What a lovely Sunday it was.
I went to breakfast at a great cafe in Carlton, then went home and decided it was high time I finished a bunch of things off that have been kicking around for a while.
So I first went to my mending pile, fixed two pairs of pants and two shirts.
Then I finished off the DIY doll for my niece (you can see the tutorial here, basically I asked her what kind of doll she’d like and what she’d like it wearing and then I made it)
Then I continued work on my secret swap for fellow DUST (Down Under Street Team for etsy) member Isabella Golightly
Then I continued making the dolls for child victims of the bushfire (Handmade Help, check it out!)
And then I put down the material, scissors and needles and went to tea!
Speaking of the Dust Swap, I received my package from Carmel at Lace and Links and inside, wrapped in gold paper and then lace, was this beautiful necklace. We had previously chatted about what I liked, and I told her I was a big fan of a wide range of eras for jewelery, from Pride and Prejudiced to 40s and 50s. This is what she made me. I love the pearls and clear beads on the necklace itself, and how they’re placed a-symmetrically. I also love how the chains and pearls hang from the butterfly.
I’m finishing my swap today, so it’ll be posted in the next few days. As soon as it’s recieved, I’ll post photos of it here. I’m pretty fond of this one!
And in other craft news, I have been featured on the blog Knit Porn (NSFW!!) In the midst of nudity, knitting and needles is a photo of Kitty Serendipity, the burlesque girl I knitted. Thank you to Tweed for that!