Well it is almost 2014! I hope that everyone has a happy, healthy New Year with lots of creativity lol.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Sunday, 29 December 2013
These are the lovely gifts that I received from Ofaigh in the Santa Sack Swap! I was spoilt! Thanks Ofaigh and I hope you enjoyed what I sent to you too.
I made two sets of these felt ornaments and have given one set to my mum to go with the ones I created last year. All of these were pics I seen on Pintrest and had to work it out for myself.
The beaded wool I spun has now been finished into a knitted scarf! I am very pleased with it.
I also received my Majacraft blending board and have been having a bit of a play on it today.
A few weeks back I made a tensioned lazy kate for when I am plying. The one I have with rods in it just flies too fast and also the rods fall out and it is a nightmare lol. I can do up to 4 plys but one of the dowel rods snapped when I was hammering them in so will have to get a little more dowel next time I am in Bunnings. I believe it only cost me about $10 - $15 to make as I already had the board and paint. Had to be black as the board was blue lol. A new one would have set me back anywhere from about $80. Works very well to hold the bobbins when I am winding them into a skein for washing too.
Today I finished spinning some leftover black merino and started plying it with a mottled grey merino and blue overlocker thread strung with black beads and sequins. Will have to be careful when blocking this one lol that I do not melt the sequins.
Yesterday I begun spinning up this alpaca tops from Bendigo Woollen Mills so it can be plied with another mottled merino fleece of which I have pictured below.
I have also been busy today winding all these finished, washed skeins into balls. Couldn't believe how many I had sitting around waiting.
Notice the lovely blues through to lemons. Inverleigh farm rovings! 18 micron merino. There are some pics on facebook that I will pull off and share.