Wednesday 29 December 2010

All Fueled up !!

After a week with no heating
The Oilman hath been ,so crafty inspiration is fuelling up too !!
Not produced much this last week what with the cold (both house and self )
however rather than do nothing started another jacket for Lily ---
at least you can knit with a hot waterbottle on your knee and watch tv too.
So this is what has been on my workdesk this WOYWW----- 

The fabric in the picture is a bolt I have and had intended to make Christmas table covers --- maybe start early for next year

Have been over on Kath's blog and read her edit re the Fiskar's shape cutter ---
all I can say is thanks to Kath I now think it's FAB --
I had thrown mine to the back of a drawer never to be used again, however on a visit to the Cubbyhole Kath showed me the correct way to use one --(remembering to take the orange base off -- silly moi didn't !!)
and to use with a Fiskars cutting mat et voila !!
Now I collect their templates -- it's so quick and simple .-----
when you know how !

So hope you all had a good Christmas
Anne xxx


  1. great news that the oilman has beeneth....hope you are now toasty warm and knitting ten to the dozen...Lily will look so cosy in her red cardie....and yes hopefully we can meet up soon for a bit of a blow out...been going a bit stir crazy here.....big hugs kath xxx

  2. What a vibrant red, thats enough to warm you!
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year x
    hugs Minxy #33

  3. So glad you've got some oil - take a rest and warm up. Then head for the craft room to make up for lost time :)

    Happy New Year to you.

  4. LOVE that red! That's going to be a beautiful sweater :) And that fabric in the background? Yep, I like that TOO.

    I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by when you get a chance.

    And a Happy *almost* New Year to you!!

  5. have you totally thawed out now Anne?
    all set for our next countdown? lol
    take care quine

  6. Love colour Red !!

  7. Gorgeous fabric! Happy creative crafting in the New Year. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

  8. So lovely and red! Happy New Year! S #48

  9. Glad you are nice and warm Anne. It is going to be 40 degrees celsius here tomorrow. Hot stuff!
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13

  10. Glad your heating up, the wool and pattern for Lily is lovely, and I'm certain she will look adorable in it.

  11. Oh glad you can warm up now - a hot water bottle is so...specific. May you keep warm and crafty in the coming year. Hauoli makahiki hou from AmberInk @#1!

  12. Glad to know that you are now good and toasty (even without Buddy to warm your toes). That's some fabulous zingy red you have there; it's making me feel all energetic! Have fun with it, and happy crafting for 2011,
    Bernie #17

  13. I know how you feel about being cold recently Anne. We only got our oil thanks to a kind, helpful neighbour. I'm sure you can imagine my despair when the tanker driver said he wouldn't come in in case he got stuck! I've been knitting too. Trouble is now I need to sew up Oliver's jumper and I hate sewing up knitting!!

    Have a lovely warm New Year.

    Kat xx

  14. Terrible to be without heat during the cold. Glad you are now all charged up and ready to go again. Love the red, red, red. Even though you had to make some adjustments, your wreath turned out stunningly. #75

  15. Yes, I know I'm late getting here. I thought I had been here, but when I had to reboot, I lost track of where I was and now it's 2011 already. Took me a whole year to reach you (grin).

    That red yarn is really intense. It will make a lovely sweater to keep you warm while waiting for the heating guy to visit. Happy New Year, Hope you stay warm and artful. I'll see you on Wednesday.

  16. Happy New Year to you!

    Lily is going to look a treat in her new jumper.

    No oil is no fun and we must have shared the same cold bug, hope you are feeling better now x

  17. Lily is lucky...she is going to have a lovely warm red cardigan to wear....make one for me, please.
    Sue xx 50