Monday, 31 December 2012

This and That

I had a list in my head, and in my notebook, of things I should get done over this holiday. But somehow they are not getting done and I am having a lovely time because of it! I can do the back room later, much better to read and make whatever I fancy making. I have finished two books and am halfway through a third since the holiday started. I have not been reading at all this term, apart from magazines and craft books, so it is good to get back into a novel again. I spent my birthday gift vouchers (finally) on some lovely beads at Hobbycraft, and also some magnetic fasteners. These are amazing things that I was not aware of until my sister in law gave me a lovely bracelet for Christmas, containing one. I am not too good at the finishing neatly part of bead jewellery but have made a good enough job for personal use. I also bought a larger set of inktense pencils which I have been playing with in my journal and then on a piece of fabric. The necklace and fabric picture looked so pretty together in the sun-the only sun of the last few days-back to wet, grey and windy again now.
 The fastener is at the bottom-they actually look good as well as being practical. 
 I bought some cheap but pretty yarn a while ago called 'Crofter Dk' by Sirdar-with a claim to have a fairisle effect. I wanted to try crocheting a hat and this was the result. It is a bit too big but will be alright for work. It gave me an idea of how many circles to do before making the tube part-about 19 or 20, and it gave me an excuse to make a bobble. It exactly used up one ball of yarn including bobble so that was useful to know too.
 Here it is modelled on plastic girl, then below on me-I have vintiqued the photo so I look slightly less weird!
I hope that the holiday brings you some time to rest and do fun things too. Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful 2013! x

8 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

Happy New Year to you, Sarah! All the best for 2013!

xx Kat

Linda said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too! Your blog has provided so much pleasure throughout 2010. A big thank you from your friends on a currently very wet Crete! x

E Wix said...

Happy New Year, dear Sarah!
What a super hat!

Kamana {Naashia} said...

happy new year sarah!

Linda said...

Of course I meant 2012! x

Tracy said...

LOVE the hat--fun stripey color way! And the necklace is lovely... the stones are wonderful! Wishing you an AMAZING creative 2013, Sarah ((HUGS))

Liz said...

Happy New Year! I love the necklace and the hat....super cute!

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