Saturday, July 30, 2011

More of MY oya :)


I tried these two oya edgings on two of the scarves i got from the craft fair.  I think I like them so when i get time I'll complete them lol.  Enjoy

The craft fair!!


So first off, I know i promised pictures, but the nazis wouldnt let me lol.
I'm only writting a short description of the craft fair otherwise I'll be here all day.

1) Mostly patchwork and quilting- no lace stuff (hand made anyway)
2) Heaps of old women with walking frames and whatnot, I'm still pissed at the lady who thought she could push passed me because she had a walker, i DONT THINK SO.
3) Alot of bead places, suprinsingly very cheap
4) Wool was unbelievably expensive, and people there seem to have a thing for this ugly wool that makes some ugly scarf.
5) 16 dollar entry
6) I bought: beads, a cross stitch pattern and some lovely lovely loveeeeely scarves from the most hilarious Chinese woman I've ever met in my life.

Thats all!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Why do i feel soooo ill?


So for the past 2 days, ive been waking up with the worst migraine and neckpain and then i attempt to overdose on panadol just to ease the pain.  My partner apparently thinks its because i sleep like a retard, but i dont believe him lol.  Today I started on the bohca (the napsack) for the baby items.  I decided to do a oya edging called nunuklu or "snail." Of course it has no symbolic meaning towards the birth of a child, it just looks nice.  I've done about 3/4 of it in one day and my hands are killing me so im really proud of myself.  I'll be sure to post when it's finished.

On another note ramadans around the corner and I can't wait.  Theres not a year in the past...well...since I can remember, that I haven't fasted ramadan.  Ramadan for those of you who don't know is a month long fasting from food and drink during the day and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar.  Its a time of reflection and rememberance and giving to those in the world who aren't as lucky as we are.  This also means that I'll probably end up getting more work done since i wont be going out much, or this could work the other way where I'm always out (because generally in ramadan you go and eat at everyone elses house, or you invite a shit load of people for like a feast at your house)  so we'll see how that pans out

Hope everyone who reads this is well, and feeling better than I am :/

Oh i think we're going to the craft market tomorrow- hello excited? i say yes!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

The baby Cocoon thingy


So this is the cocoon/bunting/whateveritscalled that I've made for the baby order, I made it with plum coloured yarn, and i added green ribbon and a green ribbon butterfly, I think its quite nice lol, if i was a baby i sure would want to burrow into this thing lol

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Craft Fair!!!


So I was making my baby blanket watching tv and on comes a commercial about the Craft Fair at the exhibition building in the city.  I practically fell from my chair and turned the volume up to like 89 on the tv, so now I'm partially deaf lol.  The fair boasts about many workshops and shopping (which is a bonus for me) and key craftspeople who are supposedly well known in the crafting community (I have no idea who they are.)  So my partners going to take me and I'm going to buy buy buy and take photos :)  oh so excited.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The next part of the baby stuff..


So now after finishing ten wondorous hats (and no reply from the person who contacted me as yet- I mean even if they dont get back to me I have a shitload of baby stuff lol, well- kinda) I decided to make a baby blanket for them aswel.  I started off with a blue wool blend yarn for the 1st row (not including the chain) and then a yellow LALLO filatura di crosa baby (cotton/Polyamid/Viscose blend) yarn for the remaining rows- so therefore the border will be dark blue.  However I suppose this blanket could be used for a girl or a boy, lets not assume that blue is for boys and pink for girls, we're not in the 1300s any more lol.  So anyway i'll post photos soon. 


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Baby Stuff Order!


So heres the hats that I've made so far! I hope they're what the person was looking for because I think they look cute lol.

Top left- Mixed pink blue white, Top right- Blue and orange, Bottom left- Pink and green with white bead edging and bead crochet flower, Middle- Light blue and orange, Bottom right- Aqua and Black with white bead edging

Pink and green with bead edging and bead crochet flower, Black and aqua with beaded edging, Light brown with blue ribbon

Top two- Light green with white pearl beads and beaded crochet flower, Grey puff stitch with yellow ribbon

Bonnet- Black and orange.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Just a few tatting patterns..

Oh blogging how I have missed you


 It feels like a lifetime since I blogged, and its for good reason.  I've been working on an order for someone who contacted me through my email ( who requested baby items (specifically hats and booties, although I haven't started on the booties yet) I haven't taken photos of all the hats I've made yet, so bare with me and I'll upload them sometime this week. 

Its been pretty average weather, for melbournes standards anyway, friday was my grandmas birthday she turned 80! shes so cute, my aunties wanted to buy KFC for her instead of cooking but my grandma being my grandma had to put on a buffet and cooked like 70 different things for her own birthday lol, shes such a character.

Anyway I'll post photos this week

Stay safe bloggeroonies!

Monday, July 11, 2011

All things come to a HALT


So I've put things on hold for my table cloth and blanket at the moment, as I got an email from a lovely person requesting some baby items!  So when I've made them I'll be sure to take photos and upload them here. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

2 down, 47 to go!


The only thing i dont like about this motif is the edging, its so annoying having to do six stitches in the one but i guess when joined it looks really nice.  Im using a .75 crochet hook, and Oren Bayan thread.  I joined it by doing the join as you go method which is alot easier than sewing it later on.  As you all well know it will look better when its finished and blocked so 2 down 47 to go, wish me luck!!

Friday, July 8, 2011



Hoarding today we went to spotlight (normally i dont like spotlight but they apparently had a sale on wool and i needed grey wool for my blanket lol) i spent about 2 hours going through everything just to make sure i didnt miss anything..For all you non-australians reading this blog, now you can see how expensive everything is with the photos I took.  I got about 10 balls of yarn an a couple of packets off earring things and some tear drop beads aswell.

The mission...


Ok so I'm using this blog to make me finish larger items, which I'm hoping will work to my advantage lol.  I am setting myself the goal of making a tablecloth in under a month with 49 motifs of 10 rows.  I hope to do 12 per week so realistically I'm not doing anything that will bore me, because amongst those motifs I can finish my 2 scarves and by then I'm sure I'll have more wool to finish my blanket.  So the challenge begins blogger, I've done one motif already, 11 to go for this week.  I'll keep you all posted on my progress.

Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The blanket update...


Sadly, I ran out of wool LOL.  Which is actually great because now I have to go back and get some more, and which also means that I'll be craft hoarding again haha.  I'm up to the 20th row of the blanket, so it won't be so hard to go and get some grey and black wool, but if I'm to go by myself, because I don't drive- It will be a mission!  The weather has been kinda crazy recently, we had like gail force winds the other day and even a treamor at 11:30 this morning, thankfully I made it through (you couldnt even feel it where I live lol)  so everythings good!  About to go to bed because I just finished some more of my 7 projects lol.

Happy blogging bloggeroonies!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My work on the scarves from Turkey!


So these are the two oya edgings i'm working on at the moment, the first one with the flower beads that were sent from Turkey (i spoke about these in an earlier post) and the second a crochet oya with that lovely flower.  I'll post photos of the finished products when they are that indeed- finished!!  I have to remember to work on one thing at a time and not 70 lol.

This is igne oyasi but with beads, I use the simple zurafa and then i thread beads and knot it in place.

This oya has 3 rows, the first 2 green and the last the pink.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Its the start of the weekend, kind of..


So as you should all know by now- I'm a craft hoarder lol, and it just so happens that lincraft (the superior to spotlight by far) is having a 30% off sale, so of course the first thing I did was make my partner take me there (he's so great) unfortunately they weren't having a wool sale so i was pretty annoyed that i couldn't pick myself up some cheap yarn.  I asked some hippy bitch that worked there why it was so expensive and she began to tell me how sheep need to be fed and shorn and all this other crap to which i kinda just walked away from (i so couldn't be bothered- i had a time limit!) So most of the wool that i've seen in australia isnt even made here..its imported from countries that have cheap cheap cheap wool (like turkey) so i'm thinking- if australia is like so well known for like farming and sheep and all that other crap- wheres our sheeps' wool going? does it go overseas, get spun and dyed and then shipped back here? anyway i think this is stupid and think that we need cheaper yarn.  So anyway back to what I bought today- I bought some teardrop beads for the tatted earrings, bought some DMC thread for my cross stitch (whenever I get around to it) and in my mind i bought a whole load of other crap, but i got in trouble because i have like 2 closets full of things lol.  Anyway at the moment im still working on my blanket, and a scarf, and some edgings, the blanket is up to row 18 i think, yesterday i hardly did any craft work: i cooked like allllll day.  I made like these lebanese pastries and bamia (which is like an okra stew kinda thing) but the pastry is like the most draining thing it took like 5 hours to actually get ready and then ontop of that comes baking- joy.  So hope you all who follow/read this blog have been having a good week, and i'll blog you soon!


Crochet Doily Patterns!!


These are some patterns of doilies and whatnot that I'm contributing to all of you, some of these I've made and some I haven't.  I hope to update this section regularly.  I'm an avid fan of doilies and think they add just that little touch of cosy-ness to any house!

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