It’s the second month of 2018 and I already feel like I’m juggling balls. I’m not sure if this is because I’ve got a lot on or if I’m just terribly disorganised!!’
At this moment in time I’m working on a batch of amigurumi bunnies, my Etsy shop needs replenishing and I have a craft fair at the end of March to make stock for, and the shops I stock could do with some more – so at least I’ve started these. I’m taking on one creature at a time!
Those of you that follow me on Facebook will have seen that I’ve been upsizing some of my amigurumi patterns, the idea behind this is that I’m creating some amigurumi kits for people to make their own cute little bunnies, cats and dogs! Most of this process is still in my head, though it is coming together. I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out – I’m hoping to have some of these ready by the end of April when I’m trading at Wonderwool Wales on the Powys Creative stand, then I’ll be rolling them out to my Etsy shop and bricks and mortar shops that I supply.
My crochet lessons are starting this week and I have the first couple of projects all ready to go with a few more to be announced later in the year. I have also started to take on private lessons which is quite exciting!
So 2018, I’m here, inbetween my mini-panics and endless digressions, I’m here.
That’s all from me right now, thanks for stopping by to catch up with me!
It’s been a busy month for me so far, I started October off by moving house. I didn’t go far, I’m still living on a hill in the middle of Wales but the house I’m in now is an old farmhouse with a lot more room for me, my boys and my business. You’d think that’d be enough for one month wouldn’t you?
This picture is actually taken from the front door of the house I moved from! That close!
Then I launched my October blanket, blanket sale. I really would like to start on some new designs so I have decided to offer a massive 40% off my beautiful heirloom blankets just for the month of October, there are still plenty to choose from in my Etsy shop here. Get in there for a bargain!
Also in my Etsy shop this month I’ve added some amigurumi lions and some of my bags made from upcycled fabrics. I use one for my crochet things as a project bag but realised they make great everyday bags too! Too good a design not to share I thought.
I’m very pleased to say that I’ve finally got my amigurumi unicorn design completed! I’ve been busy making them for the shops that I stock and hope to have some of them in my shop on-line soon too!
A couple of the shops I made these for are new to me! So exciting!! I’m now stocking Charlotte of Hay in Hay-on-wye and have a cabinet dedicated just to my amigurumi in Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells. So now I’m playing catch up a bit as Talgarth Mill Craft Shop have asked me for some too and Quillies in Rhayader will also be getting some.
Goodness, this has got to be the longest blog post I’ve ever written! So much news to tell you!!
My crochet lessons have been going well I’m nearly at the end of another beginners course in Builth Wells (always sad when these come to an end and I have to say goodbye to people) and have started running day courses in Rhayader which are brilliant fun!
Lastly! I’ve made a prototype for a range of soft toys that I’ve been itching to make for months! Some of you may have noticed that there haven’t been many sock monkeys about for a while – this is why. I do like making the sock monkeys but over the past year my heart hasn’t really been in them and I decided to develop a range of fabric soft toys instead. This is my prototype dog! He’s about 21cm high.
That now is all my news for this month (perhaps two blog posts would have been better but where would I have found the time!)
Right back to the crocheting for me now!