Sunday, November 02, 2008

My little Mermaid

IMG_4813.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I found this in the understairs cupboard where it had languished for sometime - it was at my dad's house for ages waiting to be framed - but I took it back after a few years (as he moved house and didn't get round to sorting it) I posted it on Craftster and it was quite a hit - it even got into the 'hot projects' bit! It is now propped up on a shelf and I still don't know how to frame it! (it is padded so normal glass wouldn't work)..I think DD might end up with it as she is obsessed with the Disney version - should have made her a redhead...

Billy Mackenzie tribute dotee!

Billy Mackenzie tribute dotee!, originally uploaded by Sajona.

for the dotee doll swap on craftser - my swappee turned out to be as mad about him as I am - so it had to be done! Freehand machine embroidery doodling. The lyrics (for Club Country) were printed on printable shink plastic. Musical notes from etsy.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My baby is 3 in 14 days...

IMG_4809.JPG, originally uploaded by Sajona.

where does the time go??

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thanks Vanessa!

blueshawl, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I bought some pretty laceweight from iknit day (from the natural dye company) and the lovely Vanessa crocheted this pretty shawl with it :) I made her a pair of 'Fetchings' (see in return!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

God Bless you Paul!

Sad to hear of the passing of the most gorgeous, talented actor of his time - and if you haven't seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof then I suggest you do so - it is FANTASTIC!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

mno atcs

mno atcs, originally uploaded by Sajona.

for craftster alphabet swap

M - marlin - hand drawn with ink
N - nest - hand drawn and real nest material
O - oast house - ink drawing on top of a photo from the internet.

Sending today in the post!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Iknit day

I-knit-3, originally uploaded by asher139.

moonmamma and I caught on camera waiting for knit harlot to come on stage :)

Great stash enhancing day alongside fellow fibre addicts!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

L atc

l atc, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Lavender from the garden


k atc, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Japanese for 'cute'

Next batch of ATCs

j atc, originally uploaded by Sajona.

J for Junior - 1950s magazine cuttings

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary

pretty flowers, originally uploaded by Sajona. my mum and step-dad...25 years....!


ghiatcsmine, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Next batch in the craftster swap...
H for Homemaker - 1950s magazine cuttings
G for 'Gurning' a UK term for making a horrible face! There is a yearly contest in the North of England each year - the picture is a newspaper cutting of the world champion! The card is 3d - the face is cut out and mounted on card
I for icicle - very hard to photograph or scan! sparkly icicle christmas decoration mod podged on crinkly white tissue paper (I soaked it in PVA glue and random crinkled and creased it to look like cracked ice) the writing underneath is stamped with my new alphabet stamps. The whole thing sealed with glitter modpodge, which is rather wonderful stuff.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Urchin from Knitty

Urchin from Knitty, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Yarn arrived 9am - hat knitted and packed up for it's new owner by 8pm (and that includes all the housework and mothering time in between) . Would have been quicker if I'd been able to understand the pattern to start with!
Used the yarn in the pattern - shetland flame. Did size medium and it ft my large head no problem. My glass head is a little bit small- looks better on a human. I think I'll try it in a smooth chunky yarn next.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


mydatc, originally uploaded by Sajona.

'Dolly Dots' - wanted it to look a bit silly and rough around the edges!


myeatc, originally uploaded by Sajona.

'Expressing Englishness' - lots of cheesy English images - that are faded by laminating with tissue paper - my feelings of my 'culture' being eroded.
For the ATC swap on craftster.

my 'F' ATC

myfatc, originally uploaded by Sajona.

fairy poem from old poetry book, flower fairy - both laminated with white tissue, then the 'F' pasted over the top and the whole thing varnished with 'mod podge' - for craftster ATC swap

The Science of Sleep blanket

blanket1, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I love 'The Science of Sleep' movie, and have been organising a swap on craftster for it - and other Michel Gondry films/videos. You can see the whole gallery here:
I made a blanket based on one in the film - made from wool felt, cotton applique and wool yarn embroidery, I had to do lots of pausing and freeze framing to be able to capture the animals accurately. I did a slightly smaller version but think I manage to get the essence of it!

Here is the film clip:

Friday, April 04, 2008

See the Girls!

My DD is real girl - she is obsessed with Disney Princesses at the moment - she has a box with them on in her room that she rushes over to each morning shouting 'See the Girls!'. She also walks round clutching a copy of the Cinderella DVD - also asking to 'see the girls onthedeebeedee' Bless!
No idea where all this comes from - she's surrounded by cars, trucks, lego and world war 2 planes at home :)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A lunch box? who invited that kid?

lunchbag, originally uploaded by Sajona.

Sorry - having a Toy Story moment there!
This is a little washable fabric lunch bag for another craftster swap - it is padded all over (iron on wadding applied to the back of the outer layer) and lined with pink polka dot cotton. I covered a button to fasten the tab. There is a matching napkin - made by tracing one I already had and hemming all the way round. The bag isn't so wonky in real life and is winging it's way to the USA.

Having fun with ATCs

ATCsabcswap, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I love doing artist trading cards - little pieces of art that are the size of a trading card and are swapped amongst artists and crafts folk. These are for the 'ABC' swap.
A is for the 3 As..
B is for Beautiful, Bald, Baby
C is for Carnevale (the Carnevale Di Ivrea to exact, as we went to it a few years ago)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cute cat pic alert

Couldn't resist this one when I came across it!
Funny Pictures
moar funny pictures

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Daddy and The Beatles

If you go to the very end of this video (07.33)you can see my dad's very early work as a designer - he created the set they are standing on - 'The Daily Beatle' ...he did loads of great design work at Granada - but this has the most kudos!

Monday, January 07, 2008

New year, New stash-bust

wildflower0701, originally uploaded by Sajona.

I am knitting from stash this year...this is a sweater for DD made from ancient Hayfield merino 4 ply. Sweater is Wildflower sweater from Lucinda Guy's Handknits for Kids.
Did 2 days of work on it and then discovered I'd placed the intarsia in the wrong place and had to frog back to the border - argh!
I am knitting this to relieve the boredom of boring sock - only half of the second one to do and then I'm only doing ones with some kind of pattern involved as the self patterning basic ones are now too dull for words.