Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some things this week






1. Mum and I had another lovely day at Emu Plains Market last weekend, I had lots of dangling things in my stall this time,  I thought it looked pretty all flapping in the breeze. 

2. I made some crochet flower trim, I think I will try this in a finer thread next time as this one has turned out fairly chunky, I wonder if it will fall apart if I cut it into smaller lengths.

3. Pom-poms were being made the other night to decorate a creative swap I am taking part in over on Instagram.  I love how this variegated wool made them look all speckled, a little bit like fireworks.  I think I will make some big ones of these to decorate my shop :) 

4.....And here are my swap presents all wrapped and ready to send, I have felt a little bit of pressure to make my parcels look pretty as there is a very high standard of wrapping going on in this swap!! I don't want to be the one who disappoints her recipient!  

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My new wool studio is coming along nicely, the plaster walls are going up tomorrow I think, so I will do a post on the weekend and show you all the progress, it is exciting!  I have just placed an order for some new yarns for the shop in anticipation of all the extra space, I have over 50 colours of Cascade 220 Superwash coming next week and some lovely painted cottons too,  looking forward to setting everything up!  Next on the wishlist are some Noro yarns and some new Debbie Bliss too, hope the bank balance stretches that far! :) 
And I have finally conquered my newsletter fear, I wasn't happy with my first go at making my newsletter, so ditched it and redid the tutorials and had another go, and I think this one is a lot better, so will be sending it out soon!  :) 

What have you been up to this week? 

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14 comments:

  1. Those little swap gifts are a real delight with such beautiful trim, what a wonderful idea.

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  2. The pressies look great, especially the multi-coloured pom poms. I hope you receive some lovely gifts yourself! I've been working a bit more on my owl and flower granny blanket and also had a second try a spinning this week.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, Your makes sound lovely, I have spinning on my list of things to master one day too, just not enough hours in the day! xxx

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  3. The most colorful stall I'm sure! Love those washers and the multi colored pom-poms. The packages look so cheery! Spring temps here, so I've been outside working most days, trying to stay ahead of those weeds.lol Look forward to the studio updates.

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    1. Thanks Angela, I should be hitting my garden too this weekend, the weeds are definitely winning at my place! Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave over here, I always enjoy reading them! xxxx

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  5. What a lovely and colorful stall, gorgeous!!

    Lluisa

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  6. The swap parcels look great, your recipients will not want to unwrap them because they look so pretty! The stall looks great as always. Good luck with the studio reno.

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    1. Thanks Teresa, I hope they like them too! The studio is starting to look like a real room, not just a garage conversion! Have a great weekend :) xxxx

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  7. I love the colourful bunting and face washers adorning your stall. Very inviting and cheerful attention-grabbers for market visitors. You have so much going on with markets, swaps and renovating. How do you manage all that and three boys as well? Super mum!

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    1. Thanks Jodie, I think I am far from a super mum!! My boys are getting older and doing their own thing a lot more, so I have more time to do my thing too! Have a great weekend! :) xxx

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