31 October 2010

Three Six Five Challenge - October

Here are a few of the 31 photos I took this month for the challenge. Some of the photos were taken on a lovely summery day in Carlton; so glad I took my camera on that day.

28 October 2010

Crochet Ripple Blanket

Here is another project I have started (surprise, surprise). It's a crochet ripple blanket in acrylic yarn. Whilst I can't remember the last time I used acrylic, I'm enjoying it the experience and the colours are really lovely (not quite so bright as the photo shows).
Details on the pattern can be found at this wonderful site http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html

25 October 2010

Urban Graffiti

Graffiti always amazes me. The time, effort, and expense creative artists put in to work, often unrecognised and (at times) unrewarded. A while ago I discovered this artwork in Richmond Victoria but it was only this weekend when I had the foresight to photography it, fear of one day it being vandelised. Unfortunately I do not know who the artist is, I only hope his/her talent does not go unrewarded.

20 October 2010

High Tea - ThreeSixFive Challenge (October)

A couple of weekends ago a few of us had a great day in the city. We went to a Craft Expo, out for a quick snack for lunch and then to High Tea (and between all this two of us took lots of photos). This was second High Tea, this time at the Westin Hotel. We ate some scrumptious food, and some not to spectacular. All in all, it was a lovely day however I must say when comparing the two venues I prefer The Windsor.

16 October 2010

Resin Bracelet

I went to a craft expo last week and finally made something I have been waiting to make for a long time - a resin bracelet. BQueen ran the workshop http://www.bqueen.com.au/ The whole process was much easier than I thought, and I really like how it turned out, so much so that I purchased a kit and hope to visit the store to buy more supplies. My next project will be a resin ring and a resin bangle.

BTW, the colour of the bracelet isn't entirely accurate in the photo - it is ore purple in real life with dark blue streaks.

Steam Trains - ThreeSixFive Challenge (Sept)

A few weeks ago we went on a steam train journey from Southern Cross Melbourne to Geelong and return, organised by http://www.steamrail.com.au/. What a lovely way to travel, the smell of the burning coal was actually quite nice. What we noticed was the attention to detail in the making of the carriages (from last century); you certainly wouldn't find this craftsmanship in today's public transport system.

Naturally I used the trip as a photography opportunity, and contribution to my 365 challenge.

06 October 2010

1001 journals

I get so much enjoyment from participating in the 1000/1001 journal project. Unfortunately it is a bit of a gamble whether the journal returns to the originator or not (I guess it's rather like an old-fashioned chain letter), but I think there would be so much excitment if it did make it home.
Here are two entries I recently completed for a journal on the theme "Things We Love".

03 October 2010

Crochet Hexagon Quilt

My latest, and long term, project is a hexagon crochet quilt. Inspiration for the quilt came from the fabulous http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/. Because crochet is so portable, I thought this is the perfect project to take with me when I am a passenger in a car, watching sport, or whatever. The yarn is pure wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills - just can't get better value for money.

02 October 2010

Completed some more tatting motifs for the 25 Tatting Motif Challenge. A couple of patterns are by Mary Konior. Motifs number 13-17 now complete....