Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
But sometimes, well, a lot of the time really, I get too caught up in looking at things rather than participating. I spend so much time on the computer just looking at others creations, that I never have time to make anything myself. I waste time. A lot. And I'm not quite sure how to stop. Yes, the distractions are often lovely but I need to find a cutoff point, the willpower to say, 'Hannah, you have reloaded that page three times already, stared at that page for 15 minutes and have not learnt anything new. You need to stop.'
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Goodbye for now,
Friday, 9 July 2010
But even through that busy period I have manged to do a little bit of crafting. I made an apolgy gift out of inchies to send out with an art journal which I had held onto for way too long. I have also swapped three ATC and am working on some dottee dolls for yet another swap that I am in. As I can't find my camera, however and you haven't heared from me in a long imte, here are a few creations from the back catalogue (any questions, just ask):
*Crochet fingerless gloves, where I was experimenting with crocheting the flower directly into the glove, rather than making it sperately and sewing it on (yes I am lazy)
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
I'm afraid I've only got a short post for you today with no pics - I've got a physics exam tomorrow so I'm procrasinating about doing the final bit of revision. However I do have a few links for some charity crafting which have a 'sell-by-date' so to speak so I wanted to get them out to you all :D
I've always wanted to do some charity crafting but never seemed to find the time, the charity etc. - in fact I always had an excuse ready. therefore I decided this lent that instead of giving something up, I would try and give something back and do some charity crafting. Consequently I have done a bit more research and found a few more charities that would like crafty support.
I just wanted to share with you this, well, I don't think you can calll it a charity - more of a reaction to the need of action in Haiti. This blog has been founded to send dolls to Haiti for children living in orphanages. On the blog there is instructions for how to make them, inspiring stories and much much more! They have a target of 181 dolls and any extra will be spread out to other children in Haiti. The dolls are being taken out to the children on the 31st of March so if you want to take part you need to shop these out to New York as soon as possible (especially if you are in the UK). They even give you a form so you can claim tax back for the postage costs, so you literally only need to use scraps from your collection.
The pattern from the dolls can be found here: http://dollydonations.blogspot.com/2010/01/dolly-donations-rag-dolly-tutorial-free.html
The blog in general: http://dollydonations.blogspot.com/
Please go and support this if you have any spare fabric/time - even one doll helps.
I've got a few more links, especially for UK crafters and if anyone has any links for me please comment and let me know. However I'll post these all later as I really have to dash and do trumpet practice/physics revision/homework - can you tell I'm rushing? Sorry its been a very wordy post (I did try and put a pic in but blogger wasn't loving me),
Hugs to you all x
Monday, 22 February 2010
P.S. Please ignore my messy bedroom space!
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Well, as it is the last day of half term I'm very busy doing a bit of last minute homework - maths, RE, English etcetera. etcetera. Boy do I have some work to do in maths - I seem to have managed to forget everything so for every question of this exam paper I have to look up exactly how to do things again. So the point is, this is going to be a short post before I return to this:
Instead of been doing my homework this holiday, I've discovered how to make origami stars and am absolutely addicted to making these guys. I think they're so quick and easy to dyet look really pretty. I haven't quite managed to make the huge amounts that other people have made (I once saw a swap package where these origami stars were used as packaging to hold everything together - bearing in mind this was a very large box) I have made a little jam jar full. I've also been experimenting with turning them into jewelry and have made a bracelet but no pics of that yet as its going to one of the swaps I'm in. Here are some pics:
Bye for now :D
Friday, 19 February 2010
First things first: I would like to apologise for the overuse and misuse of my camera - I am still a state of euphoria! So, some things about me. hmmm.....
I love skirts. And tights. And boots. Despite having extra chunky legs :D Not quite sure why but I feel a little bit more classy wearing them:
I have permed hair. And its gorgeous ( well it is when I can be bothered to get up in the morning and don't just scrape it back into a bun - like today so no picture). I've also just dyed it purple - not quite sure what the system is going to make of that when I get back into school after half-term.
I love black and white photographs. I always like to look at people and wonder where they're from and whom they loved and what they did. I'm also just discovering the joy of taking black and white photos:
I'm always reading. I read a lot of fantasy books (I have a bit of a love affair with Tamora Pierce - her books I hasten to add ;) especially books retelling myths and fairy stories, and also historical novels and classics (Pride and Prejudice anyone?) Its not uncommon for me to read one or more books in a sitting. For instance, I just read the whole of Troy by Adele Geras this morning.
Ok, so I think that might be enough about me for now. After all, if I tell all then there will be no incentive to read on will there?
Bye for now,
P.S. Who can tell me what another of my favourite book series are just from looking at my crochet basket ;)