Discussion in 'suburban75' started by radio_atomica, Jan 25, 2010.
I would totally buy a blanket embroidered with my favourite cuss phrase!
Ta. Backs of my little fingers are still raw from tightening the stitches on the corners
The trouble is I buy things that are too nice to use....I just want to look at them and stroke them
Satisfying when you've got a lovely straight row of stitches (or two!) though.
Someone the other day suggested that I make some more bunting to "use up" some of my African fabric. Totally misunderstanding what fabric hoarding is all about.
Knitting a pair of socks. I'm trying to have a 100% made Christmas this year.
This, absolutely. My fetish is old velvet...and I have 40 years of hoarding many pieces - from tiny scraps to gigantic curtains. Palest pink velvet - one of my oldest, has been lovingly kept for my entire adult life - I get it out every so often to marvel at the colour and texture, and even plan to use it...but I secretly know it's magnificence will never be diminished by (shudder) scissors.
Utterly bored of most of my neclaces. So I've broken some of them up and restrung them so I have 8 new ones.
Most of the way through the Autumn pottery course. 5 weeks goes way to fast.
This pair is getting its final firing this week and really hoping they turn out well.
Beautiful pots, chuck.
Lovely pots - post pics when fired.
Once again Artaxerxes your pots are lovely. I really like the last one with the lid, it has a very pleasing shape
Need to work on increasing size but very happy.
Today I have mostly been crafting with 300 yr old oak.
Made for a graffiti artist friend, worked well I think.
I made a Sunrise Circle jacket for daughter in law with some chunky wool I have had for a few years (Manos del Uruguay)...and cherry wood buttons I got from a dead branch in the local graveyard, cut, sanded and oiled and drilled (so I stuck this in the crafty thread rather than knitting).
I have no idea why this has appeared twice...also it looks a lot better on than it does off.
Last cups from this years class. To small for normal tea but the green one especially works with a pot of loose leaf tea.
Finally finished the bendy shelf to showcase our Observer books. Same oak as bookshelves
Got an 'advent calendar' for my parents today, but rather than the traditional single box with windows it's a series of tiny houses (2"x1.5").
They are, of course, adorable, and now I want to make them into a village!
Any suggestions? All I've come up with so far is green and/or white felt as a general base. Would love to get some tiny little props like trees, sleds, etc, but I don't know where to get those or how much it'd cost.
Holy shit friedaweed, those two sets of bookshelves are gorgeous!
I've literally just started reading* Nick Offerman's Good Clean Fun, a woodworking primer. It'll probably fall by the wayside like so many other dropped hobbies over the years, but for now I can dream of a day when I could do something like those bookshelves
*I've not even got to any woodworking yet, still on the introduction
Hmmm. Dolls house stuff will be too big. What about model railway layout accessories? Maybe too small.
Yeah, I've been doing a very cursory bit of searching on eBay. There's some model village stuff which is a little on the big side, but some of the scenery might work. It's not like we're going for realism, at least!
Lord Camomile how about christmas cake decorations?
mmm there is a whole modelling world out there, Lord Camomile - of an almost unimaginable scale and complexity. Reducing things down to 12th of the size (up to 40th) must bring out primal urges in surprisingly large numbers of the public (as I found out when trying to track realistic woodland animals for a birthday cake). I also resorted to Fimo and wallowed in Warhammer nostalgia when me and the youngest spent hundreds of hours making 'terrain'.
It's only a bit of sanding and bolting together with reclaimed wood mate
I'm quite proud of the big one, I told everyone I was building a boat
i made it into the studio today - had a bit of a mental block after a meltdown last time and not been in in weeks. was a relief to find everything looking pretty shipshape - no leaks, no stock damaged
i loved the little bit of woodworking i did fitting it out. almost as much as i loved gathering new tools
where did u buy this from out of interest?
Charity shop, I'm afraid.
It had a John Lewis price tag on it; looks like they've still got a version of it on sale (for £52! ) but it's sold out.
Ha, fair enough. Just shows how much of a novice I am
Regardless, still looks bloody brilliant and you should deffo be proud
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