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First Lady of Knitting

March 19, 2010

what a great title to hold! I was on the Historic Fibers blog and checking out the links on the right nav bar. There is a big pile of awesome knitting history links and I thought I would share them with you all. Firstly is The Hook and The Book virtual exhibition. An awesome and …

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how awesome is this?

November 22, 2009

found down an alleyin the CBD There’s something so sweet about it! I’ve been making a bunch of props for next year’s Halloween show, and I wanted to share a couple with you… One dark night, the moon got tangled in a tree… A wizard with his bubbling cauldron. I love the use of stuffing …

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Little Owls

November 16, 2009

I’ve suddenly found I have an obsession for owls. It’s a strange way to find out. I suddenly look around at the little guys I’ve got and what I love looking at and find that many of them are owls. Damnit! I don’t need another obsession, I’ve got quite enough, thank you! However, having said …

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Fringe Fringe Fringe

September 27, 2009

Our Fringe show Everything Will Be Ok is going really well. We’re playing to extremely appreciative audiences, they hang around afterwards and ask lots of questions, about the ideas behind it, about the puppetry involved, about how long it took to build, all sorts of things. They tell us that it’s absorbing and magical, which …

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tutorial – making felt finger puppets of well known people

September 16, 2009

This one is so simple and quick, which is the way I like ‘em. All you need is some suitable coloured felt and some thread and scissors. This time the brief was a finger puppet of our own Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, but you can use this for anyone at all. To make a finger …

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When you have the day off…

September 5, 2009

When it’s no longer raining outside, (another prop for Everything Will Be Ok, our Fringe puppet show. More details here, from the Fringe website) When the sun is shining and it’s the weekend, the wearing of loudly patterned clothing is required, to announce to the world that you are indeed on your day off. Items …

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Ah, time flies when you’re busy as heck

August 9, 2009

Oh my god. So the second week of uni has wizzed past, and I haven’t posted in my blog for 7 days! I think that’s probably a record since I started… I have been crafting alongside the study and stress, but again it’s for the play so I can’t show you finished projects. How about …

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How things all connect together. And how things are lovely

July 14, 2009

I went to Brown Owls last night, it’s such a wonderful thing. Sitting in a room filled with people who are jsut as interested in craft as you are. The lady next to me was granny squaring her away towards a beautiful white, gray and dark gray scarf. The lady next to her (the noise …

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Where Sayraphim dabbles with prototypes and finally finishes a rug

June 22, 2009

Usually I get an idea of what I’m going to make I’ve got it clearly in my head and I set out to make it. Days or weeks later it’s done and it’s always pretty close to what I imagined. I’m incredibly lucky in that skill, that I can produce pretty much exactly what I …

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Other People’s Shoes

June 16, 2009

It’s funny. Although I love working on films for the magic of it (see this post for a little more about that) it’s a job and I’m sort of used to it. You turn up to a location, move all the original furniture and decorations out or around, move in the movie bits and decorations …

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