Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Woyww and poof

Unfinished Knitting and Smash Book(?)


My work desk this week (trusty kitchen table) holds the three minions I am knitting. All bodies finished and awaiting sewing up. I have written out the instructions now so I can post these when they are finished.  If you don't already know about what's on your workdesk visit woyww and have a look - there are some truly amazing blogs out there and some very organised workdesks.

The 'poof' is my footstool where I sat up late last night and early this morning knitting arms. 

I couldn't sleep and there was nothing on tv. So I knitted and knitted and knitted and then went back to bed. When I got up this morning I had knitted seven arms. Now I have never been brilliant at maths but even I know that three minions need two arms each equalling six in all. Oh well I have a spare one now.   Anyone in need of a minion arm?

Smash book

Look how those pens compliment my tablecloth

Lots of the blogs I have read recently have been mentioning smash books. I researched it and decided I wanted to make one.  So I bought a small sketch pad from Paperchaase (50% off), some stickers, some lovely gel pens and some write on sticky tape. How exciting. I write a diary anyway, not everyday, but whenever I have anything to say. I love sticking things in my diary like ticket stubs, photos, clippings etc., and I think that's what smash books are about.

I based mine on ideas of crafts, things that have happened and recipes. If I have got this all wrong please let me know.  (but I have had loads of fun anyway).

On Friday I have got a Cinderella cake to make for a 4 year old girl. Wish me luck.

I will post again when minions and cake are finished.


Wipso said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what a minion is :-)
A x

Lulabelle said...

Great things on your desk!
I would love you to send me the chicken pattern!
Happy WOYWW!

ScrappnBee said...

Oh! Those Minions are SO cute! Now if only I could knit! LOL on the 7th arm! Maybe an experiment gone awry! Love the smash book too. Thanks for sharing-Amanda #45

nerllybird said...

Seven arms - hilarious! That really made me laugh. Your smash book looks lovely; I'm making mine but I really need to get a shift on or it'll just be adding to the pile of stuff I want to put IN it!
Helen S

Kathleen said...

Not sure what a minion is so hope you show when complete.
Love the creative pages on your Smashbook although to me being an oldie they are scrapbooks but who's going to argue over a name, lovely work. Thank you for sharing.
Kathleen x

sasa said...

Great post and lots of creative makes on the go!
Thanks for sharing today!

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

I could probably knit a small square (Just), you could have one with a spare arm of course! Good luck with the cake!! xx

Angie said...

I'm not sure I really undestand the 'smash book' concept ...but maybe it doesn't matter ...I like the sound of what you are creating. Good luck with the cake love cakes no matter what ...lets face it we try to impress the parents with a perfect one lol

Sherry Edwards said...

What a busy knitter you are! All those arms - lol. Your smash book looks interesting too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for your lovely comment x

Anonymous said...

Not exactly sure what a smash book is but if you're enjoying doing yours then you're doing it right! Love the little knits and goof luck with the cake!

brenda 75

Vix said...

I'd love a minion. aren't they gorgeous? That smash book look intruiging too. x

Julia Dunnit said...

Made me larf - knitting and knitting and then 7 arms! You were more tired than you thought! I think you're dead right about the smash book - have fun with it!