Saturday, 4 September 2010

Back soon!

I've been so busy during July and August that I've not had time to blog....  will be back very soon. x

Sunday, 20 June 2010

My first and possibly last craft fair!!!

Felted wool egg cosies

                             Felted wool bunny

Juliette manning our stall, waiting for the crowds to pour in and buy our lovely goods!

For several weeks I've been so busy making things for my first craft fair. I was very worried that I wouldn't have enough to fill the table but in fact I had more than enough. I shared a table with a young friend, Juliette who makes lovely, original cards. A friend, Ruth, came to help us.

Sold.... one bag and one Pogglemonster. Profit £4!!! To be fair though we soon realized it wasn't really a craft fair. Someone at a table nearby was selling very colourful imported African baskets ideal for the beach at £20 - £30. Most people converged on her stall, bought a basket and didn't bother to look at other stalls. Everywhere you looked there were women with baskets over their shoulder!!! The seller obviously did very well.... I just hope that the Africans got a fair deal for their handy work!

Monday, 31 May 2010

Old bear!

Digging around at the bottom of a wardrobe that we use to store things in, I came across a teddy bear that I made for my eldest son well over thirty years ago! He was a little the worse for wear and a bit moth eaten. I did a repair job on him, gave him a bath and hey presto.... almost as good as new - except he doesn't much like his new nose. I couldn't find any black wool so used embroidery thread. It doesn't look right so I'll buy some wool and redo it. I'm sure he'll feel happier and maybe won't look so grumpy!

Deep in the depths of the wardrobe I also came across Orinoco the Womble I made for my younger son. He also needs a bath and has lost his hat which I made from my 60's red PVC raincoat but has borrowed one of my husbands which fits him beautifully.

Friday, 28 May 2010

A gardener's nightmare..... but I love it!

I like to think my garden is a bit of me.... unconventional, free spirited (with a few wild elements), and for many people, difficult to fathom! No way am I an orderly person and my garden is no orderly garden. I thought I'd share some photos.

More Pogglebunnies


I'm doing my first craft fair next month so I'm really busy making creatures! These were supposed to be bunnies but my husband says they look more like cats. They've turned out quite tall! Over 60cms... their legs seem to grow longer and longer! I've attached their arms with buttons to make them moveable.

The purple Pogglepussy is for a friend's baby granddaughter Iris. I've stitched the arms to the body on this one so that it's totally baby friendly.

Lots more ideas whizzing around in my head as I'm watching the weeds flourishing in the garden!!!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Yet another cushion!

I started making a collage picture but it just didn't work. I was so disappointed....  folded it and put it away in the drawer. A little later I took it out again and pondered. This is what I came up with!