Monday, 30 September 2013
My room started out with the thought of it being a lounge room. I think it has turned into an elegant sewing room! I bought a chaise lounge for it today but it is too big; it will go into the doll house. There is now a second cat, which gives my first cat something to pounce on. They both look about to play.
I am now thinking about what is going to go into my dollhouse, I chose the carpet for the bedroom and tiles for the bathroom today. I want to have an open kitchen / dining room so am thinking about polished boards. The parquetry flooring was nice but maybe to dark, I'll have another look at it next time I go. I'm undecided with the other rooms; plenty of time to decide.
Friday, 27 September 2013
On Tuesday my friend V and I went to the Royal Melbourne show. We watched, with a mixture of delight and horror, people on crazy rides like this one:-
Yarn bombing was everywhere, around poles, bicycles, a tractor but I think this was the best one.
Last Saturday I arrived at the Needlework Tapestry Guild to sew with my friends for the afternoon. I was greeted with "Congratulations". My tapestry piece won first in the "Novice Tapestry" section at the Royal Melbourne Show.
Here it is in situ where I saw it on Tuesday
Saturday, 21 September 2013
Thursday, 19 September 2013
More accurately I have my doll house / townhouse kit.
Together, I and my two friends H and D went to The Doll House shop. D wisely took along his trolley. The box is now lying on the couch waiting for me to unpack and check that I have all the pieces. When it is finished it will look something like this. Inside it has eight rooms, two are in the attic, and there is staircase to each level.
This lovely clock also came home with me to go into my miniature room.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Monday, 16 September 2013
Friday, 13 September 2013
My brother brought me home a mumu cow mug from Geneva. It's quite cute and the shop had put it into a brightly coloured paper bag. J gave it to me last night when we had tea together, chatted about his trip and looked at his photos together. It was a very pleasant evening.
Sunday, 8 September 2013
These were so much fun to knit. The pattern is adapted from 'Bonnets and Bootees' by Cleckheaton. I found the little top-not was easier to knit as an I-cord rather than 6 stitches on a set of 4 needles. The crotchet flower is a freebie I found on the net.
Saturday, 7 September 2013
A friend sent this to me. It's the feline version of "Where's Wally". In the picture there is a grey and white cat. Can you find it? The only hint I will give is that you are looking for the whole cat, not just its tail or its head. Have fun finding it and don't give away the answer to others.
Friday, 6 September 2013
A big thank you to Bob, the framer. I picked up my tapestry this morning and he has done a wonderful job with the framing. It's now all packaged up to be delivered to the Royal Melbourne Show next week.
There's no photo of it today as its under wraps until it has been judged. So just to make the page pretty here's another photo from my walks!
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
I've begun to furnish the miniature room. For some reason the mat won't sit flat and it looks like the cat is about to dive under it. It's definitely what my Emma Lou would do! I've just placed it under some heavy books to see if that will help.
I decided the vases needed to sit on a runner or doily so rummaged through my lace stash and found a flower shape that makes a nice doily on the fireplace mantle. A length of lace works as a runner on the side table.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
I found the cutest pattern to knit and embroider. I bought the wool yesterday and today I went to Bustles and Bows to buy the embroidery wool. What is my project? Ah, that would give away the surprise but here is what I have bought.
I was also looking for a birthday present, which I found, but whilst browsing I saw another embroidery project that will make a gorgeous birthday present. It is simple crewel embroidery that I can do and the birthday is far enough into the future for me to have it finished in time. No, there's no picture, you'll have to wait until its finished!