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


  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!

  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

  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!

  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!

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

  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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