Friday, September 25, 2009

Stocking - Sunday 27th September 8pm

I will be stocking my store Zanz on MiniCuteture at 8pm (AEST) Sunday night.

There is lots of cotton and Bendigo Woolen Mills Luxury and some lush organic merino.
Here is a quick preview of some of it (there are a couple of others still drying).
They will all be going up for preview on the store over the next couple of days if you want to see more detail!

There will also be some more Twilight and Harry Potter themed bookmarks - great for Christmas presents!!

Back garden on Wed in Sydney dust storm

This was at 8am when it was starting to clear a bit but here's the backgarden on Wednesday morning in the Sydney dust storms.
Very weird to wake to an orange world!

Friday, September 18, 2009

This weeks dye pot

Several 8 ply cottons and a couple of bwm luxury and organic merino.

Purple handspun

Spun this this week from some tops sent to me in a swap. So purple and very ME!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Remembering Star

I received this gorgeous sculpture today from amazingly talented Arranah Lee at The Rainbow Orb.
The sculpture Remembering Star represents me and the girls holding Star our recently lost silkie chicken. The necklace contains the gemstones that represent each of our birth months.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

October contribution to the Ewe Beaut Fibre box

Finished skeining up my contributions to the October Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler box.

I have included 3 different samples this time.
There is Aran weight organic merino (yum!) in Daffodil Garden colourway.
And two lots of 22 micron merino tops - Summer Flowers and Jasmine. (inspired by the Jasmine that is growing all down the side of our house and behind my washing line, lol, so I can't miss it).

This is a great idea from a WA mum to bring a fibre sample box to Australia. I was a contributor to the first box last month and I also received a box of goodies. OMG yarn and fibre heaven!!!! Lots of great samples to play with (and websites to spend money at!) and I've decided to collect all my fibre samples (other than one that matched some cotton I had dyed up perfectly) to make a scrap spin and I can't wait! What I've collected already is so delectable!

Dress for Lara

Finished this today.
Stunning handspun from Danni at Covered In Cloth with a merino trim.
A bit of growing room, lol, as I made it a size up.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

10ply cotton - Summer Flowers for Miranda

280g of 10ply cotton - custom for Miranda.

Stocking - Monday 14th September

I will be stocking my store Zanz on MiniCuteture on Monday night at 8pm AEST.
There will be some girly and unisex 8 ply cottons, Bendigo Woolen Mills Luxury, Merino Tops, Organic and superwash merino.
There will also be lots of new bookmarks and keyrings - perfect for Christmas presents, including the start of a new Twilight inspired series (perfect for those teen presents).
And finally some gorgeous earrings made using the highest quality world famous Swarovski crystals.
I will be putting items up for preview over the weekend.

Rainbow Handspun - Finished

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rainbow Handspun for Laura - Preview

Just finished this handspun this morning and it's hanging on the line to dry but couldn't resist taking a little preview shot as I love it.

Bracelet and bookmark for a friend

Made up these little pressies for a friend this morning.
The bracelet is purple and white mother of pearl.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Merino Tops for The Rainbow Orb

Dyed up these ones last week for the lovely Arranah Lee over at The Rainbow Orb on MiniCuteture. She creates the most amazing hand needle felted sculptures so can't wait to see what this is all destined to be!!

There is Ivy Patch, Stormy Cloud and Mulberry Bush.
First dibs for me for any little Mulberry Bush fairies I think!! Though even non green loving me really loves the Ivy Patch one.

Latest Handspun

Finished this off last week. There's well over 200g of lovely soft merino.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Freshwater Pearl and Mother of Pearl stitch markers

Decided to make myself some new stitch markers last night to take on my trip to Canberra for the home birth rally.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A few from the dye pot

A few dyed up this week

Cotton Milo Inspired tops

A couple of cotton tops I finished off this week for the girls.
I really love this cotton, hand dyed in shades of purple.