Archive for August, 2008

Go have a look

at Shelly’s new blog she has started with her sister Paula. They are such a clever pair!

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WR08 Project 5

They told me but I didn’t listen and now I’m suffering from “Second Sock Syndrome” (SSS).

Isn’t it lovely? It’s Opal self patterning yarn. If only it had a partner…must.pick.up.needles.

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Share with me

!, originally uploaded by keri.

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments on the new project I hope it gives you the inspiration and bravery to do something too.

Speaking of joining in, have you made a Japanese Knot Bag yet? Well then show us all your talents and post some pictures in the flickr group now!

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You’re invited

to come over and see my new project that I’ve started with Helen “Stripy Sock Studio” Lehndorf.

We decided to start a collaborative adventure: Two journals, in which we both write and collage etc then mail to each other and blog. Or as Helen L succinctly put it “Make art. Mail it to one another. Talk about it on the Internet.” All our lovely readers can come along for the ride and join in here.

And don’t worry we all feel like Helen says below…

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WR08 Project 4

Cowgirl skirt WIP for my daughter. I think I need to take more off the length of the jeans.

The jeans used to be my son’s but he puts holes in the knees of all his pants so my daughter can’t and wont wear his hand-me-downs (fair enough!), the other fabric is stash busting. I took a pattern off another skirt she has similar to this.

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It snowed here last night for the first time ever (I think). I must have jinxed the weather by posting spring flowers!

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Bring on the spring

It may be hailing with thunder and lightening outside but I’m focussing on these spring flowers, so there!

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WR08 Project 3

Oops, haven’t been posting one of these weekly. I had a couple of tops with crappy necklines. Instead of chucking them out I decided to use some of the bias binding I’ve been making to tidy them up.

Bias binding isn’t too hard to make. You just need strips of fabric cut on the bias, a bias folder and an iron. There are heaps of tutorials out there for details. Try Posie Gets Cozy for starters.

Here is one top with the binding sewn on one side and ironed ready to sew on the other side:

Here is the other top almost finished:

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Monday was book day

Yeah I’m slow this week month life.

Monday was book day. Dave Geary spoke to Mark Amery about his work in progress about Mark Twain’s visit to Wanganui. They are very funny together. I can’t say I walked away with any literary tips or gems but they put on an entertaining hour and as they were speaking I had a brain wave for my manuscript so there must have been creative synapses firing through the room. I’ve been thinking a lot about the path to manhood lately and Dave Geary’s blokey veneer in life and his writing is quite interesting in that respect.

Speaking of journies to adulthood, I’ve also been watching the 7Up series (I’ve just seen 21UP) and it’s great. Some of the toughest blokes spoke about what was most important to them very candidly and what they found difficult and they spoke about love for their mother’s and girlfriends and the difficulty of articulating it. It was very moving and quite voyeuristic.

Okay, so I’m a total nerd, it’s true. I know I laughed at Rachael and her index cards but the truth is I have a stash at home myself. Not only that but I used to have my entire music collection catalogued on them in the late 80’s. Not only that but I only write on them in pencil so I can re-use them. Anyway I’m laying them out on the kitchen table now to write the salient points of each chapter of the book on so I can see them in front of me like a time-line. I think I have resolved a couple of plot hiccups and the characters are firming up. i might even be able to tell you some actual details about it soon. Progress!

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Must be spring

First one egg a day and now three. The chooks are on the lay, hooray!

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