Saturday, 5 February 2011
Previous "crafty" work
What is wrong with them, you ask?
Well, somehow, with the scarf, I managed to get one side longer than the other. Its probably because it was the first time I had knitted and I got the tension wrong. I may have also dropped a few stitches. It was very hard to count with that wool. I've always found it very strange that the rest of the scarf was uniform in shape....
But, even though its not perfect, I still wear it. I tend to get fond of things I make/buy that have flaws. Plus I love the colour of the wool and its incredibly soft and warm around my neck.
There are a few things I've made that I quite like. The first is this picture frame I made. I got a plain wooden one from Asda and one night a friend and I sat in front of the TV making animal shapes out of clay. I did this in front of my boyfriend, who knew nothing of my plan of making a picture frame for him. I especially love the eyes on the snake. The frog had eyes, too, but, due to the frame travelling to Australia, back to England, and followed my boyfriend several places in England, they have fallen off. We have the one... just need to find the other
Another thing I love doing, and that I'm good at is wrapping presents. I absolutely love sitting down at Christmas and coming up with different things to put on the gifts and in the gifts. This year I went all out and placed the gifts in various small boxes I had lying around, then topped them off with ribbons and bells. My friends were very impressed when they got them, although one (a male friend, I might add) was very disappointed when he opened his box. I'd put his gifts in a Lush box I had lying around and he was hoping to get a massive box full of bath products. He didn't.
Actually, thinking about it, my best work is always when I've made something for other people. Another thing I've done (not on here because I don't know where it is) was a cross stitch card for the boyfriend. It took me three years to complete due to the fact I'd do a bit and then forget about it for three months, but it looked good!
Feeling a little more optimistic about the clothes making...Perhaps I'm not as uncreative as I think I am. Then again, my creative side only seems to really come out when making things for others. Hmmm...perhaps I'll pretend I'm making it for someone else...