Friday, June 9

everything red, white and green

or "Another day of achievements. It must be in the water!"

I love red and white on just about everything - fabric, ceramic's, paper. And I also like red and green together, although I'm sure I remember my art teacher with that saying "red and green should never be seen". Phh, who said there should be rules about colour anyway?! so here is my finished bag - which I am loving.


And I'm quite happy with the additional front pocket, but will have to tinker with the design a little, as I don't think it should gape quite so much.

Continuing on my red, white and green theme is my entry for the "Wall of Yarn" being run by Nikkishell. I recently received this book by Solveig Hisdal; Poetry of Stitches.

I have had it on back order for nearly 6 months and so when it recently arrived I felt very inspired to make my square an ode to Solveig. Well late last night, it was looking like this:

I mean what was I thinking?! it reminds me of a knitted pot holder - not like the beautiful flowers you can see on the cover of the book. So I went to bed grumbling about my unusual lack of vision. This morning when I saw the nearly completed piece I wasn't feeling quite so disgusted with it. And with time running out ever so quickly I decided to finish with my ode and move on. An less than an hour later the said potholder was finished and looks like this.

I'm happier than I was last night, but I certainly don't love it - and I am really annoyed because I know I could have done sooo much better. However, it is off to the post office tomorrow, ce la vie.

I must say goodbye for a few days too, as we are off to Robe in South Australia for a family weekend to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. The great thing is I can happily pack some crafting and a load of books to share with mum and the kids will run riot play happily by themselves. There will most probably be a feast of food and wine if my Dad has anything to do with it. So I will catch up with you all next week - have a good weekend.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM (even thou it's early!)

5 comments:

shannon said...

Oh great bag! It is so good, you should set up that Etsy store already!! As for your square of yarn, oh my god- its so great. You should see mine, infact when the shows on we can play spot the worst, yep thatll be mine!! It was so good I refused to photograph it.. Liz who I share my office with even said it looked better on the wrong side, uh oh.

Mery said...

Hi Samantha! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog about my softie. And I'm so glad you did because that way I discovered your awesome blog! =) I absolutely LOVE your bag!!! And I don't think your square looks like a potholder...it is so sweet and delicate and the edge is really great.

mumma said...

I got your message-thankyou for the publicity!

babybug said...

oh, CUTE bag!

gina said...

I love the knitted pattern! although I cannot knit I am at the flea market every week looking for little hand knitted items to bring home and love.

if you are feeling nostalgic