Showing posts from May, 2012

London's Hidden Beauty

Hi again everyone! The weekend before last (when it was still sunny), I took a friend who had only just come to London a few months back on a tour of London's hidden beauty. She had seen all the main things, so I took her out for cupcakes at my favourite cupcake place and then on an impromptu tour of all things I thought she should know exist in London. We came across so many gorgeous places and had a great day taking pics. So yes, this post will be a little photo-heavy, but I've tried to resize everything to a good size so the loading won't take forever. Ready to join my on a tour of London's hidden beauty?
 First stop: cupcakes at Bea's of Bloomsbury! We managed to get a table for an hour before a big group arrived and as usual it was so worth it :)
I'd never been upstairs at Bea's but look at this amazing lighting scheme! I love it, it is so original! And fits perfectly with their business of course :)
On the way to Leadenhall Market for a very special …

Knitting My First Ever Sock

Heyhey everyone! How was the first day of the week back at work? Monday's are always interesting, mostly as I always find something I had to finish on Friday but just didn't have the chance... oh well... but let me share my newest project with you. I told you I haven't been sitting still! Just the blogging part of things was on hold... ;)
After all my squares, I got a bit bored and when I went to meet with the craft group for the sock knitting meet (where no one HAS to knit a sock but it's just to give a theme), I decided to actually knit a sock. My first one ever! I had bought some needles a while ago, and armed with my trusty acrylic leftover wool, I started on my sock. With a lot of help of one of the girls there as of course it didn't all go smoothly at once, hihi...
 Once I was all installed with hot chocolate, I got started on my sock. Look, this is my first row!
 One of the other girls was just finishing this very cute knitted bird. Isn't it adorable?!

Upcycled Storage Tubes

Hello again! I hope you're enjoying the weekend :) The weather in London is quite un-summery, but after my post from yesterday about the knitting, I wanted to share the storage tubes I made and also show you that it CAN be sunny in London sometimes also. Hihihi...
 Check these out, aren't the the coolest! Let me show you what they were before...  The bf likes to drink scotch and the bottles come in these really cool containers. For some reason, we have always kept them so after about a year we had several containers lined up on top of our fridge. So I picked out a few I wanted to use. I only used the two round ones fr this project, the other one is still waiting for its turn.
 I had bought some really cute wrapping paper a while back, and had found amazing ribbons at various shows and even the 99p Store (5m of ribbon for 99p, excellent!), so this project was completely free! I covered the tubes in the wrapping paper, MP'd the whole thing with my Paper MP, and added the r…

Still Crafting and Knitting WIPs

Hi everyone! OMG it has been forever since I last blogged... I am a little bit behind on my posts and sadly also on some creations... have become a tv-addict the last few weeks now that I'm back to working full-time. I now spend a good 40 mins in transit every day getting to work and as that is not on foot I needed a carry-on craft thingy to do on the tube. So I started knitting. This was weeks ago and somehow because I knit on the tube, I feel that I've done something and the pressure of doing something in the evening is off. That sadly includes blogging or even sewing! I haven't continued my cross stitch past the first block of 90 stitches either so yes, I am really behind. On the positive side though, my knitting is getting better!
Am not quite sure if I've told you this, but when I went back to NL in January, I found my old knitting basket and in it lots of wool remnants from stuff my mother used to knit. In wonderful 80s colours... bright pinks and blues and yell…

Surprisingly Crafty Combo

Hi everyone! One more day and then it's the bank holiday weekend! Yay!!! Ok, enough exclamation marks there, hihi... I have plans to see some more of London, though there is so much going on that I'm not really sure what part I want to see first. I know there are some nice exhibitions going on and one of the craft groups I belong to are visiting a museum also, plus there is a crafty thing happening in Kingly Court so who knows... As usual we're too late with booking anything (yes, totally my fault) but I'm sure I'll have fun. I'd love to actually stay home and craft a bit, maybe finish a few projects? A lot is part done which is why I haven't been able to show you anything recently. 
But tonight I had a nice surprise as I discovered that a pair of earrings I made fit perfectly with a shirt that I adjusted last year and the hair combs I made last month :) Want to see? 
These earrings I made a few weeks back match perfectly with...
This top that I adjusted las…