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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Green birthday party help with ideas, decorations, games food etc? on: January 23, 2010 09:00:54 PM
Ok, so it's my bday in March and i'm having a small gathering, i think there will be around 8-10 people.. hopefully! My theme is GREEN! Green is my favourite colour, and i love everything green! So far i'v decided that there's a dress code.. people must come wearing green, or in fancy dress with a green theme.. i think i may be Tinkerbell! woo! So i was wondering if anyone has any ideas of green fancy dress options? food etc? i already have quite a few ideas myself, i just thought i'd put it out there to see what else people might come up with for food, decorations, or a game i haven't thought of? any input is appreciated!  Grin
2  COOKING / Dessert / My First Gingerbread House! on: December 20, 2009 04:53:35 PM
i should point out this first one is mine

this second one is my friends

i hope thats ok. i had such fun with my friend making the gingerbread houses!!! i know neither of them are tidy etc, but it really was a great way to spend an afternoon. Smiley and from now on i want to make one every year, hoping to improve my technique and plan more next time.

i LOVE looking at all the desserts posted here, makes my mouth water!

thanks for comments.. here's link to more photos of the 2 houses we made.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Laminaria Shawl for friend to wear on her wedding day :O) on: December 12, 2009 07:09:54 PM
i knitted this slightly modified version from the Laminaria Shawl pattern from knitty..



Pics all the pics i have are from when it was pinned while blocking...


it is made with a circular size 5 needle and Gloss Lace yarn in bare from www.knitpicks.com. The pattern is great, and i really enjoyed knitting it. i've also made another for an aunt.

 i live far away from my friend, so when she told me she was getting married i wanted to make her something special for her big day. i showed her some things i'd made, and we discussed what she was gonna wear. i showed her the pattern and some photos of other peoples versions of this shawl.. she loved it, so i went ahead and made it for her. she then told me she had brought her date forward to just 3 months notice!! so i knit as fast as my little hands could!! i then blocked it, packaged it, sent it to her, it arrived with few days to spare. she ADORES it, and so did everyone else. it looks lovely in the photos i've seen from her special day. maybe i'll ask her if i can post one that shows the shawl on here. :O)
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Another Yarnball Wreath on: December 11, 2009 11:29:32 AM
Nothing particularly original, but it is pretty.  Wink so i thought i'd share..


i like the way it turned out, the colours match my tree ornaments perfectly, i made it for our door, but i think i might like it too much to hang it where i can't see it! lol!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Amy Butler MIDWEST MOD PILLOWS on: April 22, 2009 10:23:06 AM

I was wondering if anyone has made the pillows from this pattern?


Especially the zinnia one? If so what is the pattern for it like?  Thankyou!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Blanket for Charity! on: March 11, 2009 06:05:11 PM
Here's a blanket made from 12" squares i've just finished, needs to be washed and blaock, and few ends tucked in.. but it's mainly done!

i will add the links to the patterns later!  Wink
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sackboy for my hubby! on: February 24, 2009 07:25:07 PM
I've been making Sackboy for a little while, and i finally just about finished him today in time to give him to my hubby for our anniversary!! woo!  Grin I used the Alan Dart pattern but made some modifications... i scaled it down and used size 1 needles and fingering weight yarn, (Knitpicks Palette in Bark i think), also i made it so his mouth was open. He's about 5-6" tall, perfect size!!  Grin I will add more photos after i've done stitch detail, also his tounge isn't fixed in yet cos i'm not happy wth the colour.. but i cant find felt the colour i want.. it doesnt look too bad tho. i was just so excited i just had to post! Here's the pics......

Added this one as it's better, hubby took it.  Grin

What do u guys think?

link to pattern..

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Owls!! on: December 26, 2008 08:04:27 PM
i made these 2 as a present for my brother and his girlfriend! i hope they like them! i think they're cute!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Diagonal striped scarf on: December 26, 2008 07:56:42 PM
i made his as a gift for my friend

 i had to let her open it early cos we were in town in Gap together and she was going to buy a diagonal striped scarf in there! lol! i said Erm... I have a gift for u!! hahahah! She loves it! yay! I made it holding 2 strands together of each colour and used size 10.5 needles. The yarn is Lionbrand Organic cotton and the pattern can be found here...
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Snowflake coasters on: December 26, 2008 07:45:44 PM
Here are some snowflake coaster i made as part of a gift for my hubby's Gran..

i used the snowflake afghan pattern but tweeked it a bit http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm

What do u think?
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