Friday, 3 October 2014

Knitting, notebooks and pictures

Handknitted ear warmer headbands by Jenny Stacy
Leather bound notebooks by Sheila Barrow
Leather and painted collage notebooks by Sheila Barrow
View over the South Downs. Embroidered framed picture by Sheila Barrow
Wintery view over the Downs by Sheila Barrow.
Artist Sheila Barrow visited Handmade Happiness this week with these examples of her work and two big pictures, one of trees and and one of daisies and other flowers both not shown. I photographed them but the pictures aren't good enough to show you. I'll try again today!

Anyone who visited the shop this week probably saw me knitting these headbands. The idea was to do them wide enough to keep your ears warm. The wool/silk mix is especially nice to knit with. Like all things handmade I think I can do it quickly but it always takes far longer than I expect. Still a joy though, just a time-consuming joy!

I've also made some new buttons, felted some autumn leaves to hang in the window and I'm starting to collage some Christmas cards. Christmas stockings are also nudging to be made as are dolls and angels. As usual I wish I'd stockpiled for Christmas early in the year but as usual I haven't. I guess I like the sense of urgency that having to make a lot in a short time gives me!!

This month I am looking forward to baby Juno and my daughter coming to stay for a week. I hope Juno approves of the shop and finds plenty to catch her eye and be entranced by. When can I start training her up to be shop assistant extraordinaire?!!


Anonymous said...

I want to buy one of the headbands - the more multi coloured one also might be interested in picture of view of the south downs.
How would I go about this?
Juno is so sweet! John just sent me a video.
Much love Hazel

jenny said...

Hello Hazel. I'll look into shipping to the States. Did we go through pay pal before? Will email you once I have some news. X

Rhian said...

You are such a busy crafting bee!
I have lapsed a bit and mislaid my mojo.
Your blog has inspired me to have a go today, ideal as its raining.
Can't wait to see your felted leaves!
Thanks to you and yours.
Rhi x

jenny said...

Hello Rhi. I just sewed the felted leaves onto invisible thread and hung them across the shop window. I'll picture them on the blog later in the week. Enjoy your making!x