Thursday, 16 June 2011

Creating a tiny world to keep me company

With only the cats and occasionally my Grandma on the phone to talk to, I'm slowly going mad. I have lost the art of saying sentences out loud and am having two lunches instead of dinner. I decided to make myself some friends, because the cats are always asleep and thus no company at all. Here is a pretty slug, who will soon be moving to a new home-
And here is a tiny girl who lives on a clock with meerkats-

My clothes are against me, and have all become unbearably itchy. David Bowie has invaded my dreams and it won't stop raining.
I have taught myself how to make shawls and am currently churning out a multicoloured orangey purple one. I was originally following a pattern but it is rapidly becoming something a little more free-styley.
See you all soon, unless I go madder.

Friday, 10 June 2011

I have a shop!

Go visit it at!
There's not very much up yet but that is because I have exhausted myself filling out all the forms necessary to open the shop and relevant PayPal account. Phewph. So, all my items will be creeping up there and a few patterns too. I'll get someone to make it look fancy.
The only thing about online businesses and blogs is that the only way you can be successful is not by being witty, or talented, or working hard. The way you are successful is by schmoozing and socialising, on forums and on other people's blogs. I am DREADFUL at this. I just can't find anything important to add to what has been said, although I am working hard at it.
Hopefully, once I have my business cards printed I can just give them to people instead of talking.
I'm very excited.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What a looooong week

I would apologise for my absence and tell you how dreadful it's been, but no one would want to read that and it would do me no good so here, instead, are a few good bits-
I had a trip into Camden with my boyfriend to get a hair cut

I went to a ball wearing my Mum's spangly jacket (Photo by John Coram Ross)
I made some more socks (look carefully, you may spot a heart pattern)

I made some walnut bread with my sister. I asked her to sprinkle some flour on the top before it went in the oven, she poured in flour to fill the tin. Such a derp. But it was tasty tasty.

And finally, I made a stegosaurus jacket with a delightful moss stitch border (it keeps right angles so sharp!). It has a short back but very long arms because I modelled it on the aforementioned sister, who is 5 foot 9. It is for sale!
Now I'm settled back at home I'll be updating regularly again, baking more bread and treating you to a video of my cat snoring as soon as I can make one of good enough quality.