Friday, December 31, 2010

Blogaversery # 2

Another year of blogging has come to an end already. I can't believe how fast the year has gone and how much has happened this year not only in my life, but also in the world. Its been a big one.
In terms of craft this year, I went to the Alice springs beanie festival, went to my favourite craft show and I gained some new craft skills. Learning how to crochet was exciting and now I am addicted. It's another great way to use my favourite craft medium of pure wool. Thank-you sheep and alpacas. Next to my dogs, you are my favourite animals.

Here are some of the skills I mastered in 2010. Crocheted granny squares, ruffle edged flowers, felted beads and buttons and crocheted beanies.

Here are 4 of my favourite projects from 2010.The crochet blanket because I am so proud of it and that I finally worked out how to do the granny square. Also because I brought the wool when I took my cousin to my favourite hippy market.

The Knitted cat because she is so bright and inviting to play with.

The green beanie I knitted for my sister in law because I mastered a tricky pattern and it was made with much love and was made at a time when I needed to keep my hands and mind busy.

The bambino, because it's beautiful!

Thanks for reading my blog in 2010, have a happy and safe new year. See you in 2011, Amy xxx.

The Last Big Sew of 2010

I have been on holidays from work for one week and 2 days. I am not the type of person who can sit still very well (if at all). Following Christmas day I started sewing. I was given some beautiful craft book for Christmas and they are very inspirational.
This is what I have completed so far...
A dress,
A top,
A baby dress and matching bloomers out of the scraps from the dress,
And book bag for the nephew for his birthday made out of an old pair of pants,
Also here is a sneak peak of a very special quilt project. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you had a lovely day. I have come up for breath following the festivities on both Christmas and boxing day.
We celebrated Christmas at our house this year with the immediate family as it was our first Christmas in our own house. I now feel truly grown up.
It was a great day. A big thank-you to all the lovelies that assisted us to put on the Aussie spread and with the running of the day. You guys made the day a breeze. It was such a pleasure to have Christmas at our house.
Here are the Ginger Bread Houses of 2010.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Time

I am beginning to get into the festive mood. I have been so busy recently and have had limited craft time. I am suffering from severe withdrawal from my craft addiction.
Yesterday I spent the whole day with a very special friend and we decorated our 2010 gingerbread houses. Mine is in the Hansel and Gretel style and hers is a 4 building masterpiece.
I have yet to take photos of these.
I was looking back through my old photos and found pictures of the 2008 gingerbread house that my friend and I made together. This was before I started my blog so I thought I would share the photos of that gingerbread house with you today.
For our first attempt at a gingerbread house I think we did a mighty fine job.
I hope to share photos of our 2010 gingerbread houses soon.
If you are looking for gingerbread house inspiration the website gingerbread house heaven is great!