Monday, 27 June 2011

Flat Pack Wrangling

We have all bought things that come in flat pack. I know that it's economical as far as postage is concerned but I do get so sick of having to assemble it myself and finish up with a somewhat rickety piece of furniture as in the shoe/hat/scarf rack that I bought recently. Now it is filled it has developed a lean to one side. I am sure this would not have happened had it come ready assembled.

Today's wrangle is small compared to the shoe rack but just as frustrating.

As you can see today it is cardboard storage boxes that are defeating me! They have instructions saying fold side A and then fold C and D. They do have diagrams but it would have been easier if they had labelled the sides A,B,C and D on the flat pack for the mentally bewildered such as me! Just when I breathed a sigh of relief when I completed one box I then realized that I still had a lid to assemble. There are 10 of these little beauties but they are only going to get assembled as and when needed.

Back to some more photos from the baby knit book from a couple of days ago. I don't have much else to show you as although I have finished the crocheting on a blue baby outfit it isn't stitched up so will go into this box of unfinished WIP. I will have one day when I will sew on all the trimmings and buttons.

I love bright colours for a baby blanket.

Useful hats with ear flaps to keep out the chill.

Another of my favourite patterns from the book. The addition of the cotton lace as a trim is really pretty.

This is the cover jacket. It looks fairly straight forward using different stitches as texture.

Fair isle hat.

This is a practical dungaree set as it has poppers for easy changing of wet nappies.

I just love this little hedgehog blanket. Shades of grey seem to the latest colours for babies.

The little hat has hearts knitted in over each ear.

Whatever this creature is ( crocodile or alligator) it's body goes around the body and the tail is mid back.

Another unusually shaped pram blanket.

This would make a nice Christmas jacket.

This is a pretty little sun dress that could turn into a winter outfit with a change of colour and a long sleeved T shirt underneath.

There are still lots more photos from this same book that I will post on my blog on a daily basis.

All my unfinished baby things will fit into one of these storage boxes and I am going to use another one for storing folders of the crochet patterns that I am using at the moment.

The postman has just arrived and brought me 3 rolls of ribbon. It isn't baby ribbon but the balloon or florist ribbon that I am going to use to wrap up the finished outfits ready for posting. It is very narrow and can be curled over a pair of scissors to make twirls. I do think that presentation is important when trying to sell things.

The sun has been glorious this morning but now it has gone all heavy as though there will be a thunderstorm later.

I should really go and do some food shopping as my friend Sylvia might be coming for a visit tomorrow. Hopefully she will let me know early and I can zoom up to the shops tomorrow before she arrives. When I visit her she makes me my dinner. I will be in M&S seeing what meals deals they have on offer as cooking isn't one of my strong points lately. I used to cook all the time when I had a family to cook for but years of living on my own have made me very lazy.

Coffee time and back to the crochet again. Yesterday evening I had one of my 'falling asleep at the drop of a hat' evenings, yet when I got into bed I could not fall asleep for ages. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can guarantee that at some stage this afternoon I will be sleeping in the recliner chair. I think that it is my sleep apnea. I can go from feeling a little bit sleepy to gone to the world in 0-3 seconds! I only sleep for about 10 minutes and feel really spaced out and have a dull headache when I wake up. I can do this over and over again all through the afternoon and evening. It's getting very annoying especially when I am finding it so hard to drop off in bed at night..


Anonymous said...

Every single one of those patterns is absolutely adorable. You have so many choices.

FoFo said...

You are not the only one that struggles with those things, I do too. That book has so many lovely things in it how are you going to chose what to make? Being an insomniac myself I know how frustrating it can be not to be able to sleep. It's time for me to see the doc again and get some sleeping pills. Hope you get some sleep!