The winners are (picked out of a jar by 'Little S' - I must get him to scrub these fingernails tonight, tsssk, tssk !!) . . .
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
. . . I made some with simple embroidery detail and some with a basic brass eyelet decoration. And yes, I used empty loo-rolls to display them - well, I had some to hand and they were the perfect fit :)
You can still enter my Giveaway for my 'tweedie' egg cosies - I'll leave it open for another few hours until Thursday 6 pm, 'cos I've no idea what I'll be doing tomorrow, and my original closing time of mid-day may go by without my noticing!Lots more crafty spaces over here - some very creative things going on! :)
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Sorry, some VERY poor pics of the bookmarks I was working on earlier in the week - it wasn't the best light for photography after coming home from the office job last night! They look much nicer in 'real life'!
. . . a real muddle of threads, WIPs, things ready for stuffing, but the bare bones of my craft fair stock are all in there - honest!!
. . . and finally a Giveaway! I've featured these three egg cosies on my blog last year, intending to make some more in different styles - alas they have lain unloved and untouched since then! I didn't get round to putting them on my online shop mostly as they were prototypes - the centre one is VERY much a prototype as it's the first attempt (very rudimentary sewing!), but I think that makes it a little special :)
I'm offering ALL THREE up for a Giveaway - I'll hopefully find a home for each one, so there will be three winners (does that make sense???). To win one of the egg cosies just leave a comment saying why you would like one - it's open to anyone world-wide, of course :)
I'm very happy to be giving these away as I've had such nice feedback from my blog and I very much appreciate it! I'll be coming to the end of my craft stock stockbuilding this weekend and it's been a really good exercise to get me back into full production, so this is a little celebration to mark the completion of 'Operation Craft Fair Stock'!!!
I'll keep the giveaway open until NEXT Thursday at midday (BST) - 30th June.
Sorry, I can't guarantee which egg cosy each winner will receive but please feel free to state your preference!(Please make sure you can be contacted via your Comment eg. blog, e-mail, etc). Hope I've covered everything, I'm sure I'll have forgotten something - too late now, gotta dash - until next Thursday, Byeee!
Thursday, 16 June 2011
I've been doing so much intensive crafting recently that it's been difficult to document it as I go along. Last week I was busy making patchwork cushions with different applique motifs - my little bumblebee finally made his debut appearance! I was quite pleased how he turned out 'on the flat', so to speak - I'm used to stuffing him as a little 'softie'! Hope he doesn't fly off somewhere :)
I used a mixture of zig-zag stitches, straight stitches and hand embroidery for the features. I'm not a whizz at sewing machine techniques, so I . . . er, just 'winged it'! I think it looks OK though, and he seems to be quite happy at the end of the day, which is the main thing :)
Can you believe that I won not one, but TWO giveaway prizes last week??? How amazing is that! One from Tartan Kiwi's lovely blog and the other from Fruitful Fusion's very inspiring blog - I will feature the 'goodies' of course as soon as I receive them. I must have a Giveaway soon myself and have an idea what I will be giving so I'm halfway there - perhaps next week would be good :)
More busy crafty peeps over at this hugely inspiring blog :)
Sunday, 12 June 2011
. . . trying to capture the lovely bog-cotton in full bloom right now,
. . . looking off into the distance,
. . . miles and miles of it, I hope you're not agoraphobic, hehe :)
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
I've been busy working through my stock building list again this week. I very methodically cut out, ironed and appliqued, assembled into little bundles, all ready for sewing - was that really me??? Seemingly, yes :D
I'm really pleased how these little egg cosies turned out - a slightly different method from my first attempt last Summer. I think I've grasped the concept of inserting a lining after making multiple zipper pouches recently! Anyhow I was in fabric heaven using my fave materials, Harris Tweed and kawaii printed cottons - deep joy :D
More crafty 'peeps' over here :)
Monday, 6 June 2011
a pretty wildflower which appeared out of the blue in a plant pot . . .
Parking my bum on a lovely bench which my Other Half and 'Little S' knocked together one Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago (I went for a walk and there it was when I came back!). It has a lovely curved indentation, just the right shape :) . . .
and trying out a new craft . . .
. . . and not worrying if it all looks a little like a 'dog's dinner', hehe :) I think I'm hooked though!
P.S. Apologies, but I appear to be having a problem with posting comments on my fave blogs at the moment - I'm thinking it's a 'clogged up' laptop issue! :D
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Remember when you were a kid and you got one of these packets of brightly coloured felt pens, well that's exactly how I felt when I opened my new packet of crochet hooks, hehe!! Aren't they pretty? They were very inexpensive to buy online on Ebay - my nearest haberdashery shop was closed for lunch so I couldn't buy any locally, and I wanted these beauties in a hurry!Off to raid my yarn stash - if I can find it!
Have a lovely weekend :)
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Taking pics of my finished batch of little matryoshka coin purses, made on Monday in an intensive burst of productivity - these little ladies look a little bit grumpy, hehe!
. . . and browsing through a library book I picked up the other day, the colours in this pic look a little similar, sort of summery and sorbet(y!) So this weekend, assuming my hooks arrive in the post I will be learning (or re-learning - I did do some in school many, many years ago!!) the wonderful art of . . .
. . . Yup, crochet! I think seeing these lovely images of crocheting using string got my creative juices going - it just looks very organic - endless design, textural possibilties, I'm looking forward to it :) Wish me luck!
In between I may be making another little batch of something for the craft fairs, which I showed a snapshot of earlier in the week - but I'll see how the day goes and if it will fit in with everything else! A woman's work is never done . . . unfortunately : / !
Crochet pic images courtesy of: Family Circle (Easy Crochet) and Essential Crochet by Erika Knight
P.S. More lovely creative spaces over here - they look so fab this week, I wish I could spend the day reading them all! I'm seeing lots of crochet images in the thumbnail pics - yippee :)