Omg yay!! An order of some unofficial figurines my partner ordered came yesterday!!! The photo’s do not show them all .. We got around 8 to start. Then I’ll start hounding him to look out for the particular ones I’d REALLY like .. Then fill in the gaps. I’m a collector & that’s just how I do it. I get what I really want then fill in gaps. Then you are DRIVEN to fill in the gaps… Well at least I am anyways lol :p

It was all Star Wars ones which I love don’t get me wrong.. .. But he snuck in a Deanerys Targaryen!!! And she even has her dear little dragon on her arm!!
I was so grateful but immediately turned the box over & saw the other characters!!? So now we HAVE to get them too .. Cause I said so :p
But seriously you should see Kharl Drogo and the white walkers!! Hahaha! So cute :)

I’m in the middle of a blog post on micro crochet & a zillion butterflies I’ve made with a crafty twist ;) Also making more happy flowers with all my new yarn colours to work with.

So never mind I’m being as crafty as ever .. Especially with the new dining table! Oh I love it. I have my rituelle every morning now. Make tea, light oil burner or incense. Get set up at table… iPad stand? CHECK! Blue tooth keyboard .. Check! Yarn & supplies everywhere .. Check. :)

Enjoy!
Cas xxx
Added: just looked up the whole series for both Game of thrones and star wars .. Omg some of them are AWESOME .. Aww brings out the kid in me that’s for sure. :) I wish I drove!!! I would have my Karleesi bobbling away on the dash .. But only if I bought another to keep in its box ;) No way I’m taking the only one I have out of its box .. No. Way. :p .. Sheldon
So here is story about how this cute lil turtle came to be.

So it’s the day before my partners birthday & I’m scrolling through patterns sitting at my new dining table/area. Oil burner has these new melts I got called passion .. I’m addicted.
And then I found this list of amigurumi patterns & general cute stuff .. Looked over at some of my new yarn I’ve bought, thought the new bright blue with pastel blue could be nice and oh I could make it for him!! So I knew it was going to be a long but fun day of making this lil guy. 
When I finished the shell I wax so excited at seeing it come together a bit.
Anyway the long and the short of it is I worked from 11am-4pm and then late that night sewed it all together & wrapped it. The turtle has a special meaning for us so I knew he’d like it a bit. But he really loves it :) yay!
I gave him his other pressie .. Bloke soap & some other things and a book on get away places, art studios and room inspiration & architecture. He loved that too. More than I expected. So all round good day. We went on a yummy walk, eating Weiss bars at our leisure.

Pattern can be found here


Big list of FREE patterns. The turtle is a couple down ;)
Enjoy!!
archaical:

www.etsy.com/listing/112910521/custom-cat-hoodopen for 5 orders!

Ok this chick has some SERIOUS shit to offer. Not only is her blog just a wondrous affair , she is GORGEOUS ( inside & out from what I can tell). I thought the seahorse necklace was the best crocheted item I’d seen then I saw these … Omfg. The old punk in me wants one SOOO BAD!!! I can afford ATM, but I will make it my goal to get one. Winter is not far off.Seriously check out all the different colours & races! There is a black wolf one for you wolf fanatics & the Chesheer cat one is AMAZING! And sometime my hair will be dreaded once again, so ill have the full effect :) Jyst another reason to get my arms going & START DREADING!! I honestly don’t know HOW we used to just dread or braid our hair on a moments whim. My hair is just passed the top of my butt so it’s time .. I just can’t do it myself anymore. Anyway that a bit of a tangent!!PLEASE check out her blog AND her shop. Even if u don’t fancy these hoods ( you’re a freak if you don’t, but that’s cool :) ) go & see what else she has. The blog is really inspiring. She is my new YOUNG idol. I have my elder idol Irene Erdtner ., I should and will do a post featuring her work & words of wisdom. So now I can be guided by young & old. I think if these two got together and made babies it would just be out of control!!!?? But geez it WOULD be so cool if they did a collaborative work .. Sorry just dreaming out a loud.Me. Want. Cat/wolf hood. End of story.And a well done to you archaical. Thankyou.Enjoy!!Cas :p

archaical:

www.etsy.com/listing/112910521/custom-cat-hood
open for 5 orders!

Ok this chick has some SERIOUS shit to offer. Not only is her blog just a wondrous affair , she is GORGEOUS ( inside & out from what I can tell). I thought the seahorse necklace was the best crocheted item I’d seen then I saw these … Omfg. 
The old punk in me wants one SOOO BAD!!! I can afford ATM, but I will make it my goal to get one. Winter is not far off.
Seriously check out all the different colours & races! There is a black wolf one for you wolf fanatics & the Chesheer cat one is AMAZING! And sometime my hair will be dreaded once again, so ill have the full effect :) Jyst another reason to get my arms going & START DREADING!! I honestly don’t know HOW we used to just dread or braid our hair on a moments whim. My hair is just passed the top of my butt so it’s time .. I just can’t do it myself anymore. Anyway that a bit of a tangent!!
PLEASE check out her blog AND her shop. Even if u don’t fancy these hoods ( you’re a freak if you don’t, but that’s cool :) ) go & see what else she has. 
The blog is really inspiring. She is my new YOUNG idol. I have my elder idol Irene Erdtner ., I should and will do a post featuring her work & words of wisdom. So now I can be guided by young & old. I think if these two got together and made babies it would just be out of control!!!?? But geez it WOULD be so cool if they did a collaborative work .. Sorry just dreaming out a loud.

Me. Want. Cat/wolf hood. End of story.
And a well done to you archaical. Thankyou.

Enjoy!!
Cas :p

schoolofstitches:

archaical:

Crochet seahorse necklace

My original chain broke, then I hemped it, then that broke, so hopefully this holds up! Seahorses have been popping up a lot for me lately and it reminded me of my pendant that was just sitting idly in a drawer awaiting remodelling. Late night inspiration woohoo!

That’s freakin awesome!

I don’t re-blog much because I fear I’ll start and never stop .. But this sooooo deserves it. 2 of some of my favourite things. Found objects, especially thT of the sea and crochet .. Oh 3 actually .. And vintage :) Just amazing .. Soooo inspired!!! I have my box of dead or found things I’m going to go through and see what I can do like this. I have seals teeth, crows feet, lots of bird wings,skulls of various animals,dried massive bumble bees,a penguin wing , a mouse skeleton and various spines of things. :) Wow, that sounds terrible .. It’s been collected over a long time. I remember moving once and the movers grabbed the box marked “dead things/fragile” they were like WTF!??? Hahaha .. Then you only had to look at me who at the time had a twin blade Mohawk and make up that went for days, piercing everywhere and shoes like gaga’s. Hehe.

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amigurumipatterns:

Omg .. Wow O_O .. Check out the site. You’re SURE to find a pattern you really want , or like me 20!! This girl is really good. I’ve been watching her for about a year. Just amazing to see all the dolls develope & I’m sure quite successful. I just don’t feel I have the confidence to make something like this!!? Crobots yes .. These I’m not sure. But you only have to go to this page and you want to so badly. Enjoy!!

Been making PLARN earrings!!
Was in last issue of inside crochet. They worked really well. I will do a detailed review on this pattern. Things have been a bit rough lately but I am NOT giving up on my blog!!
This was my first attempt, I think I know how I can make them look better.
They feel great on & contrast well on skin. So I see a necklace in the not to distant future. :)
Been madly looking for coloured plastic shopping bags!! Haha!
Anything that re-uses or recycles .. I’m up for ;)

Hope you all had a fabby Christmas & new year?
I had THE BEST time in Sydney (home) with Mum & Dad :) Met her darling friend Kylie & her even more darling and inspirational Brie!! She is 13 & taught me so much from the short time I met her.
As we said to Kylie “what ever you’re doing there, you’re doing a great job .. What a kid!?” .. She is remarkable.
Steiner school that’s all ill say ;)

K, well ill start uploading Christmas presents that were made, and reviews etc once again. Just been doing some house stuff , like new fence in front yard & much needed pruning. Been in the wars a bit too.

Have missed my followers, hope to see you all around soon.

Best wishes!
Enjoy!

Ps/ I’m sure this ‘melting technique’ is online .. From making things in PLARN and then melting them under baking paper & iron. Gimme a yell if want to know more ;)

Hey guys! Just had 10 restoration fillings done in one session yesterday!! Feel better now & my teeth look fab! All ready now if I feel I want to do some singing gigs! Woot! 


 So Christmas as always is all consuming. Photos are a bit crap & raw, the items are being blocked but I just wanted to share.
 I just thought I’d share some great patterns with you too! 
 The snow flakes are by Joanne Scrace (notsogranny you may also know her by) check her patterns out on ravelry.com. Sorry I’m on my phone & quite frankly am doing this real quick, but you will find it easily. Search notsogranny & look for snow flake or search FREE patterns for snowflake .. But the former would get you HER snowflake.. I think it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever crocheted! And I cannot stop making them! The photo above they’ve been soaked in 1 part PVA glue & 1 part water, wrung out and blocked to stiffen the lil things. Now .. The tea light rose!! It’s an AMAZING thing you make when finished. She had rose or lotus. I’m making 2 of each. 2 roses in Xmas colours & lotus in lotus-y colours :p

Here is the link to the lotus and from there you’ll find the Christmas rose with the holly like in my photo. And this wonderful woman has some great patterns and projects! 


ADDED: here .. I got off my arse & here is the direct link to Christmas rose as in photo above .. :)


If anyone has trouble finding anything just gimme a yell ;)

So all the photos are a bit crap today cause they’re being blocked .. Ill photograph the finished result & pop it up on here.

Just one last thing .. The Christmas rose just comes to LIFE when the candle is lit.
Such a Christmassy vibe .. Normally I don’t go for Christmas colours but a red rise sat on Christmas green holly leaves .. Look so gorg!!

Oh and by the by I got an early Christmas pressie from my partner, because we will be apart this year :(
It was Lady gaga’s book! I’m not a MASSIVE fan of the music as much as her .. Love her. Back in my punk days I would have worn ALL that stuff .. And did. But back then you couldn’t buy all this stuff you had to make it. We had to mix and make our own make up and even false eye lashes were hard to come by! So hat off to the Gag’s ;)


Hi guys! 

I’m soooo sorry for not posting the promised post! 

I was on a bunch of cancelation appointments for the dentist, and I’ve had 3 big sessions , root canals & all.. So I’ve been out of order but also going crazy with Christmas orders & stuff I’m making for family etc .. So here ate some flowers that are out in the garden at the moment to give you a little piece of this serene place Tasmania!

I WILL be blogging again, just crazy time of year. Hope my followers will understand & not unfollow me ;) 

I’ve been going through some blogs when I can so you’ll see a like here & there just to let you know I’m around & kicking :)

Thanks guys :)

Oh this is just a little post to say “I’m still here!” Reading all your blogs & such. I’m just having a tough time at the moment. Today has just been horrible .. Then THIS arrived from my amazing Mum. 

I have an order from her for all her friends & she’s helping me out by buying some colours I didn’t have. Now I’m sitting here drowned in colour schemes, trying to work out a colour scheme for another “birdie” ( pattern by Lucy @ attic24). 
Oh this time of year is so stressful .. adding a tooth extraction & 6 fillings & root canal all before Xmas .. *sigh ., FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS!! .. Still life sucks ATM. But I’m trying to see every positive thing around me to keep me from rocking in a corner ., lol. It’s funny cause its true :P

Oh my goodness!! My hippie astrum opened this morning!! I had no idea of its colour, my other one is blood red.. This is such a happy flower! Hippie’s have been 1 of my favourite flowers ever since I saw one. And as a young hippie myself back then simply the name and the flower embodied everything 60’s to me. Anyway, please enjoy the show from Tasmania where we are just entering summer. Roses are EVERYWBERE and grow very well here … Just so beautiful at the moment.

Enjoy! xx