Sunday, April 3, 2011

Crafty Blog Update 20th March-2nd April

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 set up a Netvibes Page for the blogs this is not foolproof and I may miss updates but it’s been better than some of the other options.  I have also decided that if a blog posts more than about 10 or so posts in a week I’m just going to link to the site, unless something in particular catches my eye that’s very craft related. 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.

Yes I missed last week, I was in a lovely house called Springfield Castle, with friends on a bit of a holiday, I didn't intend not to do the update but the weather was beautiful and the internet access patchy so I left it. This is a two week update.

2Knit or not 2 Knit - gets some wet felting done; moves house and has a ghost in the house

Akka Designs is inspired by the Himalayas to make a cape and welcomes spring with spring onions

An Apology for an Idler makes tiny hamsters and does some face painting; shares ridiculous hats; makes a gift for her parents for their anniversary

An Evening Wasted with finishes knitting some handwarmers; gets a new(ish) washing machine and lists books read in March

Ankonymous talks about Californian adventures

Anula's Kitchen makes yeasted meringue coffee cake

Aranbrew attends a beer launch

As the World falls down has several updates

Basilexplosion talks about Jane Austen; has some links to share; shares a music video; links to a TED video; talks about Liz Taylor; finds a new favourite site; thanks industrialisation; has some links to share; talks about Frankenstein the play

Beckydazzler turns 22 and poses with a Bowler hat; has a photoshoot in Merion Park

Bola de Berlin celebrates a Marathon and enjoys March in Portugal

Cattapilla sees proof of spring; enjoys blue skies; has her 100th post; talks about the Making of a Marchioness; takes part of a march photo scavenger hunt; some growing things and talks about mothers

Celtic Knots gets some crafting done

Chebe makes a skirt block; fixes a connector and uses the car as a charging device

Chocolatebuttons has a very good Monday; finishes a shrug; felts a bag; celebrates the sun coming out; talks about what's on her needles; gets another package; finishes a girls dress; felts a project bag and coaster for a swap; shares a kids monster story; shares finished projects from January to March

Clasheen has a nuno felt show and tell; Mena's Beret and a large bag; new book and raw materials; glass beads glisten against felt; a busy day felting; has a minor rant; Crafted on tour and news about workshops

Colour and Ink makes a baby boy card; distressing and Tuesday Trigger card; wishes Kellie Happy Birthday; wishes herself happy birthday; signs up for a card chain challenge; an encouragement card; takes part in a Lily Pad Blog Hop; paperplay for a mum or mom; Enjoy your day Penny Black card

Craft Obsession does some spinning

Dispatches of the Deise gets a new apple iPhone for her birthday

Dragon days photographs some starlings and captures a reflection

Droim an Uan has a day to remember and a day to forget

Duilleoga talks about Hyacinths and her favourite flower

Etsy Ireland has their crafty news desk; puts goodies into goody bags; does some euro treasuries; shows a success story with mugs; does a fab five on Friday; shares an Eyes open Ireland; the Treasure Chest from St Patrick's Day is opened; have a crafty news desk; have an idiots guide to a Facebook Business Page; has a team treasury challenge about Light; has a baby it's handmade in Ireland collection; does a fab five on Friday and has a tea and chat with Irish Bounty

Fly Along makes some unusual mittens; says hello from Hedgehog HQ; spins and spins more

From Sheep to Shawl attends the Killarney Craft Fair; does some rush work there; makes some felted sheep; makes a crios at Loch na Foohey; does a felting class in Listowelshows off the finished items and from another angle

Greentopia announces that she's finished with that blog

Green Waves makes a hat for her mum; talks about daffodils; finishes a quilt; makes a list; has a soulemama moment; lists some goals; talks about a home in 100 objects and has another soulemama ritual moment

Half a Dream Away has a sharp edge; a goodie bag and works on a project

Haz Wool will knit sees a jumper on a series that she wants

Herborium paints Cashel Bay Rhodendrons; talks about Art for Japan and paints Nasturtiums

Hooks Law blogs about the "A"s in their life

Irish Muses makes a civil war patch; gets a blog award and has birthday news; sprains her hand; her husband thanks for the good wishes; another blog post from her husband and nominates her April Star (via her husband)

Julle's World talks about her son the artist

Kay B makes a jersey shirt; two more tops and comments on the flower power look this summer

Kersti gets her brows plucked; shares her tweet week; shares a video on cheap airline flights; has some half-price ipads for sale and shares her tweet week

Knit Inc does speedy knitting and spring cleaning; slogs through a project; gets goodies in the post; gets some more goodies in the post and talks about some blog silence

Lets Knit & Stitch share a free quilt pattern and talks about interior knitwear

Limerick Live gets on the road again and runs 6 miles

Little Hare talks about getting children to eat crusts; asks if you met an angel on the feast of the Annunciation; has little pea shoots and shares an image for April's Fool

Margie Crafts photographs a St Patricks Statue and makes a noro wool bolero

Michelle Made This shares a scone recipe and gets a bargain

Milkmoon captures a week in pictures and a wordless wednesday

Miss Aine makes a bridezilla; does some birthday baking; makes some bunny nugets; photographs the birthday girl and puts down some temporary tiles

Miss Walsh talks about the use of Radio to help wind down and has a good day

Mitt liv på Irland, My life in Ireland encourages not just knitting

Morg Today takes part in a Walk of Dreams and visits his old school with Galway United

Needles and Haystacks talks about Nature; makes a sundress for new twins; discusses the basics of Bra Making

Neen Crochet goes on a trip to Cork and had a prize draw (closed April 2nd)

The Nest takes part in a yarn-a-long; has a toddler related daffodil massacre; gets some planting done; more yarn-a-long; reports freeform crochet progress;

Rubysasha has sleepless nights and some finished and started objects

The Runcible Spoon makes some St Paddys Weekend bites; Broad Bean and Bacon Risotto; Spring Breakfast; beef and the beer that loves it

Selkies Crochet makes another pair of wristwarmers; photographs some rainbow coloured yarn; makes the first of another pair of wristwarmers; finishes them; makes a heart bag and maps her sales

She Knit up that Ball talks about a film that she wants the cardigans from; coming on with a project; mourns Elizabeth Taylor, knitter and Actress;  takes part in a Spring Swap; talks about Brave New Knits; shares a photo from the February Spin-in; talks about test knits

The Siegel Six has several updates - including a video of frogging a sock

Springstitches makes a crayon case with initial applique

Springwools gets in Designer Knitting Magazine; Walkinstown Library launches a knitting group; has a Mother's Day gift idea; and more ideas; a new spring scarf yarn and introduces Regia Lace

Stitch Lily talks about more lace and finishes a commission for NUIG

String Revolution shows a quilt in progress to end

Stuff and Nonsense makes some portfolio posters

Things that Strike me talks about day one of holidays; talks about minimum driving lessons; talks about home; talks about mobile gardens

This and That talks about boredom, chicks and more chicks and posts some interludes

This is Knit gets some new yarns; announces a Spring Knit A Long; talks about swatching in the round; shows some heirloom pieces and has a competition and has some stealth needles for April 1

Thread Bear's Picnic has a yarn delivery; updates on her Happy Monday design; gives the pattern away for free; has a day for butterflies; launches a Yarn Party idea; blogs about flowers for cancer patient; has some busy blog days

Under me Oxter talks about a Quilting Course; makes a golf club cozy; talks about Daffodil Day; finishes embossed leaves socks; has a project quandry; has a March roundup and talks about looking again at a pattern

Up to my Lack of Tonsils gets a shawl prize; shows off the shawl that started the Secret Garden adventure; talks about the Senate Election; gives up on a book; blogs about "A" and about "B"

Valentina's Room does some speedy reviews

Where there's a Wool talks about being happy

Wire Wrapped makes another agate pendant; some pink and purple cthulus; grey gothic pendant; a spring pendant; a rectangle agate pendant; long gothic black and grey pendant; grey agate pendant; wire wrapped morning star pendant; labradorite and garnet pendant; pocket watch pendant with yellow beads; a green donut pendant; green agate rectangle pendant; purple agate gothic pendant; coral donut pendant

Woolly Bits has a roundup of some finished objects

Woolly Way of Ireland announces a crochet course in Dublin (starting 12th April); a talk by a lacemaker in NUIG (28th March); Airfield Vintage and Craft Market (26th March); the Yarn Room is on the move; an experimental paper art show in Cork (2nd to 28th April)

Woolly Winged Gathering announces a nuno felting class starting in May and shares some Spring felt

Yarn Thing talks about Earth Hour and some luminous flowers and does some yarn experiments

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