Welcome to Sunday morning! I have to say, I’ve been reeeeeeeeeally excited about posting today’s FO, but have had to wait and wait and wait as it is a birthday present for my youngest sister, so I’ve had to wait until today just in case she looked on here randomly!
I’ve used this day of the dead crochet skull pattern heaps before and I love it! It’s raveled HERE if you’re keen to let your inner bogan out! I’ve found that people think crochet skulls are really funny, I suppose it’s breaking their vision of crochet being about doilies and lace water jug covers! Oh and I used the base pattern for the spring explosion tea cozy to sew the skull on to.
Ooh this was a hard gift to part with!!!!! I decided to make her a tea cozy instead of what I had originally planned, as KB was beginning to notice that we had too many tea pots. I have a vision of my future kitchen which is going to be a lot bigger than my current kitchen, that has shelves and windowsills and nooks and crannies where a tea pot and tea cozy collection can live, and it is going to be fabulous. Here, however, I have one shelf and it is getting very full of tea pots I’m rescuing from second hand shops, like the above teal tea pot! I found that at a second hand shop called Trash Palace and paid $3 which was a bit of a bargain! I got it home and discovered a tiny paint chip on the spout, but remedied this with a very careful smudge of black ink from a pen and a dab of teal nail polish, and now that little paint chip is invisible! (If anyone is scandalised by my second hand giving, don’t be, second hand shopping is a religious practice in my family!) So I’m quite proud of my upcycling and handmade giving, and believe that this gift fits Resolution Number 3 perfectly!
Thank you all so much for your gorgeous supportive comments about my crochet classes! It makes me feel all special on the inside! I have had so many people saying they wish they lived in Wellington so they could come, and I wish you could too! I wish, wish, wish that I could have a big knitting group with bloggers and blog appreciaters, it would be so much fun… but then, aren’t we lucky to have the interactive internet that helps us all meet and get to know each other… it’s so lovely to have hundreds of people understand the excitement of finding some gorgeous wool at half price, or finishing a project that makes me so excited I spin out from it all! I get a lot of blank looks when I talk about having a blog! So I’m slowly getting all of my patterns written out and making samples of things, and I’m very much looking forward to imparting my obsession onto unsuspecting victims!
Something else I’m excited about today is of a mosaic nature! I have total photo mosaic envy and love seeing them on other blogs, and have wanted to make my own for months now, there are lots of bloggers whose photo mosaics I love, but the queen of this has to be Sue from the Quince Tree! Her mosaics are just lovely and she does them monthly, and even has a page you can find HERE which showcases her mosaics month by month. I hope she doesn’t mind me adopting this tradition because I loooooooooooooooove it! And KB downloaded a programme for me yesterday which made me love here even more! Theeeeeeeeeennnnnnn…. she made this just for you!
After a bit of jiggling around on photoscape, I managed to make a mosaic for January, which looks so lovely and summery, it’s brightening up my grey drizzly day, so I hope you get a summer hit too!
OK then, I’m off to clean out my stash and organise my wardrobe, which within a month, has become out of control again!
Wishing you a beautiful day and thank you for popping in!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx