Thursday, February 23, 2012

'Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter...'

Gardens in front of Buckingham Palace (taken February 2008)

Taking a little holiday to indulge in some belated Beatlemania (Here comes the sun!), Marks and Spencer sandwiches and Liberty of London love. My ipod is loaded with Britpop and I'm ready to go. Be back soon!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A public service announcement for children of the '80s

So, my first cross-stitching attempt was far from perfect.
I started stitching. It was all wrong. My friend D set me straight with a good how-to (she has much crafty knowledge).
I ran out of floss. I bought new floss. I counted incorrectly. I fixed many, many errors (sort of).

All my x's are definitely not trucking in the same direction.

And also, the red floss (the new stuff that I bought when I ran out of the kit floss -- my mistake, I was leaving terribly long tails) bled when I went to steam the creases out of the centre.

That said, I still think it's kind of funny. And how upset can you be about an imperfect breakdancing cross-stitch? Answer: Not too upset, after all.

The kit was from the fantastic MisoFunky.
The little peeps, I painted for some littles. For some reason, I can't bring myself to give these girls away.

Monday, February 20, 2012

i heart:

Oh Iceland, how I love you so.... (photo taken  on Oct. 2, 2010)

:: This too-cute Harry Potter bookmark

:: These amazing pillow cases

:: This cute squirrel cake topper

Twice as nice

Two pairs of sweet pants for my little friends S & Z.

The Pattern: Anna Maria Horner's Quick-Change Trousers from Handmade Beginnings

The Fabric: Purple polka-dots from Fabricland matched with Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bella bender

me + this pattern = true love

Pattern: Bella's mittens

Yarns: An assortment of Cascade softspun (stranded with mohair), Alfa and Malabrigo.

hello again!

Let's give this a go, shall we?  Nice to see you again :)