Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and sweet wishes for the holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rediscovering the pom pom

I have been rediscovering the pom pom,
For the classic round pom pom, I found the technique I learnt in primary school still works the best- two circles of card, or similar, with a hole in the middle- my experiments with commercially available 'pom pom makers' made shaggy or slightly rectangular pom poms. Now what to do with a room full of pom poms??

Monday, November 22, 2010

Felted collars inspired by kangaroo paws

Lime and black kangaroo paw collar.
Black and red kangaroo paw neckpiece.
Red and black kangaroo paw neckpiece.
Red kangaroo paw collar.
Yellow kangaroo paw neckpiece.
These beautiful kangaroo paws are the inspiration for my new series of knitted felted neckpieces. Hand felting gives them the slightly fuzzy edges that are characteristic of the real flowers. My next challenge- perhaps a larger version, kangaroo paw scarf?!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

In my garden

The variegated lemon tree might even have some fruit this year!
the borage has finally taken off- which means plenty of garnish for Pimms and lemonade,
and the view through my (very dirty) studio window is a wall of roses at the moment. All of the garden has really enjoyed the recent torrential rain.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Latest craft project

This is my latest craft project, a birthday gift for a bird lover! The base of the lamp was hand made by the lovely people at Studio Australia in Wagga Wagga. The shade uses fabric that I designed and hand screen printed and have been saving for just the right project. The repeat pattern of the fabric features an image of my cockatiel surrounded by bird seed and seemed appropriate as the crowning glory for this cockatoo!

Monday, September 20, 2010

New work: inspired by pink

New bubble scarves and cuffs inspired by pink and the beginning of spring.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pink: Inspriation

I rediscovered my childhood sewing basket (christmas c.1978!!) to find these lovely pink velvet flowers. Barb the cockatoo, and of course, the beautiful spring flowering magnolia.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More new orange inspired work

Milk chocolate and orange bubble scarf.
and some more delicious orange flavours!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New work : 2 orange inspired bubble scarves

Orange on orange cumquat bubble scarf.
Smooth dark chocolate with orange bubbles scarf
The next best thing to eating cumquats and chocolate oranges is wrapping yourself up in them!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Orange: inspriation

Orange red hot pokers in my garden.
The beautiful crest feathers of my pet Major Mitchel This season's batch of home grown and homemade cumquat marmalade.
and oranges!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Falling leaves in autumn

I collected my purchase of this beautiful scarf by Manon Asarfi from the Scarf Festival. She says: "The colours and circles remind me of falling leaves in autumn in the forest where my parents live, a tiny country town in the Netherlands". I am looking forward to wearing this lovely piece of the forest!

Monday, August 2, 2010

At last my tea is cosy

My first attempt at knitting with 2 sets of double pointed needles. After an infuriating afternoon of not understanding the instructions and making it more complicated than necessary, I finally worked it out! Now I might be able to try one of Loani Proir's more exciting designs for keeping my teapot cosy
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