I’ve just made a Facebook page to publicise the bags, hats, mobile phone pouches and other weird and wonderful stuff which I sell at markets in Adelaide.
A Bag And A Hat If you’re on Facebook please visit and ‘like’ my page. Thanks
This is a bonus blog post today. It’s a coincidental thing which happened so it definitely wasn’t on my editorial calendar but I’m very happy to ditch the blog schedule when this happens!!
today to buy more lovely yarn and wool roving for my textile art. I already have photographs of ancestor’s graves from the nearby Mt Torrens cemetery so I wasn’t thinking genealogy when I left home.
The merchants selling their lovely wares.
Frank Henry Hicks my first cousin once removed, who died on 10 October 1918, Israel.
There is more information about Frank on my family tree website.
In The Front Line Trenches
Those who paid the supreme sacrifice.
And I couldn’t help but include a picture of this chap at the Fair in his terrific Viking get up!!
This sculpture is at the corner of The Esplanade and Semaphore St, Semaphore, South Australia. It represents many of the activities, attributes and history of this seaside suburb. There are fish, ship’s mastheads, cars, the laughing clowns, carousel and ferris wheel from the foreshore amusements, the train, seagulls, fishing net, buildings, a whale and a stingray, and the symbol of the local football team ‘Port Power’ the hand holding the lightning bolt.
A quote from the website;
A midden is a repository of detritus from a culture accumulated over millennia and can show successive layers of occupation by aboriginal peoples. As well as comprising many activities (i.e. fishing and hunting) and events from different periods, they often include waste from flaking stone and lost or broken tools, thus providing keys to the cultural activities of the group using that particular midden.
Basic Crochet Hat Pattern
Various crochet hats – baby, child and adult sizes. I made up my own patterns as I went along.
Baby hat with turn up brim
Start with a magic ring, use any number of double crochet stitches
Double crochet an approx 17cm circle (make larger circle for child’s or adult’s hat) Increase as needed to keep the circle flat
Decrease all the way around circle
Several more rows of double crochet make the sides of the hat
Continue with double crochet enough to turn up
I like this idea of expanding upon the tenets of the Open Source software movement to include crafting. ”Open source means you can look at the pattern for free, and are welcome to change it, recreate it and share your creations with the world.” Although I don’t use patterns very much you are welcome to use what you can from this blog. Also scroll down to see the Creative Commons license in the sidebar on the left. If you do use something of mine and put it online please include a link back to my blog. I’d love to hear about what you’ve done too!!