30 August, 2015

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A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.



A lot of silliness outside to try to wear them out a bit.  So loud & busy today so outside is the place to be!

Linking with the project.

29 August, 2015

Soft Squishy Socks


Another pair of socks.  These took awhile as they have been my portable project.  So mostly worked on when out & about.  Hand bag sized.

Made out of some stash yarn I bought in Hobart a couple of years ago.  Nice to see some more yarn get used.  Nice to wear them cos they are really soft.

27 August, 2015

Thursday Thanks





  • Learning new things!  
  • Using up stash.
  • Wellness.
  • Most likely a discovery that can help avoid sickness!  (avoid products containing Sorbitol as a sweetener!)
  • Being able to give gifts of food.
  • A thoroughly enjoyable book (A Man Called Ove) - being able to read is such a gift.  So many can't & are missing out on so much.
  • Spring is coming! 
  • A boy that is enjoying reading.
  • Another smaller boy that is learning to write! 
  • Coffee & chat with a friend.

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25 August, 2015

Bookweek

So Bookweek is here again.

But I got of a bit lightly this year.  No sewing required.  Well I could have if I wanted to create an awful LOT of work for myself!  

BJ decided this year he wanted to be Bofur a dwarf from The Hobbit.  Ekkk...  he made the decision based on his furry hat that he had been given for his birthday I think.

The picture he showed me first up with this one...


Thank goodness this was weeks ago so I had time to think about it...  

A visit to one large op shop did the trick.  Turns out ladies clothing includes lots of brown jackets, but finding one small enough was the trick.  I didn't think over size was going to matter a great deal though for the character.  So this one worked out well, a nice Miss Shop suede jacket with furry bits.  lol  (he doesn't know it is a girls jacket!)


Anyway, Bookweek is over again for another year.  Next year will be dressing up 2 of them!  

24 August, 2015

Juenau's Blanket



Quite pleased with Juneau's blanket.  It came up really pretty.  Being a stash buster I did get lots of acrylic yarn used up.  That was the aim.  It's about 1m square...  The boys enjoyed it.  I would ask them to pick the next colour out of the bag for me.  So they did have some input & enjoyed it too.  The ends weren't even so bad to weave in, even with the extras in the middle of rows when I joined short bits of the colours.

I still expect I have enough to do another easily but I don't have the small coloured fun scraps left like from this one.  This has bits from BJ & DJ's ripple blankets, about 5 of my crochet square samplers from the last few years & probably some other one or 2.  So there is a bit of variety.

A quick & easy blanket anyway!

23 August, 2015

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A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.





BJ  - excited to snuggle in bed in his rearranged room.  
DJ - wrote a sign that says "No one allowed in my bedroom".  He gets told by big brother not to go in his room so this was his way to get back at him.  lol

18 August, 2015

So Far So Good

Another bag of scrap, or not so scrappy acrylic yarn.  I have no idea why there is so much in my cupboard.  Anyway, after the bag of short bits I have started on this bag.  I removed all the balls that were still brand new & am making my way through the partial balls to use them up.






The triangle is getting bigger!  I will decide when the side is at a metre whether to make it a little bigger or not but a metre seems pretty good for the dog.  Then I hope to start the decreasing!