Sunday, 27 April 2014

Absence and Return

So I have been inactive for a very long period, due to a variety of reasons including ill-health.  However, I am back and have just added a whole new load of items to my etsy store, including bottle covers, pint covers and wristbands..


My latest design is a cover for plastic pint glasses, which I created for myself to use whilst watching Rugby.  Naturally, mine is in the colours of my team, the Black, Gold and Green of Northampton Saints...like this one:



I also use mine at Music Gigs and Festivals and it always get comments from people.

So go have a look at my etsy if you would like one.  If you want one in different colours, maybe your team colours or just your favourite colours then just send me a messsage through etsy

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

New Shop Image

So today I have been working on my shop on Etsy.  I have added a new banner as well a bit of information about why I started up my Etsy store.

I have also been developing some new items, which just need to photographed before they are added, but there is still plenty of other items already up there to browse until they arrive.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

London, dear London

So earlier this week I was in London with my husband.  I love visiting London, the hustle and bustle and the art.  The art in museums, as you walk around sculptures in the streets and walkways.  So as we were walking over the Thames, heading to the Southbank I spotted these guys....


Sometimes a swift look up has wonderful rewards. 

We also found this at the centre, fabric and yarn on an immense scale.


This tree of fabric covered pipes and leaves of yarn.

There were other delights, such as this which seemed to me as a cross between a hobbit hole and an insects house (or at least how I imagine an insects house to be).


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Safari Northampton

So I was recently wondering around Northampton and it seemed ever so slightly empty as the animals have gone.  Over the summer Northampton had a Safari, throughout the town there were giraffes, gorillas, rhinos, elephants, lions and (my favourite) hippos.  The animals were dotted around the town centre.  The larger animals had been created by artists, while the smaller ones were decorated by local schools. 





There was also a very special hippo which was just a blackboard surface which had small pots of chalk so whoever walked by could just draw or write on it.  I loved that everytime you walked by it would be different. 




However the animals from this years safari have gone,  as the lions from two years ago did.  At least they have gone for a good cause or three as they are currently being auctionned off.  Maybe one or two may return like this lion (and two others) did from 2010...


...personally I would quite like the blackboard hippo to return, with this guy watching over him...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Street Art in Bedford

I adore street art whether it be guerrilla knitting or this guy (Yes an American Friend showed me this )

A short while ago I was in Bedford to to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company and I came across these guys:

I suspect they look even better when it is truly dark and the lighting underneath.  What I also liked about these guys is the work on the reverse of the faces are intricately decorated with flowers


I just loved this piece of work and that it is permanently on display for anyone to see at any time for free.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

I'm Back..

..and I have a few updates.  If you use the links on mini-Etsy to the side you will see new items, including three more bottle covers.  I do love these covers, I have one myself and use it constantly.  Below is a picture of the cover I use, it also shows the top I have been making for myself.  This was made using a pattern I obtained from Ravelry called the Bell Sleeve Pullover (link to pattern (Ravelry Log In Needed))

(excuse the photo quality it is still something I am working on)

I have  also made a tweek to my etsy shop, I now have a lovely banner....go have a look My Etsy Shop Home Page

Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Project Old and Products New

So it's been a while since my last post, but I been busy crafting...

Firstly I have finished my blanket from a yarn block swap. In December 2009, one of the forum members suggested a yarn block swap, initially I wasn't going to participate.  Four blocks a month while working full time, was going to be difficult.  However in February 2010, one of the participants dropped out and I jumped in.  So over 2010 I got my four squares out and received some back.  They sat around for a long while, until this last month and I finally got them sewn together and here is the final piece:


I know the photo isn't that great but the blanket is large enough for 2 to curl up under.

I have also been creating new items, for my Etsy Store, they are all room signs, some in a crochet frame others have a wire hanger.  I will be posting these over a period of time but here is a sneak preview of them: