Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Knitting hats

Found this lovely site on Etsy - and bought a vintage knitting pattern or 2.  These hats look wearable for today and am going to have a go at making them.  I particularly like the flower pot shaped one!  It should look good in mohair, don't you think?

Monday, 25 October 2010

Vintage sales

As you can see I only rent a small space for my vintage/recycled/de-stash/new haberdashery, but it is a sweet little space.  Jane's shop opened on Saturday and I sold a piece of fabric!  Hope to reach my weekly targets so that I can at least pay next month's rent.  There are lots of lovely items of vintage clothing, handbags and shoes in the shop and are at affordable prices.  We were also served with coffee and cupcakes.  Wonderful.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Haberdashery shop

Today the Vintage Clothes Shop had their opening night party.  This is my space where I am aiming to sell my vintage/recycled/de-stash/new haberdashery.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Embroidery floss

Last year I came across a 1930s pattern which used embroidery floss to knit, (yes knit), small figures which could then be worn as a brooch or pin.  As you can imagine, it was quite fiddly but certainly different.  I have never come across any patterns like that before.  Now I have some spare embroidery floss, perhaps I should try knitting a fairy or angel for the winter festivities in December? V small knitting pins required.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Fire pit and bats.

Yes it is the trusty fire pit in use once again!  Last night we sat out until 8pm and watched the bats fly around.  Our very own Autumn Watch going on.  Not a cloud in the sky and more again this morning, but so chilly!  Now I can think about wearing my mits and hats for the season.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Balmy weather

The weather is so lovely today - soft breezes on a south westerly wind, coming all the way from the Med.  Time to sit outside and craft, drink tea and enjoy all this before the wild west winds come to yell at us. 

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

October warmth

October is set to get warmer next week - nice in one way but not how I like my Autumn months to behave.  These rowan berries show us how beautiful the fruits of the trees are.  Could they be used to dye fleece and what colour would it result in?   I have never tried it but I bet it turns out yellow.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Wensleydale yarns

One of the nice ladies from the Guild sold me these yarns.  They are from Wensleydale sheep and have been hand dyed with madder.  There are variations in colour because the dye had been used a few times before.  Nevertheless the colours are still pleasing. 

Monday, 4 October 2010

Wrist warmers

The weather is wet and mild - poor Ryder cup followers have been suffering in the bad weather.  This also means that I can't yet wear my wintery knits.  Such a shame!  These wrist warmers have been sitting in my glove bag waiting for an airing.  They are made from indigo dyed, Shetland DK yarn and are extra long to keep my arms cosy.  Come on Autumn, let's have some mellow cool and misty mornings.