Thursday, 28 June 2012

Quilted pigs

This stack of pigs is an awesome piggy bank. I've painted it with one of my favourite things. Lots of different quilt designs.



The cute little tails at the back. The top pig has a log cabin design, little applique hearts on the middle piggie and quilted squares at the bottom.


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Woolfest Haul 2012

Another fantastic year at Woolfest; despite the exceedingly rainy conditions it was still a wonderful day. It was bigger this year with lots of new stalls.
I found it quite overwhelming with the vast array of choice and ideas. My haul was quite large this year.

I headed straight for Kate Davies stall and bought the kit for the Sheep Carousel Tea Cosy and also intended to buy the BMC kit but were already sold out within an hour of opening! I tried to start the Tea Cosy on the way home in the car to quickly realise the one size needle I didn't have was a 3.00mm 16 inch circular; which is extremely frustrating when you've just left a big wool show.


I also got Ysolda Teague's Saturday Treat pattern book and some Scrumptious laceweight yarn in Treacle Toffee to make Barley Sugar from the Fyberspates stall.
  

  • I bought a dyeing kit from D & T and a bundle of unknown yarn on offer from bluefaced.com
  • A pretty batt and a faux cashmere roving from feltstudiouk



  • I bought the two skeins that are lilac and beige from Freyalyn's fibres with the intention of making a Damask with it.
  • The beige, purple and burnt orange are all baby camel and silk mix in sockweight which is super soft and squidgy from Yarnaddict and I want to make a Colour Affection with them
  • The gold and green are from Eden Cottage Yarns and I intend to make Natessa with the green laceweight but not 100% sure what to make with the gold as it was a bit of an impulse.



Lots of lovely projects to get on with so I'd better go and get my needles out...

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Woodland Flowerpot

This is one of my favourite things I've made at ceramics. A little flowerpot with a woodland scene. Lots of stylised trees and cute little mushrooms around the tray.




Plus a little catepillar inside the tray.



Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Party Bunting

I've added my first pattern to Ravelry. The Party Bunting pattern is now available for free. Check it out!

Owlets

 My latest piece from the ceramics studio. There definitely seems to be a lot of cute owl motifs around at the moment. So jumping on the band wagon, I've painted a child's mug with little owls on a branch.