Yay, I have been featured on two blogs this week!! One of my little owl purses (which has now sold) was featured on Mixed Plate, a fantastic blog that showcases original craft and design pieces. I was also on Lily and Tulip, a lovely blog that shares a wide range of craft and design shops, many of them Etsy. A great starting point if you are looking for original Christmas gifts!
Now I must apologize for the lack of posts around here. In my defence, I have been a busy bee. Last week I went to the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show at Harrogate's North Yorkshire Showground. I've been going for years, but thought it was a little disappointing this time, there didn't seem to be as much work on display as normal, but I did stock up on a lot of jewellery equipment and findings , so I can make new things for my Etsy shop. I also purchased some beautiful pure wool fabric, that is going to make fantastic handbags (I just know it!). The frustrating thing is I've had all these exciting buys for a week now, but haven't had the time to get stuck in and use them, torture!!
Last weekend, my husband and I did a joint project! I'd had a note the week before from pre-school, stating that J was going to be a tractor in the Harvest festival, and could I provide the costume! I think we rose to the challenge, he looked very cute!
It's party season around here at the moment, so I made another little bag and pencil case. I seem to have started something now!
I have also ordered a load more wool this week, I'm putting together some new colour combinations for my 100g packs of wool. Just waiting for the light tent I bought on ebay to arrive so I can get decent photographs of them, then they'll be listed in the shop on the website. It is so difficult to accurately capture the colour of wool fibres!!
We went to see a gig as well The Hoosiers, at Leeds Uni, I was a student there about 10 years ago - that makes me sound so old :( , so it was quite strange going back, the union building where the gig was has completely changed, it's much more up market now. The gig was a little disappointing really, but the support band Grace were good.
My busy week ended yesterday with my Felt a Bag workshop. It went really well and I've taken photographs of all the bags. I'll post them later when I've uploaded them. I have nothing penciled in for next week, so hopefully I can begin crafting again.