Monday, May 26, 2008

A Monster's Dream

It rained today. And through the rain, amidst the gloom, beneath the dripping wisteria, a monster was born: Poliphilus. Poliphilus doesn't have any friends. This is a consequence of his mean-spirited nature. Poliphilus lets ice cream melt, he stamps on balloons, he pushes small children, and he sucks boiled sweets then puts them back in the bag and offers them round. This all shouldn't be surprising really; I mean how many nice monsters are there actually? Especially ones born on rainy bank holidays?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Little Chicken

In an effort to learn the basics of amigurumi, I made a ball, a really bad one, that became a chicken. I was enormously pleased with my first effort.

Then suddenly it breeded! You leave a chick alone for a few minutes and suddenly you have two more turn up. They are tiny! How can anyone crochet something that small? I must try harder. Their wings have given away their parentage for I do believe they are related to Sam's rabbit!

This was all possible due to the great new 'Making Things Club' created by Nikki which meets once every two weeks in trendy Shoreditch. Last week was actually sock monster night, but crochet called me. Here is one of the brilliant monsters!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Antique Shop Find

Some things I bought with Rachel when we spent a rainy day in Saffron Walden