What gorgeous sunny weather we are having at the moment. Doesn't it make you feel so much better?
I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently as I have been very busy trying to get ready for a 3 day food and craft fair over the Jubilee weekend. I am going to be using the fair mainly to promote the workshops I will be running soon. So in order to get people's attention, I am encouraging people to come along and have a go at extreme crochet. Therefore I haven't really been making much, but I have been winding balls of yarn by the bucket load!!
I have been trying to design some Extreme Crochet kits to sell at the fair, this is what has been taking up my time and unfortunately I have come to the decision that time wise it is just not viable. I was going to include a pattern, a 25mm wooden crochet hook (hand made by my OH) and 20 balls of yarn in the kit. Well winding and labeling all the balls took ages to get them looking professional, on top of that you have the time spent making the hook, and the cost of the packaging! So all in all what seemed like a good idea at the time turned out to be too time consuming, but it took me at least a week if not more to work this out!!
After much discussion we are still going to offer the handmade crochet hooks, the yarn and the pattern, but I will be selling them separately. Instead of 20 small balls of yarn I have been busy winding huge balls with 20 strands at a time, this reduces the labeling from 20 down to 1 and the winding is so much quicker. Rather than measuring the length of the yarn on each ball I have weighed each one at 500g.
I added my cup of coffee just to give you an idea of scale!
So as you can see, my link to Handmade Monday this week isn't strictly correct as I haven't actually managed to make anything over these past couple of weeks!!! But I hope you will forgive me this time :)
To finish off my post I thought you may like to see a photo of Chester that I took a while back (both him and Taffy have been a bit neglected recently :( )
I think you'll agree - he looks such a cool cat!
See you all again soon, have a good week and enjoy the sunshine!