It's been a good beginning to our New Year here with lots of tidying and organizing being the order of most days! I'm feeling full of creativity and inspiration and that anything is possible at this moment! All my colourful, crafty treasures, which have been helping to brighten the grey, dull days in this corner of the world in the form of threads, fabric, buttons, beads and yarn have been tidied neatly away into drawers, cupboards, baskets and tins once again. They have a habit of gradually wandering to other more unexpected places as the year progresses...some never to be seen again!
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|Long since forgotten cloisonne beads were a happy find....|
Quieter moments in the holidays have been spent knitting, sewing and making plans for the year ahead and as soon as we have some lighter days I will start photographing my new patterns. As you may know, I have two little prototypes sitting in my studio who are now looking more than a little frustrated about their current situation and so this is at the top of my list....Hmm, I just hope Mr Sun will be kind to us in the coming weeks!
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Below is a little peek at my 'in-between' knitting project as I like to call it. The lovely 'Cats and Mice' blanket by Jade Starmore, using the gorgeously earthy Hebridean 2 ply from Virtual Yarns and I must say it is a real treat. You may remember that I purchased this lovely yarn quite a while ago (!) The design involves lots of subtle colour changes and is knitted on circular needles with steeks which will result in a lovely neat finish. It's only the size of a baby blanket so shouldn't take too long ....except for the border... which I have a feeling may be just a little time consuming (well, I would need an army of helpers if it were for a double bed!) but it's a special project that I will take my time over and enjoy. Just between us, I've been having to force myself to put my needles down at times, but it's such a relaxing project and I am so enjoying it....the plan is to hang it over the back of our old vintage leather chair in the living room during Winter months....I promise to keep you updated on my progress!
|Beautiful Hebridean 2 ply|
Oh my,..and a little bit of luck too!
Just before Christmas I was one of the lucky winners of Pomona's lovely Giveaway at
(Happy dancing here at the tearoom my friends!)
'The Ruched Happy Bag Pattern '
(definitely worth a visit!)
owned by Amy Friend on ETSY who also has a lovely blog here
It's exactly the style I love and is now stored safely on my laptop 'to do' list!
The little felt heart has been filled with organic dried lavender
and I made the hanging cord from my left over cotton yarn...
I'm going to make a few to pop over coat hangers and into drawers
and of course, my daughters would like some too...
which means lots of heart making over the next couple of days!
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Sadly, it's time to leave you...
I do love my blog and visiting my lovely friends in this crafty world....
definitely one of my favourite places to be
and I almost forgot to mention that we passed
our 2 year anniversary over the holidays
which means ...
we have to have a little celebration very soon!!!
I'm planning to spend lots more time here this year...
Let's hope it's a good one for all of us!