Wednesday, 18 March 2015

My First Post of 2015! March!

I can't believe it's really been that long since last blogged. Being a teacher, guider and wife to the lovely Dr Wise Owl...has been full on this year! Now I have some unexpected time off, I will catch up!

I have been crafting, the hoodie is still an ongoing event...some may say a UFO...but I will get there! Whilst at the knitting and Stitching show last Saturday  and purchased yarn and thread of many varieties....I have also been to The Fairground craft centre in Andover, which is brilliant...quaint little craft workshops, a cafe and loads of new ideas and workshops...including Beaker Button....a supplier and maker of Dorset Buttons, which I have been meaning to learn....Photos below. These can be made into bracelets, earrings, brooches....the world is your button! :)

Have also started a patchwork throw, using brushed cotton in hexagons...using the paper method, very soothing and therapeutic after a long day at work and have been learning a technique to make fabric flowers called Kansashi....very beautiful and working out what else I can do with them.

Still continuing with crochet flowers and glass beads...although beads have taken a back seat as the sewing bee has inspired me again to renovate some old clothes....I have made several vintage skirts using charity shop finds just with an elastic waist band.