Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Little round up

I forgot to share a pic of my first attempt on himmeli. Wasn't fun. Also made a rather kitschy trucker cap.....
 I made up new swear words while making this....
Hey babyyyyy
Xmas went, these are still hanging about

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Almost there...

Counting down days when we can set off to our holiday in Finland. I still dislike flying, but I'm trying to tell myself that I'd rather whizz over in a few hours, than drive across countries and be stuck on floating tin cans for days....So much more quicker way to get around. I have just taken out the first batch of garden flowers, and put more bulbs and seeds in. My goal is to have so much random flowers that there is little space for weeds.
The weather was nice for a few days but now it seems to be going back to the usual grim and grey.
 Doesn't bother her though, that's one happy hound...
 Getting there....
 And now just need to do the same on the other end.....
 Getting restless
Listening to the roaring of the foamy sea
Grim and grey....
Mr Wallace is celebrating the local football teams cup win....
 International street market and the churros, om nom....
Had to get the lovely coffees, regular visits on their stall when the market is on...

Will do some more garden stuff and last minute tidy up, then pack our bag. On friday it'll be evening flights. Last time we took the night flights, I wore my family guy-jammie bottoms, and the air  stewardess thought I was a child, as she put us in front of the queue saying children first. It made me chuckle.
Was smooth flights though, so let's hope these ones will be just as smooth. Might take my plastic crochet hook with me, as doing crochet is nice and calming.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Usual fuckery...

Nothing new in the cuckooland, crafting, schoolruns, hunting for crafting items, this time it's artificial flowers. Never realised how hard is to find them if there are certain colours and styles you want....
The sunshine we've had lately is wonderful. It makes people more energetic, makes people smile easier, and generally lifts the mood up. The wind is still cold as a witch's tit though.
Two weeks to go for the holidays too, very excited....

As I don't really have a social life or hobbies other than crafting and being skint, here's more random pics.


Friday, 7 March 2014

More shit I've made

Been a bit quiet again, but hey ho.. In 3 weeks time I'll be packing  my bags and going for a little holiday back in Finland, to live live like normal folk for a while...Me and the sprog are looking forward to this.
I've been pimping up my luggage, as it's quite plain looking, which means that spotting it can be a bit irritating in the baggage arrivals...Also been takin pics of more crap I've made during the last few years.... So rest of the post is more or less pics of  DIY junk.
Here we go...

Little one got some new curtains, just turned the edges neatly and quick passionate moments with my sewing machine, and done....
 Then I had some moments with my overlocker, and made this flappy hippy tunic, no patterns though..
 Ordered this lovely fleece from America, and it turned into a folklore inspired vest. All the ribbons are vintage bits that I have stashed....
Pencil skirt I made a few years back, it has a little frill in the bottom with a bow, just to give a little oomph to my already OOOOMPH arse... No patterns with this one.
Had more of this fabric, so tried a 50's inspired pattern on it, came out ok...
 A fluffy coat I made years ago. Heart shaped pocket and ties in front.

 Something I wove in school. It was not fun...........
 World Book Day required a book related outfit, so made this Little My outfit for sprog to wear.
 First go in sweetie sewing....Not great, but sproglet was happy to get a little pouch..
 Pimping up the suitcase a bit.....
And because my life is boring and we do nothing else, that's about it....
Ta-ra....

Saturday, 15 February 2014

It ain't over 'til it's over....

Well, dog is now better, and we have passed the first round of lurgy. Just waiting for the second round to start, as there are now reports of the flu poking it's head up, with the normal and the swine kind. So just to save you up on the forthcoming media hysteria, we are all gonna die.

And now for something completely different.
I have been getting some pretty fabrics. Some have a purpose, some I bought just in a whim. It was also the little ones birthday, so got her some little pressies.
Weather has been the usual poop. Lots of wind, rain, and grimness...


 A little something for the little one.....
 This one cost more than I would've wanted to pay, but hey ho.......
 Throw the stiiiiick, the stiiiiiiiccckkkkkk.....
Multisize patterns. Not fond of them, but they are handy....
 Ordered this fabric from a little american fabric shop, as I couldn't not find this fleece anywhere in the UK. Just waiting for the lining fabric to come, so I can finish my bodywarmer made from this....
 Various bits, 1 m pieces, so need to figure out what to make from them....
 This is my answer to the gloomy weather, made a maxiskirt for myself, and lil'un got a skirt too.
Now back to my knitting, so I can finally get  the project done, so I can start another.... :) Keep them hands busy, otherwise I will get depressed and homesick.

Toodledoo for now, hope everybody is all safe and cosy, keeping warm.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

The realm of snot..

My little one was lurgied last week, my other half still is, and now I have a hedgehog lodged in my throat, and lungs collecting gunk. Gotta love the lurgy season.
I'm knitting a little snood style scarf, and after that I'm going to attempt to try out Karelian embroidery style that is commonly used in Kaspaikka, which is a linen towel usually hung on orthodox icons. Also used in the entrance of a house, so coming in you would wash your hands before entering the living area.
Will see when I get to try this out though, as my lurgy is still in early stages, will see how stuffed I feel by the end of the evening....
At least it is actually sunny, a very welcome thing after a week of dark heavy grey clouds of rain, and stormy winds.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Ehrmagerd......

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3986912.ece

So never mind parents teaching their children anything, just make the schools do that too.

I've written about it before, but hey, let's stir up some shit again.......
Boys will not turn into rampant homosexuals if they play with dolls or other "girly" games when they are small.It might accidentally teach them empathy skills..... Same goes for wearing "girly" colours.... My kiddo was allowed to play with toys she found interesting. That includes the usual My Little Pony, Barbie and dolls, but also includes, cars, tools, science kits etc.....
I just wanna go hide in some fuckin cave, because I'm fed up with dumbass people.
Boys will be assholes if they are taught to be such things. Boys will be boys and other bullshit that has let them off easier with shit for decades. Well Imma start a new fad, girls will be girls.
Don't let them have smartphones and internet on their own, until you have told them about the birds and bees and what is a normal relationship. Teach them respect towards others, and make sure that they get the support they need, and the boundaries they need..... You know,that thing called being a fucking parent....
I despair.....