Saturday 30 October 2010

Autumn Felting

Delicious colours for right now.
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A Good Routine

To achieve enough stock at this time of year it is important to stick to a good routine. When I did the Country Living magazine show every year this was vital. Each day I'd sit down and produce a minimum value of items. For example three ornate necklaces or ten quicker necklaces, the beginning stage of 5 dolls or 100 handmade buttons. All roughly the same value when sold. I have slipped out of this disciplined way of working lately and I'm trying to get back into the habit. Remind me!
         A Good Routine:  7-9am emails/blog and housework then 9-5pm designing and making. 

Friday 29 October 2010

New bracelets

These are for 'Nest' which opens its doors on Saturday in Crouch End, London. I can't wait to stock up on wool there.
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Tricot Too's window

This week clothes by American Vintage, skirt by Mes Soeurs et Moi. I especially love the tunic on the right.
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Tuesday 26 October 2010

Beautiful things

Today I've been working at Tricot Designs in Arundel. I saw some wonderful clothes there, including these arty tops by Lauren Vidal. Definetely on the wish list together with the extravagant gold velvet coat in the post below!
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Clothes at Tricot Designs, Arundel

Velvet coats by Out of Xile.
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Sunday 24 October 2010

My knitted lampshade

I really like this knitted lampshade I made and there are two more to come. In the background is a cushion made last year.

This is how it looks when lit.
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Saturday 23 October 2010

Buy these at Nest

Nest is a new shop for all things yarn in Crouch End that opens on Saturday October 30th. I made these coasters for them and now I'm working on angels. I am so pleased to have met Amy and Rose, the delightful owners. I think their shop will be a big success.

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Wednesday 20 October 2010

Monday 18 October 2010


Sophie's birthday presents from me. Paper from Paperchase, velvet picture by the talented Sheila Barrow.
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My smart new porch!

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NEW at Tricot

Nice cushions made by Erica Vandersteen.
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Thursday 14 October 2010

In Tricot Too's window this week

Cosy winter outfits above look grey but in fact they are shades of teal blue as below.
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What's Going On?

The builders put up the scaffolding this week to repair my porch which last winter's ice and snow ruined.
Ideally I'd have my front door replaced too but that is surprisingly expensive. So I'm really looking forward to seeing my house looking as good as new again!! I think all will go smoothly if I  keep  supplying  tea and chocolate Hobnobs regularly!
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Wednesday 13 October 2010

Knitting and Stitching Show 2010

Part of the Selvedge magazine stand.
A view of the Coat's stand.
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The House of Hemp

Love-ly loverly colours! One of the best stands at the Knitting and Stitching Show.
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Sunday 10 October 2010

Fabulous Felt

Nuno felt above and below on the FLEWS stand.

And the best nuno felt maker that I know of - work by Lizzie Houghton.
All seen today at the Knitting and Stitching Show.

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Knitting and Stitching Show

Today I'm coaching it up to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. I love visiting this annual event.  Hopefully I'll be able to take tons of photos and present you with a  full report when I get back!

Thursday 7 October 2010

Crochet workshop

A few people have said to me,'I wish I could crochet.' Why not learn with me at a beginners' workshop on Wednesday, October 13th 10 - 1 at my home. The projects in this book by Erika Knight are simple and contemporary. Want to have a go? Email me to book a place.
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Monday 4 October 2010

Colour choices

So many colours and textures to choose from. I love selecting yarns. I seem to have a lot of yarn projects on the go at the moment. Headbands, jewellery, something unusual I'll show you when it's finished, and last night I started on some fingerless gloves - if they work out well and don't take too long I'll sell a few pairs!
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Sunday 3 October 2010

In the window

Soft tones of a felt brooch by Jenny Stacy £18 look right on an Out of Xile plum dress.

My favourite dress at the moment. A silky Liberty print by Avoca.
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