In a world where you can be anything..... be kind!
A good morning to all! In Australia we celebrated our last Saturday for the summer....lol....but this does not mean there will no longer be hot days. Our summer is coming to an end and Autumn will be upon us as far as the calendar is concerned, Mother Nature will decide how much hot weather she deals out to us though.
To me it doesn't matter what weather I have, I will always enjoy my craftwork and this week I show you more of what I have been up to. I have finally finished a baby set using some yarn I had wanted to use for ages. It is an 8ply yarn with a tiny hint of gold thread running through it. Usually I steer away from yarn that has the gold or silver threads as it tends to be a bit stiff. But this particular yarn knits up very soft. I was extremely happy with the result.
Just to shock myself, I did a whole heap of sewing too!!!! I proved to myself that I can actually leave my knitting needles for a short time and survive it. lol.
I needed a new ruffle bag as mine was really past its use by date. I love the black and white printed fabric, so I went for it. I loved it so much that I made 2 bags in the black and white fabric and will sell the second one.
The next two bags are for the markets and have a completely different look. We have the goth and punk look here. The first bag has studs lined up the strap and a thick row of shiny stones around the top section of the bag....and skulls on the ruffles. lol
The second bag is a plainer pattern style that highlights mainly the print on the fabric, finished off with a big button.
I knitted up a little beanie through the week, and this came about because I could not cope with putting a tiny ball of yarn back in my stash.
My project of the week though is this cute crocheted baby blanket. This also came about because of all the yarn laying around the house. Oddly enough....there is also tones of blue laying around the house as well. I don't like to say that too loud as my dear husband might remind me that he built a shed so I could get all my fabric and yarn out of the house. lol....oops!
This might look just like a plate of salad to most but to me it is a reminder that I am thankful to my oldest son for installing a better lifestyle for myself.
Years ago my oldest son started going to the gym, and then slowly changed his eating habits. I noticed this, and I was very proud of him for the care he was taking of himself. His way eventually rubbed off on me and he then suggested that I go to the gym as well. It is years later and now I without a doubt, would be the healthiest I have ever been.
I now sign off as I have a busy day ahead of me. As always, I wish you all a beautiful week ahead. Sending good wishes to my Italian friends and hoping Carnivale celebrations are going well.
Ciao, Anita. xx