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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Craftsy Unlimited & Anne Is Grumpy

Happy New Year friends.


I have bought myself a Christmas/New Year gift I am pretty excited about. A year's subscription to Craftsy Unlimited. I love doing craftsy classes and I know I will get a lot of value from this subscription.

I have already used it to make my first piece of lacy knitting by making one of the items in the Knit Lab class by Stefanie Japel. Here is my little neck scarf I finished yesterday.

(Thanks to my daughter Jamie for modeling the scarf for me in sweltering hot weather)


I've been doing a bit of a stocktake in my craft room today. 

Orphan Anne has been looking decidedly grumpy lately. It turns out she isn't happy with the number of UFOs (unfinished objects) and unmade craft kits in my craft room. I have therefore elected her to be keeper of my UFO pincushion. Each little piece of paper represents an unfinished object or unmade kit spanning over a variety of crafts. The goal is to try and get some of these things done to see if a smile will appear on Orphan Anne's face. I suspect she might always wear a frown though as I know there will be more projects added to it over time and I won't even mention how many items are on my "want to do" list.

(I made Orphan Anne many years ago from a Little Dirt Lane pattern by Jess Pouncil)

Actually I feel inspired to work on a UFO. I'd better go and get to it while the inspiration is there. Hopefully I will have a partially or completely finished UFO in my next post.

10 comments:

  1. Sharee, a great gift to yourself, and Jamie, if you ever want a second career after dancing, modelling will be the perfect one, You wear the little scarf so beautifully, and a lovely photo in the summer heat!!.

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  2. Thank you Nancy J. I will pass that on to Jamie. She did have the opportunity to model at a hairdressing competition early last year and ended up with paua coloured hair. It looked great but unfortunately it didn't go down too well with her dance teacher or her school and was quickly restored back to a more natural colour.

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  3. Hi Sharee, I really like the sentiments you expressed in your Dec. 30 post. This is supposed to be a relaxing stress free past time. Love the scarf on your pretty daughter and hope you have a wonderful creative year in 2018.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn. I am looking forward to both crafting and blogging this year and reconnecting with old 'friends' and making new ones.

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  4. I love your outlook on creativity and it is so nice to see you posting. Love the scarf you knit and everything else. I find even cooking is really creative. So good to see you including many aspects, a great way to look at life. Happy New Year, Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean. I agree about cooking although in my case it is a work in progress and not one of my strong points. I believe you can approach just about anything creatively if you give it some thought and just give it a go.

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  5. Hi Sharee, How nice to see your name come up once again on Studio E.
    What a sweet photo of your daughter modelling your latest creation. I knit but cannot crochet. I have given up the hope I ever will! However the lacy knitting looks like a possibility!
    All the best for a happy, healthy ... and creative 2018
    Regards Janine

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    1. Thanks Janine. Lovely to hear from you again. Do give lace knitting a go. I was expecting it to be so much more complicated than it was. I am still a 'learner' when it comes to knitting so if I can do it...

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