Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pretty Lanterns

So this isn't a huge post, but I just wanted to show you the lanterns I set up today :)
They're very pretty. The hanging things in the corner are little paper cranes that I folded a while back. When the lamp underneath them is turned on they look just as lovely.


Friday, January 14, 2011

I Didn't Disappear, I Promise!

So you might have noticed that there's a rather large gap between my last blog post and this one, and you may even be thinking that it's because I lost interest for a week, but you'd be wrong! I've been on holidays! As proof, this blog will feature quite a few photographs of some of the places I went.

A few days after New Year's was my mother's birthday, and the next day I flew to New Zealand! A very good friend of mine got married last week in beautiful Nelson (that's the top of the South Island, for anyone who doesn't know), and I had a glorious time walking around the little town I was staying in. This is the beach at the end of the street I stayed on:

And this is the lovely main street in Nelson, the cafes on either side were really quite beautiful. I wish I was there for more than just a week!

Unfortunately, I didn't find too many little crafty shops, although I did look. I had to settle with looking at just my own projects, although I'm really excited about the one I'm working on now. Although I have several UFP's (un-finished projects), I'm still working on all of them so they will be done eventually! (My next post will be a list of what I'm working on at the moment - maybe an attempt to show everyone what I'm working on so that I'm forced to work on them so I don't look lazy?!) I did manage to find, however, a tea shop that not only sold about a million different kinds of tea, but served them as well. My friends James and Alistair accompanied me here, and we loved it:

The current crochet pattern I have was found for me by my mother as she was reading through her favourite blogs. It came from what is fast becoming one of my favourites - dottie angel - which you can find here. I'm still only on the first section of mine, so when it's a little more "complete" I'll put up photos.

I tried to crochet on the plane, but I thought that might be a little dangerous, considering a crochet needle might be misconstrued as a weapon... Instead, I looked out of the window, and I managed to get a really beautiful shot of the coast of the top of the South Island:

When I got to Wellington I was so tired that all I could do was fall on my hotel bed and watch tv. I did make a quick trip down to the supermarket, and when I got back to my room it was sunset time, so I took a few little pictures. This one was my favourite of them all - the colours are really subtle, but still so beautiful:

There you have it, folks. I didn't abandon you at all, but rather went off to take photos so you could see a little piece of the world that maybe you haven't seen yet. One day you might get there, and if you do, I hope you have as wonderful a time as I did!