Monday, 25 April 2011

Handmade Monday No.13

This week's post is going to be short and sweet - mainly because I've been out today at a craft fair and it's getting late!

Firstly, many thanks again to Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts for hosting this again - do have a look at the other entries, there is always something lovely to look at :)

Today I've been at a local craft fair at Aston Marina which is a lovely place for a short walk and nice meal or coffee. They had a small craft marquee and I was lucky enough to be given a spot in one of their 'cedar huts' - so here's my little setup.


It's not a great photo - just a quick one that I grabbed while no-one was in the way! It was a lovely, sunny day and it was nice to hear peoples' comments and feedback.

Here is the cushion that I ordered from Made By Emma for my parents' Ruby Anniversary - I took the children down to Bedford to see them on Easter Saturday and we gave them the cushion (better late than never because I didn't order it until after their anniversary!!). They were thrilled with it!


I've also been busy crocheting - I made these little baby 'pumps', and then Emma (as in 'Made By Emma') promptly bought them for a friend before I could take a decent photo - so I grabbed them back and quickly snapped them on my phone. They are so sweet and made from a cotton/acrylic mix yarn, so nice and cool but also washable. I will get some listed on my website or Folksy shop when I get the chance!

Crochet baby pumps

I also had an order for these cute bootees from my Giftwrapped & Gorgeous store which was an unexpected surprise since it's been rather neglected lately!


Finally, I have made a start on the sock monster I mentioned last time - I took the children to a wool shop and they chose some wool each. I'm amazed they agreed to come along since I can spend literally hours in there! My son chose some lovely bright, colourful wool - and here's his monster so far....

I know it looks like a big, baggy sock at the moment but I will try and photo it as it progresses, so you can see it take shape. My son is very excited, and keeps asking me when it will be finished - as if I need an excuse to knit!

That's it for now - definitely past my bedtime! Hope you've all had a lovely Easter x

6 comments:

  1. The little pumps are beautiful, and the colors on the sock monster are gorgeous, can't wait to see that finished. I really do love the booties too. Great work!

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  2. Wow - your stall looks amazing - I love those cedar huts! The bunting makes such a difference, very inviting!
    Thanks for taking part in HM x

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  3. I love the stall... the bunting makes it look lovely. Congrats on the orders and the sock yarn is knitting up beautifully. Am currently sitting with a sprained ankle finishing a commission for matching booties for twins... so no escape for me!

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  4. The bootees and pumps are lovely I'm sure the recipients will be delighted.
    What a lovely coup getting a cedar hut, perfect for the weekend weather!

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  5. OMG i love the stall. How gorgeous is that hut!
    Brilliant photos and you sound like you are extremely busy at the moment.

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  6. The stall looks really lovely, I'd like to give you the One Lovely Blog Award, the details are on my page. x

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