Yarn – Craft book-a-zine

A few months ago I designed a knitting project bag for Scheepjes, a wonderful yarn and haberdashery company based in Holland, for publication in their stunning Yarn book-a-zine. I was thrilled to be asked to contribute, it’s been years since I have submitted work for publication and I must admit I was also a little nervous – would my work be ‘up to it’? After a few prototypes, I designed a bag which is reversible with an elastic adjustable closure which doubles up as a wristlet for knitting on the go, I think it turned out well.

A couple of weeks ago, the magazine arrived and I was so excited to see the bag in print. Yarn is such a lovely magazine, every issue has a theme, look at the super stylish, beautiful cover.

 

 

Here’s the bag in it’s full glory…

 

If you haven’t seen Yarn before and you are keen on knitting or crochet I urge you to grab a copy – they are available from Wool Warehouse and other Scheepjes stockists.

 

 

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New Bag Sets

I’ve added a new product line to my Etsy shop – bag sets! The small zipped purses are perfect for notions, thread snips, needle gauges, stitch markers and the large zipped bags are great for a knitting project – sock makers love ’em!

You can find them in my Etsy shop here.

Love this Japanese fabric, it has a linen feel, gotta love French Bulldogs…..

This fabric is a hoot, very retro camping print – who doesn’t love a bear playing a banjo!

And this birdhouse print , the fabric is from Dashwood Studio, I am a total fan of their amazing prints, they have THE best surface pattern designers.

 

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Back in the creative groove

Crikey, is it really almost a year since I blogged? Yup!

I have to admit my creative mojo ran away from me over the Summer, sewing, knitting and crochet pretty much went on the back burner for almost 3 months, which is most unlike me. Slowly but surely it’s returned and I have a million creative ideas whizzing round my head again and an equal amount of WIPs/UFOs.

I’ve picked up my Attic24 Coast Ripple blanket again, it’s a MONSTER, big enough for a double bed, or at least it will be once I’m done…….

I’ve also started yet another knitting project, the zickzack scarf which is a free pattern from Ravelry designed by Christy Kamm. It’s super easy to knit, with a 12 stitch pattern repeat, however I’m a bit thick when it comes to knitting and I kept on having to rip it out and start again having lost count of the stitches. I stuck with it and started again and I think I have the hang of it now….

The yarn is gorgeous it’s Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby  The scarf takes 4 skeins, you knit 2 rows with one ball, then the next 2 with the other. I’ve spotted lots of other versions on Instagram I love how it looks like a Missoni design.
The return of the mojo also means I have uploaded new stock to my Etsy Shop – 5 new patchwork cushion covers…
A friend of mine bought a couple of the non-festive cushion covers and they are proudly displayed on an amazing funky 1970’s basket chair which hangs from a frame, hopefully I will get a photo soon!
With Christmas approaching fast (well it is for Etsy sellers I guess!) I need to get cracking with making some more of my cosmetic/project bags very soon.

 

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Exciting News – Etsy shop is open

After years of thinking, procrastinating and planning I have finally take the plunge and opened my Etsy shop – squeeeeeeeeallll!

Not only that, I have already had 3 sales – double squeeeeeeeallll!

It’s been a steep learning curve but I have been involved in a Facebook Group called Etsy Resolution that has been incredibly useful and given a whole gang of Etsy wannabees from across the globe the push we all needed  to just get on and do it

If you would like to have a peek at my wares here’s the link Meanwhile here’s a taster of some of the bags in the shop, they are super useful for lots of things – including toting about your knitting or crochet (or lippy).

More stock coming soon!

 

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