Skip to main content

Buys of the week

 
Every day I have my fill of reading lovely blogs on my brilliant Ipad. Their are a few that I follow every post of. 
 
One of these is One Sheepish Girl the photography is amazing and her projects and general blog is so light hearted, fun and enjoyable. 
 
 On Sunday she wrote a blog and within this she featured a blog she loves to follow called Yours Truely yet another amazing blog followers Kerry's adventures and her stunning dress sense. 
 
Within Kerry's blog she mentioned a group called Time for T I had a listen to it on my Sound Cloud and they are really good and great acoustics's.
 
So that was my blog fill over the last couple of days, now to move on to my purchases online from my favourite crafty site Folksy.  I really like this site as it supports some amazingly talented craft folk who I would never be able to access otherwise.
 
My first purchase was for myself.  I have an ever growing collection of scarves and shawls and with these I like to be able to pin them into position.  This brooch just jumped out and said "buy me, buy me"  I love the detail and colour in it, such a simple yet very effective idea.
 
 
 
Hepsibah Designs on Folksy
 
 
The next three items are for impending Mother's day.
 
The scrumptious looking soap and the dish (which I would love!) is being sent directly to my mum as she does not live locally so I won't get to view them for a little while, but I think mum will love them.
 

Saffron Barr

Geranium and Calendula Handmade Soap
 
jessicacatherinecreates on Folksy

Bird Soap Dish


 


Joys of Glass on Folksy

Suncatcher Stained Glass
This last item has been personally customise by the maker with the horses name "Leo" underneath.  I just know Mother in law will  be chuffed with this as the colours reflect her horse perfectly, so when she is not at the field she can look at this with the sun shining through on the window.
 
 
For part of my Mothers Day treat I get to spend a full day with my glorious son as we are off to Crufts to fulfil our passion for dogs and spend quality time with him.  Then Sunday my adorable wife is cooking her awesome Sunday roast for us and her mum.

 
 
Basically I am certainly looking forward to the weekend.
 
 
I hope your week and weekend are filled with great things.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Yarn at Medicine, yarn show Birmingham

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a trip on the train with two yarny friends to have a look at a new yarn event that was taking place.
Any excuse for a trip on the train and if it involves yarn even better!
So having changed my shoes three times I opted for these very cute Mary Jane shoes with little leaf detail on, in order that I could model my "coming soon" new sock design called Liner Line, which is a lovely long sock which is perfect for boots or cute shoes and features a plain foot and textured leg pattern.
This were the beautiful yarns I came away with.
I have a passion for two types of yarns.  One is laceweight for making beautiful shawl designs.  So when I saw this delicate yarn by Third Vault Yarns which was a blend of Bluefaced Leicester and Silk it had to come home with me.


I am very lucky to be friends with Vicki who is the owner of  Vicki Brown Design.  She has an incredible eye for colour and I had been wanting to buy the "Wisteria" colourway y…

Yarndale 2017

Yarndale has now become an annual  and was recently voted 1st place in Best Knitting Event 2017 in the British Knitting & Crochet Awards.

For me personally the event is a culimation of being able to visit the idillyic market town of Skipton which is situated in the parish of Craven in North Yorkshire.  It is not only home to the amazing show that takes place every year for 1000's of fellow yarn lovers to visit and take part in, but has other attractions such as the canal where you can take narrow boat trips.  Skipton also has a great variety of restaurants including Bizzie Lizzies and The Pie and Mash shop which had amazing reviews on Trip Advisor.

Every year the Thirsk Yarn Bombers come up with the most incredible display to decorate the bollards outside the Auction Mart venue, which is always such a great sight and so incredibly imaginative.

Another "tradition" is the Winwick Mum Sock line.  This is run by Christine who is an incredibly talented and kind lady who I…

Just socks!!

I have been knitting socks for nearly ten years.  Initially I started with just plain stocking stitch pattern.  But last year I decided to start designing my own.
This year I released my first design called Twisted Journeys.  The sock was inspired by my travel on a train from Cheltenham to Skipton to visit the annual yarn show where I have shared my recent trip this year 2017 and 2015 in my blog.
I love train travel the anticipation of visiting places and the ability to see places wizz by whilst you are able to sit and knit is always fun.
So during this four hour journey the ideas began to develop in my mind and over a period of time the design progress evolved.

I started to knitting the design whilst staying in a gorgeous cottage in Skipton.

I took them everywhere with me, I sat and knitted in the sunshine after at day at the show with the icon Skipton landmark and high street to look at. I do love people watching and knitting.
It came to Copper's cafe with me a great stop off f…