Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Whizzing Windmills!

The long hot summer seems a long way off now that the weather has put on its winter coat!
We had a wonderfully warm few days near the Lincolnshire coast in August, however the first day along the prom we were well and truly sandblasted in a stinging gale. 
The pelting sand was like tiny piercing needles.
On our way back to the car on the calmer second day we passed a bucket full of  shiny whizzing windmills whirring and shimmering in the breeze .
I was immediately transported back to childhood holidays by the sea....

These are all made from wetfelted off cuts....

I brought home one of the shiny windmills from the beach shop
....a reminder of  the sea, sand and sunshine!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Cosy Toes!

Every year I promise to hook something cosy for Mr RWs chilly feet,
this year I have done it!
Inspired by my fabulous friend Tracey's chunky slippers pattern,

 and using some My Boshi yarn she had given me...

...these hooked up in an evening....

....with a slight colour combo change from the easy to use pattern! 

They have the thumbs up from the wearer, and stay put when others slide off!

There are some amazing British wools being championed during Wovember both Tracey and Sarah have been using Wendy Ramsdale...
I'm very tempted to hook some more slippers with two strands of Ramsdale, 
or even an Aran weight from WYS

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Happy Birthday!

A very special young lady has a special birthday today

She is a talented textiles student, so her card was made full of colour and texture! 
The back reveals the greeting - rolled and tucked under the bows!

Part of her present is something small and shiny
packed into an extra tiny bag - pass the parcel!

It is made with Blossom stitch from Sarah Hazell's book, packed full of inspiration!

Happy Birthday!