Monday, November 9, 2009

Gobble! Gobble!






I just finished crocheting 'Tom Turkey'.
I'm making six more Tom's before I fly out on the 20th of this month too.
Must make six more pumpkins and six more fall coloured bowls before the 20th as well.
These are such fun and quick patterns to make, I'm hoping to get them done early enough.
My hope is to make a pair of fingerless gloves and a matching hat before I fly to D.C.
Busy, busy, busy :)

Happy creating.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Busy hands...runny nose!






I've been home sick for the past week!
Not a pleasant place to be either.
Happily I was able to do a wee bit of crocheting.
These are just a few of the things I've made.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ATC fun...





Just a few ATC's made, for recent swaps.
One more week till Halloween!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Crocheted Teddy Bear



Happy almost friday!
I am so looking
forward to the weekend, aren't you?


I'm nearly done with my very first Amigurumi Teddy Bear.
This is as much as I've done as of today.

And guess what I stumbled upon, whilst I prodded and poked around my
massive lib
rary...crochet magazines from nearly 22 years ago!
This one pictured is from 1992. The pictures in it are seriously out dated,
but
the patterns can be worked to a little more modern, posh appeal.

I even found two knitting leaflets from 1945. I cannot wait to start creating something
delightful from the
m.

But in the meantime
, here I sit, sipping my tea, planning a few halloween ATC creations.

Only 23 more days till Halloween!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn projects






Good morning everyone.
It is just wonderful to wake to the coolness of air.
After such a long spell of hot weather, this autumn day is a very welcomed change.

With the cool weather on the rise, I thought it best to bring together
all of my crochet/knitting projects.

My oh my, I have a few started.
Well I have nearly finished the baby blanket for a workmate (pastel colours).
I just have the trim to add.

I'm still working on the shawl and socks. (Green projects from previous post).
And I've got the blanket for my son (blue green and yellow Red Heart yarn) colour name, Laddie.

The blue scarf for a friend, and the 'practice' knit, that i've been working on for YEARS...it's a project I started with my Nana, who has been gone now, over 20 plus years. Simple stitches, just mindless knit. Then I hand stitch the 'scarf liKe' rows together to make a king size blanket. I seldom work on it, I must finish someday :)

And my newest project, Amigurumi.
With all the wee scraps I have, I am looking forward to creating a few cuties from my book.

Well, I must dash for now. So much to do.
Happy autumn.

Hugs,
Bairbre Aine

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ephemeral works of art...






Here are a few photos from this year's Art Splash event.
Many hours spent on hand and knee, hunched over the street 'canvas' in
the hot sun.
Several of these creations are remarkable, a few are simply stunning!
Hope you enjoy the photos.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Doodle Journal






I am a doodler!

What I enjoy most,
watching
(more like listening)
favourite movies
and doodling
the whole time!


Here are just a
few pictures
of my most recent
movie time doodles.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Where does the time go?






Seems only yesterday that my kids and I would hang out at local book sellers.
However, I realise that over six years have passed since these photos were taken.
I haven't aged...no, no, no. I'm still the youthful Mum.
Odd thing, presently my son towers over both my daughter and I.
My oh my, where does the time go?


Saturday, September 12, 2009

I held my breath for nearly this entire video!

I viewed this on another blogger's site, it is a MUST see video.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Creating in Green



Two knitting projects this month:

Socks. I'm making them with a dreamy soft acrylic blend yarn.



The second project:
A super soft shawl made from chenille yarn and using a simple beginner pattern.

I love the colour green. I just started both these projects on Tuesday. Hope to have them finished before the end of the weekend.

Happy Friday!

Cheers~

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My New Laptop!!!




I am so thrilled to have this new sleek laptop!
My old one died and in it's place:
Lollipop, lollipop, lifesaver lollipop...
Isn't it just so pretty?
YES!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A look back to the beginning of this year...

My resolutions for this year:

Setting my schedule for "o
thers"
(In 2008 I gave too much time and effort for others needs, forgetting my own).
Happy to report, I've kept this resolution all year so far. I'm finding
that a happier me can manage a "giving" attitude for others without decreasing my own needs!

Forgetting to practice what I "preach".
(Advising others on lifestyle changes and then not applying to my own life).
I'm struggling on this one! I am about half way there...I'd hoped for 100% but will continue to improve.
Ignoring my creative desires.
(Too often I cleaned up after others' messy habits).
I absolutely kept this one! Creative desires are sought after and fulfilled, often!
Not attending University
(I've made my sacrifice, it's over).
Nope, I've not achieved this one. Sadly I don't think I will until the recession is over, whenever that might be...
Financial struggles
(I am NOT the only adult in the house).
Struggles are still there, however, I'm not "alone" in the struggle. :)
Unhealthy habits
(Youthful fantasies of "living forever" exist no more).
Another "half way there" resolution. Again, I'm hoping for 100% achievement,
but realise it's not going to be within 2009.
I think this one will find it's way over to 2010 resolutions list, top priority!

These are my "hopeful" resolutions.
In the past I've not been very stellar at keeping ALL resolutions

All in all, I have done allot better than I imagined, once I hit a "tough patch" in my personal life,just getting through the day was good for me!
I"m very happy where I'm at with these resolutions.
There are still four more months remaining in 2009.
:)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bon Appetit...






I just finished watching Julie and Julia.
My daughter wanted to take me to the movies and
we decided on this new release.
I enjoyed this film very much.
The urge to cook something with butter while
sipping on wine has overcome me.

If you haven't seen this movie yet, DO.
It's delightfully charming and heart warming.

Like Julia always said "Bon appetit".

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I'm hopefully back for good!

Me and a friend working at Comic-Con 2009






My son and I attending the masquerade ball at San Diego Comic-Con 2009






Me and my boyfriend in San Diego, attending/working San Diego Comic-Con 2009

There have been many changes in my life these past few months.
A few difficult things to over come, other events that bring absolute joy to my life and heart.
And the tough choices to make, that take every ounce of energy one can muster up.
Physically I've had a few bouts with ailment. One that has kicked my bum!
The most creatively perplexing event, the melt down of my laptop.

Happy to report, I'm up and running again, my new cherry red "lollipop" cutie sits ever so lovely in my lap, and I'm feeling very creative again.

Thank you for the kind check ins, from a few of you.
I'm not completely out to the woods, so to speak, however;
feeling more energetic and creatively charged to stick around.

I haven't created any fiber arts these past few months.
Mostly paper crafts, when able and spending time with loved ones.

I'll be moving in the next several weeks, so I shall post a bit about that.
Haven't moved from my current residence in nine years...it's going to be a
bit of a challenge.
My kids have grown into fine adults (one still in school, but very near completion).
So there is the "short" of it.

Hope all of you are well. I have a much stronger respect of "health" matters now.
Being "under the weather" for a prolonged bit of time, can really take away the cheery happy status we sometimes take for granted.

I'm gratefully back!

Cheers everyone!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Under the Sea swap...


What a lovely Mermaid I received in the mail from the Under the Sea swap I was in.
Just wanted to quickly post a photo of her.
I'll add more later tonight.
Isn't she just fantastic!!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009




My students have been busy working on Earth Day related projects throughout the last week and a half.
From making natural Fairy houses for our classroom garden. Reducing our
electric use (keeping lights off in the afternoons). Picking up trash at school and around school grounds. And most importantly, learning how to LIVE a Greener lifestyle.
I'm happy for the contributions I'm trying to make to help keep mother earth a greener and healthier place to live.

Happy Earth Day!

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