Monday, July 28, 2008

The best laid plans...

You know how it goes - we were all packed up to go to the markets yesterday - packed the car Saturday night to be ready - and then I wake up at midnight with my heart all racing, and out of rhythm - in Atrial Fibrillation. Se we couldn't go to the markets - :(

Anyhow - here are some things I have been making. These two bags were crocheted out of plarn. What's Plarn you say? It is yarn made out of cut up plastic bags - and then crocheted up. They are both lined with some fabric.

Also I knitted up this floor mat from a torn up sheet. It is so cuddly and warm on my feet.

So, if I haven't got enough things to make up crafts from - here I have some freebies to add to the pile....

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hello World...

This Sunday I am introducing Gentle Footprint to the world at the Tuggeranong Indoor Markets. So today and tomorrow, I am working on arranging my tables for the markets. I have two collapsible tables at home I will use, and I will be setting them up in my lounge room. Should be fun.

See you there if you are in Canberra this Sunday ... and yes I will try and remember the camera!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pincushions, crochet and hankies

I have been making things this week ... first there are pin cushions...

And crochet - around mats

and hankies...

If you are lucky, you will see these in my shop by the end of the week ;)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Garage Saling - again

I've been at it again - checking out a garage sale or two - and collecting fabric. This collection of sheets from en estate sale for $20

And these two bags of material for another place for $30.

I have to admit - I have no where to put them!

(Sorry about the quality of the photos, I don't know what is happening to my digital camera, but it is a nuisance....)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Things to do in the cold weather

So... what do you do with your nearest and dearest who does your washing - love him of course. But when he takes a lambswool jumper, and washes it, and then dries it in the tumble drier - and ohhhh well I will have to lose a LOT more weight for it to fit me again...

Never mind - I cut off the sleeves, and they make very good hot water bottle covers don't they! I have been wanting to make something with felted jumpers - so here goes.

Michelle has been crocheting alone as a part of the Tour de France knitalong going on. So I told her I would join her with some crochet I am doing at the moment...

Firstly - I started making these cute little flower medallions - and I had to join them together and make something out of it didn't I. Don't know what it will finish up being...

Then I made a circle out of some cotton... and thought it would make an interesting pot holder...
so I crocheted a bit of fleece on the back

Then I have been patching some potholders / hot mats
and these are backed with an old towel - actually they make really good face cloths for in the shower - I love mine.

And some more hot mats...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You know you've spent too long at hospital when...

You go to the Supermarket to buy some food, and two nurses stop you to ask how you are now... people I have only met once or twice - one at emergency, and the other at the Nuclear Imaging place...

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I have joined the Wardrobe Refashion" and have put up my first entry - making aprons from a repurposed circular tablecloth.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I have a cold - and I want it to be a Man Cold. I want to be miserable, and demand attention... You see, it has to be a man cold - I got it from my man. I want my share of sympathy and care that I have had to dispense for the past 5 days.

Well - I should not complain, some wonderful man just filled up my hot water bottle so I can stuff it inside my dressing gown and enjoy the comforting warmth.

Funny thing is - I am finding it hard to resist going down to the Chemist (which is right under our Unit) and stocking up on every variety of cold medicine there is. Then I remind myself, we have been getting colds for centuries, and survived quite well without all sorts of mixtures and potions.

So what natural remedies do you use for a cold. The old lemon and honey I remember. I took a few Asprin last night for the raging sore throat - and then remembered why I need to avoid them - it has irritated my stomach already. Hopefully that will settle soon if I don't continue with the Asprin.