Sunday, 29 March 2009
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
If you sell at fares how do you display your wares? Do you have favourite props?
Monday, 9 March 2009
This post is really to make sure I know where we are with the mug swap....but I thought I'd show you some other post I've received. Before the lent(10 day!) abstinence I ordered these knitting looms and I am so pleased with them.The smaller is perfect for my brooches and I can now push on with the brooch making parties/social evenings. The larger is more of a fascinator size or to use as a big french knitting thingy so lots more fiddling to be done....hooray! The temptation in my lent desert was two balls of chunky beige yarn at £1 each. I know these are great for brooches so they will be used in the kits for the new venture, but really there is no excuse, they were just cheap and I wanted them. I have no will-power, but pah, I reckon it;s over-rated anyway!
Right, on to the real reason for the post. I have really loved seeing what people have been sending and receiving for the mug swap but the time has come for me to do this round up and try to help with any last minute problems and to make sure that everyone who signed up has received a parcel of loveliness;
I'm sorry if you've posted and I've forgotten to mark it off on my spreadsheet (get her!) but so far I think the people who haven't received are;
Cariad, Calico Daisy, Kitty wrinkle, Bagladee, Wonderwoman, Smilemonster, Terry, The other side of a daydream, The devil makes work.
Of these nine I have been told that three have been sent. Please let me know if this is correct. If you want to contact me direct to let me know of any problems I'll see what I can do to help.
Friday, 6 March 2009
I have also received my official Phatsheep button swap parcel from Namolio. It is very, very lovely. I felt almost that there must have been some mistake as these goodies are deeply deeply classy, and stylish and sophisticated.....what were they doing in my house!? But I'm getting used to the idea that maybe I can be the kind of gal who has a linen pin cushion....perhaps linen bias tape and lacy edging is meant to be in my sewing basket...maybe I am supposed to set my bone china cup of earl Grey down upon a linen coaster...just maybe posh buttons and posh chocolate are actually meant for me. I do hope so, because I have to tell you I am itching to make use of all of my lovely things. (Except the chocolate-that's gone, but I did make it last three days rather than three minutes-that's how classy I am!) Thank you Namolio, you are very kind, and very clever.
In other news I haven't had any takers for the book so I'll give the book give-aways a rest for a while. Also I am ashamed to say that I have broken my 'no buying materials during lent' rule. I am not proud of myself, but .....actually there's no excuse. As you know I am not a 'believer' but Will obviously had had some religious instruction at school and asked my Mum and Dad who had bought fish and chips...'why are you eating fatty foods when Jesus was in the desert with no food and drink and you should be remembering him?'-Mother Earth, Wicker Man, Lord, Whoever please preserve me from puritanical five year olds!
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Thirdly, and good things come in threes too, here are some cuffs I have made. I did some work before Christmas on cuff ideas. I was looking for an extension to my brooch making and maybe a more summery 'line'. A long time ago I made some hanging pockets from some jean pockets it was a total prototype which I later hacked up to have another go with the pockets but it was the off-cuts that were re-incarnated as cuffs. I did some knitting and couched some pretty thread along the cuff and added a popper. These cuffs have a lovely chenille type feel on the inside which should make them nice to wear. The third cuff is just that, I fished it from a bit bag of fabric given to me by a friend it is the most gorgeous blue silk and all I had to add was a length of edging and some vintage shirt buttons. This one is lined in felt to give it a bit more rigidity and simply fastens with the original silk covered button. What do you think?