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Completely off the subject of all things creative (kindove)…
On the morning of December 9th a spiraling light appeared in the dark sky above Norway. The light remained in the sky for several minutes, appearing to have a blue spiral radiating out from it’s center, and then was engulfed by what seemed to be a black hole.
While watching the footage and looking at some photos, my husband said he had seen it somewhere before. He had a browse around and came up with this painting. It’s by Carlo Crivelli (1435 – 1495) and hangs in the National Gallery, London.
I have just finished my first in a series of 4 (of course!) of turtles. It’s Mikey! He turned out far better than I expected and when I get some more spare time when i’m not cleaning or reading (…which reminds me, I’ll have to try and find one of those hands free book holders…so handy) I am going to finish the gang. And then I will see if I can find or make a pattern for shredder and splimter to…and one of the foot (turtles must have someone to fight right?). I might go the whole hog and make them a pizza and weapons too! Anyhow here he is… Michelangelo. (even if he is a bit lonely) And Cy loves him!! Glad I made him chewable!
The thing that started it all was my son’s new singlet. It’s the funkiest piece of clothing I have gotten for him yet. His Nanna and Grandpa got this singlet for him at the Bellingen markets when they went there last weekend (which reminds me…I’ll have to make my own way down there sooner or later).
Gorgeous isn’t it? (Oh and Cy!) But when I do tye dye (whether it be t-shirts, baby clothes or tablecloths) I will post the results along with a step by step instruction guide on tie dyeing.
1 cup of olive oil
2 cleaning cloths/rags
Squeeze the lemons until you have 1/2 a cup of lemon juice. Pour the oil and lemon juice into the spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray a small amount onto one cloth and rub evenly onto the furniture. Use the second cloth to polish dry.
1 cup of white vinegar
2 cups of warm water
Mix the water and vinegar together in a bucket. Make sure when you mop the floor your mop is only damp not wet.tiled / linoleum Floors...
1/4 cup white vinegar
7 1/2 litres of hot water
1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid
1/4 cup of baking soda
Put the hot water into a bucket and mix in the vinegar, baking soda and dishwashing liquid. Stir well and mop. Easy and effective.
1 cup of water
medium sized microwave bowl
Pour the water into the bowl. Squeeze the lemon and add 4 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the water in the bowl. Stir. Put the bowl into the microwave uncoved and boil for 5 minutes. Then take the bowl out and wipe the inside of the oven clean.
500ml of pine oil
1 1/2 litres of hot water
2 bars of soap
large glass jar
Grate soap until you have 2 cups worth of soap flakes. Slowly mix the soap flakes into the hot water in the glass jar. If suds form, stop stirring until they disappear. Slowly stir in pine oil. Make sure it is completely blended. Fill spray bottle with 1/4 mixture 3/4 water. Put the lid on the jar of the remaining mixture and store in the pantry/cupboard.
Shake bottle every time before you use it.
The little jester hat was my first ever knitted hat. I knitted it in two halves so it was an easy first project. The little blue hat was a fun little project…this was my first attempt at cable knitting (it was a great success). I made it in the 6-9 month size but it only just fits (hehehe a great excuse to make another). It’s still a great hat. The orange elf hat is the most recent hat I’ve made for Cy. It was my first project on circular and dpn. Towards the end I got a bit tired of the dpns but it was a good project to learn on…and it looks awesome! The last one I made for myself! I’ve been dying to try my hand at a calorimetry for ages. This one ended up a bit big large because of the wool I used but it still looks funky and is comfy and warm. Will definitely be making more of these…
So…this is my very first time blogging, I thought I might tell you a little bit about myself…..
I live with my husband and our little boy Cy (11 months). I love to relax and take life easy. My favorite things are knitting, sewing etc. It is so rewarding to see a ball of wool and some sticks, or some string and some random materials….and then (after a while) bam…Something beautiful, crafty, cute, warm, funky…whatever it is, it’s always awesome. :) So mostly my entries are going to be my adventures into tricky things like sewing, knitting, painting…and maybe even crocheting (maybe).