Special offers on craft supplies and sewing machine

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you have had a great weekend.
I don’t do this often, however if you do live the in UK you might be interested in these offers.
Thank you to Rachel for bringing this along to our class last week.c&h
C&H have all kinds of craft and sewing bits, I’m sure you will find something you cannot live without.

I have also had this offer come into my mail box from Groupon this morning:

Might well be worth having a look at if you are in need of a new sewing machine.

Hope you are having a great start to the week

Happy crafting

Exciting news, blogs, shows and much more.


what a great week I’ve had. Have I mentioned that I like to craft? Well, love to craft actually.
I have been surrounded by so many lovely ladies ( and a few, really few men) which have inspired every creative part of me.
Where do I start?
As mentioned in my last post, I visited the Artisan Market in Tweseldown last Saturday. Thank you for joining and being the driver too Kate.
We had a great morning, with so many very creative projects to view and buy. Anything from furniture to cakes, knits to jewellery and more.
The market takes place once a month, so do make sure you get to pop in at some time. You can see all the details on facebook.

As promised my summer project is finally complete and even if I have to say so myself, I like it, actually…… I like it a lot!
ela cardigan

Now that the cooler weather is upon us I will be able to snuggle into it.ela cardigan back

Have a look at the latest completed project tooLisa quilt 2

all made from beautiful table clothsLisa quiltThe detail is stunning and the biggest compliment is that we all want to copy this idea. My table cloths are starting to pile up.

I would also like to thank Kate 1 ( don’t ask about the 1, it changes every week :-)) for introducing me to the Molly Makes Magazine. I have mentioned it before. As I now subscribe to it, it arrives in the post, great fun. Lots of interesting bits this time.

Dates for your diary:

14-20 October
Wool Week

There will be great projects and more held all over the land. Make sure you are part of the fun. www.thecampaignforwool.org

9-10 November
Renegade London
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Bricklane, London E1 6QL

This fair (RFC) launched ten years ago and was founded in Chicago’s Wicker Park. It now is held in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin. It will be its third year in London.
Recent RCF alumni include crafters working with textiles, jewellery, wood and ceramics. This November the organisers are aiming to have 80 -100 stalls with over a hundred artists from the UK, Europe and the States. Oh my goodness where do we begin?

I know where – I have promised my daughter to make her a ballet bag, so this is will have to start right now!

However before I say good bye for today, I need to share the following news with you.
I will be hosting one off needle felting workshops in November. Enjoy a few hours of fun and take home some adorable Christmas (or other gift) decorations. Have a look at this little chap.felt teddy
There will be a Saturday afternoon workshop designed for mums and daughters (aged 8 and older) as well as a morning and an evening workshop.
I’m in the process of working out the finer details and will keep you posted.

Until then happy crafting


Crazy crochet man


Crazy crochet man

Thus crazy crochet man inspired me to knit myself colorful cardigan. It’s a long process so hopefully i can show you the results in couple weeks.

In 1964 my friends started calling me Spooner because I was making animal shapes using melted and bent plastic spoons. The name stuck. I started my art business in 1967 in Haight-Ashbury. My first products were ponchos. I thought of them as security blankets to wear. That led to my company name. From there I made my living crocheting in New York, Interlochen, Boston, then Ann Arbor where I reside today.

He grew up in Kalamazoo MI, where he learned to crochet from Grandma. Spooner says that his unusual clothes is a good way to draw the attention of famous people)

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Oh so good to be back

Hello happy crafters and other lovely people.
We have had a long summer break filled with sunshine and memories. Delighted to have had a break, but even more delighted to be back and crafting with friends.
Our Thursday class has proven to be so popular that we now have a Wednesday morning and a Wednesday evening class. We have all been really busy in the holidays too ( not only crafting 😉 )
I have almost completed my summer cardigan – now that we are on our way to cooler days……… I will show a picture once it is complete.
Kate ( or should I say Kate 1) has completed her lovely crochet blanket, she has made it so beautifully.
Kate K crochet blanket
Kate 2 has started to knit for the first time in 20 years and has made fantastic progress with a scarf, all ready for colder days.
KateG scarf
Looking for a quick project? Look no further: The wool is from Katia and called Onsas

ondas scarf

This can be found online at various stores and is available in lots of beautiful colours. The instuctions are simple and you will have it done in no time at all. No need to let anybody know how quick it is to complete, this is only for us to know 🙂

I have also been given a challenge from Kate 1 – I need to perfect how to knit basket weave. Well I’ve been practising hard and I’m please to say that I now know how to do it 🙂 🙂 ( very proud)
If you would like to follow me on pinterest you will find a gorgeous scarf in this design. Now we need Kate 1 to knit it.

I would also like to tell you about a fair which will be held next Saturday 21 September. It is the Tweseldown Artisan Market and it looks like the place to be. It has been created to support local and independent designer makers, artisan food producers and vintage and antique sellers. I cannot wait to get there.

So this is all for now – have a happy weekend

lots of love