Summer at Last!!

Morning people, hope you had as much sun as we did in Devon yesterday. Looks like it’s going to be lovely today too. About time! Shame I am indoors all weekend, though for a good cause – selling Devon crafts 🙂

it was really busy at Dartmoor Chapel Crafts, Belstone, yesterday though my crochet is not doing too well. Not sure why as am getting great feedback. We maybe opening through the Autumn and am sure I will fair much better with my scarves, mitts etc – though don’t want to drive this weather away just yet!

I have made some jewellery using glass beads from a Devon supplier with linen or cotton thread. I am really pleased with them and will get some up for sale on Etsy asap. I am also planning on making baskets from plastic bags, not something I’ve done before but it will be fun having a go. So many ideas, so little time.

I have almost finished a pretty pink rabbit which will be homed with a clients granddaughter, just got to make the tail (which I had nearly forgotten to do!). Will pop a pic up when done. Another work in progress is a summer shawl made from gorgeous alpaca and silk yarn. I started a pattern ages ago then realised it would take far too long to finish in a reasonable time so am now using a much simpler pattern….it’s still taking ages!!

Well, better get myself ready for todays visitors. Have a great Sunday x

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Finished…next!

Well, that’s one cushion done

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Just bought some lovely yarn from Rockin Beads and am now starting my next cushion.Going to have to pop into the shop again today to pick some beads for making my next project (pic to follow). It really is a fab shop and the choice of yarn has expanded since a delivery of Bergere de France products last week (a range of different yarns in great colours). The owner also sells gorgeous beads, some of which are made by herself.

I have a day off today so hoping to crack on with the next cushion in between walking the dog, doing the shopping, cleaning the house and if any time left going to a local embroidery show 🙂

New projects

Been a couple of weeks since my last blog, I really don’t know where the time goes! I have just finished this pretty and v useful pin cushion, thanks to a pattern I found on the lovely blog http://www.lululoves.co.uk/home.html

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These will be available for sale at Sew Vintage in North Tawton v soon, just need to make a few more. I am also in the process of making egg cosies, trying to get ready for Easter, it soon comes around!

I made some pretty mitts for my Mum for her birthday in December. I bought the wool from Rockin beads in Okehampton. To pretty them up I added some glass beads, made by Donna who owns the shop, really made a difference. Its a fab shop that also has workshops, will be getting some knitting lessons soon!

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Well, no rest for the wicked, gotta take the dog for a walk. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday x