Thursday, 23 October 2014

Ruined green scarf



I made this scarf for my mothers birthday.
I did it early so I didn't have rush just before her birthday.
Today the time had come for me to wash and block the scarf . 
It has been lying in a drawer for some months now.

Today I grabbed the scarf, which I 2 days ago put into a plastic bag, in order to safe it from my moth invasion. It seems I was too late however.
I rolled the scarf out and, alas, as you can see on the picture below, some strings had broken.
A vicious attack from my moth invasion!
Damn you!
 
 

 It is on the edge as you see on the picture, I simply do not have the skill to fix it nicely.
Can't even shorten the scarf, because it is at the start of the scarf, not the end.
Again I have no idea how to fix it.


It was going to be such a nice scarf, blocked and all.
I am not even mad, I am just sad.
Hopeless more like it. Will I ever get rid of those damn moths!?

I sincerely hope you haven't got moths sneaking around, being mean and ruining you stuff!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hama bead birds

 I have for some time been wanting to try and make some birds of hama beads.
The other day I finally bought some bigger pegboards, so I could try it out.

The picture below shows the first bird I made, after a embroidery pattern found on pinterest.
Here is the link from pinterest.
The tail is a bit too thin I thought, so I wanted to make some bigger ones.


Then I tried making one bigger, by simply doubling up from the pattern.
Didn't get the best result, though. You can see it on the last two photos.

Then, I decided to try out a different pattern I found also on pinterest.
With an even bigger bird, which you can see in the make, on the pictures below.
Here is the link from pinterest
I liked the result of this one.

 Took over 2 hours doing this one.

 As you can see I used two different patterns, 
and I definitely prefer the bigger one, much more detail in it.

Here they are up hanging, they kept moving, so haven't got a good picture of them.

All in all I liked it, and will probably make some more at some point. 
These ones went to my mum, and are now hanging in my parents hallway.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Attack of the moths

I have a continual fight against moth.
They have invaded me, and are not keen on moving on.
I have tidied and cleaned and sprayed with insect spray.
Yet they keep on going.
I am getting pretty fed up with them to tell you the truth!

The long wristwarmers below are the latest casualty.
Bloody hell!
I really liked those!

Damn.

I wont mend them, it wouldn't be pretty.
So I guess I will unravel them and use them for something else.
I can't make myself do it quite yet. They were a lot of work, and fitted perfectly.

Sigh

Actually there were two pairs of wristwarmers that was ruined.
The other pair is the one below, some of the first I ever did.
They are rather crude, and some yarn are sticking out.
Those are just going in the bin
Havn't used them for years you see.


I really, really hope the moths wont ruin anymore knitting projects!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Bird painting

 Wanted to try and paint some birds, so I found a small canvas to practise on.
It is 30 x30 cm.
The background is inspired by fair isle knitting patterns.
I have painted the birds after 2 danish ornithology books I have from fleamarkets.

 In the works

Finished

It is a Great tit, a Willow tit and a Western yellow wagtail.

I rather like the result . I might hang it in the kitchen I think.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Purchases


 
 New books!
Reading "Bad Karma" at the moment.

Have you read a good book lately?
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Visited a fleamarket with my best friend and my parents:

 Some of my favorite magazines.
To look through and to cut out for collages and such later.

 4 english plates.

 Some fabric samples.

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Went into town yesterday, had a meeting with the municipality to go to.

Had a slight altercation with a mom and her pram because I neglected to move from a spot, where it said - "no prams". Completely threw me off. Thank goodness I had some extra medicine on me!

Anyways, when I go shopping it is normally for creative materials.
This time, some yarn as seen below, and some different glass and ceramic beads, from "søstrene grene" and "Panduro". The red beads are going to be put on strings for Christmas ornaments.



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This weekend I am going to another big fleamarket in Copenhagen.
Looking forward to it:)

Friday, 3 October 2014

Gift for my best friend

My best friend just finised her masters and turned 25 some days after.
That calls for gifts. 


Homemade ones, because she is such a one who I know will appreciate it.

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Graduation gift:
I decided to make a diary/notebook for her as a gift for her graduation, 
plus a flower bouquet I bought on the way to see her.
 It is painted with acrylic paint.


I gave the book too many layers, too quickly of the base paint, so the notebook has gone a bit loop sided. Also I got paint on the sides, so I decided I would just paint them. Didn't think it quite through, because the paper absorbed more of the paint/ink I used, than what was pretty.
Lessons learned.

A great tit and  marguerite daisies

A white pansy and a daffodil.
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Birthday gift:
Something practical.
She lives at a "kollegie" (sorta like a dorm house), 
but hopefully she will soon have a place of her own.

4 dishcloths and a guest towel, in red and purple colours and cotton yarn, and some bookmarks

Crocheted dishcloths.
The bright salmon coloured dishcloth is bigger than the rest, because the yarn for some reason was thicker than the others. (I used the same brand, but bought at different times)
Used a stitchs from a pattern dictionary.

Crocheted guest towel in red and purple colours.
Used this pattern fron Drops.
Bookmarks, 
Hopefully she will now have time to read normal books again.

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Yeah it is weekend now.
I hope you will have a good one:)