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This is the blog of a constant crafter - a 'showcase' for some of the things I make, some hints for crafting & recylcing - lots of photos and some words. I hope it will inspire.
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My Blythe Dolls have their own blog where they are showing lots of photos from our holiday in France - it is here.


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Gum Blossom - Inspiration & yarn

The inspiration






Wish I knew what sort of eucalypt ... growing in a park in Melbourne, there are a few of them with various shades of pink blossom in early spring. They are in sandy soil (secondary sand dune?) rough black bark, sage green leaves and a weepy droopy habit. Very pretty.













Here is the Yarn - currently drying in my garden, having just been 'set'. It is Bendigo Woollen Mills "ReadySpin" which I kettle dyed, sage green and peachy pink. It's about a 10ply and it's a 'Colour-Block' yarn - it'll knit up in bands. Say, a wide band of the green then a short transition through white into a wide band of the pink then a short transition through white into a wide band of the green ... ...

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