Please do not be alarmed! (although I fully realise how bloomin alarming these images are!) Simon and I have been enjoying the pre-raphalite programme on the BBC. It's a bit cheeky and is heavily laden with maidens with lovely wavy hair. Simon has been particularly taken with it and was wondering how such locks might be achieved......(spot the moment where I should have kept my mouth shut!) stupidly I told him about when Mum used to put my hair in rags. I agreed to let Simon have a go on my hair on Friday night and after much twisting and a night of not sleeping on a bunch of knots this was the result......a cross between 'Side show Bob' and Tracey Beaker. Thankfully it all washed out back to my usual blissfully lank style on Sunday morning. You'd have thought a 'lady' of my years would have known better!
I did venture out to Deal on Saturday, even with the rediculous mop and was glad I did. The very fluffy wool was just £1.20 a ball in the Deal wool shop and will make brilliant corsages.
I've also been getting more lovely stash sent to me. (obviously don't tell Simon!) Meplusmolly was having a de-stash from her blog and I was lucky enough to scoop some treasure. Thank you so much Kirsty, the stamps are in the post. The organza is a particularly lucky addition to my hoard as I have been collecting ideas and materials for a layered mineral piece for a little while now. I had thought I'd need to work this on soluble fabric but have now decided to embellish onto a pre-felt. Any advice on how to make up a pre-felt gratefully received! I have plenty of tops but want to be sure of what I'm doing before I get all wet and soapy!
Mum has also surprised me with a cute package of felt and beads, I have already started cutting from this and will show you the results when the recipients have seen them first- there I go again international woman of mystery!
I have made a July pay day Folksy purchase. My sister in law gave me some money when she came down for the 'do'. She very kindly said that I should have a treat for all my hard work (bless!) and I have bought this lovely wool from spinmerightround. It is gorgeous and it's time for me to ask for guidance again. I would like to knit a shawl type light wrap affair. I am a competent but not ambitious knitter and am easily bored and distracted so any advice as to what type of pattern to go for would be gratefully received. don't forget about the knitted cake book giveaway closing on Friday just leave a comment on the relevant post with your favourite cake- I think you'll be in with a good chance! have also had some positive responses to the Kent meet-up idea. It looks like the 30th of August would be the first available weekend for us. I do hope that might be a go-er for you guys?