Friday, February 1, 2013

Time for some action

 After spending the WHOLE school holidays working like a mofo, hearing about all the leisurely activities folks got up to, this week I finally got my chance to immerse in something just for me.

I've had this pattern for so long, last winter I tried making a panel but I only had wool, and for summer I figured cotton would be better, so I ordered some from Bendigo Woollen Mills. I am such a sucker for a capped sleeve, so I'm making the lovely blue number on the right, in my usual colour of navy (how I love thee).

Here's my progress so far, it is quite time consuming, as lacy work tends to be, this is the centre back panel. Ironically this will not be ready for the current summer, but we are planning an OS jaunt in June, so there's my deadline sorted!
 
I must say that I have had no creative time on the couch for a few months, every night I've been online monitoring media, and it is hard to get back into crafty mode. It feels a bit like I'm shirking some urgent task of supreme importance, but no - time for some crochet action.

Watching Season 2 of Girls, freaking out about the 'shirt' Hannah wore in Episode 3, also watching Clone Wars Season 5 with Leo, we are on our Star Wars bender for the year, I'm so glad my son is as obsessed as I am!

What are you guys making? Easy projects or time consuming madness? Do share!


2 comments:

Steven Phillips said...

Cheers for the shout out in the last post - couldnt have done it without you. Thought I'd share my latest, as you requested...

"Watching Season 2 of Girls, freaking out about the 'shirt' Hannah wore in Episode 3" < ditto. Great episode, but my, that top was, um, meshy? We've also been watching The Following. Spooky.

"we are on our Star Wars bender for the year, I'm so glad my son is as obsessed as I am!" < Ditto too, but not Clone Wars, I've just been rewatching the movies, after all the talk of Episode 7 coming about, I started revisiting them all over the last week.

Unfortunately not much craft for me at the moment. I've been calibrating the 3D printer whilst I'm editing a MASSIVE headache of a promotional dvd for a real estate developer. 100s of images to sort and arrange and animate, but it should pay for a good chunk of my first range setup costs, so there's a price on selling my soul at least.

Oh, and I updated my website again, it's classier now, and I have traced all my first range shoe designs in Adobe Illustrator, so it's just a matter of choosing the, hmmmm, millions of colour combinations they could be. Oh I get myself into some heavy tasks. Birthday on Monday though! Woo! Older.

Emma said...

Great to hear about your exploits, and Happy Birthday fellow Aquarian!