Monday, October 15, 2007

Too busy to fill in what has been happening but have a look at some pretty pictures instead - see you when I am back from

1. one day you will be a man my son, 2. SPT 5th July 07 homage to uk etsy obsessed bad mums, 3. The amazing work of miss bunny :: Baby, it's cold outside, 4. mini morkers, 5. the big one, 6. SPT - Feb 15th

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

10th birthday cocktails

10th birthday cocktails, originally uploaded by alabamawhirly.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Etsy Front Page Treasury - Boys Age 8-11 Picks

wow, this made me smile a lot -

1 because it has some of the best etsy bits on there

2 because the wonderous Heidi Burton made it, she from an inspirational family and lovely artist herself

3 because it features two of my favourite UK'ers Lupin (as mentioned previously here) and Bombus

4 because Heidi made it inspired by the lovely Henrik, who once wrote me a lovely card for some gloves I made him

5 because a pic of my son is on it, modelling a moustache for Lupin

I think I pass the six degrees of separation to heidi test

Monday, October 08, 2007

drowning gloves and loving the dog

So here, I am day 35 of the 365 crafting days project. Making Lupin's aka bugsandfishes hobo gloves drown, well, just soaking them, ready to block and then sew. These are based on the first fingerless gloves that I ever made myself when I was 14, a whole blinking 25 years ago - my knitting has improved ; ).

Those ones, 25 years ago were stripy, I was obsessed even then and my mum aka grandmalovestooknit taught me how

I also realise that I am only 20 whole days behind Lupin.... a kind of number anniversary of multi sorts - have I already said I love numbers??

The last thing I will do tonight, as I do every night is love the dog, no matter how much I want to slunk to bed she is always there waiting to give me a cuddle. Love that dog.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

winding up - crafting 365, day 32

So whirly is at her friends and there is just Louie and me here, we are rambling through our normal conversation:

* What's your favourite playstation game Mum? * which do you think is better DC or Marvel? * If you could be any superhero, which would you be? If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? * And now we are both here, I am writing this, he is chatting in my ear and we are laughing and no matter how many other things I have to do, I remember that maybe soon he won't want to do this with me so I will leave and savour this moment a bit longer.

*yarn by the amazing skeinqueen
the picture, a small snippet of our home - my sanctuary bit

Friday, October 05, 2007

spider and them

A massive spider is coming!

But they are just laughing

I'll just carry on knitting

A grand day out in the smoke

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

humbug - crafting 365, day 29

brown paper package tied up with string????

Almost, something I have made but I can't tell you who for - it's a secret.

My swap partner decided in the UK swap organised by the lovely and talented Charlotte Narunsky, yes her, queen of the tag game.

It's a brown box from Reading Museum and if I told you what it was called it would give the game away or the colour of the object you will have to be patient and wait and see...bah humbug!

a portrait of an apple

a portrait of an apple, originally uploaded by alabamawhirly.