Thursday, November 26, 2009

Xmas Ornaments

I have knitted this jumper and slacks using commercal mettalic yarn in red and silver knitted together. It sparkles at night time under a light.
They are in minature of course both fitting on a A4 sheet of paper.
We have been asked to bring hand made Xmas ornament for our friendship day at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens 9th Dec.
I then had to make a coathanger for each.
My friend Barbara will be amazed as she is the one who makes knitted minatures.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scrap Beanies

My two new scrap beanies in a sort of beret style, using my left over remnants of spun wool.

I have taken the front view and back, (double click on photo for more details)
They are a bit wild and woolly looking but very fashonable and lovely and warm to wear.
I am hoping to get a few more done to show off at December market at Bellingen or our group, Coffs Harbour Spinners have their annual Fibre Art Summer Exhibition 2010 at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens Jan 19th - 26th. Please take a note of the dates and write in your diary for a Must Do to see. Garments for Sale at reasonable prices.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trilby and Round Felted Hats

I started out and dyed some yellow fleece using food colour and Landcape Yellow and found that they resulted in two different shades.
So I made one a Trilby and the other a standard popular Round top hat.
Then as I was in the mood and had my felting equipment about me I went and did a Tribly and Round Hat using "natural coloured black sheep fleece" which I had just received and was anxious to get my hands on it.
I had them sitting about for a couple of days so it seemed a good time today to finish the " jazzy up or decoration". Firstly I felted a yellow rope then a yellow with black yarn twisted along the rope. I knew I had some Real snake skin and have been wanting to use it amd found that with a little work I think it looks great on the dark brown Trilby. Some twisted knitted natural brown yarn and black alpaca seemed to suit the Brown Round Hat.
I added autumn coloured feathers to the Round hat and black feathers to the Trilby. Now they are ready to take to Bellingen Market this Sat 21st Nov 09.
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Topsyturvy Plug N Plant Bag

My Topsyturvy Plug n Plant Bags which I have 2.
One I have planted mini tomatoes of different varieties.

The second I planted 3 capsicum and apple cucumber.

Although not in direct sun all day they do get a lot from mid morning to afternoon. I am hoping the bugs can't find them.
I have planted other tomato plants in pots along side my house so I am expecting lots for salad in a few weeks time.
As I love gadgets it looked like it could work so I hope to post shortly to show it does and is covered in a good crop.
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Modification to my Chook House

Ok it doesnt look much, but for my 4 chooks it is their sleeping and laying quarters. After all this rain we had, the chook house needed a cleanup.
Also Henmerelda gets quite agitated when Margaret is in the nest and Henmeralda wants to lay her egg also. Her clucking is continuous and I hope not too annoying for the neigbours as Margaret is only going to exit her laying box when she is ready and not before, so this clucking seems to go on forever.
I decided to add another laying box on top of the usual one they lay in.
Just a Lawn mower catcher does the trick. Being of short supply of any timber and tools of great advantage when wanting to do any repairs I just have to use my initiative and see whats around the house, inside and out. I saw a garden chair that we don't use and to my surprise it fitted where I wanted it to go. I used the seat for the platform to hold the second floor laying bed. With a couple of stretch straps hold the chair secure.
Of course I had to have it situated away from their sleeping quarter as they also poop there and they don't lay where they poop. Would You???
They were very confused that night when they went to perch. I also notice that I had a branch that needed changing it was in their flight path, so I have now remedied the situation and tonight on checking it seemed a happy family.
Maybe I did do something right. I still have to find out if Henmerelda will use the top deck to lay her egg or is she going to cluck till Margaret is out.
Henmerelda did have a rest day today so it will be a testing time tomorrow.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Addicted to Stamps

I was so excited when my favorite parcel delivery van arrived today. I haven't been buying much lately, but when the US dollar became at more favorable to buy US I went to one of my favorite sites. Addicted to Stamps. and was again over welmed at the stamps available and which one would I buy.
There is the cat holding a fish which has printed "Just for you"
The cutest little elephant with a bunch of flowers.

The three cowes hanging over the gate with a letter in its hand.
The cow on a two wheeler bike, chook in the carry basket at front and a chook grabing hold very tight clutching the cows backside.

A Chrissmassy stamp with a mouse in a snuggly fur trimmed Xmas Stocking. A Sheep stamp, this one with the sheep wearing woollen socks.
The artwork on these stamps is excellent and of superior quality.
I love to use them to cover the envelopes and letters that I sent to my friends. I have several in my collection and if I could I would have many many more.
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