Sunday, 9 June 2013

With-Out Wool (W.O.W.)

Believe it or not, I do occasionally make the odd non-woolly craft item. Controversial, I know...

This week's project has been a birthday present for my friend Chris. He and his girlfriend (my best friend Katy) are massive fans of 'It's A Wonderful Life' and I knew they would like a homage to this film for their new house.

In the film, George offers to 'lasso the moon' for Mary:

George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I'll take it. Then what?
George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?

Mary later draws a picture of what this incredible feat might look like.

It was this picture I have tried to recreate, and I have done it using some simple cross stitch. The drawing of the pattern was the most tricky part - the actual stitching was quite straightforward after that.

Here's my effort. Chris seemed to be quite happy with it, so that's all that counts really! Merry birthday, Chris.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Beardy Booky Blogosphere

Hello folks,

There have been lots of nice knitty things afoot this week.

I have received my first delivery of copies of my book - really exciting to see several copies together! And this means I can now sell signed copies of my bonkers tome to you lovely people - click on this link to check it out:

I've also discovered a few blogs out in the ether with lovely things to say about the book - some people are still a wee bit skeptical, but it's understandable given the mad moustache theme!

One of these blogs has a competition to win a copy of the book (open until 5th June) and another has a delightful photo of a mini person wearing a moustache!

Speaking of mini people, my friends Paul and Jacki have just had a lovely new one of their own (called Serenity) and I managed to squeeze in some time to make them some baby booties. I hope they like them (and they fit!).

And there have been a couple more magazine-y fun things. An interview in Crafty Magazine, with an incredible sketch of moi - my Mum assures me I'm very funny in this interview, but then she would say that... And another nice flag in Simply Knitting Magazine. (Slowly building up my scrapbook...)