Shopping At Etsy

I have added lots of crochet items to my Etsy Shop

Mittens, scarves, cowls and hats are now available. Treat yourself or stock up for unique Christmas pressies.

 

 

If you see anything you like but want a different colour just let me know and I will do my best to help.

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Getting Busy With The Hook

Not had a lot of free time recently, as you can tell by my absence! Work has been full on, which is great. Am also seeing my personal trainer twice a week and am weirdly enjoying it.

Never been one for exercise (which is why I need a trainer, to keep me going!!), so suprised myself when I realised its sort of fun. It does help that Jamie is brilliant –Β  patient and calm with (thankfully) a sense of humour! I would highly recommend having a go. He works at a gym which is part of a physiotherapy centre. If you are in Devon and in the Tavistock area heres where I go – Tavistock Physio Clinic

I have had some time to get on with crochet. After booking a space at the National Trust Castle Drogo Xmas fair in November, I thought I’d better crack on with some stock. I made some fingerless gloves last year and they sold well so am making more!

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I have also made a lovely chunky cowl using pure wool with a big button fastening…

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Both available in my Etsy Shop

It is laste Sunday afternoon and having been out in the pouring rain with the dog, I think its time to relax….with a hook and some yarn πŸ˜‰

 

Bank Holiday Blues

It’s ok, am not going to get the guitar out and sing about my woes! You wouldn’t hear me, so I will type them instead!!

I did have a pretty awful day at the Fete. Much of it was to do with our typical British holiday weather, yes, it rained nearly all day 😦 If it wasn’t for friends and my inlaws popping in to make some purchases, I would have sold next to nothing. Have to say, I was disappointed by some of the other stalls, one next to me was selling tat you find on a general market, I thought this was an artisan/craft fair? Still, I guess the spaces needed filling and there is nothing the organisers can do about the weather or getting people to spend. It was certainly the most organised fair I have been to with plenty of advertising. It was also the most expensive!! But they need that to do all the advertising…..

In light of this latest disappointment, I think I need to give up on these fairs, it really is not worthwhile. Though saying that, there is usually a large Xmas affair at the castle in Bude, Cornwall so maybe just one more?

I will, over time, be placing items in my Etsy shop. I have also set up another Facebook page called Naturally Looped which I shall use to show of all my work made from natural and recycled fibres, so please have a look and give me the thumbs up πŸ˜‰

Heres a pic of the cushion cover I made using wool from sheep grazing on Dartmoor. The cream is fromΒ  The Dartmoor Yarn CompanyΒ Β 

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I am very chuffed with how it turned out and slightly reluctant to sell, but it is available for Β£55 + p&p

Well, after a scorching hot yesterday, our weather has hit its default button, grey!! Husband has the day off so we will head into Okehampton for brunch, mmm cake on the menu I hope πŸ˜‰

 

 

Mandala Madness

A finished product and no mistakes! It is pretty bright, just what’s needed on such a dark and wet day. I am already working on another and hope to have a few more done before my first fair at Belstone on 17th April. I have really enjoyed making this and discovered a new stitch too πŸ™‚

I can make these mandalas in any colour combo and may try another pattern so let me know if you would like one. They make a lovely table decoration, or if in my house, something for the cats to sit on!

 

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A Splash of Colour

Hello Spring!

….and a typical Spring day it is too – wet! Ah well, we are used to it. I got sunburned in March last year so you never know…

I have nearly finished my first mandala, just a few more rows, then will have to block it and that’s another piece of crochet for the house πŸ™‚20160301_121103.jpg

Will show you another pic once completed. I have also nearly finished a sequinned shawl suitable for a summer wedding perhaps?

I have not decided where I am going to go with my crochet this year. I have been very frustrated with many of the craft fairs I have been to in the past, they tend to be very poorly advertised/organised and end up being a waste of time and money so I may not bother with most. I must say the Belstone Bazaar is the exception, always well organised and well supported by the locals, so will keep returning there. I think the next is is in May so will keep you posted. In the meantime, I have to put on my gardening hat and get out there earning some money (more yarn needs to be bought!).

Enjoy the new season πŸ™‚

Finished :)

Well, very nearly finished….

 

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I could make this blanket bigger but have run out of yarn! It has been discontinued and can only find a few odd balls online. This is the first large blanket I have made and I hate to think how much money I have spent on yarn for it! Still, it is for me so it’s ok. Well, I say it’s for me but it will be taken by at least one of the cats am sure. Have just got emough yarn left to hook a double crochet stitch edging.

I am now working on a summer shawl which may be suitable for a wedding as the yarn is light and has pretty sparkly sequins. Though the weather is awful today, Spring is just around the corner and I am trying to get ahead with my crochet, so its all about lightweight summer hooking. Pics to follow….