The making of an amigurumi

Craft | Monday February 28 2011 | 11:25 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

More cute stuff!!!  I can’t resist it!

Source: Betibettin via Craftzine


Fun with friends

Random | Wednesday January 19 2011 | 11:50 pm | Comments (3) | Tags: , , , , |

There’s nothing like spending time with friends to make you feel better so that’s exactly what I’ve been doing this week!

Have you been to see The King’s Speech?  It’s sooooo good!  It’s really funny which I didn’t expect and it’s also really interesting.  I am fascinated by the period in history between the two world wars too so I really enjoyed that.  Colin Firth was brilliant in the lead role and I can really understand why he is winning awards for it!  Another reason why it was so good to go to the cinema this week… my friend had a free ticket so we shared the cost of the other ticket!  Bargain!

There’s also been a bit of yarn shopping!!  I have been meaning to go to Black Sheep Wools, near Warrington, for ages and Kathy and I had spoken about going before Christmas but it was closed for refurbishment.  It opened again last week so off we went.  Oh, it’s sooooo good!  (yes in this post everything is sooooo good’)  It’s really big for a yarn shop and has a really good range of brands, prices and qualities of yarn.  There are also lots of accessories and loads of embroidery and cross stitch things too.  I didn’t go too mad – well, I’m a girl of limited means now aren’t I!!?  I’ll show you what I bought another time, but here’s a peek in Kathy’s bag, and some pictures of the shop:

And then this afternoon there was cake!  It is my friend Jayne’s birthday today so she invited lots of the girls round and had her 2 teenagers on tea and coffee making duty (I must say they did a sterling job!).  Jayne had made lots of cakes: the victoria sponge was sooooo good and absolutely delicious.  We all had a really good giggle!  In fact after a couple of hours we had decided to set up our own version of the WI and meet fortnightly for carrot growing contests, trips out, reading groups, exhibitions and crafts.  Mad but true!!!

Here’s the cake:

When things aren’t feeling very good for me I can find it too easy to stay indoors and shut myself away.  That was fine when I still had to go to work every day, but now I could go days without having reason to go out.  I’m still not sleeping very well so not 100% but hoping that with a bit of time I’ll start fully enjoying my time not working!  So long as it doesn’t last too long that is!!


Amigurumi Ukulele Band

Craft | Friday January 14 2011 | 4:52 pm | Comments (3) | Tags: , , |

For anyone who, like me, needs a smile put on their face today… amigurumi bear and bunny singing The Beatles ‘Twist and Shout’ while playing ukuleles! I dare you to try not to smile!!

Source:  KerokerokingDX (I first saw them on Craftzine)


Yarn Monster

Craft | Thursday January 6 2011 | 10:31 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |


Yarn Monster from toddtreece on Vimeo.

The knitters and crocheteers amongst us could probably be called yarn monsters at the rate we can get through it!  But this is a true yarn monster.  The good thing about it though is that the yarn goes in one end and out the other in a lovely ball!!  Now that’s a monster that there’s no need to be scared of! 
I first saw this on Union Bridge via Craftzine


When knitting turns bad!

Craft | Thursday October 14 2010 | 10:23 pm | Comments (3) | Tags: , |

I was browsing the blogs of some of the others taking part in Blogtoberfest and found this film that Jan from Pass the Slipped Stitch Overhad shared.  WOW!  I was captivated from the first note of the music and once the film got underway I couldn’t take my eyes off it and was completely drawn in – wondering how it was going to turn out for our vulnerable looking  compulsive knitter! 

Watch and enjoy and then let me know if you found it as compelling as I did!

The film is by Laura Neuvonen and can be found on YouTube.


A wee film about wooly jumpers

Craft | Thursday February 4 2010 | 10:29 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

I saw the film below on Meet Me at Mikes and it’s brilliant!!  Pringle of Scotland has had a fairly ‘traditional’ reputation and this should really give a new twist to that. From the look of their website at the moment it looks like they are really challenging that reputation and good on them!

For me one of the funniest things about this film is the ever so polite Scottish accent saying ‘it totally does your head in’ and ‘manky wool’ and ‘they should just make socks, because they’re crap’.  You may not know that but I’m Scottish, and I speak just like that… OK that’s not totally true!  Well, the Scottish bit is true!

I love it when people (and organisations) can laugh at themselves and this does that in a brilliant way.  Enjoy!


Pringle of Scotland Animation by David Shrigley

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