Where there is a will there is a way

Monday, July 17, 2017

A few projects this year - 2017

Purple Dolphin Friend for Troy's Blue Dolphin

Some captions pasted from my fb page Nonnie's Cool Ideas.  (Also enables my record keeping).

I asked Troy if she wanted me to knit her a cool little bag for her device with this wool she had chosen (they take them to school) to give her good energy as she is starting Intermediate at a new school (Grade 7!).
She said No I don't need one, but could you make my little blue dolphin a friend? She had the little dolphin toy in her bag. I made it in one evening -
Then I realised the advantages of making tiny toys - I can make more little friends for kids more quickly.
Then I made her dolphin named Galaxy a little bag out of a cloth sample (they are real easy to lose too!)
Then I tried to make a tiny seal for the firsg time as prey for her Orca toy I had made awhile ago (killer whale, has an opwn mouth and red lining bag inside so it can eat.).
But that my first go turned decidedly turtle like...
Sorry Troy channelling someone else...

I gave the turtle to Mikayla - with her dreamcatcher.

Dreamcatcher for Mikayla (Canada)

Mikayla is studying marine biology in Vancouver, Canada (my friend's daughter).

Metal web (real spiderweb pattern), leather strips holding a glass orb with knitted leaves holding it.

The web holds the Earth...precious life in balance

Seal (prey item) for Troy's Orca

Finally got round to making tiny seals for Troy's Orca to eat.  First attempt at teeny animals.  Learned to use smaller needles!

Earth hoodie for Arwyn - and a little "seal person" (Canada)

Back to school 

The following projects are for new friends of mine, and also old, at my new role working as a teacher aide at a primary school.  I can't post photos of the kids - just the toys / gifts.

Cosy Purple Scarf with Blue Pockets 

For being kind to the boy I work with, ahelping him make friends.  (First friend and social inroad for autistic boy I work with, he has awkward social skills but this angel responded with love.)  Now the lad has many friends (though they don't ALWAYS want to play with him - he is doing as great as possible though).

Purple Bird (small knitted)

For a student - for coming a long way with learning (and because she's a little monkey).  A very cute and precocious little girl at the school I work at.  Also learning how to make small toys - with smaller needles - like the fantail and other native animal finger puppets you can buy at the Auckland Zoo.

Sock Monkey

Made for a sweet, artistic girl (one of the students in the class I am a teacher aide). Nervous to move away to ChCh. Made her a travelling companion.  I also made the monkey a really cute print backpack with a rose ornament attached to zipper as a pull (Troy designed it with me).  

Sewing is wayyyy quicker than knitting!!

Pink cat

To another young pal confidence.  I made this cat during a lovely trip to Tawharanui with my family to find snow and stay in a cabin.

Flying Squirrel 

Very fuzzy - suitable for the young man I work with who is very tactile.  

But my knitting is going to slow down....I have started my journey back into drawing and painting world.

Amazing infographic on carbon impact

from article here: