Temperature blanket

This is a temperature blanket for the year 1990. It’s my birth year and I was going to do the whole year, but unfortunately it’s going to make the blanket too long. So I decided to end on the 6th July which happens to be my birthday date. 😃

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Berry nice

Hi all

My day has been one of those days when you wonder why life is like it is. And I felt that I needed to give myself something positive just so that I end the day on a happier note. 

Blackberries and raspberries on vanilla ice cream is perfect! And eating it alone in bed with a book is a perfect way to end a not so positive day 😀

The garden

I had not been to the botanical gardens for years, and today I thought I needed to visit. So I took a ride there and spent some time enjoying the sunshine and nature.
You can see the smoke of a huge fire on the other side of the mountain. 

Drought

In Cape Town, we are having a severe drought. It’s so bad that it’s been predicted that we won’t have any water by 2018. The residents of Cape Town are doing their best to save water and utilize grey water to reduce the municipality water consumption. Our water bill has been reduced remarkably as we are now not flushing the toilet, rather manually flushing with grey water. My plants are getting watered with soap free grey water, rain water, and dirty fish bowl water – when I clean the bowl. 

I have hope that the city won’t dry up completely. Everyone is doing their best and if we work together we will win – and not to forget PRAYER!!!. We will make it out of this mess alive and closer together than ever before.

Clean-up

I did a craft clean-up today and a few weeks back. It’s too depressing to do a complete clean-up at once. I seem to keep getting new craft supplies in and never use them. Well I never seem to have the time to do all the crafts I want to do. I did manage to give away a hugh bag of wool to a charity, and the second time round I managed to get rid of some of the craft books I have never used and had been keeping for years.

Crochet Abbreviations

As a beginner to crochet, it is quite daunting to start reading and working from a pattern. There just seems to be a lot of random letters all together, kind of like a whole new language. Well that is right! Crochet has a language of it’s own. And every combination of ‘random’ letters mean something.

I wrote up a list of the most common crochet abbreviations for you and I have a YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/Ii4QpYM8YpM

The photo is sideways so that the writing is larger and easier for you to read.

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Inspiration

We all have those days when we are full of inspiration and then we are on the go with making, planning and competing projects, but what about the days when that doesn’t happen? 

Here’s what I do in the case of no inspiration, I go and look for ideas on http://www.pinterest.com.
There are so many great ideas there… And one can’t have a quick look, trust me I’ve tried, you will end up by browsing Pinterest for hours!!
Go have a look and you won’t be disappointed 😁.