Monday, February 28, 2011

A little bit of craftiness

The last week has been - to put it mildly - catastrophic for Cantabrians. Like many others I have been glued to the telly and the internet checking on the progress of the search through the mass of rubble. I admit to shedding a few tears and also to a little freaking out last Tuesday. Fortunately for us here in Timaru we only felt the very big shakes and not all the not-so-big ones.
Right now I'm listening/watching John Campbell rip into Ken Ring - the Moon Man - who reckons there'll be another biggie next month. I'm prepared to wait and see. If nothing happens on March 20 then I'll return to being a complete sceptic of this guy.
Anyway, back to less argumentative things.
I've been doing a few crafty things in the last few days, mostly prompted by the cancellation of athletics in Chch (wonder why!). Check out my latest line of beaded "things"; the larger key ring fellas are about 3-4cm, the smaller wine charm guys are about half that. I'm hoping to sell these. What do you reckon? I've a few more designs to try out so watch this space. :-)
Have a great week and take care.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fluffy Bum has a new collar

Fluffy Bum has a new collar. A very cool pink one with bling on it. Her old one was getting a bit ratty and likely to fall off - which would mean should wouldn't be able to use her cat door - so Rodney bought a new one for her today. Here 'tis.
The irony of it all was, Rodney also cleaned the window of her door today and consequently she was locked out for a while. She wasn't very happy with us when I got home from work! I think she's forgiven me now 'cause she curled up on my lap for a while. :-)
No crafty news this week, and not likely to be for a while as we've now got our house on the market so I have to tidy my craft room. Active crafting and a tidy room do not go hand-in-hand with me. Hopefully we'll sell reasonably quickly so that we can secure the offer we made on another house. Watch this space!
Our (hopefully) new house looks like this....
It has a really nice indoor-outdoor flow with a lovely area for sitting and having a wine. (or two).
Have a great week.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Playing Around with Beads

I discovered at the IPC champs that there's a lot of pin swapping that goes on. Amongst the athletes and also to a smaller extent amongst the officials. I didn't have anything to swap! But I did manage to get a gorgeous wee beaded South Africa flag.
It got me thinking. I love playing with beads and I could make my own wee 'thingies' to give to the officials that I meet on my travels overseas.
It wasn't as easy to find patterns though. And due to the amount of detail on the NZ flag, what I've come up with is a little too big as a pin. Ok for a key ring attachment perhaps.
So I then thought maybe the silver fern would work. I think it does. What do you think?
I have a month until my next trip away so I'm going to be busy busy busy making these things. :-)