Wednesday, April 21, 2010


It seemed to take forever to get packed in Australia, and now it seems like we've been here in Singapore for ages!  Arrived about 10 days ago and have been busy getting settled in, buying furniture, and finding our local hangouts.

Kitty arrived safely last week and has settled in well :)

One of the furniture shops up here was having a huge clearout sale so we managed to buy our couch (and everything else) off the floor at a heavily discounted price... we only ended up going about 3 days without furniture in the end.

And of course... new furniture needs accessorising!!!

I'm working on some paper pieced hexes for cushion fronts.  Not sure if I'll use all of the fabrics yet.  Its been difficult finding a good supply of fabrics here, so I may need to start searching for an online shop.

Hmmm... and online shopping will be much easier once the baby's born too :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Procrastinating again...

Packing just seems to be taking forever... and its no fun.  I've been packing my craft things today and have finally made the decision that its time to pack the sewing machine away in preparation for the move.  It's something I'd been thinking about for a couple of days but didn't want to do!!!  It now means I won't be able to work on the quilts for a couple of months (??) until it all turns up again in Singapore.

So I was thinking about what I could do once I get to Singapore and have to wait...

Luckily, I found another bag of goodies in my stash :) 
How cute are these little guys!!  And here are the wools I'm using to make them.

I knitted up one of the toys a couple of months ago.  The pattern uses 3.00mm needles and the toy turned out really really small... way too small for a newborn to safely play with unfortunately.  So, I tried again using 4.50mm needles.  Here are the results...

Maxamillian the tadpole!  The button eyes on the cover of the book are sooo cute, but again - not safe for a newborn. 

I'm still not loving the end result... the knitting on the little toy is really tight and you can't see through it.  On the bigger one, I can see the stuffing through the knitting... the stitch is a lot looser.

Not sure what to do next (maybe double the wool up), but I will keep persevering until I'm happy.  And then I can make a whole family of cute little knitted toys!