Sunday, 27 February 2011

New Items

I went on a bit of a fabric and button buying spree yesterday, and then made some new items for the shop. I thought I'd do a quick blog post to show some of them off.

My favourite of the new items I've made is this ring - I love polkadotted fabric, and the star buttons are so cute I couldn't resist them - I also have some in pink and some in yellow!

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I've had this fabric for a while, and have made a few sets of hair slides from it, bit I wanted to make something a little bigger, so I made a hair band with a larger flower.

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Finally, these seem to be really popular - they had about 30 views in the first half hour after I put them up for sale, and someone added it to their favourites about 5 minutes after it went up for sale!

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There are a few other items in the shop too - new rings, brooches and hair slides, so do stop by and have a look!
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In other, related news, I spoke to the owner of a local gallery space that sells handmade items yesterday about them selling some of my items. Nothing concrete has come out of it yet, but it's a start, and it was certainly a bold (and scary, out of character!) move for me, so it will be interesting to see if anything comes of it. I shall keep you updated!

Monday, 21 February 2011


Me and my friend Coffeecups have been sending each other letters and parcels in the post for getting on five years now. As previously mentioned on this blog, we met online, on a pixel art forum, and immediately hit it off. We became penpals and the rest, as they say, is history. Despite only ever having met her once, I class her as my best friend and sometimes don't know how I'd make it through the day without her.

Recently we've both been really stressed out for one reason or another, and so along with the letters, we've started sending one another little care packages to cheer the other up. I most recently sent her a necklace, and a hairslide, some tea and a mug warmer I knitted. She responded with an amazing parcel containing more than I could have imagined!

Firstly was this cool cupcake notebook:

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Then this lovely art postcard:

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4 bags of beads!!:

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A 'fairy' bag, containing a magic wand, fairy glitter and sparkly string:
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And a bag full of random silver charms and 'stuff':

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I am already planning another parcel in return which will involve more tea (despite her nickname of Coffeecups we are both big tea fans!), a cocktail ring, and a long letter pouring my heart out to her!

This has turned into more of a love letter to my best friend than I imagined. Still, she deserves it. <3

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Mug Warmer

With the yarn left over from knitting my socks I decided I would knit a mug warmer for my mug at work. I drink about four cups of tea a day (Earl Grey, if you were wondering), but I'm normally so busy that it gets cold. I've become quite accustomed to drinking lukewarm tea!

As a first attempt it wasn't too bad, although the mug I measured it against at home was slightly smaller than the one I use at work, so it's a bit of a stretch! It seems to be doing the job though!

I think it looks like my mug is wearing a scarf!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

New Socks!

Today I finished a pair of socks I started last october! The trouble I have with knitting is that it's so dull and repetitive that after a while I just get bored and find something more entertaining! But I've been feeling a bit low the last few days and decided some knitting was what would cheer me up!

So here they are:

The yarn is from the lovely Wharfdale Woolworks. I'm making a mug cosy / warmer with the leftover yarn.

I posted this from my phone. It was hard. Stupid laptop is being stupid.