Monday, November 23, 2009

All the colours of the rainbow

Knitting and Stitching was fantastic, needless to say I spent rather a lot of money, and came home with a wonderful bag of goodies to keep me going for a while. These included some giant knitting needles so I can knit myself a giant scarf (I love big needles because it requires less knitting), some cute cotton tapes, 2 pieces of suede and this book on Natural Dyeing. My daughter picked this book and is eager to get creating, I had to go sock shopping on Sunday!

I had a few brooches on the International Feltmakers stall, and it seems these little birdies are very popular, I managed to make 18 and sold the lot. Look, they come in every colour of the rainbow. I'm hoping to get some more made over the next few days so I can list them in the shop.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Ok, even my Mum has noticed that it's been a long time since the blog was updated, so here's the latest news. During October we had this built at the bottom of our garden.....

my very own felting studio. I have wanted this for so long, and it's absolutely fantastic. I was waiting until it was completely finished before I showed you photos but it's taking me rather a long time to get all my stuff organized, so here are some 'before' snaps and I'll show you some more when it's completed (which realistically will be after Christmas now).

At the moment I'm busy making brooches to display on the International Feltmakers Association stand at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, if anyone's going on Saturday, I'll be helping out on the stand during the morning. I'm also going there for the day on Friday with my Mum and Auntie, we've been going together every year since I was a student at Leeds and we always have a great day out. I'm already excited and have been saving my pennies, although clearly from the trouble I've been having getting everything to fit in the new studio I DO NOT need any more craft supplies. My daughter, who is 7, has asked to come this year as well, which made me very happy. I'm going to take her round on Saturday afternoon (I think a whole day would be a bit over whelming). I hope she finds it as inspirational as I do, she does love her arts and crafts.