Friday, 30 July 2010


Having finally finished my Vivian (it kind of been hibernating since last autumn due to study-frenzy) when visiting family, I panicked as I missed to bring anything else to get on with. I somehow thought Vivian would take longer than it did...
My husband realized he had to take me to lovely BaaRamEve - sooner rather than later...

So off we went and 15 minutes later I came out with six balls of Rowan Felted Tweed for a Kaellingesjal shawl (Ravelry link). I fell in love with the shawl when I saw it.

Vivian is now being blocked and then it is time for a zip.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Multi-tasking - Not for me...

Thinking I could leave my hard-worked, hand-spun yarn to 'set' over a steam-bath while I just pop upstairs for a quick browse on the www...

Hrm! It seems it took a bit longer than planned and was just disrupted by the smoke-alarm as the water had evaporated and left the pot - and my yarn - burnt...

Anyone else that get distracted when on the computer?

Summer Craft School

Children felting with their feet. Great fun!

Finished result - felted wool pictures

Just finished a week of 'Summer Craft School'. Even though we were very late to announce the event, we had between 10 and 14 children coming each day. Every day we made different craft, such as wet-felting, mosaic pots, clay modelling and tie dyed t-shirts.
Every day I told the story about 'The Five Goats' and on the last day the children helped make the puppets for the puppet-show that we performed for the parents who were invited to finished of our craft week.

As it was my first time leading it, I have to admit that some activities worked better than other. But considering working with a mixed age group of children, ranging between 3 till nearly 7 years old, it all worked out very nicely.

Thank you all children for a wonderful week and a big thank you to all parents who are already requesting another holiday-club. I will definitely be back with more craft! Last but not least a HUGE thank you to Emma for all your help and support.

Zak with his t-shirt, dyed with onion-skin

Tie dyed vest from Turmeric

Friday, 9 July 2010

End of term

As we celebrated the end of Summer Term today, Pippi joined our kindergarten and we are looking forward to have her in our class when we come in September. Especially as she is now fully equipped with her new water proofs and wellies...

At the same time this brother and sister moved to their new family. I wish them all the best in their future 'life'.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Afternoon Tea

Last Sunday, the staff at our school were invited for a proper - PROPER - English Afternoon Tea Party by our colleague Katherine. Oh boy, was it delicious.

Lovely Loop in Islington, London recently moved to new location and it is so beautiful. I visited them the other day to get some hair for new Waldorf dolls - and found this lovely yellow wool, which I just could not let go of. Shilasdair, color bright yellow (dyed with Skye Heather and onion skins) - true sunshine. Will soon become some kind of shawl.