Monday, December 10, 2018

It's Christmas Time Again

I love these little toys. Julie Williams is amazing! Her patterns are sooo cute and extremely well written. I love the new overalls.



I want these overalls for myself.


Saturday, December 08, 2018

Footy Rug

Still working on the Footy Rug. Only get to it when I get with the other rug girls so it's slow. But fun. I don't have a complete idea for it yet... a bit of one...
Original drawing by Paul Constance. Have a look here.
  


Monday, November 05, 2018

No Name Proddy Rug


Made using TONS of fabrics I've had for years and years and years (plus a little new). My stash is noticeably depleted, in a good way.  
It took almost exactly one month to make. Not a bad effort I do say so mesself.

The back's always more cleanly defined. Plus, the photo's are more distinct than reality. It's just a big fluffy pile of colour, but it feels amazing! So thick! 








Relates to previous post.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

New Proggy Rug, Begun 24th September 2018

I started a new Proddy/Proggy rug at the Melbourne Show, got home and pulled it all out then started again with a completely new plan. The first one looked fine on paper, but seemed too abstract for my taste. Mud!

So here is the progress report...

Just so you can see the state of things around here. I keep putting it on the verandah (because of the mess) but in the end, I'm too keen to dilly-dally. So we're knee deep in thread and fluff and crazy. The One True doesn't mind at all.
The trolley was in use at my Granny & Gramps's pub (The Star Hotel at Yackandanhad). I used to roll it out with the bread and butter dishes to set the tables.
Some of the fabrics I have had since I was a teenager, or remember my Grandma having in her cupboard. I can point to the origin of most of it and so my memories are well and truly in there. I might be the only one who will ever know, but the family will have other associations in time to come, I guess.



It's around 80 x 150 cm.

The starting points, above and below.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Survived another stint at the Melbourne Show. Sore neck/back/feet...
Again, the little children were the biggest participants... although there were loads of grown-ups wanting to try rug making or chat about crafts in general. It's very warming and the best conduit for friendliness. It's good to share a passion, a history, an addiction (and a benevolent one at that).
Young George spent some time experimenting with his methods, grinning all the while. I handed out a few ready-cut scraps which got scrunched up in his warm fist and shoved in his pocket with probably some string and a frog. Soo cute.
At least two grandfathers/husband's had their internal woodworking hats on and casually accepted the task of making frames or turning tools for their wimmin. So easy-peasy they could just spit on the ground to prove it. Ha ha ha!
One of my earliest childhood friends came by (Rhonda Looney) and it was so nice to see her I could have cried! I think we had little tears in the corners of our eyes. Ronnie wants to come to rug group, which will be a pleasure all round. Can't wait.
Big love to Betty La, Jon and my own Gumbo who all helped loads, morally and physically. Except when the One True got lost because he Can't See For ****ing Looking!








Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rose & Little Bird Penny Rug Updated Pattern

Finally finished and wrote out the pattern for the new version of my Penny Rug! Yay!
You will find it as a PDF download at my Etsy store

This is the original...
And this is the new...



Saturday, August 11, 2018

Catch Up... Home & Harvest

Fig (from our tree) & Ginger Marmalade

African Cucumbers. Very prickly. Quite delicious. Gorgeous looking. Massive vine. Hardly ate any. Months later we still have some in a bowl, looking impressive.


I made a heap of Bees-wax Wraps. They keep avocado's for ages (cut) without their going at all brown. It's the antiseptic nature of the wax, I'm thinking. Vintage fabric... 

 

Still loving the biscuits but could do with another mould (getting bored).