Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Work Nearly Finished

Here are some of the items I am making for the craft fair. I have set myself a target amount of work to make but not written it down, bad move really but then I have less than two weeks....and I don't know if I can make it

This is my new lace beret, see Folksy for my orange one, it is actually more pink and less coral than this but then it is wet and being blocked even as I write. I'm quite pleased with this, it is quite small but then my head is extra large..lol..and everyone has different tastes, so hopefully it will please someone. At my craft fair at xmas I did notice a lot of variation in people's sizes and what they wanted so it was good to have a range. It is based on my glove patterns and it's interesting to me to see how a pattern worked in a tube translates to working in the round, a very different way of working.

This scarf is actually a lovely shade of blue not this rather horrible grey...hope it photographs better if I decide to list it for selling. Still I'm very happy about this one. Its a variation on a pattern in Interweave Crochet Magazine and I enjoyed the challenge of a pattern to make me learn some new stitiches. It is made in Debbie Bliss Cathay, a lovely (if expensive!!) blend of silk and cotton. Doesn't go far either...still great to work with and it was fun crocheting this pattern.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Craft Fair Alert

Come one, come all to this lovely Craft Fair, well I hope it will be lovely. It will have my stuff in it so of course it will be lovely. Actually I haven't got that much made, oops. And I've just taken on some extra hours at work for a few weeks...

So if I do get some stuff made, this will be a great craft fair. Lol. I will post again about whether I made enough and hopefully put some pics up after it.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Folksy Friday - bears

Yes I know it's Saturday but yesterday I was just too tired so here it is just a day late. I'm enjoying this browsing through Folksy, lots of great things that I'm trying to resist buying. I've been ordering on Etsy, the trouble is the postage so I really must buy on Folksy again even though it is lovely stuff that I should be getting soon.

This is the first one - knitted teddy bears, this is why I picked bears because daughter number two wants me to crochet her a teddy bear, I suppose I should look for crochet bears...if they are cheap enough perhaps I could buy one instead of having to make one!! These are from Hennies Nimbleneedles.

And here they are although I don't think this is what my daughter had in mind they are very cute. They are from Legyviel in Rivendell and can be found here

I love these bears, these badges are just the sort of thing my other daughter would love, she collects button badges. They are from 'asking for trouble' and can be found here

Just to show you that bears turn up everywhere here they are on this amazing funky bracelet by Jelly Belly Jewellery,

On this adorable mini gardening bag by sew sew lovely,

And on this mini painting, too sweet, (do you get the impression I like mini things?) from Sophie Green Mini Art.

Hope you like my selection for this week. Please drop by and leave a comment.