Sunday, 18 November 2012

Technology! And More Tea Towel Prep

Here's a super boring video - that is also way too long - of me measuring out 20 (of 410) warp ends on my warping mill. Yes, counting out 20 threads just took me 5 minutes.

Basically, I just discovered iMovie on my fancy new laptop and decided to actually utilize this super cool piece of technology that I have.

I must say, I'm a bit disappointed at how poor the quality turned out once it was converted to a youtube video. I definitely still have some learning to do.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Colour Play

Trying out some colour combos for tea towels. Should be tidying up for our dinner guests.

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Here are the finished pillow cases. I stayed up till 2 am on Thursday night making them.

Always party time at Channy's!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tea Towels, Pillow Covers

Okay, so I still have a sweater and a cowl and a quilt to finish, but I just bought some organic cotton to start some tea towels on the loom! I also just went out and got fabric to whip up some throw cushion covers. Hope to get the covers done by tomorrow!


Two Saturdays ago I decided to be super ambitious and make myself a costume on the same day I intended to wear it. The subject: Daenerys Targaryen - from the last scene in season one. I sewed myself up a nude suit and got one dragon made. I'm pretty proud of it but wish I could have completed the other two dragons. I also wish I could have worn it more than once. I'm sure the nude suit will come in handy again some time down the road :-)

(Photo by Liz Powel!)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Garden Eviction

Some kind of crappy news... the company that manages our apartment building informed us that we are to move everything off our roof-top, or they will dispose of it... by tomorrow.
I wanted to fight it, but who am I to say that our planters aren't ruining the roof? And in a way, it's a bit of a relief. I'm pretty lazy by nature and not having a garden to tend to in the summer will allow me to take off on mini vacations without worrying that my garden will suffer...or something. :(

So Darcy and I spent 4 hours today hauling everything off the roof and sweeping up mud in the rain. Sounds terrible, but it was actually pretty fun. And now everything is so clean and tidy! I'm looking forward to maximizing the space we have on our downstairs deck in the spring.

Here are some in-progress photos of the big deck clean:

Me getting muddy...and staging a photo with props...(nerd!)

A view of the chaos on our deck from the roof-top

The roof-top in progress

And here is the last of what was growing in the garden!