Monday, July 11, 2011

Crafty Blog Update 26th June-9th July

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!

This is Knit celebrated their 5th Anniversary with a party, their Yarniversary, and this features on a few blogs.  The Tour de Fleece started during the last week

2Knit or not 2 Knit gets a new spinning wheel; pre-tour de Fleece Spinning and more pre-tour with a video of Core spinning

The 40 Plus Teenager sees a beautiful day and wishes people well

Akka Design creates some print illusions and shares a nice break

Alves Passos is back in Ireland

An Apology for an Idler makes another brainmonster; shares a quote; shares some old writing; talks about science and religion; probably makes omlettes; reconstructs a Beatles t-shirt; makes a tv creature and talks about children and sports

An Evening Wasted With knits and is pictured; has a strange dream; lists books read in June; has a nice weekend; has a slightly unsuccessful dinner; has a typically Irish Summer day and has some good and bad shopping

An Snag Breac creates a felt Solar System and had a giveaway and shows a closeup and announces the winner

Anula's Kitchen has some big news; talks about Ardrahan Cheese and makes some Polish White Cheese

Aran Brew finishes her almost endless summer cardigan

As the World Turns reviews her last few weeks in London

Beckydazzler dresses in her summer uniform; meets the benefit girls and has polkadots and two-tone nails

Basil Exposition reviews How I Escaped my Certain Fate; The Fry Chronicles and Paul Smith at the Hammersmith Odeon

Bola de Berlin celebrates her 200th post

Cattaphila makes a birthday cake, ices the cake; takes part in a scavenger hunt; shows cut-up vintage embroidery put to good use and enjoys the first tomato

C B Lindsay has a Rotherham Book Awards Update and photos from the Award

Celtic Knots links to Flying Unicorn and plays catchup

Celtic Memory Yarns plays with yarn and visits the Giant's Causeway

Chebe documents a fix and finds that keeping two blogs is hard work

Clasheen does some Nuno Felting; dye bath on the cooker and felting nearly done; more dying and Horst style felting; July Workshops, some felting and the Waterford Tall Ships; Felt in Focus first pictures; discusses the pictures

Colour and Ink has some Thanks a Latte Cards; happy 21st Birthday; Pastels with no Pink day for Daisies Card; congratulations card; paperplays anything but a card; gets some goodies from a competition; Fruity Paperplay; a wedding card; Summer Card Camp 2011 and Trudy's Party Dress

Constant Knitter has a peek at the June 2011 Yarn Party photos; talks about Drops Bikinis; gets in more blocking wires and gets some Drops Laceweight

Crafty Alley Shop apologises for a long absence

Dispatches from the Deise goes to Summerjam and other things around Dublin

Doogarry talks about how it all started and about the Yarniversary

Dragon Days photographs her antibiotics and an interesting staircase

Droim an Uan talks about a skill swap in Doolin; takes a trip to the north of England; has some yarny experiences and does some cooking

Dublin Knit Collective talks about the Yarniversary and reviews it

Duilleoga talks about children growing

Etsy Ireland has their crafty news desk; welcomes new members; announces a winner for their Treasury Challenge; has some committee vacancies; has some trend watching; reviews the Limerick Pop-up shop; has a summer bright Fab Five on Friday; calls on Northwest Etsy Sellers and a pastel Fab Five on Friday

Feanor Crafts talks about their new window; introduces t-shirt making and weekend Craft Camps

Felting My way across Kerry talks about Crafty Bootcamps and has another busy week

Froggy's Crafts has a productive weekend; makes a belt and makes a sock monster

Green Waves talks about lying down and visits woods in Waterford

Half a dream away invests some time and love into a piece; finds good cardstock for her cards and captures oncoming light

Handcrafted by Lilly Smuul makes a little boys cap

Haz wool will knit visits Dubrovnik and sees folk embroidery

Herborium has a grapes painting in progress

Hooks Law takes part in the Tour De Fleece

Irish Muses talks about free AccuQuilt patterns; Beam n Read Competition; a giveaway alert; announces a winner; nominates a July Star and has a doggie post

Kersti updates her tweet week; has a visit to the ER; has another tweet update and another one

Knitting Elizabeth has a review of the new book Knit One Knit All

Knitting Neels finishes an Anna Cami; gets meringues and a sewing machine; shows off the new sewing machine; finishes a silk dress; finishes the Arielle Top; finishes a graystone sweater; finishes Harvest Moon and finishes a Celaeno Shawl

KnitWasabi talks about the Yarniverary 

LHogan enjoys knitting in the Sun

Limerick Live plans her son's appointment and wishes her son a happy 7th Birthday

Margie's Crafts lays a summer table; goes to a vintage car rally and attends an exhibition

Michele Made This introduces Mr & Mrs Puddleduck; shares a refuge; waste not want not; alternative pots and talks about thrifty gardening

Milkmoon shares some photographs before returning to rain and the tides of summer roll in

Miss Aine makes a rainbow scarf and shares a pattern for a mini-elephant

NeenCrochet gets a new dress; knitting, crochet, sewing and Audrey Hepburn and plays with nail varnish and sews some items

The Nest has a quick update; talks about a fair two weeks previously; makes jam; takes part in a yarn along and makes some toys

Nibs, Needles & Nappies clears the decks; finishes two cardigans and talks about how it all happened

Nic Knits works on the Howth Vest and attends the Yarniversary

Pippablue makes a wonky circle of stars quilt

Playing with Fi(b)re makes a Dollheid Tam; makes a circular needle holder; Tour de Fleece Day 2; day 3; Day 4 with some finished yarn; day 6; day 7; day 8

Rubysasha makes a pi shawl and talks about knitting and maths; gets a sunflower swift and nostpinne and makes Christmas Stocking and Skinny Scarf

The Runcible Spoon curls up with comfort reading to help with a cold and has some Cheesy wedding fodder

Scratch card Junkie has some bad to follow some good and has a random crush

The Siegel Six has several updates 

Spring Stitches talks about making your own Stitch Markers and talks about her favourite Knitting & Sewing Craft Blogs

Stitchlily talks about the Body & Soul Festival; takes part in the International Freeform Fiberarts event and the Cork Cycling Festival and history of Silk in Ireland

Things that Strike me grows a strawberry; finds living in Ireland painful sometimes and has a productive day

This is Knit shares some knitting memories; it's nearly party time; get a shipment from Hedgehog Fibres; reviews the party and part two of the review

Where People Create highlights petal to petals Illustration Studio

Winona Queen is inspired; gets expectant; and has free range Rabbit issues

Wire Wrapped Jewellery charts the evolution of a Sword Pendant; a brown steampunk necklace and fantasy inspired Fantasy Necklace

With Needles and Wool talks about a Year of Projects

Woolly Way of Ireland talks about Craft Village and Craft Fair at Killarney Summerfest; day of Crafts at Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow; Beginners Creative Textile Course in Galway; Modern Languages Exhibition in the Galway Museum and a Fashion Design Camp for Teenagers in Cavan

Woolly Winged Gathering felts wool & silk with a group

Yarn Classes has fun in Denmark and talks about a Craft Day in Bray, Co Wicklow swatches for his Party Lace Scarf; is looking for tenants for their summer home among another few posts.



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