Wednesday, 24 October 2012
If ever a knitted toy summed up how I feel today, this one is it! I've had very little sleep for days now, more stress over the past month than a person should ever be given at any one time, and very little support from those around me....I promise not to go on the rampage zombie-style, tempting though it might be!
I did have lots of fun last night watching The Walking Dead and joining in with this little fellow....BLURGHARGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
All this chap needs now is some tattered clothes - will I have time before Halloween? Maybe....
This pattern can be found in the most excellent book Knit Your Own Zombie - lots of fun to be had here for those of a certain disposition!
Monday, 22 October 2012
If you'd like a tiny tea pot or a cute cup (these are only a couple of inches tall) then get in touch!
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
This is in my favourite medium, Derwent Drawing pencils on pastel paper, with white highlights in acrylic.
So this morning I had a bit of a mug cull - hardened my heart and took out all the mugs given as end of school year presents and ones we never, ever use and put them in the charity bag. That made some space for perhaps a couple of extra new ones in the future......
*outlines of the British Isles in case you just can't see it!
Monday, 15 October 2012
The lady that wrote this pattern is a genius, an absolute genius, and I am very grateful to her for providing me with such amusement in the gaps between knitting scarves and the like.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
As there are a few weeks before we go, I have decided to make a huge effort and try to clear my list of oustanding commissions. Many people have been very kind and said 'whenever you can' but I would like to be able to go away in the knowledge that all my obligations have been fulfilled and come back to a clean slate. This probably means knitting during every waking moment, but there are worse ways of spending time! One such commission is a tiny knitted tea set - I'm about half way through that and it's looking good so far.
No painting commissions at the moment (if you are thinking of a portrait as a Christmas gift, better get in quick!) so if I have a moment, I plan some equine pictures from the slew of photos I took at the Paralympics - there is the local annual exhibition coming up and I have nothing to put in!
So they may have to wheel me out to the plane and throw me in, but at least I'll be going off happy!
Friday, 5 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
This is in Country Homes & Interiors, November edition.
With a bit of luck, the current painting with the decking and the beach chairs will be finished today. I'll be glad to see the back of it - the novelty has worn off as I discovered many of the artist's errors along the way and probably made a few of my own too. Give me a horse or a dog to paint rather than chairs any day!
Monday, 1 October 2012
I noticed that September was not a very good blogging month at all. That must be the least amount of posts I have ever put up in a month...but then it was a pretty rubbish month all round. It finished badly too, with the discovery of a 3 inch hole rotted into the back of our (not that old) fan oven....yet more expense. Creativity feels turgid too - I'm working on various projects for other people that are taking a long time and I can't show half of them. Very frustrating when I have lots of my own ideas bubbling away but can't get around to putting them into action. Maybe October will be better - I sure hope so!