Hi my name is Barb, I love to create and travel. I plan to use this blog to share my artwork and travel tales with friends.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Yesterday I spent the entire morning trawling the net looking for knitting pattterns for "Illusion Knits". This is where when you hold the piece of knitting one way it looks fairly plain but when you tilt it at a different angle you can see the pattern knitted into it. Anyway I got totally sidetracked and ended up looking for patterns for baby hats in cotton...as I had some left over cotton yarn. Many hours and lots of patterns printed out later I did not make the cotton hat as I saw this picture for a cute little beanie with ribbons threaded through the fabric and tied in knots. It looked so cute and I knew I had a large stash of ribbon that would be suitable so the entire afternoon was spent knitting the beanie and putting the ribbons on.
Hi, I started out as a stamper but have developed my interests into other creative concepts, though stamping is more often than not the basis from where I start to create.
I along with my husband am a keen traveller. In early 2014 we spent 3 months travelling around Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland and the UK. In May 2015 we returned to The Netherlands to attend our daughter's wedding and then in August we attended a wedding in Borneo, Malaysia. December and we headed north to Cairns, QLD to spend a delightfully relaxing Christmas with our daughter and SIL. Our next travel destination could well be Japan as our son has recently married a Japanese girl and moved their to live!