Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Cute Finds at Work!

Well, it's not often you can say that you did some Christmas shopping at work! Yesterday there was a lovely stall on display at the local college where I work (in the office) and I couldn't resist picking up a few goodies. I'm saying 'Christmas shopping' but I'm not sure that anything except the cards will leave my house - Hey, I've been working hard!!

All the items on display were handmade in the college by the OFTTI project which helps people with special needs gain access to training and employment in the local community. The arts and crafts department make some beautiful Harris Tweed crafts, which really made me drool yesterday!

I bagged this beautiful hand embroidered Harris Tweed cushion and most fab of all this lovely embroidered needle case (which is definitey for me as I'm always losing needles and pins!). They remind me a bit of Kaffe Fassett's colour schemes which I love.


I also bagged these lovely handmade cards (my photograph doesn't do them justice) which will come in very handy to send to some special people!

It's not every day you can say you did your shopping at work! Aren't they lovely? I've been so busy finishing off orders recently that it was nice to buy something that someone else had handcrafted and I really appreciate the work that went into them!!

3 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

Those are very pretty! :D

The OFTTI project sounds like a great thing. I wish there were more projects like that everywhere.

Tweed Delights said...

It IS a great project. I think funding is always an issue tho, same as everywhere else :D

Muddlepud said...

Great finds! I love the color of the pillow and the stitching on the needle case. It's always nice to treat yourself sometimes, and doubly nice to support some crafters in the process!