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Welcome to my crafty world! I am proud mum to three gorgeous kids, a wife to a supportive husband, and a self confessed craft addict. I am continually inspired to create and would love to share this journey with you. My current obsession is crochet and spinning. I can be contacted at maudeandme@bigpond.com

Thursday, 7 February 2013

My first giveaway!

 Hello to you all!!
I wanted to pop back and let all my blogger followers know of a giveaway I'm having over on my Maude and Me facebook page. 
You can take a look here.

And here's a snippet of some recent spinning.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

No excuses

I love spinning. 
I love choosing the colour ways.
I love choosing the fibers.
I love creating with the finished yarn.

Did you know you can spin fiber made from milk? It is very similar to silk.
My yarn can be found at The Bower Bird Project !!

And I still love crocheting.
This rectangle vest was inspired by a friend and also a Jo Sharp pattern.
It is easy peasy. The length and width can be adjusted to your size easily.

I measured  the width I wanted across my shoulders, which resulted in a 74 chain foundation.
Then I trebled into 3rd chain and trebled into each chain, hooking into the back loop only (this gives it a ribbed effect) and chaining 2 at the end of each row.
I stopped after 29 rows.
Then  the neck hole. I'm vague here on the numbers but basically remember it is the following format but the numbers might be different for you. 
* The number of trebles at the beginning of row must match the numbers of trebles at the end of the row.And the number of chains will equal the number of trebles you skip.*
e.g the neck hole -treble 18 , chain 36, skip 36 trebles, treble remaining  18, chain 2 turn.
The back - treble into 3rd chain and  into each chain.
Continue till you have another 29 rows.
Sew or crochet up the sides allowing for arm holes.
Wear with pride.
This was made with a 4.5mm hook and some hand spun Border Leicester. About an 8ply.

Finally I'm curious to know what is your current favourite colour scheme in wearable yarn?

Linking up with Our Creative Spaces

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

I haven't vanished .....facebook just seems to suit my time needs right now.
Spending lots of time on the creating side.
So please come join me here ,
You don't have to friend me (but you can if you want), there is the option of subscribing to my posts.

Monday, 28 May 2012

when time has wings

Haven't even looked when I last posted some creativity, but it does seem like the finished projects are mounting high without being documented here on my blog. 
Have posted sneak peaks over here.
Loved how this hand dyed merino turned out. Does it look soft and squishy? Cause it is.

This is my "ice storm" on the wheel right now. It is a bit of merino, a bit of alpaca and a little bit of silk noil.

And of course some crocheting has been going on. Last winter you may recall I had a bit of a fingerless frenzy going on and to be honest I didn't want to go near them this year ....until I had a few requests.

A snippet of the recent festival.
 Actually real tiny snippets as the camera got forgotten about for most of the day and what photos I did take were basically crap. Here's a glimpse at the gorgeous stand Steve made for my cowls and scarves.

And some boards on the festival day.

And two more cowls, in Noro this time.

Until next time stay well and happy.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

What a bad parent I am.

The tooth fairy didn't come last night. 
Apparently yesterday was a busy night for losing teeth...hopefully the tooth fairy will  remember find the time to come tonight.

Have you ever forgotten important adult secret stuff (as named by my 10 year old) like that?
Let the Santa out of the bag?
Or is it just me...

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

My creative space and the Spinning Tour

Couldn't resist crochet with some of my hand spun yarn. Still left a skein for the festival.

This coming week I'm on a bit of spinning tour!
Friday I'll be at the Ferry Artist Gallery in Wisemans Ferry.
And Tuesday I'll be in at a way cool shop The Bower Bird Project.
 I will have my spinning wheel in action , so come see and have a chat if you are in the area.
More creative peeps over here

Thursday, 10 May 2012

My creative space

Where is the time going?!
I know I am spending a lot of time getting ready for the Taste of Spencer Festival.
I'll have my cowls there and also the below hand spun yarns. 

Steve has been busy too for it.
Here are 2 bloodwood bench seats just waiting for the final finish.

If you want more details about anything that takes your fancy please email me at maudeandme@bigpond.com .

Have you checked out the new home for ourcreativespaces.

Until next time, stay safe and happy.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Taste of Spencer


Note the "spinning demo".
That's me! I'll be spinning and selling my wares.
Also there will be Steve with his beautiful chopping boards and his latest bench seats(they are being made as I write).
And I have just been told there will be bush tucker plants, handmade wooden toys, stilt walkers....and dare I say it...

I'll be back soon with more pics of what will be up for grabs.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Shop Update

I admit I am in love with cowls.

So continuing on with my cowl craze I have finally placed these latest creations in the MaudeandMe shop.
All are made with 100% Australian wool.


and looped.  

And still to be placed in the shop (when I can take a better photo)

COWLS. Warm, cozy and stylish all in one.
And for those that have contacted me about my handspun yarn, I am working on puting some in my shop.
In the meantime this is what I am currently spinning.

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