Monday 29 October 2012 These are moments from my Monday, always a busy day juggling many balls.
This is my idea of a Hill's Hoist. It's a beautiful screen made from hard wood which has been hand painted with Jack Russells from top to bottom. You can see a glimpse of the Jacks through the layers of swatches. I hang all of my knitted samples over this screen. All that texture makes me very happy.
I spent the better part of the weekend cleaning up my office but some things are lovely just as they are, even crafty messes. This wooden bowl is full of treasures.
I finished two custom order throws over the weekend. One is a Vegemite throw with a white trim. I LOVE this photo and I'm sure I couldn't repeat it if I tried. Thank goodness for Instagram as it helps to make very novice photographers like me look like they can take a decent image. If you're not on Instagram, it's time you joined in its visual delights. My Instagram name is @jacquifink. Do it!
And here is the throw:
Just needs a cup of tea and a piece of warm buttery toast.
The second throw is a beautiful silver with a pale grey trim: tone on tone for this woollie. It's very chic.
When I can find the time, I'm going to make another silver throw with a yellow trim. I love my colour and as I was putting the final touches on the tone on tone throw I took this photo.
Now that pops!
I've gone a bit pom pom crazy lately. I had to make some mock ups for a photo shoot and I am really happy with the result. I must say they are very luxurious pom poms. The black pom pom is made from Alpaca. It feels and smells sublime.
And these ones are made from the same wool I use to knit my woollies.
I'm a fool for Christmas and I think they'll make sensational decorations. But, like everything else I make, these pom poms are on a large scale so they may be the only decorations we need this year. My eldest is already negotiating the date we put up our Christmas decorations. He is pushing for the this Thursday (1st Nov). I'm pushing for 1st December. Perhaps we will meet somewhere in the middle. We've already started to play Christmas carols in the car. Happy days!