Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Even though its going to be hot for another couple of months, I've started my next scarf.  I'm pretty sure I won't be selling it, although if there is any interest I just might!  This is my progress so far, I started it last night and have done another 2 rows this morning.

I bought 2 skeins of yarn for this project thinking it would be enough but I'm not sure it will be, so I'm going back to get more as soon I can get myself organised to get out the door.

P.S. The pattern can be found here.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Life's good...

It's a public holiday here in Oz today and is pissing down rain so no-one is going anywhere.  We were supposed to be going water-skiing but the idea of learning while getting belted in the face with raindrops does not rate high on my list of fun things to do.  

We recently moved to the Upper Hunter Valley in NSW and have been in drought.  We are on tank water here so every raindrop counts.  Our 20,000L tank has overflowed.  I am ecstatic!  I am going to have a bath this evening in celebration.  I'm going to get a bottle of wine and the book my Grandma gave me for Christmas and veg out in the bath.

All this water from the sky is just magic.  I've been sitting here this morning, enjoying my coffee, listening to the rain on our roof and watching the puddles get bigger.  What I should be doing is typing up the patterns I've been working on and finishing up the pieces I want to put in my Etsy store.  

I hope life is good for you guys too :)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Rainbows and other pretty's

Turns out I like rainbows.  Well, who doesn't right?  What I mean is that I like the colour graduation and frankly, I just like lots of colour so these gorgeous iPhone covers are the latest things to fall off my hook.  I like them so much I'm going to make one for myself.  The ones you see here are for sale through my Etsy store if you want to pick one up! (After 7pm AEST 23/1/13)

They suit iPhone's 3 and 4 that don't have a case on them.  I have a screen protector on mine (iPhone 4) and use a cosy to keep my phone safe from dings and whatnot.  I will be making some slightly larger cosy's to accommodate a case as well in the near future.

I couldn't find a star pattern that quite suited my needs so I wrote a very simple one.   The flower was an unfinished project from something else, but I like how it looked with the cosy so it all of a sudden went from and unfinished object (UFO) to a finished one.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Retail Therapy


I FINALLY OPENED AN ETSY STORE!!  Please go shopping!  All the prices are currently listed in Australian dollars and I need to talk to the post office about international shipping BUT if you see something you like and you're not from Oz and you want it, send me an email and I'll work out how to get it to you!

Portal to Etsy amigurumi heaven...

Oh, and tell your friends please?

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


I took the plunge recently and started buying things from Ebay (I know, sometimes I'm a bit slow).  Buying safety eyes and whatnot from the craft store is ridiculously expensive in comparison.  Anyhoo, I bought some key chain doohickey's off Ebay to have a shot at doing some, you guessed it, key chains.  They could be bag charms too, whatever blows your hair back really.  I think they are pretty cute, the angel is my fave, she turned out better than I had hoped for!  She's also my first ami that I've ever put blushy cheeks on.  Here they are in no particular order, because blogger is annoying like that...

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Blah blah blah

It's been insufferably hot here lately.  Yesterday we reached 47.5°C.  That is not cool.  Not cool at all.  Our poor air conditioner has been working overtime to keep us at a reasonable temperature.

I suffer from cranial flatulence at the best of times and with this crazy heat, my brain has just packed up and headed off for cooler climes.  I wish it would take my body with it!  I've been all over the place trying to get my online store set up and fiddling with my patterns, few though they may be, to get ready for the grand opening.  I built a light tent so I can take a half decent shot for the patterns and finished pieces for sale.  Along with all that I'm madly trying to get my newest pieces finished so I can add them to the store as well.

I must say, I'm very pleased with the light tent and it will only take a little more tweaking before I can leave it alone to serve it's purpose.

Today I'm giving myself a break and making something from the fabulous June Gilbank of Planet June's collection of critters.  Pic's will be up when it's finished!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Ryno Rhinoceros

Say hello to my latest addition!

He has been about a month in the making from conception to photo shoot.  I've written the pattern for him, but haven't typed it up yet and made it all pretty with photo's and what not.

I'm very new to pattern writing so I tend to write it as I'm hooking it to make sure it works.  However if someone would like to test the pattern for me I'd really appreciate it!  Anyway enough of my inane drivel, may I present to you Ryno Rhinoceros!!!

Love him or hate him, it would totally rock my socks (if I were wearing any) to have some feedback!

New Year, New Beginnings

So it's the time of your where you make resolutions and all that stuff.  I'm not a resolution maker.  I have a terrible time sticking to them, they seem like they are set in stone and I get upset/disappointed/angry when they don't happen for whatever reason so I gave myself permission to stop doing it :)

Instead, I think I what I would like to accomplish in the upcoming year and then if they happen, I'm really pleased/proud.  If they don't, it just wasn't meant to be for now.

So here are some of the important things I would like to accomplish in 2013:

  • Open an online store
  • Relearn how to knit
  • Find a job that I actually like doing with nice people
  • Write more amigurumi patterns
  • Find a white wine I really like
It's a fairly simple list and I think achievable.  There are of course other things on the list but I'm pretty sure you lovely people visit my blog for my patterns and pictures, not to listen to me whinge about the 5kg I want to lose or the depression that haunts me.

What do you guys have in mind for 2013?

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

African Flower Owl Hotpad

I've had the idea for this floating around for a while and finally got around to it last week.  Hope you enjoy it, it works up very quickly!

The link for this colourful kitchen addition can be found here or on my patterns page.