Thursday, 28 October 2010

Knitting, knitting, knitting....

This is what has kept be busy on "boring" nights and weekends.

the little inset is a close-up of the pattern.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Childrens' story

(a Fashion design project based on stuffed animals - we had to come up with designs and a story. Sorry, the designs were trashed with the contents of my parent's house)

Anabel and Suzi were enemies and so a fairy decided to interfere and change both into stuffed animals at a toy store. They could still speak to each other, however. Anabel had been changed into a kangaroo and Suzi into a rabbit.

Unknown to them, an evil wizard had changed Franco and Maxwell into a hedgehog and teddy respectively. They, too, could still talk to each other. They had been stuck at the toy store for such a long time, that they were put on sale. People did not buy them, since all the children in that town already had a teddy and hedgehogs were perceived to be too prickly.

Great was Maxwell's joy when he heard Anabel and  Suzi fighting about their lot. He promptly launched himself out of the sales basket and called to the girls. Franco, being his prickly self, did not want to have anything to do with the others, because he went through a self-pity phase.

When the cleaners arrived in the morning, they put Maxwell onto the shelf with the girls by mistake, right next to the sulking Anabel. He tried to start a conversation, but Annabel played stuffed toy. So, Suzi and Maxwell got talking until sunrise.

This went on for about 5 nights in which Franco pitied himself even more. When he eventually tried to join the others, Anabel had already had three fights with Suzi and Maxwell.

One night, Franco propelled himself out ot the sales basket, but the cleaners put him on the opposite shelf. Annabel, finally finding someone else to torture jumped across to him. Being a kangaroo, this proved to be quite easy. But because she had so much fun jumping, she just continued right on, jumping over Franco and the other toys. This looked so comical, that they all started laughing.

The fairy saw this and was quite pleased that her plan worked. Everyone on the shelves started talking and having a ball. So much so, that the store manager thought that the customers were making such a noise. That night, the fairy decided to change the girls back to their normal selves, but no matter how hard she tried, she could not break the spell of the evil wizard.

When daylight came, and the store had opened, the girls were quite amazed to see that they had returned to normal, but felt quite sad that Maxwell and Franco did not change. Because they were feeling so alone, they decided to buy the two stuffed toys. This broke the spell and the manager was quite surprised to find four people standing at his counter.

And they lived happily ever after (more or less)

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Unfortunate names for food companies

The mind boggles why anyone would a) name their food distributor this and b) why people would buy from them:

Uncanny foods
Gastro foods

I mean: Seriously, where the no better options? (both found in Cape Town - you might be able to google them)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Odometer reading

I finally managed to capture a milestone odometer reading (I usually miss them)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Additions + Gifting

My mommy has gifted me for next winter
and finally, finally, finally my window is framed - yes, with bubble glass.