Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
My first outfit was a Batgirl outfit for a fancy dress party on Saturday. And considering I haven't sewn for years I was quite impressed. It wasn't out of this world - but it did it's job and cost very little! Genius.
I am currently in the middle of Christmas gift knitting - so can't see that I'll do much refashioning before Christmas but I do have a few days hoiday I can take from work, and have a dress I want to adjust for my work's Christmas party...so we shall see!!!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I MiniRhi pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings! Signed MINIRHI.
I have signed up for 2 months - but hope to go a bit further as I am getting married in June and have a LOT of saving to do!
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Saturday, November 24, 2007
Today is my first Saturday with nothing planned. So M and me are going to have a romantic meal in. I have mini cheesecake in the oven as I type, and once the rugby finishes (Wales V S Africa) we're off to Tesco to get food for dinner tonight. Garlic Prawns to start, followed by Savoy Cabbage with Duck Breast and orange & honey roast carrots. Then cheesecake. I'm really looking forward to it. :)
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I currently have 500g of Currants, and 200g each of Sultana's and Raisins soaking in 5 tablespoons of Brandy (though this doesn't look enough to me, so I'll probably add another one or two later!) and this will rest until after work tomorrow. An easy beginning, I know, but essential to keeping the cake moist. By the way, this recipe is partly based on Delia Smith's Rich Fruit Cake - but I tend to use a different recipe each year and will add as I go along. (One reason for adding it to this blog is so I can see how I made it!) The quantities above are intended for an 8" round or 7" square tin. Though I am making 2 smaller ones from this quantity. The third I'll probably make next week.
7 Weeks til Christmas...
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
I have lately been looking for knitting inspiration online and have come across so many wonderful knitters blogs I was inspired to revisit mine. I haven't done a great deal of knitting over the last few months but with Christmas coming up and all the inspiration and we have sky installed in the house now I am looking forward to spending the night in the house with some good tv and a cup of tea/glass of wine! Unfortunately my camera is broken at the moment so cant post any photos, but will add updates when I get the chance.
Currently on my needles is a pink top from one of the Stitch n Bitch books, which I started over a year ago. I recently finished a scarf for a christmas present and plan to knit another (i dont want to mention recipients in case they find this!) and a doll for my neice, and some toys from www.mochimochiland.com which are FABULOUS!! Oh, and some cupcakes too!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I decided to have a go at crochet last night. I have just finished a doll for my sister's 21st and have a sleeve left on my pink top (I will finish it, but it needs concentration and work is crazy at the moment! I need no-thinking-knitting.) So as my second attempt at crochet I managed 2 granny squares - 1 that looks pass-able; 1 that's all wonky and I have no idea why, and a flower.
I was pretty impressed with myself!
Firstly following the 'Geek' wristband from 'Stitch n Bitch Nation' by Debbie Stoller.
This led to my 'Boy & Girl' design - in several colours, and on different needle sizes.
And the wonderfully simple - stripes!
They need very little yarn and took me about 3 hours from cast on to bind off - and a cup of tea in the middle! [All wristbands are done in Rowan Cotton Glace on 2mm or 3mm needles. I just knit until i can wrap it around the wrist it is meant to fit, bind off then matress stitch together.]
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Is about my knitting
is about my garden
The Stitch one didn't get too far and I was hoping to move the posts from there to here, but i can't. I have started knitting a top from 'Stitch n Bitch Nation', can't remember what it's called, but it's pink and involves some new techniques. Will post photos soon. I hope.
Bryn Rhosyn is the name of my house and me and Matthew are currently working on the garden, all progress posted there.