Tuesday, September 28, 2010

postcards from around the world



I was tired of only seeing bills in my mailbox
so a little while ago I signed up to a cool site called
Postcrossing.
Here's how it works.
You are given the name and address of
someone from around the world and 
you then send them
a postcard.
Once they receive it your name and address is sent
to a totally different person who will send
you a card from their corner of the world.


It's a wonderful surprise to receive them.
I've gotten 4 so far...
from Germany, Slovenia, Belgium and Seattle.
All have written a little about themselves
and their area.


I have sent cards to Kenya, Taiwan, China,
The Netherlands and Wyoming.
The chipmunk card on the right is going 
to a little 3 year old from Germany.
I hope she likes it.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Flower burst bag

little pink purse
First Christmas present done.
(Not the best picture as it is raining here).
I really like how this turned out.
It's the perfect size for a little girl to hold
all her treasures in.
It's 6 inches tall by 7 inches wide.
I made this one with Bernat Satin and used this 
It only took 3/4 of a skein so it cost
 about $3 to make.

I've bought some green organic yarn
to make one for another niece
so I'm curious how different it will look
(other than one is pink and one is green :0)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wip: a little bag for a little girl

I'm starting on my Christmas presents earlier this year.
This way when I change my mind a million and
a half times it won't actually be late December 
by the time I finish it.
a small pink bag...wip

I started off with a very simple but pretty bag for 
my 2 1/2 year old niece.
She is a girly girl and I never know what she
will like. Also her mum really isn't a fan
of handmade things.
So I picked something that doesn't take a long
time to make.

So far I'm loving this bag!
The pattern is for an adult so I shrunk it down by
using a 4.5mm hook and crocheted really tightly 
(hard on the hands).
You make the flowers first, joining them as you go.
Then you make the bottom part and
attach it to the flowers.
Then all you have left is to make the top.
Easy peasy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tea lover's roundup

Most people know that although I love coffee,
I am a bit obsessed with tea.
So I was excited to learn that Ms. Muffin
over at the wonderful blog Muffins and More
is celebrating the month of September by 
featuring tea related posts...cool eh!

I'm looking forward to pouring myself a cuppa
each morning (sorry coffee) and
seeing what goodies Ms. Muffin discovers.
And it's not too late to submit a tea related
project of your own.
So pop on over
(click on her cute button in the sidebar)

And what would a post be without a picture.
A vintage tea cosy




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