More Crochet Projects

Had a lovely time at the show on Saturday and managed to be fairly restrained with my purchases! As well as some very reasonably priced yarn , I also bought a felt picture kit. I’ve always wanted to have a go and now have my chance. Will show you if it looks good enough!

I have made a few more items this week. In a rush to get them posted, the pics aren’t as good as I’d like them but it will have to do, given the time I have at the mo.

I have made these and shown them before, but am quite please with these cotton pads, which are an reusable alternative to cotton wool pads. Suitable for makeup removal or cleansing/toning. These are a great seller so I better get some more made!

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The next item is a basket made from recycled tshirt material, similar to the Hoooked Zpagetti (yes spelt right!). I bought 3 balls of this from a market in Barcelona at a very cheap price. If I had known how expensive it is here, I would have ditched my flamenco outfit and made some room for more in my suitcase!!!

tshirt basket

Third and final item for today is a heart brooch made of felt and cotton fabric. I really need to crack on and get some more done for Valentines Day. Its just round the corner, best start dropping hints now!! If your other half is anything like mine, they will forget all about it!!

heart brooch

Well, thats all folks, its time for my tea – or dinner if you are not from the North!! x

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Christmas is coming!

Not long to go now. Have you though about pressies for your family and friends yet? Buying hand crafted gifts is so much more rewarding than trapesing round the generic shopping centres and more fun than clicking on some online shopping site. Plus, you are sure to be giving a unique present and supporting independent crafters. Its win win! Of course, I would say that! But we should all support local, small businesses as much as possible.

Yes, I still use the supermarket for my main shop, but I try to spread my meagre income where I can, including all my yarn – though recently I did buy some online, only when I received it did I realise I ordered the wrong colour!! That’ll teach me!! I am lucky to have two shops in my local town that have a good choice in yarn. Now and then I do pop down to Bude, Cornwall to treat myself to some gorgeous alpaca/merino wool from a great little shop by the canal – http://www.coastalyarns.co.uk/page1.htm

I am busy trying to make up more stock for a couple of fairs. One is at the National Trusts Finch Foundry in Sticklepath, near Okehampton on 22nd November – this coincides with the annual Blacksmith competition. The second one is at the village hall in Belstone, also near Okehampton, on 30th November. Come along, there should be a nice mix of gift ideas to suit all.

I have just finished a few cheery brooches with vintage buttons and am now making some baby booties, mitts and… well, the list goes on! Here are some brooches

20141109_141341-1Will put more pics up when I finish making.

Get your Christmas pressie thinking cap on!!