Sunday, May 03, 2009

New hobbies

I'm been a bit unfaithful to my knitting at the moment. I am knitting but I seem to be stuck in a bit of a rut. Hopefully, I'll revive my knitting mojo soon.

But in the meantime, I'm learning a few new things. I bought a loom recently and I'm learning how to use it. Here's my first project. I'm being taught by a good friend who is an amazing textile artist. I'll show you some of her work. My sister, from Singapore, came over for a visit last week. She was on her way to Tuscany for a holiday with some friends. And like me, she is quite crafty too. She makes paper from recycled materials like used envelopes, paper and threads. So I had a quick tutorial with her about making paper. This is our first batch. the stripes were an accident - I had used some fabric quarters to couch the paper, but I forgot that I had not washed them yet. Oops. Luckily, it had a nice effect.Finally, I'm really enjoying my cooking and baking. I made banoffee pie which has caramel, biscuit base, bananas and cream - what's not to like!!! Yum!

1 comment:

Kathy said...


Ive had bonafee pie! my dear nurse friend Helen from Ireland made it for me once. Or maybe it was her sister Mary who made it. Such a decadant treat! Thanks for th ehappy memory.
Weaving, how Wonderful.
Love the paper work as well.