Monday, 23 April 2012

A Bit of a Tah Dah Moment

Not a great lot to Blog about this week Im afraid as I have been busy with my crochet as I have finally decided to try selling a few of my things in my favourite shop in Leek, Bibelot!!!

I called in the other day to see Liz and Sophie and the knit and natter group of lovely ladies all sat around a table upstairs drinking tea and eating the most wonderful looking cake, I must say though there seemed rather more natter going on than knit! It is just such a lovely environment and they also have lots of other craft workshops that they run.

So my kitchen table has been a mass of pins, needles, felt, buttons and threads

Whilst I sat and made lovely things I couldn't help feeling that it is so nice to think that my little hobby may make me a few pennies :) and fund the things that I like to make for myself

I just feel so excited that things I have made are in such a gorgeous shop, sitting amongst the likes of Cath Kidston!!
Everything I take in is on a sale or return basis, so fingers crossed I won't be having too much returned. Liz and Sophie the lovely ladies that run the shop have made such a lovely display of everything I am sure that they will catch someones eye.

I took an age to decide how to label my little goodies up and in the end decided that just a simple brown luggage label with my name and blog on would do just nicely.

 A lovely little summer wreath crocheted out of Rowan Handknit cotton, although I have to say when I took the photograph it was anything like a summers day

I also made a few little girlie bags, these were in James Brett Kool Kotton, which is a lovely soft mix of cotton and acrylic and gives a lovely smooth texture, I then embellished them with some little Rowan Hand knit cotton Russian Dolls.

In fact unfortunately James Brett is stopping his range of Kool Kotton so, I have just stocked up on some before it becomes impossible to get hold of!

Aren't these wonderful, little daisy brooches again done in my favourite Rowan cotton, I do two sizes a Large which looks great pinned onto a bag or coat 

and smaller ones for those who wish to be a little less flamboyant! I think that I have done really well with these little Daisies it is one of the first flowers I haven't used a pattern for and did in on a wing and a prayer and I think that they have come out really well.

Don't they are look lovely with there little tags on!

I really can't imagine the thrill I will have if I ever see anyone walking around wearing something that I have made, I think that I might just burst!

My delivery of DMC tapestry wool has just arrived so that I can finish off the Cath Kidston flower cushion I started and then ended up running out of wool with just a few stitches left. I also ordered a few more skeins as I have another project in mind from the same Cath Kidston book

The other part of my weekend was taken up by the local village auction, I went along with my daughter and middle son and we sat with mugs of hot tea and bacon sandwiches watching the bidding.

I was warned by my husband before I went that we had enough of our own rubbish without buying and bringing home someone else's, so with that in mind, I didn't buy anything, my son got himself a fish tank that he wanted and my daughter managed to sell a few of my grandsons things. Now remembering the warning that I was given about bringing home things we don't have room for my husband had called in at the sale after we had left and purchased the item in the picture below. I am going to put a warning on at this point, please do not scroll down if you are at all squeamish! 

This was his purchase a stuffed and mounted fox!

It now sits in my tower room  window and will I hope be taken to his work where It can accompany the stuffed bulls head he got from a previous auction!

 There was a suggestion that I should perhaps sit it in the garden to warn away the foxes from eating my chickens, I should perhaps sit it by the hen house with a little sign saying eat my chickens and you too could be stuffed and mounted!!!
 Talking of which I am now definitely down to one chicken and one cockerel and as little Annie2 is a point of lay I have no eggs, so my good friend Helen gave me some of her ducks eggs for my cakes and they look so lovely sitting all big and greeny blue in the egg box

Have a nice week and I will keep you all updated

Claire xx

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