Noofings & votes for teamies…

Well hello there! What’s new with you?

I have a few noofings (that’s Craftbritannia-speak for new things) to share with you, but first I’d like to ask for your assitance in helping a couple of Craftbritannia teamies. Both have applied for funding from Enterprise Nation, and need your votes!

Rachel Elliot is hoping to secure funding to buy a bit of kit enabling her to flock glass – vote for her here.

The Femine Touch is hoping to get funding for an electronic cutting machine – vote for her here.

Voting is quick and easy – just register on the site and click vote! Please share these links and help my teamies achieve their voting targets! Thanks!

And now onto noofings…

First off is my little sheep brooch – baaa-aaa-aaaa!

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He was originally going to have dangly bead legs, but that just looked wrong!

Then came the elephant

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This was a custom request, and he looked so cute I just had to offer him in my shop! I want to make a pink version of him too, watch this space!

And finally, my scary skull

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He has a metal loop on the top so you can attach him to your bag (or whatever else takes your fancy) to scare away monsters!

Well, that’s all for now – except to say that if you’re still searching for a Mother’s Day card, take a peek at my selection of felted cards, maybe something there will take your fancy!

Laters! x

Could I have more time please?

Told you I was going to make some more cards!

I now have four designs of cards in my little Etsy shop:

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Guess I need to do a skull card and a blue keyring to even things up!

I’ve also been working on a noofing today – here it is, nearly-but-not-quite-finished!

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Well, Easter isn’t that far away really, is it!

I’ve almost decided to take a stall at a local craft fair at the end of March – it’ll depend on if I can get a good stock of items made, and that’s the problem… I want to experiment and make new things, and try out new ideas, rather than build of a stock of things I already make! Is that bad?! Do any of you have that problem?!

And on the subject of trying out new ideas, I’d really like to start doing Hardanger embroidery again – I learnt about 12 years ago while I was living in Iceland. It has its origins in Norway and is traditionally done in white. I dug out an old photo of a couple of my pieces:

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So that’s another thing on my to-do list! Although the old goth in me would like to do Hardanger with a twist – all in black! I think that’d look quite cool!

I’m also itching to have a go at a teeny needle-felted elephant brooch after a Craftbritannia teamie planted the seed…

…could anyone give me… ohhhh, I dunno… about 7 extra hours in every day?!