Monday, May 23, 2011

Crafty Blog Update 8th-21st May

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. From this week for the foreseeable future I'm going to do this fortnightly.  It's consuming too much time that Summer is suggesting I should spend outdoors in our garden!

2 Knit or not 2 Knit supplies some brooches and does a workshop (and advertises more) and makes felted vessels

Akka Designs has some unblogged photographs and finds some tile recycling

Alves Passos hopes for another 100 years

An apology for an Idler has some WIPs and project wanting and finishes a tea cosy

An Evening Wasted with identifies some mystery plants

Anula's Kitchen makes French Onion soup

An Snag Breac Beo works on advice hankies

As the World falls down wonders what some couples talk about; has a hard first exam day; needs to feed; does situps and hurts; buys clothes and plans a haircut; plans to be sensible

Basil Explosion has finished with studies for a while; reviews Thomas Hardy's the Time Torn Man; reviews a Van Dyke Parks gig; makes meringues; mourns Edward Hardwicke and reviews Elizabeth Bowen's Death of the Heart

Beckydazzler has a photoshoot and the NCAD shoot

Cattapilla Design photographs stormy weather; after the storm; rambles about Comfrey and feels wordless

C B Lindsay shares a video about Little Story Teller

Celtic Knots is quite productive

Chebe shares some videos and plays with some Sugru

Chocolattebuttons has a first strawberry harvest; shares a childs view; finds life everywhere; makes noro skirts; makes a whipped cream baby hat; has an admission of guilt; has a mermaid in twilight; makes a petal dress; a sundress; gets some goodies in the post; funny children quote

Clasheen has packed her bags ready and has new workshop announcements; arrives in the US; has felting fun; moves to the next location and has some workshop pictures

Colour and Ink wishes Americans a Happy Mothers Day; one of the hatchlings has a bad hair day; a sending warm fuzzies card; Raindrops and thunderstorms card; Daffodil Card; gets a card; talks about a new Irish Crafting Magazine; a thank-you card using packaging; another thank-you card; talks about the Queens visit; wishes Waltzingmouse stamps a Happy Birthday

Darling Wolfeyes gets some yarn; makes some progress on a project; makes a bird

Dispatches from the Deise talks about an historic week and conference craic in Kilkenny

Dragondays captures a scooter headlight and finds unexpected beauty in a chocolate box

Dublin Knit Collective has a quick update; Dublin prepares for the Visit(s); new city centre Stitch & Bitch and a new venue and more Saturday knitting

Duilleoga shows garden growth; finishes a blanket for her boyfriend; shares some Mount Usher photographs; and finishes a crochet cushion

Etsy Ireland has crafty news; some designer Dublin news; talks about creative burnout; blogger problems; a deco fab five on Friday; pop-up shop pictures (from Limerick); team treasuries; crafty news and a blue fab five on Friday

Fionaviola does some Cyanotype sun printing experiments

FlyAlong opens her sock club for membership and her winter thaw pattern is up

Froggy's Craft celebrates a victory day and is learning how to juggle

Gingerpixel is interviewed in the Indo

Green Waves talks about being alone; talks about anger; gets some things done; shares a holiday memory; starts some patchwork;

Half a Dream Away photographs bluebells

Haz Wool will knit gets through a few projects; makes a sari summer dress; takes on a vintage knitting pattern and gets a knitting postcard

Herborium shares a painting of Gianni's Currant Bush

Irish Muses wishes everyone a Happy Mother's Day; talks about her second May star; talks about Queen Elizabeth visiting Ireland; Queens' Visit part II; Queens' visit part III and talks about the Queens speech in Dublin Castle

Julle's World makes a Mexican dish and photographs her son

Kersti  blogs her tweet week; and her next week's tweets; talks about the Queen's Speech and has an MRI

Knit Inc reviews Interweave Knits Summer 2011 and does some extra curricular crafting

Let's Knit & Stitch links to a Vogue Knitting Live Video

Limerick Live gets some yarn in the post and has some Eton Mess

Little Hare has reinforcements arrive via eBay; photographs washing blowing in the wind; no car no problem

Margie's Crafts talks about her grandaughter

Michelle Made This talks about the knitting world record

Milkmoon talks about time passing

Miss Aine has two new patterns in Creative Knitting; makes an Alice for a party; is inconvenienced by the Queen; makes a Princess Cardigan; offers a free Hippo Pattern; is having a miserable cold; has her baby; links to a pattern for Ollie the Octopus and has a picture from a client of a Wedding Topper

Mitt liv på Irland, My life in Ireland talks about spring and famous visitors

Morg Today loves BlueRay players

Mrs Walsh's Weblog has praise for libraries

Needles and Haystacks makes jeans

Neencrochet shares a cartoon her husband did about knitting

The Nest makes a fail-proof fatless sponge; talks about creative days; makes progress on her crocheted square; photographs wildflowers and makes wings and biscuits

NicKnits knits some lace and reviews From Felt to Friendship

One of these days finds crochet for everything and shares a Wednesday WIP

Playing with Fibre makes some more spindles; has some before and after dying experiments; goes to a spin-in in This is Knit; does some sewing; photographs gorse and talks about finishing

Rubysasha introduces two felted bags; relates her history of knitting and her Steiff collection

Runcible Spoon talks about significant birthdays and wooden spoons and a trio of speedy suppers

Scratch Card Junkies makes some good marshmallow fluff and some not-so-good cookies; lists some gear grinding things; admits to some lessons learned; talks about the Queen's Visit

She Knit up that Ball talks about her new Spring Tuck pattern and gets a new Della Q needlecase

The Siegel Six has several updates

String Revolution plays with beads and shares the Weaver and the Maid song

Things that Strike me writes a letter to Apple and finds out something about a course she did

This and That shares some smoking pictures; Model Behaviour and talks about Jedward, the Queen and the President

This is Knit had a spinning event; does some fake seams on the knitalong; shares a new Irish pattern and shows how not to get an unwanted twist

Thread Bear Picnic announces a new website

Unnaturally Red gives a sword and gets some kittens

Where People Create pictures the Om Shanti Workshop

Wirewrapped makes some new heart shaped pendants and photographs her new workroom

With Needles and Wool gets some new yarn; starts a new project and finishes a dishcloth and starts a new one

Woolies Rags Baubles and bags shares a painting; sells a painting and makes a rag bag

Woolly Bits is back and works on some projects and does some dying

Woolly Way of Ireland talks about an Arts & Crafts Fair in Dublin; Feile na Tuaithe in Mayo; lacemaking workshop with Maire Treanor in Dublin; a season of Lace on TV; constant thread exhibition in Dublin; silk papermaking in Co Louth and updates about the updates

Wyvernfriendknits reviews Celtic Animals' Charted Designs; finishes a pair of socks and reviews Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down

Yarnboi has progress of a sort

Yarn Classes releases a bag pattern knits and hacks

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks for mentioning my site: my first mention as a crocheter! Yay!