Well here we are at another Handmade Monday! Don't the weeks just fly by? We've had a bit of rain for the garden and a few lovely bits of warm sunshine in the sheltered spots, so hopefully you all got the bit you wanted when you wanted! I hope this next week turns out to be a really good one for everyone, not just weather wise!
I was really pleased to be a Friday Guest Blogger over at Christmas Pie Crafts last week so if you haven't already why not pop over and have a look. You'll be able to see what Chester and Taffy cooked up between them! Ooh and I was also awarded the Versatile Blogger Award, very exciting as I have never been awarded anything like this before!
I meant to share this make with you for a while now but kept forgetting, so before I tell you about the workshop I ran on Saturday, have a quick peek at this!
I used a pattern from Attic24. She makes some lovely things! I don't think this one is quite as pretty as Lucy's but it was using carpet yarn and the colours aren't quite so bright. I made it just after I finished Chester as I wanted something quick to do.
I've just started making Lucy's Blooming Flower Cushion, this is as far as I've done but I'll keep you posted on progress!
Here's the hall set up ready for the students
And of course, Chester had to come along to supervise again!
(Wonky photo - can't get it to turn around!)
I was really pleased with what all the ladies achieved, a couple really struggled with wrapping the yarn around their fingers (something I remember finding difficult when I first started) and during the morning I was beginning to wonder whether they would ever crack it. They had a lot of information to take in, all in one day. But fear not! Everyone managed a granny square and some even went on to do a little bag and a flower.
I had lovely comments from some of the ladies and thought I would like to share them with you. It makes it all worthwhile!!
I learnt absolutely loads and made 2 items!
Thrilled I could even read a pattern!
Very enjoyable course.
Very interesting and informative!
Very patient teacher.
Would come again!
I think you'll agree I couldn't ask for better comments.
Thank you to all the ladies who attended for making this a very enjoyable workshop!
Hope you have managed to take a look at what Taffy and Chester cooked up for me, they really did get in a bit of a mess! I have a few other photos of Chester I know you're going to love but that's for another blog. Hope you all have a really good week!
See you soon!