This stuff is just really clever. I like the pallet lamp. I can see me using that in the garden, but where the light bulb fitting is I’d put a cup hook and hang a solar powered lantern… =).
Make do and mend!
reblogging so I an find this again. =).
My crochet hooks are now safe.
This is very cool. I’m not that good at crochet yet, but when I am I’ll try and make one of these! =)
I haven’t tried this yet but I’m really glad I found it coz I couldn’t figure it out on my own… =).
I’m still doing Tunisian crochet in the evenings to entertain myself. I’m on to my 3rd 8 inch wide strip for my thin blanket, but I’ve also started making small strips (12 stitches wide, and 32 rows long) out of tapestry wool (really thick, spongey wool that comes in skeins ranging from 8 metres to 13.7 metres).
The whole idea was to just reach into the pile, drag out a colour, and not care how hideous a combination it was creating.
And one day I’ll have enough to stitch into a really warm blanket!
I bought an Addi Express on Ebay almost 2 months ago. 3 weeks later it arrived all the way from Germany!
I can make more mistakes with it than actual projects, but I’m still working on it! =).
I used some old wool and made this loop / infinity scarf:
And I bought some dishcloth cotton and made this exfoliating mitt, too:
I taught myself how to do the rolled hem by watching YouTube videos of people with sock knitting machines. It worked great!
To anyone with a circular knitting machine that drops stitches - it’s weight! If you add weight to your knitting, or keep pulling at it you wont drop stitches. Trust me, it really works!
I’ve seen things called knitting weights and heel weights (for sock machines) and I will be making some for my Addi so I wont have to keep holding the knitting and pulling it all the time!
This is a craft idea in a literary aspect not a home made hand craft way.
I’ve been writing Haiku lately. Basically, the english version of a Haiku is a 17 syllable, usually 3 line, non rhyming poem in a 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable structure. There is usually a ‘cutting’, or poignant word in either the second or third line, but some great poems have been written that don’t follow these rules and they are still called Haiku.
Like this one by Nick Virgilio.
lily:out of the waterout of itself
This one of mine has the 5-7-5 structure, but no real cutting word.
a sealed door stops me
not my curiosity
Yeah, I seem to have trouble with that cutting word thing. =).
Anyone out there with there own?
I didn’t do one. I’m really sorry! I found a really easy jam recipe and made jam instead!
Here’s the turn out:
These are the ingredience, and that’s all there is! Just 3 things! You wont need all that butter though!
1 kg of fruit (I used all the strawberries, and raspberries I’d been collecting and
and freezing over summer. I also used fuschia berries! Fresh or
frozen is fine)
1 kg of Jam Setting Sugar (this is a chelsea product, so hopefully they sell it
where you are!)
10g of butter
This is the recipe on the packet.
1. Mash fruit coarsely with a potato masher, fork or food processor.
2. Place all fruit and sugar in a heavy 6 litre pot.
3. Heat mixture over a low heat until all sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Do Not allow to boil.
4. Add the butter then increase the heat and bring to a full boil (a boil that cannot be stopped when stirred).
5. Boil for 4 minutes only, carefully skim of any foam from surface during cooking.
6. Spoon out a small amount on to a cold plate. Allow to cool slightly, then test for set; push finger gently through jam, when surface wrinkles remove pot from heat.
7. Bottle immediately in pre-sterilised jars. Refrigerate once opened.
Makes approx. 4-5 medium jars.
(It says 4-5 medium jars, but I only got 3 and a bit).
Some people wonder if making your own jam is really worth the effort when you figure in the costs. In this case it is! The fruit was all harvested for free, the butter was already in the fridge (some small cost, but almost neglegible), and the jam setting sugar cost $4.79. Which means each full jar cost a bit over a buck. We can’t buy jam for that in N.Z!
Best tip I can give you? Start saving your jars!
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