Wednesday 27 June 2012

Something Pretty.........

well - as pretty as I get I'm afraid!!  I just wanted to play with something totally different after my frustration with the lid of the previous basket!!  So I played with this Moses basket.  What do you think?

This moses basket is made to fit a little Belly Button Baby!

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Picnic Basket Give-away ...Ready-Set-Go!

OK - it took me a little longer than expected - and there's always something to go wrong when you want a job finished isn't there!  One of the lids did not want to behave at all - but.........well, it's as done as it wants to be!

Some pics for you:

Showing the God's Eye!

Showing detail on handle.

End View!

So - usual rules apply - be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post!

I have nominated Friday July 13th as the drawing date.  That's not all bad - as well as being Black Friday, it is also the Tennant Creek Show Day in the Northern Territory - and that MUST be good for something..  For those of you not living in Australia - that's somewhere in the middle (of nowhere!)

I shall be using a random name selector to do this job for me - so GOOD LUCKY EVERYONE!!

Monday 25 June 2012

Update on picnic basket give-away!!

I know - the count got to 300 a little quicker than I expected.....but rest assured that the basket is nearly complete.  I have the lids to make and attach and then I shall take photos and post!!  Sorry......but I'm going as fast as I can.  I have been busy weaving all day so I'm really quite pleased with progress.  Lucky I already had an almost completed basket form to start work on!!  Until tomorrow!!

Thursday 21 June 2012's almost time for a giveaway!

I can't believe that I'm at 294 followers!!  Thank you all so much for taking an interest in whatever it is I do!  Time also to welcome new followers - you are very welcome here!  And a big thank you to all of you for the comments you leave,

So I'm thinking (and this doesn't happen often, believe me!!) that at the 300 mark, I shall give away a lidded picnic basket.  I have started making it already so I shall have lots of time to finish it!!  And I'm learning:  the usual rules will apply - such as you must be a follower of this blog and leave your name in the comments section so I know you want to enter the draw!

Now we have to wait for the big 300!!

Have fun everyone and take care!

Monday 18 June 2012

And some Old Stuff.........

.....which I promised to do a while back.  Some internal shots of the Fisherman's Cottage!  The pics are not brilliant - but I hope it will give you the general idea!

The living area - we pretty much made everything - except for the cat on the chair (hard to see!) and the pottery.

The loft area is tiny - thus the hammock!  Just enough room to swing that - but not the cat!

Friday 1 June 2012

Some new stuff........ new that I haven't even written the notes up!!  On new and more complicated items, I always work on what I call my "proto-type" and then I can get down to the nitty-gritty of counting rows and stakes!!  So here we go.........

This is a little hedgehog house - and I can hardly wait
because I have asked Annie Willis to make me a
hedgehog to inhabit it.  Well, maybe not in this one, but certainly in the next one I make.

I'm still working on the fine details - but I don't think
it's too bad for a first attempt.

I found a pic of a real size one on the internet and
thought it would be cool to make one.

A little rocking cradle.  I sized this one to hold Allie Beans little belly button babies and the design came out of my head!

As a proto-type I find that I need to make it just 2mm larger all round to give the baby just a tad more room once in it.

A new technique mastered while making this too!  I
used a 3 x 2 plaited border and am tickled pink with the result.  As you may (or may not) know, I do not glue borders on to my work.  All my borders are worked as in RL baskets (and I won't go into the details of how here) so I'm very pleased that I managed to master this one!!  I've been working on it long enough!

Back view

And that's my post for today.  Tomorrow - weather permitting, I will do the photography on the internals of the fisherman's cottage.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Take care and mini hugs to you all.