Saturday, 27 July 2013

Decorating and bed building

The last fortnight has been spent
re-doing the boy's bedroom.
Trying to give two very different boys
some personal space.

They seem quite happy with the transformations.

I'll be glad to get back to more creative persuits........
Mr dye bath here I come!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Select Sundays are back!.....Pat Butler - artist and feltmaker

We are back with select Sunday's
and this week it's the very lovely 
Pat Butler.

Pat moved to Caithness 4 years ago rekindling her love of painting.
Pat enjoys working in Watercolours and Mixed Media,
but has now found "Felted Art"

I believe it is easy to see Pat's background as
 a painter in her wonderful felted pictures.
The perspective and approach to laying out her felt pieces
are very painterly indeed.

Pat tells me she loves to "paint" with wool
and the wonderful colours you can achieve.

I am impressed with the amount of movement Pat 
captures in her landscapes.

Anyone familiar with Caithness will know she is capturing 
the essence of the area with it's wonderful colour
and those windswept trees!

Pat is showing at Thurso and Golspie Art Shows
Both at the local High Schools
23rd July - 2nd August.

Also showing in Wick
November 14th - 16th.

Pat can be reached at

I love this stormy seascape, which very cleverly uses Mulberry bark to
create the breaking waves.....WOW!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Wooly wonders and some lovely alpaca

Wooly wonders indeed from Woolfest
A coloured and a white Merino X fleece
this is indeed just wonderful fluff!

Below a Teeswater /  Hebridean  fleece
great curls!

Then some lovely Suri Alpaca.

Thanks Rita and John for bringing them home to me
as my little panda was well and truly full
on its return journey.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Winner of Woolfest prize!

Just before I announce the prize winner.
For anyone interested there is a quick you tube
film of Wingham Wool's set up for Woolfest and a quick walk round show.
It's a great idea and would give you some idea of what it's like - Fabulous!

And the Woolfest Winner of £50 voucher is
No. 4 as chosen by
Alison Green.
Congrats Alison just e-mail me
to let me know what you'd like!

Woolfest here we come!

Yep it's time to pack up and head to Cockermouth in Cumbria
28th and 29th June....
and are we excited!

Just to celebrate I have popped on a wee freebie below
which I thought was appropriate as
there were so many lovely happy bee's
in the garden today!

I would love to see any creations that use the 

Also as a final Woolfest candy we are offering
a special prize to be drawn by
on the 15th July (after family holiday)
Just leave a comment below and you will be entered into the draw.

a £50 voucher 
to spend at

This post will stay at top until candy is drawn
Good Luck!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Some holiday photo's - we had a ball!

Dino world was great fun a small garden centre experience
with amazing staff.

Hope managed to fit in some tree hugging at 
Cream of Galloway.

A first Donkey ride at
Mabie Farm park.

Yep Caleb was got by one of the dino's.

Paddling at Rockcliff

Karts at Mabie farm park
right up Jacob's street.

As was chocolate creations
at the cocoa bean factory.

The mill at Dunmuck was perfect
and the weather glorious!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Heading back to Dunmuck mill......

We had such a great time at Easter we are heading back to
Dunmuck Mill hopefully for some good weather
but definitely for some fun family time together.
Will pop some photo's up on our return.....

Thursday, 4 July 2013

All about the naturals....

A lovely Naturals custom selection for a
felt maker/Artist.

Very fluffy angora bunny

beautiful curly and textural locks.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Fabrics for an embroiderer and needle felt spots......

I've been catching up with orders this week.
Some fabrics for the very talented

Also some needle felt spots for a customer.

Monday, 1 July 2013

(Some of ) my Woolfest purchases

How beautiful are these vessels by
the very talented Jenny Pepper
She was my first stop at Woolfest when I got a minute
off the stand....I love her work
(and own a few bits already)

Lovely silk, mohair and bfl yarns to dye!

Norwegian grey pre felt and wild silk yarn....

Ooooo you need to feel this little lot
Angora bunny, I am so going to enjoy using this in my felt.

There is more but it's in England at the moment
(thanks Rita and John)
as the panda was bursting at the seams.