Sunday, June 22, 2008

Finished Crochet and Felted Presents

Hi everyone I can't believe how longs its been since I last posted, over a month! There has been lots going on though. I am still in the process of cleaning my rental property but at least the new fence is up, the house is completely painted and the garden has been attended to. There was actually 4 truck loads of rubbish we had to take to the tip, can you believe it?! All that's left now is to clean and repair the roof and to build steps at the back door. I don't know when I'll be able to get new tenants but it is stressing me out financially.

Anyhow enough of that and onto crafty news! I have finally finished my boyfriend's granny square blanket and it looks pretty good if I don't say so myself. It is so warm and comfy. I've given it a wash with fabric softeners and it smells so lovely. I've also made two necklaces with handmade felt beads using the wool from my uncle's farm. These have been made as gifts for friends overseas. I've also finished the cushion covers for Axel's parents complete with zips which my mum helped me sew on.

Here are some photos of the completed projects. First photos is of the necklace I made for my Swiss friend Regular who I met last year as part of a Contiki tour of central Australia. I am going to see her as part of my trip to Germany- weekend stop to Switzerland yay! Second photo is of course a photo of the finished blanket for Axel.

I hope everyone is well and thank you for still visiting my blog even though I have neglected it to some extent. I promise I will blog more often now that I have finished reports for work and assignments for uni. I will be in Germany as of next Sunday and will stay there for four weeks so hopefully I'll be able to give you a bit of a tour of the country as I travel around and let you know what the recipients of my crafty presents think of them.

Take care and keep on crafting!


Rachel said...

Hi! I'm totally into your art blog! It's definitely the kind of postmodern stuff I love and I'm adding it to my blogroll. Also, thanks for the awesome comment on my blog, it made my day! I hope we can learn more about each other and I'd be happy to share Berlin stories with you. : )

Michelle said...

Hey Kathy Ann, great to see you back! Awesome blanket, your boyfriend is a lucky guy! Hey guess what? I'm starting spinning! I've got two wheels now, one is getting a small repair done and the other is here ready to start. I got some fleece straight off the sheep in the mail yesterday, so I'm hoping to get started later this afternoon. It should be very interesting as I've never spun and am such a beginner! I've got onto a great group on Ravelry that are being very helpful, so that's a blessing!
Have a great time on your holiday and keep us updated, I've missed you blogging because you always have interesting posts.
Michelle xxx