A projection of projects

As life begins to resume it’s normal brand of crazy (as opposed to the past few weeks of ‘hellish-crazy’) and the end of term approaches  (sweet nibblets where has the time gone?) I decided I should take stock of all the half-finished projects that I have languishing around my various crafting hidey-holes and aim to get them finished. A nobel aim. It’s ability to be completed is yet to be seen.

Braided Scarf

I am making this for a friend’s very belated birthday present. The pattern comes from here. It’s easy knitting and now that I can stay awake past 8pm I’m hoping it will be finished pretty quickly. IMG_1108 Continue reading

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Midweek Inspiration

With life slowing down a touch, it seems my crafting mojo is beginning to return… The only thing is I can’t decide where to start.

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Hobbit Holes and Dwarves Scarves

For the past couple of weeks, Hubster and I have had the pleasure of my Long Lost Cousin to stay… All my cousins are “Long Lost” according to Hubster. Purely because they all reside on the opposite side of the world and I can count the number of times I’ve seen them on my fingers, while he grew up practically living with all of his. Nevertheless, it makes for rockin’ good times when my cousins come to visit our little slice of paradise.

This particular Cuz is a huge movie buff and Lord of the Rings fan, so naturally we had to take him to every Hobbit themed attraction possible. Mama-dearest took him on a tour of various filming-locations and the WETA workshops down in Wellington, and I had the pleasure of taking him to Hobbiton. Who knew so much fun could be had on a farm in the middle of Waikato.

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Martha and a Win

It is a well-known fact amongst my nearest and dearest that I am the worst baker… Literally every time I try and bake it is an epic fail.  Like burnt on top and still gooey in the middle, fail. I’ve even managed to screw up no-bake baking.

But today, I had a win. I managed to bake cookies and they turned out perfectly and it’s all thanks to Martha.

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Just hanging…. Doornob hook tutorial.

Life can get preeetttyyy crazy round these parts, and it’s safe to say that I am NOT a morning person. So i’ve developed certain tricks to help make things roll smoothly before the coffee kicks in… One such trick is to have my outfit for the day all picked out so I just put it on after my shower…. No hard decisions necessary.

The whole pre-choosing my outfit thing was working out swimmingly so I decided to create a pretty hook / hanger to make it a pretty and functional endeavour.

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I decided to make a hanger out of one of the doorknobs left over from Mum’s birthday present.

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Kitchen Shelf Install

It seems my Hubster has turned into a DIY ninja. Not only did he whip up a Seedling Window Shelf on the quick, he recently popped up a kitchen shelf for me.

The idea sprouted from this lovely post which featured in my Midweek Inspiration recently

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Midweek Inspiration

This is the current state of my living room/crafting area…. ugh costuming! Poor Hubster’s doing a fantastic job putting up with it all! Thankfully by this time next week it will all be over and life can resume to normal crafty business!!!

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Here are the things I have been dreaming of while sewing costumes.

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Hey little sprout…. Just hold your taters.

With winter approaching I had been pondering for sometime how to get premium light for my little seedlings, without sending them out into the cold. We don’t have the yard space for a greenhouse and I kind of wanted my dining room table back. One night I awoke in the wee hours with an idea – it was scribbled onto the notepad (this is a frequent occurance) – a window shelf. I was pretty chuffed with the idea and the next time Hubster and I were in the same vicinity we discussed the logistics, he agreed, Thunderbirds are go!

Happy little sprouts

Happy little sprouts

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Sands of Blue

For the past six weeks I have been chipping away at this looooverly cardigan! I would have liked it finished sooner but life seems to be getting in the way of all my crafting endeavours at the moment. It seriously feels like I’ve been working on it forever!

Green is the new Blue

Green is the new Blue

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Midweek Inspiration

Soooo many ideas…. Sooo little time… Why must life get in the way of crafting?????

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