I know I said that I wouldn’t post much this week, because of my exams and stuff, but I’ve never been good at keeping such promises. The kind about me not doing whatever I want to when I don’t really have the time. If anyone out there has some willpower and a little impulse control to spare, I’d be happy to pay for some :p
Oh, well, enough with the complaining 🙂 When I got tired of reading last night, I started making lots of tiny crocheted things. Mainly it was for trying out some patterns and shapes from my new crochet book, but then I thought I could make something out of the shapes.
This thing is not really very Christmasy, but I thought I’d show it anyway. I like the shape, it looks like a fossil Ammonite (not the Biblical tribe!), an ancestor of the squid and octopus (and actually not as closely related to the modern Nautilus as you would think). I’m a sucker for anything prehistoric 🙂 I’m thinking about making more of these, possibly in different sizes, and sew them on a bag or something. I like making bags, but most of them come out pretty much the same. I need some diversity.
Anyway, the blog will be my Advent calendar this year 🙂 This is actually the first year ever that I don’t have a calendar with candy or little things in it, and it’s kind of sad, but we can’t afford it.. So I will have to cheer myself up with updating my blog with little things that I make every day 🙂 Well, maybe not every day until Christmas, but I’ll try 🙂
For some reason I just love dragonflies 🙂 They are sort of primitive and a little creepy, and really cool with their two sets of indepentent wings. And they’re so insanely old, they appeared millions and millions of years ago, way before the dinosaurs 🙂 In Norwegian a dragonfly is called “øyenstikker”, which means “eye poker” or “eye stinger”. Not sure why, they don’t fly into people’s eyes much.
Some years ago I bought a book by Ingrid Moras about making animals of beads and metal wire. The book is called Perledyr in Norwegian (“Beaded animals”, the original is German: Perlentiere), and the first thing I made from it was a blue dragonfly. Since then I’ve made almost two dozen of them, all in different colors. These two are my favorites:
Aren’t they lovely? I especially like the purple one.
I just realized that today is the first Sunday of Advent, and I don’t have anything “adventy” to show you.. I kind of had plans to use my blog as some sort of advent calendar, but the next week will unfortunately be very busy for me, so I doubt I will have time to post very often. My last exam is December 7th, so after that I will try to catch up and share some Christmasy things 🙂