No, really: I'm practically done. All that remains after a year or so of work on that completely crazy project is to sew/crochet the thing together in its final setting. I know that a fair few of you have generously walked this journey by my side, for which I can only thank you for your extreme patience. In a few days' time, I'll be able to photograph and show you the finished object in situ. I just hope that it's been worth the wait. In the meantime, here are a few shots of the finishing Continue Reading
Let Them Eat Cake. (And Chocolate).
Chocolaty felicitations to those amongst you of an Eastery inclination. And even if Easter isn't your thing, I hope you have some cocoa solids handy anyway. Because, well, chocolate. Given the ongoing grey/damp outside, I've been creating colour in the indoor flowerbeds. This. Project. Is. Going. To. Be. Finished. Very. Soon. Or. I. Will. Scream. The plants/foliage are aggressively crocheted, and then I'm embroidering on the flowers. But never mind that, it's Easter. Despite the fact that Continue Reading
Begonias And Barn Owls.
Sometimes, I think that barn owls must have been designed by a six-year-old. (There is crochet coming later in this post, but I just need to get the barn owls off my chest, so to speak.) Don't get me wrong: they're beautiful and magnificent birds of prey, but they do have some odd design elements. I'm writing this because I saw one up-close at dusk the other day. It flew alongside my car for a moment, just as I topped the Berkshire Downs ready to descend into Oxfordshire. There I was, Continue Reading
Knitted flowers, crocheted flowers
Work on the blog header continues. Now that the header itself is finished, I'm crocheting/knitting some foliage and flowers to go round the edge. Progress is slow:- I am particularly keen on these rosebuds. It's amazing what you can achieve at 3am when you're too preoccupied to sleep! All the flowers are from this book. 'Tis the only book on the subject I could find locally, but I do like the fact that it's bicraftual, rather than focusing on solely knitting or solely Continue Reading