All the nights of not getting enough sleep finally caught up with me yesterday, meaning I fell asleep on the sofa at six o'clock yesterday evening. That means you have nothing to see today, but I just wanted to let you know, there is a 48 hour sale on my Facebook page. Until 6.30 GMT Saturday morning, you can have 20% off all items, including orders. Message me on my page or email. In the meantime, hope you all have a lovely day
Until the next time!
Finally, the work area is clean and tidy. This morning it looks very empty, but I am sure that will change very quickly.
During the clear up, the pile of scraps seemed to grow, and although it's been a very short time since I last used them, there were rather a large pile. I got some 2 1/2" squares (all black and white, so that has me thinking) and the rest I used for crumb blocks. Unfortunately, I may have been sewing lots of strips but only one crumb block was the result. Never mind, I do now have a clear space to think and work in.
Plans for a sewing spree may have to be put on hold for a couple of days, I have a pair of gloves to knit. They need to be started today, and I have to take Daniel shopping for clothes, which is not an easy task. Hopefully, there will be time for a small sewing project, but you'll have to come back and see.
This is the last of the little shoes for a while, although that could change if orders come in for colours and sizes I don't have. Even though I've done so many of them, I still enjoy seeing the end results.
This time, we have shoes in red and to fit size 12-18 months, and they'll be in the shop later this morning.
Today, the last bit of my working area is getting tidied and cleaned. After that, it should be full steam ahead with the sewing. I have so many projects in mind, I'm not quite sure where to start. It'll be a surprise for us all!
I'm still using up the yarn remnants, and now have another pair of baby shoes in the raspberry pink. These are the second size 5-12 months.
Yesterday, I had to do some baking, Daniel is on a mission to eat me out of house and home this week, but I must say, he has a terrific sense for humour. This is what I found when I opened the egg box!
I've been gradually tidying up, and part of that includes using up all the partial balls of yarn. I had a few half balls leftover from doing the baby shoe orders, so I've been using it up.
This is another pair of 0-6 months, and again, my trusty button tin has provided the buttons.
Hope you all have a relaxing day, I have a bit more sorting out to do.
This time, we have a roll for felt tipped pens. These chunky pens are much easier for young children to hold and manipulate.
Today, I'm at a craft fair at Kilnhurst Community Centre, so I'm not sure how much crafting will get done today. If I have time to find some buttons, I will have a finish to show you in the morning.
Have a good Saturday, and for those of you in the UK, remember to put the clocks back one hour before going to bed.
Another hat for the ladies. I love this rib type pattern, it makes for a very comfortable fit. I shall be getting this in the shop today.
I have a craft fair tomorrow, this time, it will be indoors, which will be a bonus. I've not been there before, so it will be interesting to see how it goes. If anyone is around Wath on Dearne, pop into Kilnhurst Community Centre and say hello, it would be lovely to see you.
Boxes need to be packed this morning, but I'm hoping there will still be time to get some making done, there are a few more events coming up in the next month.
Have a happy Friday everyone.
I think this one has to be my favourite, it's so sweet. This is the smaller version of the activity bag, measuring approximately 19 cm x 13 cm. It might be small, but it doesn't lack content and again, it is reversible.
One side has been recycled from a shirt, and the other is from gifted fabric. Again, it's been designed to appeal to boys and girls.
Inside, there is a draw string bag for the small pencils, and four activity books. These would make great gifts, or even party bags. If you'd like them in different colours, just ask, and if you'd like them as party bags, there will be discounts available.
Today, the rain has stopped, and the sun is shining. I have to take one son to the station later, so I'll be doing some yarn shopping at the same time. Hope you all have a good day.
It is so good that Loopy's Place is a virtual work space for you, you can ignore the chaos in the background. Unfortunately, that chaos is beginning to take over, so a major tidy up is on it's way this week.
The sewing table got it's regular clean up, the scraps have been cut into 21/2" squares where possible, and the leftovers have been used to make more crumb blocks. I got three out of this batch, so it's very nearly time for a crumb block quilt to make an appearance. I shall be on the lookout for something appropriate for sashing.
Now the table is clear, I have some children's goodies to make before the weekend's craft fair, then I think it could be time to get that quilt tied. Before any decisions are made, let's see what the tidy up reveals this week. I've already found presents for the boys that I'd put safe, so safe, I'd forgotten they were there!
It's been a while since I've knitted gloves, but these knitted up quite quickly.
Fingerless gloves are always practical when you need to be able to have use of your fingers, but want some warmth for your hands. These ones are men's size, but can also be done for a lady.
I need to stock up on some DK yarn, and then there will be more gloves to come.
I have had a lifelong love of crafts which started with being taught how to knit at a very young age. It didn't take long to realise that great joy and satisfaction came from making things. Even now, I get a thrill seeing something that started just as an idea, becoming a finished product, whether I make it, or teach someone else how to make it.