Sunday 15 May 2011

Extra Curricular Crafting

I went online shopping a few weeks ago. I blame it all on Maria, one of the girls in my knitting group. She is a MasterCrafter in my opinion. There is no craft she cannot turn her hand to without spectacular results. You name it, she does it. Quilting, Embroidery, Sewing, Knitting, Crochet and box-making. She brought an example of the latter up the other week, and I was smitten. I went home armed with the website addresses, and a couple of weeks later, two parcels arrived.

The first was fabric from E-Quilter:

Isn't it the shizz? I got a yard and a half of each for a total of $27 incl postage. Love.

The second parcel was the box kits from Dreamboxes:

I got a kit to make an A4 pad holder:

I also got a kit to make a Pencil holder:

These beauties are going to brighten up my office no end. I think I paid about €45 for the kits. So, today I got crafting. It took me almost all day, but I finished the A4 pad holder!

Isn't it fab? You slot your pad in on the right hand side, and the left side has a flap for notes etc.

I can't wait to bring this baby to my next tax meeting. This should brighten up the dull discussions! Oh yes, I can bring it to tax.

I also got this notepad. I couldn't resist adding to my sheep collection/obsession.

Remember at the beginning of my post I mentioned Maria, the MasterCrafter? Well, her talents know no end. She finally managed to teach me how to crochet a Granny Square. I can't tell you how long it has taken me to finally master this. I think it was a mental block thing. No matter how many times I tried I just couldn't get it. Well, now I have! Booyah!

Good knitting!


Cathy said...

Lovely fabric and such great creations!

ann (shamroxann) said...

i really covet that fabric!!!! esp. the 1st one :)

Tara said...

Look at you, multi-crafting! Knitting is obviously our first love, but it's fun to try new stuff every now and again, isn't it?

Knitrageous said...

Love the fabric! Love what you did with it too! I personally like making granny squares. You'd better watch or you'll be 'hooked'! ha ha

spinndiva said...

squeeeeeeeeeee I love that note pad thingy! Great job!!!!

JoanM said...

What great materials, no wonder you were so inspired. What a fun way to jazz up your work life. Wish I wasn't so bad at cutting and gluing - I think I failed it in Kindergarten.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Booyah ! Great post and I love those fabrics.