Friday, 27 July 2012

Not created but found

Hi I don't have anything creative to share today although I have a couple (ok more than a couple) of projects on the go that aren't quite finished - but soon. So instead I thought I'd share some of my recent finds.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this 1978 Horsea mug
And I had to have this owl when I spotted him at Deal market.
(When we bought our current house the bathroom suite was this colour!)
I've been longing for a pair of clogs for ages and while these aren't quite what I was looking for I was more than happy to give these Scholl clogs a home.
A Chance Glass like cake stand and some very orange De Luxe Shu-maid shoe shapers. The lady in the shop commented that they were a very good colour match although I don't think I'll be using them at the same time.
And lastly a knitting pattern and bias binding. This haul also included some very vintage seam binding but it's already in use as I've used it on some recent cards.

If you would like to see more vintage finds pay Vix a visit at Vintage Vixen she really is the Queen of all things vintage.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Woolly Wonders

This weeks crafting looks something like this....
Still on that learning curve but I'm feeling a bit more confident.
Getting funny looks when in answer to what I was making came the reply 'knitting a jumper for Sindy'. He should have been thankful it wasn't the Batman cape and matching jumper. After much frantic searching I found Sindy and once I've sorted her hair out (I obviously wanted a punk Sindy as there was a large chunk of pink!) maybe she might do a spot of modelling.
As if my hexie obsession isn't bad enough I found a pattern to crochet them too.
What are they going to be I was asked. Just.... you know.......a blanket? To go with the patchwork quilt I started months ago.......;-)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Rain, rain go away......

Yesterday I wore a scarf and today I considered boots. The great British summer......mmmmm.

So the knitting continues.
That's my new basket in the background, I had big plans to use it shopping but I don't think it will be much good in the rain.

However the stay at home wet weather has given me the opportunity to complete a few other projects including this ereader cover.
So it's not all bad........still hoping the sun makes a return soon though.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Fancy a Cuppa?

Are you a tea drinker or more of a coffee person? Me? I like nothing better than a strong cup of black coffee freshly produced by my coffee machine. But whatever your preference you need a mug.......or a cup and saucer?
Maybe it's because of the miserable weather but I fancied a return to a bit of knitting and this small cabled mug cosy seemed just the thing. Of course I couldn't stop at just one so I made another......
Both of these mugs and their cosies are currently awaiting owners and are for sale on my shelf at Rough Trade in Margate.

If tea is your drink of choice are you are local to Margate you should definitely pay a visit to Lady Tesla's Loose Leaves & Mud in King Street. I popped in yesterday and came out with some Arctic Fire which is a scented china black tea with blue cornflowers. It smells and tastes delicious.

Happy brewing.