Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Creative Space - orange

My creative space tonight is in the kitchen:

I have an orange & lemon marmalade on the go.

It is FAR to big for my pot - I must remember to do a half batch next time!


more creative spaces at kootoyo

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

knitting update!

I was extremely unorganised for Saturday's Brown Owls yarnie gras, and didn't quite manage anything more sensible than grabbing all my current yarny projects on the way out the door (with all that late night/early morning football, something has to give!)

On the upside, this allowed for a snapshot of where my knitting projects are up to at the moment =)

Up there in the top left hand corner - my 198 yards of sunshine has been CAST OFF! and is just waiting for a nice soak and blocking! I'm pretty happy with it, but really hoping for some serious growth with blocking!

The sea-green there (patons big baby 8ply) is the start of a (4th) boheme - I love this pattern! I have some ideas for changing it up a little more - trying some other lace patterns and playing with the picot bind-off. Unfortunately this one won't be going further - somehow I ended up with 5mm needles which were much too big, so I think I'll rip this guy out and start over with smaller needles (ooh, but casting on 78 stitches! eeek)

Underneath that is a finished mitten - the second one is on the needles there in the middle. I'm enjoying the pattern - it is nice and simple, and I found the fit on the first one pretty good.

And just sneaking into the bottom left there in the baby blue - a(nother!) pair of baby socks! I'm knitting up a couple of pairs in 'boy colours' for a friend =)

I think up next will be another shawl - it was pretty fascinating to see how this one grew as it came off the needles!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

An evening in cake (world cup edition)

chocolate cake

chocolate buttercream and sliced strawberries

another chocolately cake layer and topping of green vanilla buttercream



in celebration of the world cup, natch

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

footballs & rainbows

I've been out of town for a few days for work, and managed to take of early to squeeze in visits to the Cupcake Bakery and Little Cupcakes, as well as the excitement of a live game of footy!

this image - and lots more equally ace ones - from AFL photo galleries

The rain held off until right after the boys came of the ground - and after an excellent (albeit nerve wracking) win by my Hawks, we were treated to a gorgeous rainbow =)
(And dry weather for the walk back to the city too!)

Then a drink (or two) at Riverland, and a walk along Southbank for a pizza dinner at World - a pretty good use of a few hours in the city, I reckon =)


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

more pinafores

It turned out Snap! was apt title for my post on the little reversible dress I sewed up last week - I learned through Curly Pops and Gypsy that Spotlight Bayswater are collecting reversible pinafores (and shorts for the boys) for Dago Dela Hera Orphanage in Kenya.

This weekend's lovely rainy weather was perfect for spending some time at the sewing machine, so I made this pair of reversible pinnies (from stash fabric and this free pattern!) to send along =)

Please excuse the teeny tiny pictures - blogger is being all topsy turvy with my pics again. You can see get a closer look at the pics on my flickr page though.

I think my favourite is the yellow with pink caterpillars (although the strawberries are pretty cute...)

If you'd like to find out more about the drive, check out Gypsy's blog, here and here. =)