So autumn is well and truly in, lets wrap up and hit the library.
This week I’m loving this film reel inspired scarf by AZURE KNITS+, I’m finding it simple but stiking.
The pattern itself has good reviews, the photos show off the scarf perfectly.
Me? I’m bundled in as many scarves as possible because it does not matter how warm or cold it is outside, in the library its hella cold once you sit on your backside reading books for hours… I complain, but I love it really. 😉
I’m off to Study!
Whats your favorite film?
Threadcetera Custom Orders are still coming in strong. We’ve done everyone from Batman to Robin, Zelda to Fluttershy, Thor to Flash!
Get yours today at only £8! (£9 including postage!)
The brand certainly has plainer pieces to compliment the garish geeky patterns I am so in love with. However, there is a downside to the brand, it’s really not for the faint hearted. The levels of spandex and lycra are high so it’s probably not for you if you don’t like your clothing too tight. Other than that the prices are fairly reasonable compared to similar products and I am totally saving up for a new dress for a nigh a the discoteque.
drawing the names in front of independent adjudicator Michael Gebauer
The winners are in!
We can proudly announce that Cat T. via Facebook is our lucky winner of our crochet and craft goodies prize pool.
In the end we had over 120 entries! This is a massive step from the 5 followers I had by the start of the year!
I would like to take this opportunity again to thank every single follower (YOU, yes YOU!), liker, sharer, reblogger, retweeter, favoriter… you all know who you are. Without you guys this all wouldn’t have happened. I’m feel so very blessed to have been given the strength and drive to keep going with the blog. I love it. I can’t imagine my days without ThreadCetera!
We will be running another competition with a different twist in October time, stay tuned!
This week I’m gearing up for University term going back! I can’t wait! Books, lectures, reading lists, classes about magical creatures… Ok maybe that last one isn’t true but I think this bracelet was too cute not to have a link in sentence.
This lovely Pattern by Tiny Owl Knits is an intricate piece of craft, incorporating knitting and jewelry craft and more importantly, caring. This project isn’t just a lovely pattern, this is a whole zen ‘life changing’ project created to guide you into doing nice things for others.
The concept is lovely, you earn your charms by doing nice things for others, the environment, animals and the ones you love. Only once completing a task can you knit your charm and add it to your bracelet.
It makes the charm bracelet mean more to you, making lovely memories and being really special.
ThreadCetera will be making one! The lovely Cia Jackson over at Red Head Knits will be my knitting companion on this journey through stitches I have never tried and we will be blogging our progress in pictures! I, for one, am the most excited crafter! See what Cia has to say about it here.
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.
Her latest designs are the Graduand Scarf and the Wandering Fae Cowl, both of which I’ve downloaded and can’t wait to get started!
The Graduand Scarf
The Wandering Faw Cowl
She is inspired by her own university life, times and tends to knit things when she should be studying. Fair enough I suppose.
The Graduand Scarf has been made available for free right now just to get you hooked on her work and the lovely Wandering Faw Cowl is only £1! Stock up! Even better, if you go an visit her face to face in the Yarn Cake and make the relevant yarn purchase for the pattern, the pattern comes free! What better excuse to buy more yarn!
I love sticking things together and making things to show mum. You too?
I’ve having a look round the crafting community on my front door and realized just how many fantastic crafters there are. It’s amazing to see so many lovingly made products, originally designed and handmade.
From my home town in Glasgow, I love to wander round craft fairs, vintage fairs, boot fairs that I find. From the people who hang pictures on the botanic gardens on weekends to the people who sell vintage wares in Vespa Bar, I love it all. it puts seriously holes in my purse!
This week in celebration of my love of craft (and the fact I’m super busy with custom gloves at the moment, want a pair? Let me know!) I am featuring some of Glasgow’s local talent! ThreadCetera has been growing more popular recently (I’m looking at you Cult of Yarn) and I want to be able to share this love.
Everyday I will be posting local talent who knit, jeweler, play with wool, love sticking things etc. If you know someone you’d love to see blogged let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be tweeting it all week @ThreadCetera (follow us!) using the hashtag #SupportingCrafting!
This week has been super busy, super because that has been the theme of this weeks crafting! Last weeks fair generated a whole lot of super hero glove orders, custom orders for the super hero of choice. Every geek is different and everyone has their own tastes. Here are a few of the ones I’ve been doing for customers this week.
Robin DC gloves!
Here we have Robin from Batman and Fluttershy from My Little Pony (special brony gloves). They are all measured to fit and all colours and designs were agreed with the customer. These really are fully customization friendly.
We have a few more in the works, an order for Joker, Black Canary and Nightwing!
Do you have a favorite hero? Do you fancy having warm hands while you type but still want to be able to comment on your favorite blogs? Get in touch today to go through the design process with us, the result is gloves designed JUST FOR YOU!
At only £9 with P+P (£10 outside the UK) They are a geeky snap!
All gloves are designed totally by me using a full trial and error developed pattern (poor manpal has been the guinea pig for months!) and will be to your own color and logo choices all in line with our #SupportCraft ethos.