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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Abundance is a cornfield ripe
For the picking.
As my holidays come to a close, I’m very happy with how much I was able to accomplish. Many small and interesting items for the market sales, orders dropped off to customers and loads of baby gear has been made. I’m pretty happy with all that.

This week was a knitting week (most unusual I know lol) and below are some of the finishes......

Baby bootees for Fiona

.....more cute little bootees....
 Love this slouch hat pattern. I have knitted it for a groovy friend of mine who requested a knitted hat.
The pattern is a free download from Ravelry. Click here for the link. 

Do you love the top of the hat? I reckon it looks pretty sweet. Love the gathering.

Another slouch hat knitted in some ripper coloured yarn and so, so soft.

Even had a request for a yoga bag from a customer, so there it is. I have had this material for a while and just love it, so it was nice to see it finally made into something cool.

I went to visit our local craft shop and stumbled across these two really sweet fat quarter fabrics. Had to have them!!.  This is a cute little girls bag I made to sell at the markets. The measurements are 5in x 7 in, with lovely little handles.
 I could imagine what Miss Shae would be thinking right now if she saw that bag. Lol

I love all the little nieces and nephews I surround myself with as they inspire me and are very honest. RyanJarrodShae and Jack.......luv ya heaps. xxx

Thanks for sharing part of your morning with me, and I hope your corner of the world is as happy as mine. Wishing you all a great week ahead and stay safe.
Cheers, Anita.
Viva Italia

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Friends are the
sunshine of life.
-John Hay.
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Hey groovy cats, how are you? I’ve had a week of finishes, creations and success! As you could’ve guessed by now I’m not that great when it comes to having to sew buttons on garments that I’ve made....not my most favourite thing in the world. Lol Success!

Finally the buttons are on the 2 pillow covers, packed up with blankets and dropped off! Finish!
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I had oodles of fun with this little creation......
Having so many little bits of yarn left over from previous projects and unable to just throw them out, I decided to make some little tiny crocheted bags, then I made the cute little doll......she had to have a blanket as well.There is no pattern for any of this, (except for the flowers) I just played as I went.
I have already sold one of these little parcels, they’re so cute.
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This is just a cute little blanket that is only about 4in x 5in, but will have a doll or something added to it. Anyone got any ideas that I could use? I'd love to hear from you.
These funny little things are bed socks. I have posted them before but have started making them again in time for market day. I’ve already sold a pair and they look cute on and fit well.
Sook sook has finally jumped in the pull-along-trolley....all by himself. Well done Milo.
I’m waiting hard for Heather to return from her holiday so I can pick on her!! Lol. No, really....I miss her cheek company. I wish you all a fantastic week and may peace be with you.

Cheers, Anita.      Image result for small clip art love hearts

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter and Buona Pasqua

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Hey, did anyone check out the moon last night? Pretty groovy ! We had a total lunar eclipse (sun, earth and moon all in alignment) and Cory took this awesome shot last night.

What’s been going on around here?
Surprise, surprise!.........some knitting
I’ve gone coat hanger mad again!! Being prompted by the fact I simply can’t throw out worthwhile pieces of yarn, some cute little coat hanger covers are in the making. I’ve decided I will make girl and boy styles, so the second cover will have something ‘boy’ on it.

 A little pink baby cardigan knitted in 4 ply baby yarn and fits 0 -3 month. Loved knitting this.
 Had fun knitting this little beauty. I’ve used Big Baby paton yarn, 8 ply. Don’t you just love the way it’s knitted up? It always amazes me how the pattern just happens in front of your eyes.

The simple but effective pattern added to stocking stitch really pops out the colours.
......oh yes......I had some left over yarn......enough to make a baby beanie with a little knobbly bit on the top.
 Yes there was smoke firing off my knitting needles this week.....another little cardigan whipped up for a 4 year old girl. It must’ve been a week of using variegated colours for me. Actually, Heather the feather forced me to use this colour as it was from her stash.

 I’m missing that little wicked witch, she’s taken off on holidays. Hope you’re surviving Suez (and everyone around her, oh really I mean everyone in that state!!! Lol).

Well gals, to all of you who celebrate Easter out there, have a wonderful and Happy Easter. My school holidays have started also and I'm so getting into that sewing shed.The weather has cooled down, so it will be pleasant to sit in there.
Cheers, Anita.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Amazing days

A friend’s smile leaves an imprint
on your heart.

Well a super hello to you all! You know sometimes there seems to be patches of your life that are just awesomely amazing?? Mine is right now. Had a far out weekend last weekend with a new bunch of friends from the gym, great time at work and home, made lots of progress with my craft work. Too good!! Lol

Talking about my week.......

A sweet little tooth fairy doll...
Finished my pot holders

A trove of knitted beanies made for market day....

Milo investigating the camera lens....

An absolutely gorgeous gate given to us...

Thank you card

While talking to a friend down the main street of our town I found a usb stick on the ground. I decided to take it home first before handing it in to the police station. I wondered if perhaps there might be a name on the stick somewhere so put it in my computer and what do you know......it had the name of a friend of mine who has just moved back to town after being away for many years, and who I had met up with a couple of days before in a yoga class!!! How weird is that? She bought me this card and mug as a thank you. Thanks Jodi.
An elephant!!
This life sized elephant has been getting moved to different locations around our town. Pretty spiffy hey? I took these photo’s when it was near our local library, very impressive. It is here for a more serious purpose though, to highlight the many road accidents and fatalities in our area. Click here for more info. 

I love the creative way the elephant was made out of car parts and the colourful design. 

Well my friends, it is time for me to get the last of my washing cranked up and the time is ticking. As I farewell you for another week I would also like to remind darling Suez that she needs to hold on to her cap and mittens because cyclone Heather is making her way to sunny old Queensland. Lol Look out, she was firing on all cylinders yesterday!!!!!! I'll miss Heather while she's away for her holiday.......no one to bother. lol. xx

Cheers,   Anita. .

Viva Italia

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Furious knitting.

Instill the love of you into all the world,
for a good character is what is remembered.
-The Teaching for Merikare, par. 24

This week was full of furious knitting to get things finished and to get new projects on the go. Since I decided to hold a stall at our local markets, orders have started to fly in. I have made a head start with my headbands for this coming winter and they are topped off with cute little crocheted flowers.......
 Easy as pattern. Click here.

My collection of baby beanies is starting to grow. It’s a simple pattern using double rib for the band and stocking stitch for the main section of the beanie.
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 Another knitting order to be filled – 1 baby jacket for a 3 week old babe and a jacket for her 3 year old sister. The cardigan below is on the go, using 4 ply baby yarn and a good old vintage pattern.

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 What! Who did this??.......
 No, I dont believe it was Mr. Gorilla....
 Milo !!!!
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On a happier note, I was given this lovely piece of fabric and I can see it being used on one of my library displays at work.

I’m off to get a ruffle bag made in my sewing shed. Before I take off into the abyss I just want to send well wishes to all Aussie folk experiencing the rotten cyclones we’ve got happening on both sides of the country. We’ve only had the winds and rain. In the north end of Western Australia, we’ve had pretty nasty destruction due to the cyclone. I hope our eastern states folk are holding on tight.

Love to John and Jane.                           

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sweet week

A lifetime driven by passion
Is far more fulfilling
than a lifetime driven by money.
David B. Cox
I’ve just had one of the best week’s ever!! It was like having that cup of tea that tasted extra special and you want it to last forever! Lol
1 Slid in an extra cup of tea with Heather
2 Picked up an extra day’s work
3 Finished the bed socks order for a customer
4 Sold stuff at the markets
5 Was given a trailer load of old bricks
6 Slept well
7 Found out a friend of mine is moving back to town
8 Found a nice home for our young rooster
9 Had lovely friends over last night
10 Picked up more knitting orders

Pretty happy with all that!
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Sitting at the markets yesterday just isn’t right if I’m not knitting as well as socialising, so I whipped up this little cutie.

Pretty in blue
While hubby was at a job the other day he was asked if he’d like some bricks.....yes please! To some it may look like a trailer full of old stuff,

but to me.......
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Image result for clipart flower decorationsIt feels like home.
A great find at the local library....Full of wonderful crochet patterns to keep me entertained for ages.
We were entertained  last night by Milo, as we sat in the backyard and watched as he chewed his leash into millions of pieces. Oh boy....just as well hubby is a clever guy and made a new leash this morning. He did a super job too. Thanks for your company last night Chris and Neville and thanks for giving Mr Rooster a new home,. You guys are sweet as.

I best be off now as I have Heather the feather coming over to get me into strife. Lol. Actually, the sweet heart is coming to drop off some yarn I asked her to purchase for me. See, I’m still having the best week. That’s what happens when you surround yourself with people you want to be around. It’s great.
Have a super week gals.
Cheers, Anita.


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