Thursday, 20 September 2018

Scottish Gifts, Felt Art Pictures, Shawl Pins and Crochet.

What a fantastic summer is has been since my last blog update and here we are in September already!

I thoroughly enjoyed all the great weather we had during June and July and managed to spend four weeks at the beach! Two weeks on a family holiday in Cornwall and two with my daughter visiting my son in the west of Ireland. The break did me the world of good and I have settled back into work with renewed zeal.

Sand Art at Perrnaporth

I had a stand at Perth Festival of Yarn earlier this month and took the opportunity to stock up on amazing hand dyed fibres from various other vendors. I have been experimenting with my purchases this week and I'm so excited with the results.
These two framed pictures are hot off the work table this week and now available on Etsy. Click the images for full details.

I have been making lots of things in little batches since May and did a massive shop update last week. Textile Trinket Boxes, Sheep Brooches, Shawl Pins and Sheep Earrings are among just some of the 200 items I have available right now.

My Ivy Leaf Brooches have been very popular and I have a few still available. 

I also have new coaster designs in.
This set below feature my new stag picture as well as the seascape and sunset I made back in May. I like the highland lochs and glens feel to them.

I revamped my original set of four with the addition of 'Little Lamb' which I think goes quite well with the cottages and coo.

They also go well with my Tea Towel

My 2019 Calendar is also here!
I have gone for the square format again with a different image for each month and a whole calendar page to write on.

As well as working on my felt art I have been working on some crochet for myself. I like The Crochet Project patterns as they are easy to follow and the finished pieces look like they were quite complicated but were actually really simple to make.

This is 'Parallel Lines' from The Shawl Project, Book 4 

I used a Scheepjes Whirl in Blackberry Mint Chip and it was enjoyable to crochet with. The colour changes kept my interest going as 1000 m of yarn and a repeat pattern can become a bit boring after a while!

My next crochet make involves this beautiful gradient yarn in blues from WooSheeps and the purples and pinks from Quirky Paintbrush. I think it's true to say that since taking up crochet I have developed yarn addiction on top of fibre addiction!

My next event will be at Pitcairngreen Village Hall on Saturday 27th October. This is a great little fair that I have been doing for about 15 years! There is a small entrance fee that includes tea, coffee , sandwiches and home baked cakes.

After that I will be at The Handmade Show on Sunday 18th November. This is an excellent event held in Perth Concert Hall. Free entry.

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