Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Sunshine Frenzy

First week back a work after four weeks off and I am a bit worn out. As a consolation I have had an absolutely beautiful Sunday.

Snuggled in bed with the boy, then trundled up to the Yerring Station Market to buy yummy goodies. There were ominous clouds all around but we were followed everywhere by glorious sunshine until we got home. Then we finished playing Gears of War II on split screen co-op, and had vinefruit loaf with terrine, olives and the most divine goats cheese for afternoon tea. Now we are snuggled on the couch with the dogs watching Warehouse 13. Sundays don't get much nicer than that.

I have good news for those of you in the know - Seville Oranges are back in season and we went and got five and a half kilos today. Marvel at their orangy goodness and imagine the scrummy marmalade that I will be making soon.

Seville Oranges

I have made a medium sized Nannageddon purse, not sure how big the large one will be but I'll get around to it at some point.

Medium Nannageddon

I have also almost finished a BLT purse to go with with the TLC purse, just one slice of bread to go. I have tried for plumper more stuffed bread this time to try and stop it curling up at the edges.

BLT Almost Done

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday TLC Frenzy

The day has not started off well, the repair man has been and our washing machine is kaput. Now we have to figure out how to afford a new one. Our budget is a bit stuffed at present due to vet bills for poor GIR's tooth which he had to have out after he split it laterally on a bone.

Got halfway through my couch day yesterday before I got the urge again and created the TLC Purse.

TLC Purse 1

TLC of course standing for tomato, lettuce and cheese.

TLC Purse 3

The cheese forms the main purse and is knitted, the other bits are crocheted.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Misty Frenzy

Today is a couch day, the world outside has disappeared into cloud and the dogs and I are all alone in the mist. We are snuggled up on the couch watching Eureka with lots of cushions and a doona looking out into a white world.

Misty World

There are neighbours and a mountain out there somewhere, in fact since I took that photo it has closed in even more. Everything is dripping and there are shining beads of water decorating all the bare branches.

Was quite productive yesterday and made a much more successful granny square purse.

Granny Purse

Smaller but much more manageable to make than the last one, I think this might be a winner for the market.

Also experimented with another new design - the egg on toast purse.

Egg Purse

The toast is still a bit wonky but I think I might be onto something here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday Nanna Frenzy

Last week of my holidays this week and Scott is in New Zealand until Thursday. I had made up my mind to be super productive and get heaps of things done but still find myself mostly pottering around.

I have just finished a prototype of a new creation - the Nannageddon purse. I am quite pleased with the idea but it took way too long to make, plus I'm not quite happy with the top where the crochet meets the purse clasp. I will have to find a better method if I am going to make more for the market.

Nanna Purse