Thursday, January 21, 2016

White Tree of Gondor Cup Cosy

I finally finished a cup cosy my husband asked me to make for him; it took me 2 weeks. Why? I offered to build him a house out of Popsicle sticks, he asks for the Taj Mahal. He wanted the White Tree of Gondor. I took the simplest chart for the White Tree of Gondor I could find on Ravelry. I painstakingly used 2.5mm knitting needles with yarn that requires 4mm needles; therefore, the fabric was nice and dense. I had to use a magnifying glass and my powerful OTTLITE to sew it together seamlessly. I used a beautiful silver yarn from my stash for the tree. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out!

Flattened before sewing         


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David Bowie No More

The world lost a bright light on Sunday.  Just 2 days after his 69th birthday when he released his 25th album, David Bowie succumbed to cancer after an 18 month battle.

I did this picture of David Bowie in acrylic back when I was 18 in high school. I had bought a couple of books on David Bowie's life at that point in time because he was one of my all time favourite artists. The picture in the book was black and white, but I had seen his video for "Blue Jean" on MTV (I know I'm dating myself), and did it in shades of blue.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Projects Done - Time to Post

At long last I can post projects I had completed for Christmas.  We're still working on Christmas and New Year's clean up and trying to get back to some semblance or normality.

The first item was a baby bee outfit for a friend of a friend.  She gave me some idea of what she wanted but no one outfit had everything, so I improvised and created my own version.

The second was a couple of caffeine cup cosies for in-laws.  Again, my own creation with my son's help.  I was so busy with work, I needed to enlist his help.  He actually did the crocheting of the base units themselves.  I later added the button loop and beads and embroidery.