Tuesday, January 22, 2008

leather tooling

learning a new craft ... leather tooling ... this is the beginnings of my first attempt

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Meet my new friends. They're so wonderful, I wish they would laugh at my jokes though. I purchased these a few months ago to help me feel more at home in the flat I was placed in ... I have truly loved having them here ... so amazing to watch them growing from little seedlings to fruiting plants.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

needles still clicking

A friend asked me about how my knitting was going ... with work so very busy at the moment one would think there was nothing to tell ... au contraire. I have a couple of things to report.

One is that I have finished a project ... not the project I started but it is finished nonetheless. The starting block held the vision of a viennese shrug from interweave knits ... but the journey was fraught ... not only were insufficient quantities of the wool purchased ... it was the last hank of that colour run. Consequently the finishing line was a baby's blanket! Oops.
The second knitting report is that I am making a cute wee jersey (big digger sweater) for my nephew, Blake. I unraveled a cardigan I've been making for myself for the last 200 years or so, as I discovered that I was doing my Yarn Over wrong and the whole thing was way too short! So now its reforming itself into a child's sweater ... I think the yarn is happy about this ... as the inside of my knitting stash can be an incredibly boring place to be ... being worn by Blake would be a far more exciting prospect.

So both projects are very wibbly wobbly stories of knitting disasters and recoveries ... bit like working in film really.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


One of my assistant's at the moment is a very clever textile designer ... actually they both are ... but the afore mentioned has a range of products that are inspired by the fair city I currently find myself in, Wellington ... check out wellytown

as I mean to progress

Its going to be a fabulous year ... I can just feel it. The creative juices are flowing and the usual stress lock up seems a foreign and distant concept.

I love the beginning of a new year and the resolutions and anticipation of what lies ahead. I resolve to make it my most creative yet and anticipate many exciting opportunities ... and if this month is anything to go by ... my expectations will be realities ... cool.

Happy New Year!