Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt: July

I picked the topics this month, and they were...

1. Something I made













I'm working on these roses all summer. They are knit on 10mm needles from double stranded Cascade and are about the size of my palm. Eventually, when I have knitted about 120 of them, I will felt them and sew them onto a slip cover for my work chair. This may take some time, though...

2. Inspiration



Wow, wow, wow! I love Olympic gymnastics and this routine by Beth Tweddle was just amazing. She (and all the other Team GB athletes I have been watching this week) has definitely inspired me to get myself to the gym a bit more. Here is her routine, filmed by someone in the crowd - there is a bit where she appears to instantly be facing the other way (something to do with the catching) which looks like actual magic to my untrained eye!

3. Art Deco

















Last year we went to New York for a week and I couldn't get over the amount of art deco styling I was seeing. I always associate this sort of thing with Stalinist Russia, I suppose because I spent so much time looking at Soviet propaganda whilst at uni. So, it was odd to see it in New York!  

4. Ladybirds














I love ladybirds! I am currently trying to work out how best to knit myself a ladybird bag, as the watermelon bag is coming to the end of its natural life. This is a ring Parpy Jo made me out of a bead. In return I made her a lace scarf. I still think I got the better end of the deal.

5. Colour: Blue














I am spoilt for choice when it comes to blue - there is so much of it surrounding me, and in my pictures (I refer you to my Tuesday Ten: Blue Edition from earlier this year). So, in honour of one of my favourite bloggers, who sadly doesn't blog much anymore but had a penchant for a good blue pedicure, here is my latest pedicure. Sorry if you're squeamish about feet!

Please go and see this month's other participants -

Emma at the Gift Shed
Jeneveve at Timballoo
Rachel at the Awesome Lady
Ruth at the Goldhawk project

Ruth is hosting next month so pop along and leave a comment with her if you'd like to take part! I'll do a favourites post in the next few days.

1 comment:

thegiftshed said...

I am SO sorry, I just realised that my CPSH post hadn't published, it was still stuck in draft mode!

It's up now, and again I'm sorry I didn't notice earlier *shamefaced*

LOVE the crochet roses, and that toe polish! I'm a bit envious, I have a colour like that and it never looks good on me, I keep meaning to send it to a better home.

Thanks so much for hosting this month :)