Friday, December 31, 2010

OMG! Is it that long since I blogged!!

Where does the time go?! It doesn't seem a year since I last posted and I can't promise it won't be another year till the next one, but I'm in a' finishing ' mode at the moment so I'm trying to finish all the various crafty projects that are either half done or waiting to start. And theres quite a few!!

For Christmas,my friend Becky gave me her hand dyed yarn and pattern to create a stash bag for Woolfest. Hows that for forward planning!! So I knit it as big as I could and it looks fab, even if I say so myself.
The pattern is the Grrlfriend market bag which is free on Ravelry. Its a really simple pattern, a bit fiddly at the start but worth it.

I actually finished a pair of socks for Ian too. They were meant for Christmas but only one got finished, so I wrapped it up with an IOU for one sock and cracked on with the other which he got a couple of days later. I don't have a photo yet as they are in the wash because Ian wore the one I'd finished on Christmas day with an odd sock on his other foot!! I thought it was a good look!
I've also hit the art journal with renewed enthusiasm and finished a couple of pages that I started an age ago.
This was just using felt tipped pens,I love colouring in, it takes me back to my childhood!
OOps! I did turn it, honest! On this one I used a dye ink pad and some magazine clippings. Then I got the urge to splash some paint about, so out came the acrylics and stencils and bits off envelopes.
This is one of the backgrounds I painted, but its yet to be finished! It's on the list!!

Its going to be a page moaning about our postal service and the snarl ups that snow caused. I'll get it all off my chest!!

I love the freedom of creating art journal pages and it is very cathartic. Its a great outlet for emotions I don't want to inflict on others!!

So I'm off now to start a hot water cover with some merino I spun early this year. It was destined to become a scarf, but I am sick of burning my back when I use my hottie to ease my back problems, so the scarf was frogged and hopefully a supersoft cover will emerge!!

So Happy New Year, may it be a happy, healthy one and no promises but I'll try not to leave it so long till next time!!


Daisy said...

Happy New Year!
The stash bag looks really good - and very useful!

erasercarver said...

Happy New Year, me dear!

Your bag is beautiful! Just made a start on mine last night :)

Loving the journal pages, they look excellent.

Hopefully see you soon! xx

InkyArtitude said...

Yay... you're back and I'm so pleased to see you blogging again.

A very Happy New Year, let it be filled with everything good, you so deserve it.

What a great way to start too, love the knitted bag and the journal pages are fab. You have a great style and i can't wait to see them 'in the flesh'.

Take care, keep warm and see you soon I hope!