Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New friends

I finally finished the little green guy! And he's turned out well. He was made on a cold, bleak day - hence the scarf - and was inspired by the cat, Mr. Mingus, who kept me company during the construction process. He is a bit like the cat - fat and cute. I'm tempted to also call him Mr. Mingus but someone has suggested Jean-Paul...

The inspiration for his friend was clowns but as he evolved he became a mixture of clown, skittle and frog! But still he has his own quirky charm, I think.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ukulele schmukulele

Today I had my first ever ukulele lesson - free at the library as part of New Zealand Music Month. And, what's more, I've gone and bought my own ukulele. How's that for dedication?

Monday, May 11, 2009


I'm such an infrequent blogger. Mainly because I'm an infrequent crafter. And that's because life just takes over. Usually in a good way.

Anyway I have managed one project. A friend asked me to make her a brown sock monkey - my first commission! It's a birthday gift for her friend.

The very first softie I made was a sock monkey so it was quite
nice to make another. I used this pattern changing the embroidery a bit. Of course the heart and initials were specified by my friend - it's a monkey of love afterall.

Happy birthday "A".