Here is a picture of my stall (on the left) and my sil Lime Green Lizzie (on the right). You can just about see the lovely bunting made for me by Butterfly Blossom. We had a pleasant afternoon and made enough to cover the cost of our tables and a bit extra and I got a commission for a string of crocheted teddy bunting for a little boy who is due in August by a lady who has bought from me before. Always very pleasing to see returning customers.
This week I have been busy 'thinking' about how to promote my workshops and what workshops to offer. Hopefully in the next few weeks I will be able to update my Workshop page so you will all know what is going on.
Also this week I have been planning for the extreme crochet kits I am hoping to put together.
Here I am winding just one of the twenty balls I need for each kit! I need to work out how much space 20 balls takes up in order to work out how I am going to package them!
I have also been experimenting with crocheting with wire. I first tried out a shape in a fine silk yarn.
And then I did it in wire. I haven't made the shape with it yet as I want to add 3 Swarovski crystals hanging inside from the top corner and think it may be easier to attach these before I stitch the shape together. I think I may try them slightly smaller as well. These are all 10 chain wide, about 1.5 inches and may be a little large for some people. Perhaps I'll halve the stitches and see if that works? What do you think? I have many different colours for the wire so may not go with red/pink in the end. Haven't decided yet!! I'll let you know how I get on!
I am absolutely shattered now as we have been to a park in Taunton for a family picnic to celebrate my sil 60th birthday. We had a lovely day, a game of rounders and a few goes with the frisby and the little ones had a great play park to amuse them. Topped off by singing 'Happy Birthday' and a birthday cake! A really lovely day :)
The birthday girl is third from the left on the front row and I am sat with one of Liz's grandchildren on my lap on the right hand side of the front row.
So, before I become too sleepy, I am off to have a look at what everyone else has been doing this week over at Handmade Monday. Why not pop along and see for yourself!
Bye for now!