Whip Up Newsletter no.5 2011

by kath_red on 04/02/2011

in Books, Features, Newsletter

Its been a busy week of crochet love for me this week – the last week of the school holidays. The weather has alternated between too hot then too rainy and so we have been pretty lazy. Just hanging out really. You know? I love this hat and these coasters – and I am in the middle of crocheting a granny stripe blanket. – and maybe this sweet flower blanket might be next eh? A bit of explorative crochet is always good. I have also been loving these crochet robots and crochet amigurumi monster babies – the ami angry birds – love that game – my little boy is the house expert! Oh and I love this Amigurumi garden. Not crochet – but I love this knit fish hat – how adorable!

New Whip Up Tutorial / Pattern: Playful Puppet Pals – Isn’t he just the cutest? and the puppets are good too!

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Reading this week:

This week I getting some crafty inspiration from a pair of Lark books by Rebecca Ittner: Soapmaking and Candlemaking . Lots of great tips for ingredients and methods – it all looks very achievable. My daughter is fascinated with soap and candle making – I remember the same thing when I was her age (10yrs), sort of kitchen/laundry chemistry, lots of fun.

Things I am loving:

  • Cara has created some tutorials using her husbands sew fabric range Calipso Swing.
  • Check out whoopdwhoop a free marketplace where individuals can both list their creative endeavors and ‘shop’ for other’s creative endeavors- all without the use of money.
  • Am liking this woven patchwork rug
  • And this sheepic sleep mask – so cute!
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