Hello everyone, sorry I seem to have been away a while! I've had a rough couple of days this week with the weather being so cold my Fibromyalgia has been acting up and I've been avoiding the laptop as much as possible while sulking and making little felt keyrings.
Sunday was the craft fair I'm hoping to get into so off I went for a spying session to check it out. It looks great, lots of lovely things for sale, great standard of makes too and the prices are good so I know I won't have to drop mine to sell stuff which makes me happy :-) So I'm getting in touch this week with the organiser to see if I can get a table, fingers crossed! So I thought I would have a couple of baskets of small keyrings to sell on the stall so I have cheaper things as well to tempt people to part with there money. I've got the flower brooches already and had a play with my felt to see what I could come up with.
First heart keyrings, I got a bit carried away with these but they are such fun to stitch so I will be making even more!
Then I tried some birds, so here's the flock so far
I'm sure this will grow too :-)
Also made two mushrooms and a toadstool, here's the toadstool, it's already sold I'm happy to say!
I'm busy with the ami for the monthly swap at the moment, Chinese New Year theme. So I can't show that yet.
Oh I went to Hobbycraft last week armed with my £100 of winning vouchers and had fun! I actually only managed to spend £78 of them as I had a crafty overload and just couldn't think of anything else to get, lol! So I have some left for the next trip.
Here's what I did get,
The cross stitch kit for Frederick the Literate, after stitching Maggie the Messmaker I really wanted to do this one too so I have the pair and was thrilled to find it hiding among the sea of other kits!
Fabulous patterned felt, love the ladybird one :-)
some Gorjuss decoupage sheets, I got a huge pack of 100 sheets of white card too but that's boring to look at!
And this little lot, two big pieces of 22ct and 28ct fabric, two reels of pretty ribbons. The pony beads are for a pirate bunny I have planned to knit, beads in his hair like Captain Jack Sparrow :-) The d rings for bag handles and the sewing machine bobbins are actually for alloy wheels on a knitted racing car, lol! You'll see what I mean when I make it :-)
So that's my haul so far! It's so good to go shopping with free money :-)
Oh yes I also bought 15 balls of gorgeous Rowan Cotton Denim yarn in a variegated blue shade, this was from the dangerous Kemps Wool Shop, it's so dangerous as it's a ten minute walk from my house and sells so much gorgeous and cheap yarn. I mean this yarn is usually around £4 a 50g ball and they've got it for 99p!! I mean you have to don't you, it'd be rude not to! So this is for another cardigan the same as the one I made at Christmas as I love that pattern and thought I'd have a blue one too.
That's all from me for now then, have a great week everyone!
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