Thursday, 17 July 2014

First class :)

The class timetable is up and running now. In the first full day one we will be making beautiful zipped bags which have loads of pockets and plenty of room for 'stuff'. I'm running it as a newbie class because even though there are lots of components and some fiddly bits, including putting in zips, the designer has organised it in such a way that it can be put together quite easily. Added to that the classes very small so everyone will get lots of help if they need it.

The bag can be used for all sorts of things, maybe a cosmetic/toiletries bag, or a gadget bag? 

There are lots of pockets so maybe a gardeners bag, with room for seed packets, plant labels, string, secateurs and suchlike.

I'm going to be using mine as a sewing bag. There's lots of room for scissors, needles, pins, tweezers, reels of thread, screwdrivers, pens, pencils and all the rest of the paraphernalia that I seem to need to cart around with me!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Where does the time go

I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since I posted here! I blame the sunshine :)
I've been in to visit the girls at Lesley Carole's in Rhos on Sea, and in fact Cherry was sitting in the window watching the world go by. There are now loads of crafters selling their beautiful wares inside this shop so it's well worth a visit if you haven't already been in.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Meet the new girls

This is Cherry

She has fixed knickers and socks, and removable shoes, dress, hairband and a reversible cape.

And this is her friend,  Little Red

She also has fixed knickers and socks, with a removable beret, cape, dress and socks.

They are both about 42cms tall, about 16 inches and they are available either through our Facebook page or from Lesley Carole, Penrhyn Road, Rhos on Sea.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Stop press!!!

I have a little bit of exciting news today. As of this minute 'A Couple of Crafters' ' lovely makes will be available in Lesley Carole Fashion Accessories shop, 2 Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos on Sea.

So far the squashy teddies are there for you to see but very soon there will be all sorts of goodies on view, and you will be able to order anything else you've seen and liked on the Facebook page too.  There are also lots of other items from local crafters, pop in and have a look if you're passing. 

If you haven't yet been to Rhos it's a lovely place to pass the afternoon with some interesting little independant shops to browse as well as caf├ęs, bakeries, fish and chip shops, and the beach too!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Just checking in

To show you what I've been up to this week.
I've made this little personalised bear,

And this celebration table runner all ready to be 'autographed' by the wedding guests, with a fabric pen. (Excuse the washing line across the middle, it was the only place big enough to lay the runner out flat!)

And I've finished this little cutie, who is now waiting to be picked up by her new owner. she really needs some buttons down her front but I know she's going to a baby, so I've left them off.

I'm also in the process of designing a 'mug rug' pattern ready for my beginners patchwork and quilting class. I'm trying to fit as many techniques as I can onto a small project to be completed in one day, with the idea that those techniques will be transferable to larger projects. 

And hopefully there will be some exciting news soon about those little teddies, and some taglets, remember those?

Friday, 6 June 2014

Thanks to perfect (paint drying) weather I spent Wednesday finishing the beautiful new tables and chairs for 'Classes in the Cabin'.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Saturday, Sunday (and Monday!) sewing

On Saturday I discovered a new blog here written by Amy. She has some lovely thing not least some really cute flat teddies, which she gives a link to for the pattern.
I was VERY taken with these teddies, I started 2 on Saturday afternoon for no other reason than I really liked them. I didn't get to finish them but I was so enthusiastic about them that I was up and on my sewing machine by 7:00 Sunday morning! I spent an hour machining but had no more time yesterday to finish so as you can imagine this morning my little fingers were itching to go, and ta dah!!.........

How seriously cute are these little teds? They are bigger than I expected somehow, about12"/30cm tall including their little tags, and I added a couple of little extras to Amy's fab design too. And I LOVE them. I love their squashy feel and their 'grabability', I love how simple they look! and I REALLY love......

the personal touch ;)

These will be available to order, assuming I can bear to part with them,( pardon the pun!), over here on our Facebook page.

Sunday, 1 June 2014


As promised here are just a few of the beautiful crochet mandalas we made at the recent workshop. I'm just waiting on one more to be finished then I'll be sending them off to join the rest of them at Yarndale.
I think they look great, they're very reminiscent of granny's doilies but with a fresh modern feel to them. They can be done in any size, with any yarn and look wonderful as coasters or placemats.
I'll be running this workshop again soon, please contact me for details.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Thursday in the cabin

I had a lovely day thursday hidden away in the cabin with a few of my friends road-testing the layout for suitability and practicality. We managed to fit in nicely, with ample room for 6 crocheting as long as there was no dancing going on ;).  The only problem with workshops for friends though is that we were so engrossed in what we were making that the time flew by. We were supposed to be finishing around 3 but finally realised the time at 5.30! Note to self, put batteries in the clock! 

We made some lovely mandalas to send off for Lucy to display at Yarndale ,  I hope to have some pictures to share in a few days.

I hope to be offering this class soon, the mandalas make beautiful coasters, table mats or just decorations. Please contact me for details, although I will be advertising shortly.

 On another note in my minds eye I can see some delicate white star-shaped ones hanging in the windows at Ch______s. ;)

Thanks Ladies for your time, you know who you are. And thanks too to my little birdhouse full of blue-tit babies who provided the soundtrack for the day, along with the blackbirds pitter-pattering across the roof! 

Monday, 26 May 2014

A new start

I've dusted off my old blog, revamped and refurbished it and we're ready to go again. What do you think to the new look?
I've done so much since I last posted on here that there seems little point to trying to catch up so I'm just going to start again once I've done a bit of housekeeping.
First my cabin needs a spring clean, which hopefully won't take too long. Next I'm hoping to start some workshops so watch this space :)