Saturday, 20 June 2009

Sea Queen Day - sold

Sea Queen Day was a big success.

The rain stayed away (mostly) the wind wasn't too breezy, the air was warmish, the harbour was very busy and our stall was nearly emptied. I only brought home 3 knitted items and 5 cards.

woo-hoo

waiting for hubby to give me an update on his day...

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The Uniform Project

The Uniform Project found via Unclutterer.

"Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for slum children in India."

Fantastic idea, check it out.

toddler girl

Busy Busy Busy

Hubby's shop, Kingdom of Adventure, opens on Saturday 20th June.

Its at 21-23 Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XF

It has been a ridiculously tight schedule to get it up and running and he is currently working 18 hour days. Hence why I have been a little lax with blogging.

There is soooooo much to do. It is very exciting and I have to admit all quite stressful. And I'm under NO illusion that it will get easier after Saturday!

I will post photos after the opening event on Saturday which of course clashes with Sea Queen Day!

Stormtroppers or Mittens on String....?

Sea Queen Day - mittens



for sale at Sea Queen Day

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Sea Queen Day - to do list update

Knitting projects for the annual Sea Queen gala day.

Still trying to be realistic.

socks by Jacqueline Ziegler at luusmeitli knits & crochet.
blue, 1-2 years(?)
cream, 6-12mths
stripey, 2-3 years
purple/pink, 1 - 2 years

mittens by Zoe Mellor in Adorable Knits for Tots:-
1 blue pair, 1- 2 years
1 pink pair, 6-12 mths
1 purple pair, 1-2 years
1 green pair, 6-12mths
1 blue pair, 6-12mths
1 brown pair, 1-2 years

Baby Shrug by Debbie Bliss in Prima (Sirdar Country DK, left over from Toddler Girls bolero)

Baby Hat like the one at Debbie Bodmer
1 pink

Rag Bag by Georgia Coleman (Debbie Bliss Soho)

Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss

Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Erika Knight from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies

12 x pony bead bracelets

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Wacky Machines


We visited Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery today. It was mainly to see Object as Muse but we ended up spending ages in their exhibit Wacky Machines. The first room was a bit blah (especially to Toddler Girl - too many small things in cabinets) but the second was great. Very accessible exhibits for children to explore. Its not a small room and its well laid out and resourced with the usual colouring area, but also a dress up box with robot and mad scientist costumes along with three large exhibits exploring sound, movement and electricity. Most were above Toddler Girls head (literally) but she liked the balls in the 'movement table' and the very large lady who lights up inside.

The best bit was the large fuzzy felt wall, where she spent ages playing with all the bits. The bits were textural exciting, combining wool, fur, felt, fabric, with stitching, knitting, buttons etc. I especially liked the mad scientist coat with photos of 'scientific' items photocopied onto fabric and 'placed' in pockets.

However the best bit of the visit was Toddler Girls creation... I gave her lots of bits (as the board was mainly too high for her) and she asked for some specific ones too. She created Key - all by herself! I have no idea why she called him Key but she was very proud of him and I am too.

I especially liked his arms which were a couple of small knitted pieces, I had to rake about to find two of them as she was adamant they were his arms.

So, overall a good visit and one I would recommend if you are in the area. But go soon. I'm not sure how long this fuzzy felt wall will last as some of the velcro was already coming off...

Oh and I never really got to see Object as Muse. Toddler Girl was so hyper from the hands on wacky machine exhibits she thought she could play in that room too... so we made a swift exit.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Knitting - Socks

I bought some Knitcol from The Black Sheep. Its really nice! Great for toddler socks... or rather sock...

Sea Queen Day - to do list update

Knitting projects for the annual Sea Queen gala day.

Trying to be realistic... its on 20th June!

socks by Jacqueline Ziegler at luusmeitli knits & crochet.
blue, 1-2 years(?)
cream, 6-12mths
stripey, 1-2 years
pink, 6-12mths

mittens by Zoe Mellor in Adorable Knits for Tots:-
1 blue pair, 1- 2 years
1 pink pair, 6-12 mths
1 purple pair, 1-2 years
1 green pair, 6-12mths
1 blue pair, 6-12mths

Baby Shrug by Debbie Bliss in Prima (Sirdar Country DK, left over from Toddler Girls bolero)

Baby Hat like the one at Debbie Bodmer
1 pink

Rag Bag by Georgia Coleman (Debbie Bliss Soho)

Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss

Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Erika Knight from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies

Snake by Jess Hutchinson:-
1 blue
1 pink

12 x pony bead bracelets

Monday, 1 June 2009

Scribbler 2

Found via Pin Tangle, Scribbler is very very addictive...

very addictive! And I think its to my advantage that I'm terrible at drawing on a computer...

Scribbler

Found via Pin Tangle, Scribbler is very very addictive...

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