Monday Moments

Monday 29 October 2012 These are moments from my Monday, always a busy day juggling many balls.

MM 29:10 Hills Hoist
MM 29:10 Hills Hoist

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.

MM 29:10 crafty mess
MM 29:10 crafty mess

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.

MM- 29:10 white trim
MM- 29:10 white trim

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:

Vege throw with white trim VV
Vege throw with white trim VV

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.

MM 29:10 - concrete
MM 29:10 - concrete

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.

MM - 29:10 grey throw with yellow trim
MM - 29:10 grey throw with yellow trim

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.

Alpaca pom pom 2
Alpaca pom pom 2

And these ones are made from the same wool I use to knit my woollies.

MM - 29:10 pom poms
MM - 29:10 pom poms
MM 29:10 pom poms 2
MM 29:10 pom poms 2

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!

Jac x