Tuesday, 1 May 2012

More Crochet

So still busy with a crochet hook and I've now actually manage to make something useful with my efforts. I tried crocheting with various different yarns, but my favourite so far is string to make flowers. The cotton string works really well and fabric covered buttons make the perfect centres for the flowers.

I've added little brooch bars to the back of the flowers so they can be worn.

 The flower brooches are now available for sale in my Folksy and Etsy shops.
 I've been adding other  new products to the shops this morning so I'm feeling a little cross eyed after spending a couple of hours sitting at the computer screen. I've managed to get hold of some new fabrics and despite saying I wasn't going to make for the forthcoming Jubilee I've given in. I found some fab fabric that I just couldn't resist, so there a bit of red, white and blue available in the shape of wash bags and bunting with a few more things to come. Hopefully all made in the best possible taste! 

 I'm off to Llandudno for the Bank Holiday weekend and the annual Victorian Extravaganza- the craft fair is in the Town Hall on Sunday and Monday (6th & &7th May). I'm also doing a couple of event in Shropshire later in the month both new to me this year so a step into the unknown. I'm off to an event at Dearnford Lake near Whitchurch on the 19th & 20th for their country fayre ( www.dearnfordlake.com ) and the following weekend the Shropshire County Agricultural Show ( www.shropshirecountyshow.com )in Shrewsbury. I'm looking out the window just now hoping that the weather is going to improve over the next few weeks.