Archive for January, 2017

The end of the year was, as previously mentioned, a bit frantic but I did want to make something personal to tuck into the gifts for Gorgeous Girl’s teachers this year. In the end I settled on making some crocheted bookmarks. This Radiant Rose bookmark was crocheted out of handspun. You can find the pattern here.


I hot glued the rose to a large paperclip.

The second bookmark I made was a bird. I really loved how this turned out, it was lots of fun. Pattern can be found here.


This was made from sock yarn scraps. Many moons ago I made Gorgeous Girl a cardigan from this yarn and there’s still yarn left over. She liked the bird so much she asked for one of her own. I don’t have a picture of that one though.

I like the bird so much that I think when I get back to Papua New Guinea I’m going to make myself one.

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So, I didn’t mean to disappear for an age. I got overwhelmed by the end of the school year and all the marking that went along with that. Since my last post there have been quite a few finishes on the craft front as well as a trip or two.

We spent Christmas in Thailand this year which was wonderful and I’ll do some posts about that as soon as I’m reunited with the computer that likes to talk to my camera…

Right now I’m in the USA. I was privileged to be given research funding to visit some archives and so am half-way through my visit.

I did get the baby blanket finished and gifted. I’m happy with how it turned out and the baby’s mother seemed to like it very much.


More makes to follow over the next few days and travel photos when I return to Papua New Guinea in a week or so.

I wonder if anyone is still reading after all this time.

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