26 June 2009

Maths & Men's Shirts: Shall I join?

Anita from the Bloomin' Workshop is thinking of hosting a recycling quilt-a-long. I think that is a brilliant idea because - look at my UFOs and Fabric Addiction list - I have a ton of shirts AND a plan for them, for three years and four months now.

Wanna find out more about the Quilt-a-long, go here: http://bloominworkshop.wordpress.com/.

My first Granny Square

Since I can't yet put sufficient weight onto my foot and really want this appendage to get very well as soon as possible, I am staying away from the sewing machine. Instead I am crocheting some more.

A project I just started has quickly fallen to the wayside and replaced by a steadily growing Granny Square. Tiffany knows how to do them and she taught me with help of YouTube tutorials:

24 June 2009

Inspiration for my Disappearing Nine Patch

This mini quilt has similar colours but Tammy added cream to the mix. I will pick up on that idea and am sure it will add interest to what previously seemed rather dull.

22 June 2009

I know someone cool!!!

This is my former co-worker and friend Antonio's dining room. He used to be a Director of Food & Beverage in several large hotels around the globe, Hong Kong. You should have seen his portfolio! Not only is he the only F&B directors with a portfolio of large glossy photos of decorations, but oh-my-Lord! He did one function where the decorations budget alone was 600.000$ (yes, six hundred thousand dollars for decorations).

For a while, Antonio was doing concepts for new hotel restaurants, he designed the new uniforms at the hotel where we both worked and did other design related work. Because he liked it so much, he did a Master Degree in Interiour Design and this is the result.

Isn't he the coolest?

14 June 2009

Eight Days from Beginning to End

It took me eight days to use up two skeins of 160m, two of 120m and four of 70m plus a little white yarn extra. In the beginning, I had to frog one evening's work because it was wonky (I wasn't paying enough attention to the tutorial video and the thing kept increasing in width, not good!).

I still need to measure the finished product but it's wide and long enough to be a shawl that keeps me warm on evenings spent on my terrace.

8 June 2009

Ripply crocheting madness!

With me being well and truly decelerated and unable to run around doing household chores on the weekend, I turned my attention to crocheting.

When I was a child, it was the first craft I learned properly and I always considered it inferiour to knitting. I know a lot of people do. But I recently bought rainbow coloured wooden crocheting hooks and I'm not sure I will ever go back to knitting. Crocheting is much less stressful on my hands and so much more effective.

That's me, 40 and a business major ;-)

Turning Twenty, restaged

I am anal about how my quilts are folded, amongst a lot of other things. Last night, our aupair not only didn't fold it right but also didn't put it back where it belonged. This morning as the light shone on it, I gained a new appreciation for all the hand quilting that went into it.

This was the first quilt I made for myself - and the only one so far - and I've always been unsure about it. It's nice to see it in a different light after all the anguish over this.