Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Forest hearts and off and away to...

Hi there
 I have been extremely lazy lately and have forgotten to welcome my new followers so  I want to make up for it now
Hello and welcome to Kristen at Cosy things, Annie at Knitsofacto, Robin at Mynestofyarn& buttons, Mum at Mum's simply living and Carole at Serendipity,raindrops & roses . Thank you for popping in and joining me here :-)
IF THERE IS ANYONE I HAVE FORGOTTEN PLEASE TELL ME OFF!

My shawlette is finally ready to go over the seas and far away to the mystical land of OZ.
Sydney August 2011

Incidentally I can't resist saying I took this picture myself when I was in Sydney with my sisters last summer

The blocking worked a treat and I am very pleased with the results. What a difference blocking makes!
Nonetheless I did want to add my own personal touch to it.....I do like tweaking patterns to personalize it more.
Therefore I added a strand of what I call forest hearts
 



The forest hearts strand is detachable and can be placed wherever the wearer likes on the shawlette.
Do you like my model...bit thick around the neckline. I have no one to act as a model, my meanie hubby wouldn't oblige either!!! )-:
I had to improvise tch!!



or this way:
very versatile I think





How about as a bracelet? LOL






                                                 Amanda :-)

 oh! now then what's this 4 EMPTY bowls all in a row???





46 comments:

  1. Wow, this is beautiful! Love the personal touch!
    Ok...now? what is up with the bowls...are you trying to give us a hint of something exciting coming or did you just take a photo of how pretty they are and make me feel jealous of how lovely they would look on my breakfast bar?
    Shari ")

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    1. ahhhhhhh! my friend we will see...not terribly exciting but I'll be filling them today LOL

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  2. Oh Amanda, I love the sky above the Sydney opera house - beautiful. And the shawlette - well there really are no words, it's lovely, the colour is perfect. I have been in and out of here a few times but I can't see all of the pictures, don't know if that is a problem at my end?

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  3. Hello Yvonne
    I can see them all here but I'll try it out on my notebook and see if there is a problem. Perhaps your connection has gone slow and it needs more time to load the images.
    I'll ask Shari who has left a comment above. Lets see if she had a problem too.


    A xx

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    1. Just remembered Yvonne that I have noticed that blogger does strange things if someone is adding their comment at the sametime. There have been times I couldn't see a post properly because someone was in there writing and a few minutes later it would load properly. that could be it!

      Ax

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    2. They're coming slowly Amanda, I am only missing photos 5 and 8 now lol earlier I could only see 2! I just read your Tuesday post, so sorry to hear about your car break-in, that is a horrible thing to happen xx

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    3. oh! good!
      sounds like your internet connection is on go slow then.

      BUT lucky our car wasn't stolen that happened to us about 8 years ago.....horrible!

      A xx

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  4. I love the personal touch of the hearts and had to chuckle over your "model." I have the same problem when I put up my apron give-away every month! LOL!! Husbands can be so difficult, but the chair idea is genius:-D
    The shawl would be perfect for our changing weather...fall is definitely approaching here. XOXO

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  5. Great idea! The hearts are a nice touch. It is hard to find a model when you need one. Now I know why I see so many dogs wearing shawls and scarves on Ravelry or other posts!

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    1. Hadn't thought of that Lynne....but yes you just may be right!!!

      A x

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  6. Your shawl is beautiful!!!!! I'm not sure you could find a model when it's so hot! I love your forest hearts!!

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  7. Beautiful shawl Amanda! I absolutely love the colour of the yarn you've used and the sweet hearts you've added are the perfect finishing touch!
    Victoria xx

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  8. A very lovely finishing touch! Ada :)

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  9. It's beautiful Amanda I love the finishing touch makes it perfect. Love your model at least it will be quiet and won't complain haha :)

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  10. A stunning shawlette! Love the improvisation!
    June

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  11. Hi Amanda!The forest hearts are so beautiful!!!Maybe i,ll travel in Australia this winter,visiting my family!Thank you for your nice comment!Yes the plates are made by me!!Have a nice weekend! Dimi

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  12. How lovely,the shawl was lovely enough but the hearts are just the sweetest addition,well done,clever you!

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    1. Thanks Carole
      and so very easy to make!

      A xx

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  13. Amanda that is one lovely shawl I hope you wear it with pride once the winter months start coming. I love the hearts they are lovely you are creative. Tracy x

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    1. Actually this one is of to my niece in Australia but I am thinking of doing one for myself too. As Lynne on Pieceful said these Dory shawls are so addictive!

      A x

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  14. I love the shawl. The hearts make it really special. Green is one of my favorite colors too.

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  15. It is gorgeous and I love the hearts.

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  16. Beautiful shawlette. I just loved your idea of forest hearts. A really unique idea plus the wearer has the freedom to wear as they please...Great!!
    Love

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  17. The shawl is wonderful
    but the hearts to go with it
    are just FANTASTIC!!

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  18. How lucky your niece is. That is a really lovely shawlette and the added hearts are sooo sweet.

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  19. Men can be such spoilsports...perhaps he felt it wasn't his colour? Joking aside, beautiful shawl. Really lovely hearts addition, to a dreamy, romantic shawl.

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  20. i love the hearts! I love the shawl! absolutey gorgeous.

    and yes, i love four bowls in a row!

    x

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  21. good work, Amanda!! I love the hearts a lot!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  22. Lovely shawl..I like the added touch of the green hearts, very pretty :)
    Magie x

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  23. Just catching up with your blog as we've been away. I love the shawl, the little leaves are just perfect!

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    1. Thanks HillyT. Hope you had a great holiday!

      A x

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  24. It's so pretty, and you gave it your own unique touch.
    Brenda

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    1. Many thanks for your comments Brenda.
      I admit to tweaking the pattern a bit to personalize it somewhat :-)


      A xx

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  25. Amanda....Your knitting is flawlessly beautiful!
    What a masterpiece...and, oh, those hearts!
    Blessings across the miles,
    Carolynn xo

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  26. Oops...I meant crocheting! ;)
    Silly me!

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  27. Loving your lacy shawl, and the hearts make it just that bit different too - it's so pretty!
    Gill xx

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  28. Have tons of fun in Oz!! We used to live there and miss it tons!

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  29. Have tons of fun in Oz!! We used to live there and miss it tons!

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  30. Absolutely beautiful...just my 'cup of tea'. :) x

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  31. The shawl is absolutely lovely, Amanda. I do so LOVE that colour of green you choose. Thanks for your oh so kind comment on my post this day, so much appreciated to hear from another ... with Summer almost out of the way it won't be long til I am wearing my long PJ pants out on my morning "Checkerboard Aussie" jaunts. Ha ! Enjoy your days!

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    1. and then will post put a photo of you in your PJs on your blog??? LOL!

      A xx

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  32. Dear Amanda,

    Your shawl is utterly beautiful. It totally appeals to garden aesthetics obssession and I am in awe of your knitting ability. Wow!!!!! Yes, I am speechless.

    I should probably replied to your most recent post which I have carefully read but my mild, chronic irritation at Blogger was stopped dead in its tracks by your shawl appeal. I seriously do not know what is happening with Blogger as I have not experienced this precise problem but problems have certainly happened on a regular basis. I do spend most of my time muttering to myself 'it's free, it's free' but it remains rather capricious as an internet tool, don't you think? Ahh well; I will possibly irk the wrath of the Blogger Gods now... Watch this space.

    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks you so much Stephanie for these lovely comments.....I agree with you yes its free but I find it difficult not to quibble about its irritable hiccups,especially when it means I am losing one or two as is the case of my lovely followers!

      A xx

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  33. ps I've been a little SILENT since our return as I found out on Saturday that I was hugely anemic so I have been trying to keep still for the time it usually takes for the iron tablets, nettle tea (magic potions are often the best) to begin to kick in. I am thankfully beginning to feel more dynamic once again which is great as we have a household of children and friends to enjoy. I shall be sad to see them off to school next week but VERY excited to be getting back to my beloved work. My husband simply said to me 'you'll be bouncing off the ceilings when your iron levels are back to normal'. Too true ;-)

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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