Monday, September 22, 2008


Now this is an early sunrise at the Jetty in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. I took these photos in winter and it's about 6 am and freezing. But the sunrises at the beach are absolutely magnificent. Love the orange colour, I have tried to reproduce this in pastels without much success. But I was thinking of hand dyeing a piece of chiffon using the colours, or making a piece of silk fusion. I think that might just work.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wow! Time has flown

It's been ages since I have posted. I didn't realise how long. Life has been busy as I am sure fellow crafters and artistes understand. I have been working in the real world more than usual after realising I really can't afford to make a living from craft. I haven't completely given up. I tried markets, made a little bit of money. But I did not like the pressure of having to make certain things and trying to work at the same time. At the moment I am finishing things and resting a "golfer's elbow". Do take care of yourself when creating, an injury is very frustrating.
This is a knitted shawl I designed. It is made from all my scraps and left over yarns that I couldn't bear to throw out. It is quite large and very dramatic. It was also the last thing I made before I went into convalescence mode. It's a bit gorgeous. I am itching to get back to creating.
I have also made 2 more of these shawls, one was creams and browns, the other was greens and blues with a bit of burgundy.
They both sold but were hard work as they do become quite heavy when knitting. But it was great to get rid of all the small amounts of yarn I had stashed.