Etsy has been filling up slowly. This week, a couple of items for babies have been added and very soon, more quilts will be added. I'm very happy to say that my first sale got a 5 star review. Hopefully, it will be the first of many.
There is just a few days left to come and sign up for the challenge/swap that's being organised in the Get Creative with Loopy group. The challenge is to make something using recycled materials. It can be fabric, jars, tins, boxes, paper, clothes, anything you like, but something reused to make a small gift, if doing for a swap. If you would like to get involved, you have until 28th of June to add your name. Don't forget, there is also a separate giveaway being held in the group, all the details are in the pinned post.
This week, I wanted to share these beautiful octopuses made by Nicola in the Get Creative with Loopy Group. She is making them for premature babies. I think they will be treasured by them and their families.
For those interested in grammer-The standard English plural of octopus is octopuses. As it originates from the Greek, it should be octopodes but that is very rarely used. Octopi should never be used as that follows the Latin rules, not Greek.
Hope that wasn't a grammar overload for a Saturday, but I just couldn't keep it to myself!
In Video Tips
There is an increased interest in customising clothes and bags. When adding cross stitch motifs to clothing, we use waste canvas as a guide. In this video, taken from one of my classes, I show you an easy way to removing it, without getting in a mess.
For the fabric lover, Plush Addict are offering a 15% discount on two new lines from Alison Glass collection. Diving Board and Chroma are due for delivery to the UK in September. Instead of £12.00 per metre it is only £10.20. Pre-orders will close on 30th June 2017.
If you are a knitter and like using a row counter, Wool Warehouse are giving away a free row counter with every order, while stocks last! They are made by and Opry wrap round your finger. You need to enter promo code COUNTONUS on the Shopping Basket page of our website to get your free row counter.
Readicut have a fabulous offer on Caron cakes at the moment, and I'm sorely tempted. Normally £12.99 for 200g, they are on offer at £7.79 but only for a short time.
Finally, I'd like to give a shout out to Higgs and Higgs. I bought some fabric from them recently and I was really impressed. The fabric was of excellent quality at a reasonable price. The fat quarters are really generous and, in my view, are a great bargain. They have regular fabric giveaways on Facebook so well worth following and entering.
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