Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week seven: Pixel Hobby

Pixel hobby is a mini-mosaic craft. This is a kit I bought last year from

It took about 8 hours per base plate, so about 48 hours all up. It's lots of fun, you have to look at it from a few steps back to really appreciate the picture, but I plan to do some more. I've got a half-completed kit I bought years ago that I need to finish, and I plan to get one made up for TimCat.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Week Six: Cross Stitch

I'm a day late this week, but I'm claiming amnesty on the grounds that it was my birthday last week, and fires broke out everywhere yesterday including on the outskirts of the town where I live. Part of the charm of living in Gippsland.

This week's Finished Object is a stamped cross stitch cushion kit from Semco, dug out from stash.

 Anyway, for full disclosure, this is what was left when I went to bed last night.

(And then uploading photos was slow and I got distracted and didn't finish updating until Tuesday morning.)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Week 5: Knitted bunny

This week I'd planned on completing a leatherwork project. I have the pieces cut out, I just need to punch some holes, do some basic stamping, and lace them up. Seems simple.

Except I have mild inflammatory arthritis, and I'd forgotten that my hands hate the leather punch with the fire of a thousand suns. REALLY hate it. I need to put it down after 2-3 holes to let the swelling go down and the pain ease. I don't even usually get much swelling.

So, I whipped up a little bunny from handspun alpaca to put aside for Easter. I used this pattern  and failed to do it justice.