Owl always love you

A couple of years ago, I whipped up this little beauty using this fabulous design.

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It still to this day is one of my favourite jumpers (especially now that I can fit into it again!) and receives many compliments.  Papa-dearest is an avid Owl fan and has been hounding me to knit him something Owl-esque ever since. Unbeknownst to him I started on a sweater not long afterwards annnnnnd two years later it is finally finished!

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Midweek Inspiration

It’s Feijoa season again! Today we took a family drive into the middle of nowhere to cash in on some serious fruit purchasing from a roadside stall (we raid it every year). On the way home – we took the scenic route of course – we came across a very cool vintage shop that really got my creative synapses firing. I wanted to buy half of the store and the other half had me thinking of things I had at home that I could do something similar with. Unfortunately my phone had died by this point so I couldn’t take any photos, but Hubster and I have discussed going back there to purchase a few things.

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Midweek Inspiration

Whew, I had so much fun spending time on Pinterest looking at fun things that tickled my fancy. It seems like it’s been ages that I’ve had the mental capacity to focus for that long! Here’s what I’m liking this week…

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Midweek Inspiration

It seems that life is getting in the way of crafty times again… A series of unfortunate events has equated to my being quite seriously injured. Not conducive to getting things done. Luckily, I can still search for all sorts of inspiration to tide me over until I’m back to normal.

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Midweek Inspiration

It seems I’ve stumbled onto a winner with my little vesties! I’ve been inundated by orders from friends wanting them for their littlies or for gifts… So a lot of my time has been taken up whipping these up….

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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

Run away with me

One of the things I love most about being crafty is that I am always learning new things. Nothing ever gets boring because I will never know everything. Not to mention the fact that knowing you have made something yourself is pretty darn neat!

So, needless to say, I was pretty excited to find this little beauty in the back of my wardrobe stash, in a bag of goodies from my Grandmother.

How does your table run?

How does your table run?

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MID-WEEK INSPIRATION

Powering through marking and other various jobs has meant little time for inspiration browsing. Never the less here are the things that made me happy over the past week!

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Mid-Week Inspiration

Hi!

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog. I have recently discovered a passion (obsession?) with living life hand-made. Here I hope to keep you entertained with all things homemade. Foods, crafts, clothes, furniture; anything your heart desires.

You know the feeling where the weekend isn’t close enough and all the work to complete between now and then is starting to loom over you, and you spend every waking moment thinking about everything that needs to get done and you get a little manic and start writing long rambling sentences…

Yeah that feeling. I like to call that feeling the mid-week blues.

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