Thursday, August 31, 2006

Shazmina's Craft Shame File!

Flowers for you!
I mentioned a few posts ago that I was going to catalogue my unfinished Craft as a salute to my AADC. This list may shock you, however I am sure that those who know me will not be suprised.
Here goes.

Projects in Progress. Otherwise known as The Shame File
  1. Skully jumper - Sleeves to go
  2. Tea Cozy - last inch to go, the decrease part and then the sewing together.
  3. Penguin - New project for Miss Eliza. Have just started knitting the body, so a long way to go.
  4. Bag - sewing together, lining and the handle to go.
  5. Umbilical Baby Beanie - half completed.
  6. Baby cardigan - Only Back completed.
  7. Sari yarn bag - lining and handle to go. This project stalled 12 months ago.
  8. Devil Beanie - (Adult size) Horns and tails on the ear flaps to go. Another project that stalled 12 months ago.
  9. Crochet Bag - For Kel. This project stalled as a result of a craft related injury (CRI) and is only 1/4 done. I have made a promise to myslef to complete for Kel's return to Australia.

I am sure there are more, but these are all I can remember at present!

Projects yet to be started. A whole other category and my constant Temptation!

  1. Suprise 1 - Have to purchase wool for a Ear warmer/head band thingo.
  2. Suprise 2 - have decided on project (Crochet Flower scarf) and have pattern & wool. Just need to start!
  3. Suprise 3 - Have pattern (Amigurumi) & yarn just need to start.
  4. Captain Jack Sparrow Amigurumi - For my sister. No pattern, have to figure out how I will actually do it???
  5. Cardigan - For my Mum, lavender wool/mohair.
  6. Cotton Cardigan - For me.
  7. Beanie - For non craft friend using Kaalund wool.
  8. Fingerless gloves x 3 - Two for me (Marta's yarns & Noro), One for non craft friend.
  9. Cardigan for Miss Eliza - In time for her first Birthday!
  10. Tea Cozy - One for good buddy Sam.

Oh my Giddy Aunt! Maybe I should be a Lifetime member/Grand Poobah of the AADC???

Thursday, August 24, 2006

okey dokey. Lots happening in Shazmina Land.

Firstly, I want to highly recommend Yarns online. Meaghan is an absolute craft goddess, she has helped me learn how to resize a pattern if you are using different wool and most importantly she provides the best customer service. I recently made an order and received the wrong wool (1 Skein). No biggie, I was happy to send it back and didnt need the right wool super urgently. Not only has Meaghan told me to keep the incorrect wool, she is sending the correct wool AND a little suprise! How cool is that! And now that I have one skein of Cascade 220, I will need to buy some more to make a new project. Absolute genius! So if you get a chance, check out Meaghan's wonderful store.

Skully update. Well there is nothing to update, it is still sleeveless (the missing ball of wool is for this purpose). I have been completing a tea cozy for Mrs Bendi and another suprise for a crafty friend. I will post pictures of both soon.

I received a copy of the Happy Hooker from the lovely craft grrrl, Brown Pants. Perfect timing as I had a particularly frustrating week and it was lovely to get a suprise to cheer me up. I heart Brown Pants! She is an amazing woman, I have learnt alot from her, particularly a new love of Billie Holiday and Howling Bells. What a combo!

Well that is all for now. Further updates as news occurs!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I dont respond to Peer Group Pressure!

Or maybe I do! :)

ok, so I have not been well and have not felt like updating my blog. I know, can you believe it??? NOT wanting to update your blog??? Anyways, here I am updating. Although I am photoless as I am at work (working hard!!!)

You will all be happy to know that even though I have not been blogging I have been crafting. I have completed the front of my big person jumper and have now started on the back. That is what a couple of sick days will do, give you plenty of time to knit.

OCC would be proud of me, I havent picked up a second project to work on when the jumper bores me. I keep thinking of all the other projects I have to finish and it just makes it impossible to start another.

The most startling news of all is that I am of biscuits!! The biscuit crazies has left me :( I no longer cruise past the biscuit barrell first thing in the morning! I have will power, I just choose not to use it!!

I make no promises (they get me in trouble! :) ) but I will endeavour to post some pictures soon!