Monday, 28 September 2009

Are you in a whimsical mood? Soak up some goodness at Donna Wilson's site.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

elinart -Etsy favourite!

Saturday, 19 September 2009


Loving these orange bracelets from fashion designer Celeste Lee Arendse.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

What's this I hear you say! What are these lumpen parings of copper. Well dear friends, it's last Tuesday's attempt at soldering.
I joined up for a jewellery class and have ended up in an super duper advanced course when, at this point in time, I have no technical ability with metal whatsoever.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Crochet - Hot tip #1 - Stripes

Goodness me, this crochet tip has taken me ages to work out. Sometimes the obvious is staring me straight in the face!!

Speed up your stripes by tying the different coloured yarns together before starting (Doh!). Crochet the width you require your stripe to be i.e how many rows you want it to be. Make sure the start and finish are directly above each other or as near as. Cut your yarn about 5mms from your first and final stitches, leaving enough to create knots, then unravel your stripe.
Straighten out the yarn and use as a guide for lengths of yarn for each of your stripes. Knot them together in order of colour preference.
Phew! That is so much easier than fiddling around trying to tie knots inside the tube.