Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crafty Blog update 9th-15th January 2011

I would like to welcome any new readers, and thank old ones for visiting, we’re not that old and we hope to continue to do this as time allows.

If you know of any blogs that should be included please contact us by email or a post on this or the Irish Knitting, Crochet and crafty blogging post. The same goes if you want to be removed. If you are included in our updates please mention if you want to be removed from there too. Please note that neither I or SineadR do this as a full-time job, and allied to that our jobs actually restrict our webtime. We will do our best to get stuff done as soon as possible but that may take a few days or hours. In order to optimise my trawling I have noted the last date posts are visible on sites, I only check every month or so on ones that haven’t updated in the last four months. Again, if you know of a dormant blog that has resurrected, feel free to tell me.

You may notice that some posts from Sundays have been repeated, this is if there is time-sensitive information included in them, this does sometimes lead to repeated links from the previous week.

2KnitorNot2Knit recovers from a flood, talks about the Previous Year, the New Year and the fact that it's a year of crafts in Ireland!

Akka Designs celebrates her glasses anniversary

An Apology for an Idler discusses vegetarianism and her reasons

An Evening Wasted with is bored; deals with cats and a cracked dishwasher pipe and meets up with a friend

An Snag Breac Beo creates a journal

Anula's Kitchen makes Cassoulet

Aranbrew shows off some handspun and talks about gauge.

Basil Explosion makes a Rocky Road Birthday cake and about this weeks reads

Beckydazzler attends a River Island Press Event

Bola de Berlin talks about what she's been making

Cattapilla Dreaming reviews crafting so far this month; has some ambitions for this year and talks about Pyjamas and curtains

Chebe talks about the difference a dart can make; makes some sewing plans; adds a skirt to the mockup and asks to be scolded for being on the internet rather than studying

Clasheen organises swap partners for their first swap of the year; does some FAQs and shows off a shawl and gets started on another Art L!nks vessel

The Constant Knitter gets in some Eucalan Wash and shows off the Nepal Shawl by Stolen Stitches designed for The Constant Knitter

Daffodils and Dandelions has some rude thoughts (probably NSFW due to text and associations); has Bob Marley associations with a crochet project and has a singeing incident

Dispatches from the Deise talks about books from Knitting to Nemesis

Dragon Days photographs a Fairy Heart

Droim an Uan shows off a hank of yarn and some assistance from a pet

Dublin Knit Collective interviews Flick

Etsy Ireland talks about an opportunity for Artists with an Irish Flair; a pop-up shop opportunity in Dublin and does a fab five on Friday

Feanor Crafts has some good and bad news (the opening hours are being reduced)

Fly Along is working on a sock pattern

From Sheep to Shawl posts felted hats; felted Jam Jars; more felted jam jars and another felted hat

Gingerpixel Photography wishes everyone a Happy New Year and has news

Happy Heart=Happy Soul talks about 2011 plans, visits Winnie's Craft Cafe and shows off some finished projects

Haz Wool will knit has six weeks without knitting and notices; learns how to crochet due to injury and looks back at 2010 in stitches

Herborium paints some winter bones

Irish Muses has a Quilt magazine competition on Facebook and some news; gives some hints about entering that competition; talks about an international Quilt Festival in Ireland; announces the winner of the competition and talks about watercolours, fabric and latest news

Kersti has her tweet week; shows an infographic about bottled water and shares a recipe for Kaiserschmarrn

Knit Inc finishes some knee socks

L Hogan wishes everyone a happy New Year

Laura Eliason talks about where she finds inspiration

Lets Knit & Stitch gets more Rio Can Can in and shows off the Rico Pompom marshmallow scarf

Limerick Live gets prepared for the first Avon delivery of the year and gets four balls of Socks that Rock

Little Hare says goodbye to the pigs and shows little me on the swing

Michelle made this finds sites she likes; talks about new year's TV; makes another fab web find; has a grown-up sleepover; gets and comments about a blog award; makes a chocolate croissant and completes her craft room

Miss Aine talks about good, bad and ugly; gets a box of treats and makes another balloon doll

Mitt liv på Irland, My life in Ireland talks about the last night of the holidays

Morg Today is listening to Ace of Base

Ms Walsh's Weblog talks about a pressure to make a crafty gift

Neen Crochet talks about love and love themed crafts

NicKnits makes a Pincushion Gift and the rising number of people who have knit her Ashford Cowl

Pippablue reminds people that sewing classes start 16th January and gets sucked into Pinterest

Playing with Fi(b)re makes many mittens and things with faces

Rubysasha has plans for 11 shawls in 2011 and makes a Kerry Petrol Blue cape and finds herself allergic to Icelandic Yarn

She knit up that ball makes another double treble cowl; an identicowl and a rusty scarf

Spring Stitches makes some new year resolutions; works on beating the winter blues; plans to post at least once a week and shares a pattern for a just-right hat for an oversized head

Starving Artist Ink shares picture 56; makes a resolution of love; nonsense no 5; nonsense no 6

StitchLily makes mushrooms and talks about spots

The BohoMama talks about being behind with posts, and wedding plans

The Misadventures of GaietyGirl shows off some stash

The nest joins a yarn-along; shares a recipe for Deep Fried Bree and Drizzle Lemon Cake and makes fried rice with sea vegetables

The Siegel Six has some updates

Things that strike me has a blog remake, shares a Loreena McKennitt video and comments on the song; talks about forcing social change on Ireland; about how the world is made smaller by the Internet; has motivation strike; comments on the decoration; discusses coffee andgets a VW Cookie Jar

This is Knit reviews 2010

Thread Bear Picnic gives herself a Christmas present of a swift and discusses free pattern websites

Timothy Dowling gets started with his resolution

Undermeoxter talks about being overeducated and undervalued; plans on seven for 2011 and reviews 2010 resolutions; makes more concrete plans for 2011 and gets a sushi roll shawl project

Valentina's Room talks about books read in 2010

Wirewrapped makes a path in a forest Pendant; some frosted valentine pendants; a Lapis Lazuli and turquoise bracelet; a gothic heart pendant; a second batch of frosted hearts; talks about wrapping irregular agate slabs and some black agate gothic pendants

Wyvernfriendknits reviews the Knitter's Almanac and some new year ambitions

Yarnboi finishes the fourth project of the year