Friday, 25 February 2011

Folksy Friday

Good morning! Well it's a wet and miserable one today but I'm having fun unpacking more pretty things to put in my flat. Most of my stuff has been boxed up for the past 4 months and I'm finding a ton of stuff I'd forgotten I owned!

Anyway, whilst I try to cram candles and trinkets into non-existent space I'll let you look at some pretty things too!

Sequin hair clips in pink by SeamSoEasy.

Poppy Hair Grip By Culture Closet.

Felt Hair Clip by Eva Millauer.

Hair Clip by Alex McQuade.

Hair Clip Set by Lollipop.

Well I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the weather to improve a little. All this rain puts a dampener on my walking plans this weekend. Although I'm missing my beach a lot I'm lucky to be minutes away from Cardigan Wildlife Park, with runs along the river Tivy. I'll put up a few pics for you next week!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

Ok so on top of my to do list is to schedule blog posts! So it turns out that my blogging days have become my busiest days of the week. I'm gonna have to start writing in advance me thinks. Anyhoo, this week it's Wishlist Wednesday and this week I have my eye on some lovely prints to liven up my magnolia walls.

So I'm nearly all unpacked now and have started doing a bit of me crafting. I'm currently crocheting my fingers off trying to make a throw for my currently non-existent sofa. It's fulfilling my granny square obsession no end! Pics to come! :)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

WIP Wednesday

Sorry for the blog silence last week. I moved! Again! They say that moving is one of the most stressful things you can do and I've moved 3 times in the past 4 months. But I'm settled now and here to stay. Phew! We ended up having to move from the last place so I went and got myself my own flat. Exciting! It is little more than a shoebox but it's my shoebox. :)

Somehow I have managed to blag myself every piece of furniture / appliance that's here. I haven't bought a single thing! And I plan on making most of the furnishings myself. Starting with these:

My light shade is dusty and bent so I thought I'd make myself a yarn chandelier! They're still drying 24 hours on but I'm itching to burst one of the balloons to see whether they keep their shape!

I actually really enjoyed cracking out the PVA and getting messy. Don't think I've done anything like that since I was a kid. Anyways you'll be seeing more crafty makes up here over the next few weeks. I have blinds, a throw, cushion covers and maybe even a rug on my list of things to make! Fun times!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Folksy Friday

Oh my it's been blowing a gale all night and I have not slept one wink. I suppose that's one down side of sleeping up under the rafters. I've been waiting for the roof to come off since I got home last night! Anyway I'd best get this post finished so I can go back to bed!

Well yesterday was Chinese new year, and with it being the year of the Rabbit, I've found some lovely bunny themed items for this week's Folksy Friday:

Lavender bunnies by Pouch.

Little White Rabbit Sock Bunny by Widget and Friends.

Little Doozer Rabbits by Charley Dreams.

Harry the Rabbit by Crafty Lady.

And finally Sparkly Rabbit by The Glass Mountain.

Well to add insult to injury the cat has just gone and nabbed my breakfast whilst I went to answer the door. Who'd have thought Mr Mau likes boiled eggs! And it looks like the weather will be too wet and windy to shoot some arrows this weekend so it's shaping up to be a weekend of tea drinking and knitting for me. But not before I get some sleep. Nos da! :)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

On my Knitting Sticks...

Hello February! Can you believe I'm already on my second knitting project of the month?? I've just finished off my lace scarf (which is proving horribly problematic to photograph - maybe it's just camera shy!) and I've finished me a pair of fingerless gloves already!

I found this lovely pattern here and shortened them a little (due to lack of yardage), then decided I preferred the way they looked inside out! I'm loving the colour too - not my usual choice but I fancied starting a new project and I had this in my stash. I think it works! And currently on my knitting sticks is a thick row of lovely chunky wool:

This project is knitting up gratifyingly quickly. I'll have it finished now in a couple of hours!

And then I suppose I'd better turn my attention back to the shawl from hell. I have yet again gotten distracted and made a mistake. We'll see now whether I can knit back to it or whether I'll be frog frog frogging again for the umpteenth time! One things for sure - if I ever get it finished I'm gonna wear it to death! Happy knitting. :)