Firstly massive thanks for your contributions to Making Winter. I have definitely been enjoying myself more due to making more and seeing the results of others' making. This month's blog hop is here at Thrifty Household if you fancy joining in.
In the last few days I had a definite makey urge when I spotted two festive online projects in particular. My Star Wars nerdery is not something I mention much around here. Myself and Big Lad share a knowledge of the scripts of the original trilogy that is frankly a little embarrassing. That said, certain lines can be useful in a variety of everyday situations, in particular
'I have a very bad feeling about this', or perhaps, in the face of vegetable-eating reluctance:
'This is the broccoli you are looking for.'
Imagine my excitement when I saw this Death Star lego bauble. The Mr and I will be making one.
I spotted this beautiful doily lampshade tutorial too. I will be making one of these for our stairwell, but I thought it might translate to a small bauble version so I have given it a try with my ever growing stash of dolls house doilies and vintage lace (plus a small balloon and some wallpaper paste):
Imagine my delight when from a certain angle it resembles a slightly folksy vintage version of the lego creation above. Excellent!.
This is a work in progress. I shall pop the balloon tomorrow morning and report back on its success.
In other Making Winter news my favourite decoration of all, the bottlebrush Christmas Squirrel bought from Neal Street East donkeys years ago, has emerged from the cupboard. He's looking wistfully at the village green as though he fancies a game of football.
I am knitting. Yes, knitting: a baktus scarf thanks to excellent advice from Ali and Tracy whilst in Loop recently.
I am crocheting too. Huge thanks to Not So Granny, who taught me how. So far I have only made a coaster/mug rug, but it has a picot edge, and it is my first successful project so I'm foolishly proud of it.
Gaining and using some yarn skills was part of my Making Winter wish list. I'm thrilled that I've managed it.