Hi, it has been a long time since I last posted and I apologise. I have been developing my new range of knitted felted creatures and preparing for a craft stall. So busy, busy.
I am feeling sad, looking at the washing pile and cleaning. Yep, you have guessed it, I have just come home from a fantastic relaxing holiday. I also got to meet someone whose crafting I have admired for quite a while.
We love walking and the weather was just beautiful so we decided to spend our first morning looking around the Lost Gardens. It does not matter how many times we visit, there is always something that is new, it always brings out the big kid in me. My poor suffering family.
We visited National Trust properties, Padstow and St Michaels Mount, but there was one shop that I dragged everyone to see.
I love Claire’s work and her small shop is really lovely. I brought French soap and chocolate and admired her knitted goods. I am now saving up to go again.
Oh how I would love to live here with its creamy coloured buildings and its pretty gift shops. Even the local Co-op had wicker baskets for sale outside on the pavement. My lovely fella then brought me some hyacinths and daffodils, which have now three days later fill my kitchen with a strong scent.
Well what a hectic few days. The weekend was busy with the usual shopping, gardening ( we planted a hedge) and visiting Tofts Alpaca Farm again !!!! for some food, coffee and a workshop. My husband and I learnt to spin fleece into one long strand. I really enjoyed it and it was very relaxing. One lady asked me if I was getting alpacas. I live in a dormer bungalow so I did smile to myself, our garden would probably be big enough for one alpaca not a herd.
I also have news my Easter collection is for sale in my Etsy shop. I love making my keepsakes and I have made plenty for friends and family recently.
Does a lime green frog count as an Easter creation?. My husband and I had frogs leaping on our wedding stationary when we got married 18 years ago ( I cannot remember why we chose frogs?!!!), but for some strange reason I kinda like them.
My first make is a knitted robin which I have designed for a craft fair I have a stall at on 26th November at the Priory Theatre in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. I made him long and skinny, just like the one that visits my garden every day. I hope you like him.