On Saturday afternoon I found myself alone in the house and at a loss of what to do. All my normal tasks were done, I didn’t really want to go out… so I made bunting! (while watching Dave, top gear is oddly therapeutic)
Using a fairly standard pattern (many patterns start from the bottom and work up into the point like this one, others work into the ring) I have made 6 hearts in varying colours to match a pink sweetheart theme and teamed them with a white crochet rope. They would look beautiful in a little girls bedroom!
As per ThreadCetera ways, I found this project a really good way of using wool ends of various colours I appear to have been hogging. I’ve used various baby knitting wools, chunky and double knits in order to add to the shabby chic effect.
Dragon Flower Jewellery is the beautiful handmade jewelery store of Phillipa Ramsey-Baggs AKA my pal Pip. She draws inspiration from her love of the chivalric and the world of geekdom (the avengers appears many times in her work) in creating a range of jewellery, stitch markers, bookmarks and, of course, dragons.
Pip runs the lovely blog over at Dreaming of Dragons which updates daily with various crafty goodness that inspires her; etsy, pintrest, yarn etc. Every day is something new! She is one of these rare types I call a ‘dualcrafter’- knitting and crocheting. O_O
Each piece she makes is handcrafted in Scotland. They are highly customisable in design and colour and made to order via her etsy store.
Summer is in full swing and I’ve been attempting to garden… Ok, I bought a pack of herb seed and a pack of pansies and feel all outdoorsy. XD
As well as giving all the happiness benefits of being outside (something like 20 mins of natural sunlight a day can combat S.A.D) I find it a good excuse to trawl etsy to find some garden inspiration from the crafty community.
I spend a lot of time online… a lot! Having dabbled in the handmade myself now I find it strange buying anything other that the utter basics from high street stores. I like buying vintage and handmade, especially if it’s something that a little special.
Having done the rounds on etsy, here are a few items that have caught my eye
The best of ThreadCetera will now be sold on etsy! Click the link to be directed to my new etsy store where I will be updating with one off original handmade items!
First item now updated, forest themed crochet fingerless gloves, and will be followed by different ranges.
My philosophy is simple- items I sell will be 100% hand made and originally designed. I may draw inspiration from those around me however all my patterns and items will be unique in design, little labours of love!