers crossed the instructions I've written are OK!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A new addiction

Recently at Brown Owls we had a workshop to learn how to make covered buttons in to earrings. Wow is it addictive! Just look at the lovely selection I made Saturday afternoon.
What is it about covered buttons that makes us crafty types crave more and more! You'd think 6 new pairs would be enough but now as I look at my stash of fabric I can see so many more options.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Granny square blanket complete

It's complete!

Yes it was started in January while watching the Australian Open.
And true I did say it would be a Granny a Day...

But somewhere along the line I learnt to knit and then got distracted...
Finally though after 6 months its done - and the best part - I am thrilled with it.
I hope our little one loves it too. After all my brother still has the blanket mum crochet him when he was born. He might now be 24 but and the blanket might be under the bed rather than on it but I know 'blankie' is still loved.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Where have I been?

I got an email from a friend today that simply said 'brightredcherries has been quiet'... and indeed he was right - I have been quiet. I was so chuffed though to know he was even reading that I promised I would post tonight.

Even thought the blog has been quiet - I've been pretty busy. Here are some things that have been filling up my time.

Making baby gift for a friend that's due a few weeks before me. I just love Jho's owl pattern!
Finishing off the pram blanket for our little baby
Setting up our baby's room. It now looks very different to the dressing room it was a few weeks ago!
Finishing my first ever knitted piece - a jumper for the baby
Growing this bump (thought this one seems to happen without much thought)! 31 weeks today and healthy healthy healthy say the Dr!

Happy days and 4 and a bit more weeks of work - Hurrah!