I took a break from playing Dragon Age and I stamped this.
And then I took a break from listening to Florence + The Machine and made this.
And then I stopped reading Stitch and Bitch and made this.
What else should I stamp???
I had so many Doctor Who and yarny related goodies in the mailbox recently I don’t know where to start.
Ok there was two. But they were both awesome that it seems like more.
First up, I managed to nab a Tangerine 8 project bag! I have been trying to get one of these for ages, but they sell out almost immediately.
One night I was lieing awake at 2am, surfing Twitter and saw a shop update. I set my alarm and then later that morning scored myself the project bag of my dreams. How could I possible not have longed for a knitting bag with yarn rolling out of the Tardis. *swoon*
I’ve now located all of my Midnight Scribbles Doctor Who stitch markers and this did seem like the perfect place for them.
I now have 6 of these stitch markers, one for each month of the Doctor Yarn Club by Yarn vs Zombies.
Another 2 yarns arrived in the post this week!
Australia Post hasn’t been kind to Kiki and there have been missing packages all over the place so I got two at once which was a very nice surprise.
Which was good timing because I just last night finished off the 9th Doctor (plus nanogenes) which I made into 22 Little Clouds.
And have started knitting the Of The Moon using the 3rd Doctor.
I cannot wait to see how this one turns out. I love all of Caitlin Ffrench’s patterns. (Who by the way has just released her first book! Which you can buy in PDF onlyor in hard copy book format. It also includes natural dye recipes to recreate the yarns perfectly.)
*disclaimer- as much as I gush about these products, they were paid for with my own hard earned dollars. Although if anyone ever wants to send me free yarn please feel free, but my honest opinion can not be bought!
Feel free to hum Stevie Wonder while you’re reading this post. I know I am.
Although my shoulder is improving, after 8 hour at my desk job it gets pretty tired. However if I don’t get to knit, I get really cranky. So I’ve been trying to sneak in a little tiny bit of crafting.
This means that the socks which take 5 minutes just to figure out where I’m at on the pattern are out. Same with the jumper which is nearing it’s 1st birthday.
What I can do now I have the luxury of being able to leave crafting supplies out is jewellery.
(Seriously not having to pack everything up just so someone else can use the space is a total luxury. Also a luxury is actually having natural light to photograph things with! So much excitement!)
So I’ve been making earrings. Just one or two a day so I can fulfil the creative part of my brain which doesn’t get exercised during my day job. After spending all day at a computer I quite often don’t feel like I’ve achieved anything (even though I actually have you just can’t see it).
Hewhofishes was a roof carpenter for many years so quite often when we’re driving around the city I get a guided tour of the roofs that he built.
Which is really cool to see what he made.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my day job and I have a great sense of job satisfaction. But at the end of the day it’s nice to come home, spend some time actually making something that you can see.
Problem is, I already have too many earrings than I could possibly wear.
So I’ve decided to reopen my little shop.
And you my lovely readers, because we’re already friends, if anything takes your fancy I’ll ship it to you for freeeee!
Just use coupon code ‘parttimecrafter’.
Lilly has a knack for finding cute fabrics and making them into pretty bows, hearts, and all sorts of lovely creations which you just want to adopt.
And somehow she found the most perfect fabric to suit my hair from the opposite side of the world!
So to celebrate the grand opening of my etsy shop, I’ve paired up with Picadilly Lily to bring you a bow-themed giveaway!
If you’re the lucky winner you will receive
– 2 ravioli bows (from Lilly)
– 1 bow cup cozy (from Me)
+ 1 felt ring (made by Lilly for good luck)
So here’s how you enter.
Please leave a comment for each entry.
Go to my brand spanking new etsy shop Sparkles Knits and favourite me.
Go to Piccadilly Lilly’s lovely shop and favourite her.
Please comment if you’re already following me. I don’t want to penalise anyone just because you’re trend setters and ahead of the curve.
A random number generator will pick the winner from the comments!
Please make sure when you comment that you leave me a way to contact you.
And it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, I will ship internationally.
This giveaway will close on April 7th, and then I’ll draw the winner!