Friday, 21 March 2014

The Puzzle

A few years ago Amy produced a number of pictures on a 'Girls in a swirl' theme. Labyrinth is one of the most complex and popular of these pictures.

 I took the picture to Snappy Snaps and they made it into a jigsaw for me.

I thought the jigsaw pieces went well with a prose poem I wrote called 'The Puzzle'.


Monday, 10 March 2014

LornaJHart on YouTube

Before I became AmiloFinn I was LornaJHart. The LornaJHart Channel on YouTube has been going since 2008. The first two videos I uploaded were Ballet Class (2008) and Halloween Party (2009). I now have a playlist of ten ALF Pictures, animations and movies I have produced with Amy, and also a favourites list which includes other people's animations that I have loved since I was a child; The Selfish Giant and A Christmas Carol from 1971.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Knitted Gadget Pouches

My knitted gadget pouches were a surprise success at the December Craft morning in Northwood.

I learnt how to knit when I was in infant school and hadn't picked up a pair of knitting needles since then. However in 2009 I came across Kirstie's Homemade Home on Channel 4OD and was fascinated by all the crafts Kirstie Allsopp was exploring. When I watched the episode featuring knitting I remembered the earlier lessons I'd had with my mum and fancied having another go.

I began by knitting a scarf, then a blanket and then cushion covers, but these were very time consuming projects. Now I knit small things like the gadget pouches and things for my dolls.

I keep my phone, my ishuffle and my digital camera in my knitted gadget pouches. I use garter stitch, stocking stitch, ribbons and cross stitch to produce them and I find making them to be a short and satisfying project.