Friday, April 24, 2015

5 Friday Finds #38

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Hello everyone, I hope you have had a lovely week and are ready for a relaxing, fun weekend.
I'd like to thank you all for the lovely comments about my studio/shop, I am so happy that I can share my excitement about this project with a bunch of people who get it and are so supportive and positive  in their reactions, thanks you so much!  I few people hadn't realised that I was running a shop before, so it is great to have somewhere people can come and see and feel the wool rather than just online where it can be hard to convey the texture and softness of yarn.  
So now I have online and in the flesh shopping! Yay! 

Anyway, it is time for my Etsy Finds this week, I have decided to look at more Mother's Day gift ideas for the crafty inclined mums like myself!  There is plenty of choice on Etsy! 
So here we go! 

1.  I loved this hand dyed speckled yarn from Tara at TheSheepyshire gorgeous flecks of colour in these! 

2.There are lots more hand dyed yarns at Spacefrog, Julia makes beautiful colour ways like these sock yarns, perfect to tempt me into the wonderful world of sock knitting, something I want to get right into! Just got to get over my fear of double pointed needles. :) 

3. If you are multicraftual (that's a word, right?) and like to dabble in the fabric crafts as well as yarny pursuits, have a look at mabelandgeorge.  Sarah Bulkeley is the amazingly gifted designer behind this  lovely range of fabrics perfect for any quilting project or bags or cushions or skirts, or anything really!!  The colour palette Sarah uses is right up my alley, I also love her embroidery kits!  She's a local lass too, so even better to support our talented home grown makers! :) 

4. I couldn't go past these fabulous knitted apple cushions from studiomeez, they are made from soft lambswool and look so cosy!  I think a couple of these on my bed would be so lovely! 
(boys are you reading this?? :) ) 

5. These beautiful flower prints by designer Elizabeth Grubaugh  are available at DeweyHoward, doesn't that wall look great! There are also beautiful cushions with these prints on them, so lovely, because you can never have too many cushions, right?? ;) 


So that's it for another week! 

Have a good weekend.  
We have a public holiday tomorrow for Anzac Day, it is quite an emotional day with everyone taking a moment to remember and give thanks all the soldiers who made sacrifices so we could live in this fabulous peaceful society.  
With all the crappy things happening in other parts of the world, I feel extra grateful to those brave people who ensured we would live with freedom and without fear.  
We are indeed a lucky country. 



  1. Woow thats really a nice post my dear friend.

    I really enjoyed Reading it a lots nice work!!

    I to have a Blog here :

  2. Great finds, love the yarn and the fabric. Have a great weekend.

  3. Well good morning ,what a great blog you have,just love the style!
    Hope i'll see you at my blog too.
    Greetz Anita

  4. Hello Julie, I am new to your blog. I just wanted to say that you really inspired me to try tapestry crochet. It is so much fun and so addictive. Thank you for explaining some tips and tricks. I will have a go at your harlequin pattern! Kind regards Anna

  5. Thank you Julie! You have truly made my day! I love YOUR colours too - right up MY alley! I'm so pleased for you in your new space. It must feel like an oasis and it may be difficult for you to have to leave it to do other things. I'm hoping that one day I can come down and visit you there, share a cuppa and have a proper chat. Take care and keep up the colour fun! X Sarah

  6. So wonderful ideas - thank you so much!
    Sunny regards from Siret

  7. That yarn looks great. I love how they show it on the needles, so you can see what it will look like. Theresa

  8. More lovely finds, thanks for sharing. I collect crafts like I do yarn, I have too many to Love the fabric and the yarn of course! ; ) (Working on the last stripe (no. 6) in my heart blanket (8 inch square blocks/9 blocks long), then assembly and border.)Thanks for inspiration!

  9. Totally agree that you can never have too many pillows and cushions!


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