Saturday, 11 August 2012

More New Things! Hold Onto Your Hats

Good grief what has come over me. Items finished, photos taken, listings done and 2 blog posts in one week! What on the earth is going on?

First we have Roseanna, one of my larger bunnies. Those shoes have really made me smile. Mind you, I am a bit of a shoeaholic and I do rather like Mary Janes.

Then, this little miss, Bridie.  She is a small bunny in some different colours for me, inspired by a custom request. I did a slightly different colourway for that one and this was one of the choices I put together for that. I liked it so much I had to knit it up and see.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Some New Quilts in the Shop

I have been finishing things up this past week. I don't know about you guys, I start off guns blazing on things and then nearing the end I get bored/distracted by new ideas and then end up in the infamous UFO section. My UFO's where getting silly so I made it my mission to get some if not all of them sorted. I am not done by any means but some progress has been made. I have finished 2 bunnies (no pics yet but the sun holds promise today). That means actually sewn them up! They were knitted ages ago but as usual, I shied away from the finishing. I use all sorts of excuses to my myself. The stuffing bag will make too much noise whilst the family are watching telly, the ends will go all over the floor and I hoovered, I need to start that idea I had or I will forget! These are ridiculous reasons, but I have a feeling there are folks reading this will empathise quietly if not admit to it. There is one more rather large quilt and I don't think I have a backing piece  large enough so that one will have to wait.

For now, I sorted these 2 and the first pic of each will take them miraculously to my shop where I have actually managed to list them too! Don't fall off your chairs people!

Zig zag quilt (started about 18months ago) finished and laundered on Tuesday

Also this purple pink crochet lap blanket which I made last winter I think but never quite got around to weaving in the ends (still have a few to do TBH but they will get done before someone receives it. I am getting the crochet urge again now. Mind you, I have all manner of creative urges and not enough time to do them all. This is how the UFO's occur isn't it.

I also updated this patchwork blanket's pictures as the old ones were not really doing it much justice. These fleece backed blankets are a joy to make and to own. You may remember this one I made some time ago. I never listed it. I loved it so much it became mine. It comes out as soon as the weather gets cold and I snuggle under it whilst I knit in front of the TV. Really cosy. The buttons look so cute too. I have thought it would be quicker than quilting. Its not you know. 70 buttons take a while to sew on I can tell you.

Now, that sun is breaking through so I off to find my camera and get those bunnies ready for their publicity shots.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Shop of The Week, Laura's Jewellery

This week it is the turn of Laura from the appropriately titled  Laura's Jewellery. I don't think you need me to explain what she makes, but trust me its lovely. Here is a selection of my picks. There is so much more in her shop. This bracelet comes in 2 more colours and they are all nice so I challenge you to pick a favourite.  The craftbritannia interview is over on the team blog, so grab a cuppa and go have a read.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Shop of The Week, Six Skeins

This weeks craftbritannia shop of the week is one of my favourite shops. As the name "Six Skeins" would suggest. Steph hand dyes gorgeous yarns, as well as creative yarn packs and her own knitted and crochet items.
She recently custom dyed this delicious bouclé for one of my newest creations. I cant wait to show these off so I should really do the last finishing touches (then I can commission another colour, hahah).
Isn't it scrummy!!!!

Now, the interview with Steph, is over here on the CraftBritannia blog. These are always a good read.
Do pop into the Six Skeins Etsy shop and see what else is on offer for you to try to resist.