Wednesday, 19 October 2011

October Crafting

I'm still in the process of moving house, so things have been a bit quiet on the crafty front this month - not least because most of my craft supplies are packed up in boxes.

I have been doing a little bit of knitting.... well, unravelling and re-knitting!

My mum started knitting this scarf (from some yarn which my sister bought when she briefly attempted to take up knitting) but she unfortunately has had to give up knitting due to problems with her joints, so she asked me to finish it. Our tension is so different that I couldn't just pick up where she left off, and it turned into one of those jobs you keep meaning to do but never get round to, sitting in my knitting stash for many months.

I finally unravelled it a few weeks ago and have been knitting it gradually in the evenings while watching TV. The yarn is lovely and soft and cosy, and the simple rib knit is a perfect switch-off-your-brain soothing project.

I've also been making some festive thankyou cards to send with my shop orders, using the cute mini snowflake stamps I bought from MUJI last year. I've actually run out of my normal thankyou notes at the moment, so I've had to break into the snowflake ones already... well, it's almost winter, right?

In other news, my shop got a nice little mention in CrossStitcher magazine this month:

(Unfortunately there was a bit of a mix-up about my prices... the Goldfinch Brooch is £15, but the 10 felt squares are £5.50 not £2.99 and the 6 mini embroidery hoops are £8 not £5.50)

I've never bought a cross stitch magazine before, but I am totally in love with this one!

It has even inspired me to get my pad of graph paper out and start designing a little something stitchy of my own... but pics of that will have to wait for another day :)


Nikki McWilliams said...

Ooh- I really want those snowflake stampers! Hopefully they'll come back this winter- they're lovely!

Lynn said...

Glad to see you are doing something crafty. :) Those snowflake stampers are cool. Congrats on getting in the cross stitch mag.

Sue Hayton said...

Good to hear from you again. Hope things are settling down and you will be crafting again soon.

Tumus said...

Good to see you back blogging a bit! I love cross stitching but can only do it in small doses because I feel like I go cross-eyed sometimes *lol* But it is very soothing and lovely to do on a Fall or Winter evening.

davybidosa said...

Wish you patience through moving and de-packing job, coz i understand you so well, having most of my crafting things 150 km away from place i now live:) everything is just going to settle down rather soon. congrats on being in magazine!:)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Good to hear from you - hope the move goes well. Congratulations on the magazine plug and the snowflake stamps are just gorgeous!

Choo Choo Family said...

We miss you! Glad to hear from you :) Aja aja fighting! v(^-^)v

KathyH said...

I'm so glad to see you blogging and crafting! Congratulations on the magazine mention. Take care of yourself.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I saw you in the cross stitcher mag, how fab! Glad your creative mojo is back.

debscupboard said...

Must go out and buy this mag now!

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! xxx

I think it will be a little while before I am back to my usual crafty ways, but it's nice to be doing a few crafty bits and bobs in the evenings... if nothing else, it is really weird watching TV without making something at the same time.

Unfortunately I don't think MUJI have included the snowflakes in their stamp range this year, but I found this German shop while browsing on DaWanda that sells a whole mix and match range of cute snowflake stamps:


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