Friday, 30 April 2010

Folksy Friday

I saw another folksy friday featuring suns so I thought of clouds as a theme since we are not having much sun at the moment.

These funny funky earrings are from Fluffsstufs

This sweet girls dress is from Angelic Folk

A lovely cuddly baby blanket from Topsie

A truly original art jewellery piece from Gimme That Thing

And Finally, these totally adorable cats from Quernus Crafts

A big thank you to the people who contacted me and helped me to sort out how to get my photos right. It's working now, so thanks again for the help

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Orange you glad

Orange you glad that summer is almost here, and I was inspired by lovely sorbet icecream colours, actually I went a bit mad and bought loads of summer cotton in orange, pink and yellow. Haven't done enough with them yet but here is the first of my summer berets. I love orange, it doesn't love me, I can't wear it at all but I love to work with it. My favourite gemstone I ever saw was a beautiful fire orange garnet that I can't remember the exact name of and that I have never seen again, but I have lusted after it for nigh on ten years. I thought I'd try a variation of the shell pattern I used for my highly successful gloves, it was hard to translate from tube to circle but I'm quite pleased with the result, next I will try one more like the shell scarf, with a row of shells, then a mesh row, this shows off the shell pattern well and makes it lacier and lighter. I made a lovely one at xmas but lost the pattern in my great big bag on bus disaster, (see earlier posting).

As ever I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Folksy Friday - featuring bags

This lovely bag is from Pidgeon Stitch, link here. Bear with me, this is the first Folksy Friday I've done and I'm not sure how to do it, not least because I can't work out how to get a photo then a commment, then another photo with a comment below that, blogger wants to put all my photos in one place then put the writing next to or below all of them. :(

Here goes nothing...... That didn't work at all...if anyone knows how to get a pic then some writing, then another pic etc please let me know. I know it can be done, I've seen it on other blogs.

Anyway the top pic which I posted Matroyska Jute bag from Beaky, the link is here

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Wordless Wednesday

As promised on my facebook fan page, souvenirs of our recent trip to Barcelona. Beautiful city and for three days lovely hot weather.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Lace Spring Scarf Givaway

Yes, finished this lovely spring weight scarf. I'm very pleased with it and now you can see that the cushion cover pattern works well in a scarf. This was my first lace weight and though I do like the effect I'm not sure if I will use it again. I think I will use crochet lace in 4ply or thicker. This scarf is lovely and soft, made with hand dyed yarn from Shooze. This is the scarf I am giving away even though I love it, I feel a giveaway should be something you love. So please leave a comment and all peeps who comment, their names will be put in a draw when I reach 50 followers, and whichever name one of my daughters picks out will be the lucky winner of this scarf.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Shell Scarf

This is a scarf I made for Rosemary, I've adapted the pattern I use for the gloves. I think it is quite a nice pattern but it doesn't show very well on multi-coloured yarn. That was the yarn she gave me so I hope she likes it.

I'm off on holiday in two days time but please keep visiting and commenting. Don't forget the giveaway, see the previous post for details, I will publish all comments as soon as I get back, I would love to see them all.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Comments Please

Hi peeps. A big thank you to all my fans, now on to the big 50. I faced that terrifying event myself some time ago. Still here and just about healthy and happy.

In order to get there (50 fans that is, not another birthday) I will be doing my first giveaway, not quite sure what yet, I think it will be the lovely lace scarf that I am still crocheting. As soon as I finish it I will post pics. I should be doing my craft fair stuff but I think I will start those after my holiday, off to sunny Barcelona.

Anyway none of those complicated things I see on some people's blogs, not least because I don't even understand them. I really like getting positive and interesting comments, and these seem to have tailed off you have to do to be entered in my give away is follow me if you haven't allready and leave a nice comment. You can just say, 'following you, here's my blog link' if you want. If you are already a follower then please leave a comment, anyone who comments after this post will be entered. To get you started as I haven't finished anything to comment on, how about a question. Do you believe in the myth of the boyfriend jumper? all comments and stories appreciated. I made my only boyfriend jumper and we did split up, but it was a year later and I left him, he wore that jumper till it fell apart, Ahhh

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Wordless Wednesday

OK I know it is Thursday but I meant to post it yesterday, honest sir!! I HATE putting photos on this blog, I put four photos up and not in this order, blogger just seems to have a mind of its own, it just puts them where it wants, and gives you no editing options. Well managed to get the 4th one on and rearranged order by deleting and re-importing!!

Anyway, two pics of my lovely daffs, left from last year, I planted no bulbs this year so I'm very pleased with all these. My flowering currant and lastly the fruiting red currant i bought over a week ago and still haven't planted. The weather here has been pretty bad.