Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Catch up and news!

Hello, eek bit neglected again. Pesky life keeps on getting busy.

Lots of exciting news and makes to share though, I've really enjoyed the creative process of designing and making of late.

Rainbows have featured heavily, Rye wanted a coin purse.

Inspired by colour, new makes and finally, yes finally, got my sewing machine up and running...yes the sewing machine from way back here: Brrrr. Just a wee bit sewing machine phobic, oh, but now it's working, I love it.

Rye finally has his fabric picture hemmed and on his wall

The rainbow coin purse, a suggestion and working sewing machine inspired me to create a bag...


It's not quite finished, popped on hold temporarily, while I complete orders; a round rainbow bag. I am going to line with the gorgeous sugar skull fabric, made all the easier and quicker with the use of a sewing machine. It's going to be fabulous! It's destined for the shop, well, suposedly, I may not be able to part with it tho!

Other makes include:

Ahhh, the pretty flowers. A trade make with a friend who has a shop; flowers on twigs in exchange for leaving business cards and popping items that fit in with her shop in there for sale :-)

Another gnome house, destined for the shop. I've started a new large one too, which is a commission. Love those houses! So cute, and very pretty with an LED tea light inside too. I have ideas for more fanciful shapes using plastic cartons to provide structure.

A commissioned string market bag. I was a tad dubious initially when the customer picked those colours, but once I started I realised the combination was going to look great!! I'm really pleased with the bag, and it was fun using tapestry crochet on the circular mandala that is the base of the bag.

A rainbow purse was ordered, nailed adding the zip, and the fabric lining looked amazing with the crochet rainbow!

And finally, that wee flower, now that flower is super exciting. I squeak a little when I think about it! I've been asked to run Crochet a flower workshops at The Make Studio on 5th July!!! That wee flower is a test of my designs and writing out a tutorial. Nerve wracking and gosh so much fun. If you are free come, say hello! There's spinning workshops by the talented Aisling Designs, yarn dying by Jill from Knitty Bots and the lovely Natasha from The Make Studio is running a workshop on patchwork tiles. It's going to be awesome, with lots of laughter and fun. All profits from the day are going to Amnesty International and the Austistic society, so please, pop along to the web page of The Make Studio and buy your tickets.

I will also be on hand to answer any hooky questions too. ****squeeeeee****. I'm very excited.



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