Filed Under (Fibre and textile crafts) by jennyk on 13-01-2010

craft storage

Some of us on swap-bot have been discussing craft rooms and how to organise them, so here is a photo of a tiny part of my craft supplies.  Admire the perfection of the organisation …

If I ever get it all properly organised, I may post pictures of that, but don’t hold your breath.

Filed Under (Ramblings) by jennyk on 07-01-2010

I tried to post this yesterday, but the silly site refused to let me upload a picture instead of just linking to Flickr as I usually do.  It turned out to be a linux problem, and I struggle with those, so it took me until today to fix it.

snowy streetThis was the view from the front of the house yesterday. I’d post a photo from today but it still looks very much the same.  “They” are still saying don’t drive unless your journey is essential, so DH’s office was closed today, but he walked into town to buy a power lead for his work laptop so he can work at home tomorrow if necessary.

Filed Under (Fibre and textile crafts) by jennyk on 03-01-2010

Spurred on by the example of some of my friends on swap-bot, I’m trying to resurrect this blog again. I’ve done a bit of experimenting with the picture placement on an earlier post and, while I can’t say I’ve cracked it, I seem to be doing better than I was, so I think I’m going to keep the blog here and try to post fairly regularly.

[Yes, I've written that before, but ...]

Just to get it (re-)started, and since it is still technically within the 12 Days of Christmas, here are pictures of some ornaments I made for Christmas 2009  These ones were for some swappers whose partners hadn’t sent to them, but I also made some for friends.

felt Christmas ornaments

They are made from felt padded with cotton batting and embellished with gold sequin waste, gold thread and gold beads.  The tree is 2.5″ (6.5cm) tall, and the red hexagon is 2.15″ (5.5cm) across.  They were inspired by an article by Karen Wise in Stitch magazine, issue 61.