Nov 30, 2012
There you have it, a simple and educational toy you can make yourself.
Nov 29, 2012
And after just a few rounds I was hooked so to speak. I stayed up late trying to finish it in one go. In the end I went to bed just before the end but finished it off first thing the next morning. I really love the orange twine for this too - gives it a really modern look. I gave this one to my mum but I can see myself making more for here and maybe some as place mats or coasters. I did a half size one in black but am not quite as in love with it.
Nov 27, 2012
On another matter if you'd like to see the daily nonsense that I post on instagram and don't have access to it you can now access via the web by using the link to the left. Be prepared for a lot of photos of cups of coffee!
Nov 21, 2012
Cue the recycled magazine Christmas tree. My Dad has heaps of promotional magazines for his work. As with most businesses which have this kind of thing there is heaps of surplus. So I decided to try and re purpose some of the old ones. Just fold the page down to the centre and then either fold the cover back on itself or attach two together at the covers. They make a quirky decoration or you could hang them up too with some fishing line.
Nov 16, 2012
Todays idea is to make friendship bracelets. I had a little practice last night. I think I need more practice but the twine is the perfect thickness. For a great tutorial head here.
You can also use the bracelets for other things. Tie them around jars or use them as napkin rings.
So are you a twine-hard?
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
So far I have wrapped a vase in twine
Wrapped a little jar (for a birthday and Christmas decoration)
Crocheted many little star/snowflakes for a garland for Christmas
Packaged a present
Crocheted a present
And I have plans to give a couple as presents. Who knows where this twine-foolery will end? Maybe I should start that book..... :)
Nov 12, 2012
I purchased this cute gingerbread fabric at Spotlight the other week knowing that it would come in handy for Christmas. And of course my twine had to make an appearance. I also got to bust out some cute labels that I picked up at Typo the other day. I'm planning on making a lot of food gifts this Christmas so the twine and labels will be getting repeated runs.
Nov 11, 2012
So as I sip some lovely Champagne and eat ham and salad with my family for lunch today and cuddle my two adorable bubbas (oh and my hubby I suppose) I will think of all the Diggers past and present who serve our country to protect our way of life.
(Image from here)
Nov 5, 2012
The other night I did the last row on the second of my Christmas gift blankets. One for my mum and one for dad. I hope they like them cause I did let them choose he colours!
I'm also knee deep in planning a double birthday party. We always make sure we do something special for the little Guy's birthday to distinguish it from Christmas. This year with Amelie celebrating her 1st birthday I was faced with the prospect of organising 2 parties in the space of 2 weeks with Christmas in the middle. So I cunningly sold the idea of a joint party to the little Guy. So now I'm organising an Iron Man/ Ladybug party complete with two sets of decorations and two cakes
It is a lot of fun though. I can see how some parents do go completely overboard. I'll share some of my ideas in the coming weeks for decorations and food.
Nov 4, 2012
(Title stolen from my friend Shona)
Since I do now have a healthy twine collection I have been thinking of tons of ways to use it. My collection of little snowflake/ stars is growing and this morning I grabbed the super glue for another project. I purchased this little milk bottle yesterday and thought it would look cute with twine wound around. In betwen chasing the kids around this morning and nearly gluing myself to the bottle, the twine and myself, I managed to get it finished.
I gave it to my Mother in Law today to put a little sunshine in her day. Im going to make a couple more for Christmas table decorations.
Nov 1, 2012
I wanted the twine (because everyone else has it) to not only use in wrapping and decorating but also to try crocheting with it. I'm pleased to report that it has been a raging sucess. Im using Attic 24's snowflake pattern and a 2.5mm hook with awesome results. I just need to get some spray starch to stiffen up the finished product. You can find Whimsy Farm Twine here.