Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bad Blogger!

I must apologise for being such a BAD blogger!!

I cannot believe I haven't posted since the end of August!!

*slaps own hand*

But I'm back and will be trying to keep to my promise of blogging at least once a week!

I will try and fill you in on where  I have been these past 3 weeks!

September has been a mad month of crocheting, holidaying, organising and Christmas!

I went away to Murcia, Spain a few weeks ago with my nan to visit my parents who live over there.  I'm very glad I packed light.  It was 36 degrees!!  I spent most of my time trying to soak up some sun and crochet these little beauties

Yes, I know! Snowflakes in the sun!!
I loved doing these.  they are based on a pattern from Attic24.  If you haven't been over to Lucy's blog yet where have you been!! She is the ultimate crocheter and has some beautiful pics.

I've done a few different snowflake patterns now, making them up as I go.  They are drying at the moment after being stiffened with starch so I can hang them on the tree.

I love how each of them are different - just like real snowflakes!

I also crocheted this for my mom whilst I was there
A huge 12" table centre, brought home to be blocked and will be sent back to sunny spain in time for Christmas

I loved the way the colours popped in this table centre and had a pattern for some petal hexagons so had a go and came up with these
I think these deserved to be made into a blanket so thats what will happen!  Only 4 colours: Cream, fuchsia, purple and light turquoise.  But makes such an impact.  The colours are from the Sublime range, in extra fine merino wool dk.

As you may know I organise a local handmade craft fair at my local pub and had to decide whether to do a fair on 26th Nov or 10th Dec, but as it turns out there was so much interest we are doing both!  We sold out for Nov in 3 days and for Dec in just 24 hours!!  I couldn't believe it!  I am so proud of all my crafters for being involved and look forward to both dates.

I can also be found at other craft fairs over the coming months and details will be on my website under Events

I have also been updating my website and you can now find these wonderful coasters on sale at the moment for just £9.9 per set of 4 including p&p!  

I will also be adding make up bag sets - with my soon to be released crocheted face scrubs and cloths made from quality 100% cotton in complimentary colours to the make up bags.
I think these will make excellent presents for birthdays or Christmas - I have already given one set to my best friend for her birthday and she loved it! (Thank you Becky!)

Speaking of Christmas my felt decorations are on the website!

Only £8 for a set of 2.
Completely hand cut, hand sewn and embellished from my own designs made with 30% wool felt and buttons from the lovely Emma at Sew Sweet
If you need felt, buttons, ribbons, findings - she's your woman!
And I'm very lucky that she lives around the corner! So I get to go over and spend a lovely few hours rummaging through the felt and buttons and oohing and ahhing over the ribbons :) Bliss

I will leave you with a sneak peek at my other Christmas decorations in the making!

The felt letters are from Emma at Sew Sweet