Monday, February 23, 2009

Long time no See!!

Wow, can't believe it has been 3 weeks since I last blogged! In my defense, it has been a really hectic and trying 3 weeks. First hiccup, was having no water for a week! Yes, I said A WEEK! It's funny how we take things like washing our hands, running a bath and flushing a toilet for granted. When you aren't able to do those things it really makes life a lot more taxing!

On top of that Jamie has had tonsillitis for a month, and it ended up in him having them taken out last week Wednesday, and Caide had to go and see a specialist for a little problem he had in his nether regions (don't tell him I said anything!). So needless to say it's been a bit of a trying time.

I have managed to create 2 projects for my Simon Say's Design Team obligations, so I do have something to show you today! For this project I used the adorable owl from the Woodland Creatures set. He is just too cute. These are such nice stamps, and they stamp so clearly and precisely. I had a simple white frame lying around, and decided I wanted to make a little extra for Jamie's bedroom. I found a piece of pp that matched the colour scheme of his room and then coloured the owl to match the paper. Such a simple but effective project, and it's also a nice idea to give as a little extra gift at a baby shower.

Hope you are all keeping well. Hugs, Rene'

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Gilmore Vest is Finished!

Since being bitten by the knitting bug again, I have done little else. All my other hobbies have sadly fallen by the way-side! The wonderful thing about knitting is that I can create items for me. I have a vision of creating a new image for myself this year, and with the help of my new hobby, I hope to be able to achieve this.

The first step in achieving this goal, was to finish my Gilmore vest. In a record time of 10 days!! When I used to knit in the past it would take me ages to get anything finished. This time around I am more motivated!

I was so pleased to have a few rainy miserable days last week, and I was able to wear my vest. It really is a wonderful feeling being able to wear something that I have created. I hope this vest will only be the first of many items to come! By the way, this pattern is available for free over at Ravelry, the most awesome site for knitters!

A special thanks to my very handsome photographer. Bryce, aged 7. Didn't he do a good job!

Have a great week everyone!