I’ve had loads of time to craft today. I got the morning off from home-school and nipped over to Congleton to Beth’s lovely shop – Handmade By – to join in with a new crafty group called Crafty Sew and Sews. I had a great time chatting with some other lovely people about knitting, crochet, sewing, our kids, and selling on Folksy – it was a really good, relaxing time. I managed to concentrate enough on my crochet to do a bit of work on this new wrist cuff:
I’ve used ‘Oliver Twists’ hand-dyed cotton by Jean Oliver for this – it’s lovely to crochet with. I bought this lovely stuff at Audlem Mill in Cheshire – I must go back and get some more.
I also did a little bit of work on this hand-sewn pincuhion, which I finished off this afternoon.
I’ve used fabrics from the La Petite Ecole collection from French General – I bought mine from Hulu Crafts. I love that little owl, and these pretty, muted, vintage-style colours. I really enjoyed hand sewing it too – and I love the quite rustic look it’s given the finished cushion.
I hope you like it too, because I’d like to make a present of it to someone… just leave a comment telling me about your sewing, and I’ll draw a name out of a hat next Monday. I’ll throw in some other fabric & sewing goodies too..