My Creative Space…..

I know, I know, Kirsty said there is no linky thing this week, but I want this to be a habit and am not stopping for anyone! (Plus it was my school holidays last week, we only have one week, so here I am today 🙂  )

I always took myself to be a non-knitter.  I have tried and tried over the years to knit anything from a scarf to one of the famous clown dolls.  Boy I gave it my best shot.  I LOVE knitted garments so VERY much, but thought I would never be able to produce my own…thats all changed! YAY!  Just before our holiday the BH+G mag had a knitting pattern book with easy to complicated items in it.  There is a lovely garter stitch swing jacket that I thought possible but had the little voice of doubt going on in my head.  On holidays I bought the wool and needles (two sizes no less!) to give it a go.  Lastnight I got out a knitting book for kids that I found in my school library.  Tis SO EASY!  Can’t believe it.  Figured out what I was doing wrong all these years.  I made a little practice swatch lastnight before I got all gung ho and wasted the wool for the project.  This is what I came up with….

And as promised here is a BAD photo of my new fabric stash….please excuse plastic bags…took the photo on my way out the door!

I would like to extend a big thank you to the few who have offered to help in my quest for a school cafe.  It is really exciting to see things coming together with your emails of what you have.  You are doing something REALLY wonderful and if I could I would hug you ;-D

Normally I would say to get on over to Kootoyoo to see what the rest of the world has been creating, but they are apparently having a rest for the school hols.  I think you should go there anyways because Kirsty has been on a mission decorating ugly wire coathangers and has produced some very AMAZING little items.  You will be most impressed!!!

Where oh where did i see it???

I just received the most gorgeous stash of fabrics and the like from Quilt Fabric Delights.  All too cute and pretty. Some I had ordered for a purpose, a tea cosy made with pinks and greens and oranges…BUT i forgot to save the link and now I can’t find it!  I am pretty sure it was on someone’s blog that i visited on Kootoyoo for My Creative Space a few weeks ago, but maybe its not…Oh well…

Will edit and upload some pics of my new purchase when I get home….

Just get over it….

Apparently the so called love of my life has decided that I am a drama queen and should just get over the mouse thing.  I am sorry I just can not!  I get up in the morning get in his car and there is poop on the seat!!! (and the fabulous smell to go with it) then I come to work to clear the fresh (and sometimes blue) poop from my desk before I can begin my job…then it is everywhere through out my day.  My reason right now for posting is that there are two darlings (mice that is) having a conversation (or is that an arguement) about the tasty blue block i just arranged for them to share.

Arrival at farm at 1am was met with rat and mouse poop in own bed.  Not sleeping there.  Ok, swag, you beauty! I have the swag on the roof rack! YAY! saved.  But NO.  Said swag has been filled with poop and a DEAD BODY.  Am NOT sleeping in that for a LONG time :/

So, you tell me, drama queen or just darn over it! LOL

PS what sort of camera do you use to upload your photos on your blog?  I am in the market for a new SLR but have no idea where to start!

Back on the road

We have just assed through Mildura on our way to Renmark and have encountered dust storms!

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MY creative SPACE

Well its been a somewhat creative week here on my farm, but it’s all over now as we sit in the car on our adventure back to the red centre.

I was very excited to do a small but lovely bit of shopping at the local patchwork shop. A few things to tide me over…including a rotary cutter and ruler thingy…

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I did go back for round two to grab the wool and needles I need to start my first ever real knitting project from BHG mag last month. Was so excited to find the store keeper in inglewood knitting exact same project so I could get details from her, tad hard to make a special purchase like that without the list of requirements (because said list is on kitchen table in different state!!!)

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I had NO idea figs could taste so good! whipped up some fresh fig jam on Monday and it is glorious. My new favorite with cream on scones! Yesterday I made some lemon marmalade too… Equally yummy.

Also found some great sheets for the vintage sheet swap but no pics as they are safe and sound on roof rack!

Well I am off to look at everyone elses spaces at Kootoyoo.com. (I have tried so hard to make. Link from my mobile but can’t figure it out sorry… Seeya!

Still going

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On THE road…..

Left home at the rock yesterday at about 3. Above is my current view through front windscreen. Just passed a place called Spalding on our way to Burra South Australia. Should get home to my little farm at about 11 tonight…

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