Monday, January 30, 2012
This is my first sewing machine. The machine arrived from Santa one year (won't say what year but many, many years ago). I remember my mother telling me that I was probably too young for such a machine but she thought I was ready. Basically I think she was tired of me wanting to use the treadle machine. I made dolls clothes. Lots and lots of dolls clothes.
The box is well worn and taped together. The blue paint on the box was a simple way to identify the colour of the machine. I have only seen this model in blue.
The instruction book has been well used.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
David has been on the Grey Fergie cutting grass. The sheep cannot eat fast enough. In fact the sheep are asleep under the trees.
This is some grey wool, mohair and silk I have spun today.
Mohair I have dyed - ready to be blended this afternoon.
A soft blend I will spin after lunch.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Some time ago Marilyn of Missymaomao gave me a small strip of fabric. Marilyn thought I could design something using the fabric. The fabric piece was narrow and featured 3 birds nests and a few branches.
I knew I wanted to make special with the fabric. So the fabric has been on my studio work bench waiting patiently.
In my button box I found some bird buttons. This week the fabric and I got together with the buttons and now we have brooches for the markets and Website
Friday, January 20, 2012
This weekend is busy with 2 markets. Tomorrow I am at Buninyong Farmers Market and Sunday I'll be at the Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market.
These chunky yarn hats are finished.
New brooches are almost ready. And I am now off to the Felting Studio to make felt hat bands for my hats.
Even though it is summer here we have many visitors from the Northern Hemisphere particularly over the next couple of weekends. The Australian Open (tennis) is all happening in Melbourne.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
New tea cosies just finished.
Moss stitch with a felt cone and curly tops.
Moss stitch finished with a felt cone.
Dusty pinks finished with felt and crochet flowers.
Now I'm off to label yarn. Great drying weather so I can wash the dyed yarn, get it dried and labelled in one day.
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market is happening on Sunday 8th January after a 2 week Christmas/ New Year break. I must say I really enjoyed a couple of Sundays at home.
A new Aqua/brown hat with a touch of purple.
And a tea cosy in burnt sienna with gum nuts and flowers.
I'll post more new stock this week. Need to take photographs but first I have an order to finish.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The sheep waiting to be shorn. We managed to get all the sheep in the yards without Stella leading the flock astray.
Some of the fleece ready for me to spin. I really enjoy shearing once the sheep are in the yard and the shearer is at work. Well I'm even happier when shearing is finished and I can look at the wool.
All the fleeces have been sorted. Some fleeces are for yarns, some for weaving and some will be for sale. Yesterday I finished cleaning the shed.