One More Item

Busy time for us gardeners so not had much chance to blog or crochet.

I have just finished a very sweet baby cardigan which is now for sale in my Etsy shop. This may be the last item I add to my shop as I think I will be closing it in the next month or so. It really is not doing anything and feel it is time to let it go, spend the time on something more productive! I will be looking out for selling in shops locally, so not putting the hook down πŸ™‚

Here is the cardi, suitable for 3 – 6 months, love the design (not mine!) and pleased with the colour combo…

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LinkΒ here if you fancy buying it, it would make me want to make more and keep my shop going!! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

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SALE TIME!!

I’m having a sale in my Etsy shop. 15% off everything until 31st of May

Have a browse, plenty of different items to choose from – baby booties, mandalas, jute baskets…. get them while they’re cheap!!

Link here…

Naturally Looped

 

blue baskets

Set of 3 jute baskets only Β£21.25 +p&p

I Made a Mandala

I did and its for sale in my Etsy shop πŸ™‚

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I have used cotton yarn for this one, its nice and easy to work with and comes in a great range of colours. This mandala is particularly bright, need it on this very dark and dismal morning!

I’m going to make a few of these, all different colours, let me know if you’d like one. Meanwhile, this one is for sale now at Naturally Looped

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Sunshine At Last :)

Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t been writing for a while, lost my blogging mojo for a bit. I think the rubbish weather of late has had a negative affect on my creativity! I haven’t been crocheting either!

Finally, the grey skies have broken up and the sun is OUT! Time to dig out the summer clothes. I think I need to do some shopping, am slowly losing weight and last years wardrobe is getting baggy. Still got a way to go on the weight front but I will get to my target, got help from my lovely personal trainer πŸ™‚

Hmm personal trainer, never thought I would have one, not cheap and I have never ever liked sport/keep fit stuff, but this is the best thing I have ever done! I dont spend much money on myself, dont wear makeup, rarely get my hair cut, dont buy shoes/clothes often so feel I can afford having one. I really do enjoy it, a huge suprise to me! It helps that my trainer is ace and has a wicked sense of humour, he’s my best mate (that I have to pay for!). Even when I feel down before getting to the gym, I always feel happy after a session, exercise is a great medicine.

Crafting is also a good medicine, though I haven’t done much crocheting recently. Gotten a bit lost with knowing what to make. My Etsy shop has been a big disappointment, no sales at all, so have lost hope there. I thought my booties would fly out but I was wrong. I probably havent done enough to get seen but its very hard to be enthusiastic when you feel nobody is interested 😦

Anyway, back to the sunshine….we are off out soon to meet old pals and their kids for coffee, cake and a walk with our dog, very much looking forward to it. The rest of the weekend will be spent working in the garden (shhh, don’t tell husband, want it to be a suprise tehehe).

I popped round to see my pensioner pal yesterday. We have quite lot in common even though there is a 30 year age gap – never judge a person because of their age. She was a very successful handmade teddy bear seller in the 70s/80s, sold to all the big department stores. She continued to make bears to sell at craft fairs after she quit the business and also created knitting patterns for doll and teddy clothes to sell. The bears are no longer made but she still knits, mainly for her great grandchildren. What a talented lady! Every time I see her I get inspired to make something new, so am gonna have a go at baby clothes, well, one cardigan, just to see if I can do it.

Here’s a pic of one of my friends bears

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Aw, so cute! Right, time to go out,

Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

A Spring In My Step

I know, I have been a bit quiet, sorry! After a month of debating whether or not to continue my crocheting, I have decided to keep going! Though my Etsy shop has not yet taken off, I am working on it getting noticed more, then hopefully get some sales.

I have a new pattern to try out for baby shoes, which I am quite excited about. After doing some research, I think these will be a winner, though got a way to go yet. I have to make them first!

As Spring is nearly upon us, I need to get hooking some suitable wares. Trouble is, its also going to get really busy with work, our gardening rota is already burting at the seams. Need to get more organised and use my time more efficiently, neither of those things come naturally to me!

Keep looking at my shopΒ Here , am adding more each week, just finished this small, chunky blanket, can be used as a cot/pram blanket or as a lap blanket….

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Right, I better get on with hooking

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