Looming deadlines

For a while now I’ve been wanting to try the waffle weave on my loom, and my sisters soon-to-be born twins are a great excuse to learn how to do it, and so this week I warped up my loom in a waffle weave with multi-colored blue yarn and got to it.
It was a very easy and quick weave with a floating selvedge.

The heddles were set up 1,*2,3,4,3,2,1* with a repeat from *to*, and the foot pedals were set up and used *1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2* and repeated *to*

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 4
  5. 1, 2 and 3
  6. 2 and 4
Waffle weave

Waffle weave

One of the things I enjoy most about weaving is the fact that I have boat shuttles and it makes weaving so much easier and quicker.

Warp and boat shuttle

Warp and boat shuttle

After I had woven enough for two blankets, I still had a few inches of warp left over, so I quickly wove off some plain weave with pink and blue.

Left over warp

Left over warp

Artwork in the home

Emmaly laughing

Emmaly enjoying our new artwork

I’ve been happily collating artwork/type on pinterest for my home and finally decided to paint one of them on to one of the plain doors on my bunk/cabinet, at 11pm, as I knew Emmaly would stay asleep and not disturb me.

Painting in progress

Painting in progress

Painting in progress

Painting in progress

Being a stay at home, single mum, money is always a bit tight, so my palette consisted of three heavily discounted tubes of acrylic paint in blue, yelllow and violet. I used regular tape to mark out my lines and then went for it with the paint and brushes – as the cupboard has been finished in fabric, I didn’t have to worry about the tape leaving marks or wrecking my cupboard door.

I found that I really liked the green colour that I made using the blue and yellow.

Emmaly was quite excited when she woke up and found the cupboard door had changed. It’s a great reminder for me to be a bit more patient, and to have more fun with my little lady.

Finished artwork before removing the tape

Finished artwork before removing the tape

Technically not crafting

So, technically this isn’t a post about crafting, but it is a kind of craft, in that I have created it using my hands… and my computer.  My neighbour popped over and asked if I would have a go at redesigning his website based on some images he had sent me and what I thought would look good, and so I came up with this – please note, I have blatantly stolen borrowed images to fill in the blanks on this mock up.

Website designed by me

Kayleigh Designs

I was sent three images, two that his designers mocked up and one that a previous designer had done. I’ve had previous experience with this website and its users, but after a lot of discussion with my neighbour and some website surfing with him pointing out things he liked on different sites and querying if it would work with his, we came up with this. It’s an extremely rough draft, but seeing as it was done AFTER 11.30pm I’m going to cut myself a little slack. Now personally, I like the menu bar on mine, but I do have to say that I like the long dress and the stacked articles, and that the logins at the top are white instead of greyed. What do you think?

My design altered by the website owner

My design altered by the website owner

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