Sunday, 15 September 2019

Great Garnetts farmers market 

I always look forward to doing these markets, they are the 2nd Saturday each month except January, August and December.  Julie the owner rally does a good job with the advertising and lots of people attend there are two barns each side of the yard, one is for the crafts and the other is for food and drink.
This is my stall.  

The Christmas one which is in November is always busy with the extra added bonus of live music and carols.

It's beginning to look like Christmas jumpers

It's that time of year again and I'm thinking about making Christmas jumpers for the 2 Christmas fairs I have lined up.  The first one is Great Garnetts famers market Barnston near Great Dunmow on the 9th November 9.30am to 12.30pm and the second is at The Old Chapel in Upminster  23rd November 10am to 4pm.  All these super cute jumpers ranging from 14" to 24" chests will be available at these craft fairs and many more items will also be available.




Saturday, 27 January 2018

Bibs and bandanas

I have a rather large box, full of fat quarters,  and whilst thinking about what I could make with them, I decided to have a go at making a few bibs and bandanas.
These are the fat quarters i decided to use.

First of all I cut out some bandanas and make a rookie mistake and cut them out upside down😧

So I started again this time taking time to get it right 💪

And I think they can out rather well 

New patterns

Every Saturday whilst out shopping I always make a point to visit the charity shops looking for bargains, I always try to buy my patterns from the shops as they are so expenses to buy new so I normally pay between 40p and 60p per pattern and I get great enjoyment from knitting these patterns for family and friends.

This is one of the latest patterns and I know just the little person to make it for 

Christmas craft fair

This is our stall at our favourite craft fair at The Old Chapel in Upminster.

This year I added 2 strings of fairy lights to brighten up the table and it really made it stand out,  there were lots of familiar faces there, and some new one to.   As usual we were raising funds for the local neonatal special care unit, for which they are always grateful.

This yr I'm determined to do more craft fairs so I've booked 8 so far, we are doing a new one at Great Garnetts farmers market which has been recommended by 2 friends, its the 2nd Saturday of each month except August and December so I'm hoping to quite a few of them.

Dementia lap cover and knitted twiddle mitt

Just before Christmas a work colleague asked if I could make a warm lap cover for his mum Hilda, 
 So I found some white quilted material in the local charity shop and started to sew, and I'm very glad to announce Hilda really loves her lap cover which keeps her warm whilst watching the TV in the evening
 I also made one to show the local dementia society and they were very interested and asked if I could make a few over the next few months.
 This is one of the dementia mitts I've made for the local dementia charity so far I've donated 12 all decorated with buttons, beads and ribbons that I've brought from the local charity shops.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Snowman mitts

Over the last few weeks my mind has turned to thinking about Christmas, and with that I've been adding to our stock of Christmas knit wear and I've made some snowman mitts, they are all made from white double knit yarn with individual faces and different coloured hats.