Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Work in progress - cream scarf

I fancied doing a scarf with a bias stripe, and have finally worked out a pattern. I'm using a cream wool–acrylic mix for this scarf, and after it is blocked and has a fringe added it should look quite stylish. This is going to be a long skinny scarf, and is destined for my etsy shop.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Stripy scarf

Finally, I've managed to photograph my long, soft, grey stripy scarf (see earlier post) so that I could add it to my etsy shop. (It's been too windy, too dazzlingly bright, or too gloomy until now.) The problem is how to label it for people to find - grey or gray? Whichever wording I use, it seems to slip down the listings. Oh well. You can see it in all its grey stripiness at http://www.etsy.com/listing/88896934/gray-scarf-grey-scarf-hand-knit-striped

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Yellow-fronted amazon parrot - commissioned painting

Here is the latest addition to my etsy shop - a commissioned portrait of a female amazon parrot. This looks a sweet bird, with a bright and perky look, but sadly she has passed away and the picture is a memento of her.
I have happy memories of regularly visiting the parrots in Regent's Park Zoo when we lived in London. There were a couple of very jolly and playful yellow-fronted amazons in a quiet corner of the zoo and we'd slip them the odd nut (probably not allowed now). I do remember that they could be horrendously loud sometimes, when they were not chuckling and bouncing up and down on their perches.
You can see this painting at http://www.etsy.com/listing/88572689/reserved-for-cherylline