December is marching on! I’ve not finished doing my Christmas shopping yet have you?
As it’s cold and I’m snowed in today my best bet is some on-line gift shopping, I do enjoy being able to shop from the comfort of my sofa!
Just in case you haven’t finished shopping like me, I have some ideas from my shop that might be just the thing for your loved ones – amigurumi that will deliver that cuteness factor, beautifully crocheted blankets that you know will be treasured for generations and unique bags with loads of personality!
The links at the top of my page will take you directly to my Etsy shop, but you can click on the pictures here too if you like.
Happy shopping! And of course – a big Happy Christmas from 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!
The school summer holidays are very nearly done now, it’s been lovely having my two boys around so much but I’m now thinking about what’s next in my business.
I have a pile of fabric, all sorted out into colour combinations, sitting in a pile ready to be made up into bags – it’s been sat there for months!! (I like to use unwanted, and often unused, fabric and repurpose/recycle/upcyle it.)
I guess that kind of answers my question of what’s next then!
I am also in the middle of designing a new amigurumi – a unicorn this time! So I now have two what’s next answers! Ok that’ll keep me busy for a while.
Once I’ve made that lovely pile of fabric into bags I’ll be adding them to my Etsy shop, I do have a few in there already (here’s some I made earlier!) they will give you an idea of what to expect style wise!
Right I’m off to finish my new amigurumi design then it’s on to my ‘what’s next!’