Thursday 24 April 2014

Working on some new ingredients for my packs......

Over the last few weeks I have been working on some new
ideas to include in my creativity and felting packs.

hand dyed pre felt fringing with my hand dyed locks

Hand made pre felt combining hand dyed wool 
fibres with silk...this is really lovely.

the blue piece is roving felted with several silk hankies.

Hand made pre felt from hand dyed fibres made into a batt.
This has a base of wonderful fawn suri alpaca.

There are more new things to come!
Vicky, Rita and I are having such fun.....

Sunday 20 April 2014

Some holiday pics.....Oban was just lovely!

We had a great break at Melfort Village.

Outside our lovely cottage - Quarry Cottage - just everything we needed,

Stunning views

Found some great shells here......



Walking....Hope went on loads of walks exploring the hills
around melfort.

Kite flying......

Easter Egg hunt.

Just perfect! Feeling very excited about being home 
and loads of new ideas in my head......

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Starting to get organized for our holiday.

We are all very excited to be heading off to
in Oban on Saturday for a much needed family break.

We have never stayed here before but it looks lovely and
the kids are really excited as there is a small
swimming pool onsite and some other activities.

Will put shops on holiday mode
 and send paid orders out Saturday morning 
before we head off.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Silk noils and degummed cocoons

Lovely fluffy silk de-gummed cocoons

Some last minute dying on Thursday.
The kids are now off for two weeks for Easter Holidays
so I won't have the usual time to dye. 

Great textural silk noils.......

Saturday 5 April 2014

Woolfest 2014....10 year celebration!

We are thrilled to have been accepted to show at 
It's their 10th Anniversary show this year.

I have been sorting our advert for this years programme.
We head off on holiday next weekend so trying to get a bit organized.

is the 27th and 28th June at Cockermouth in Cumbria
and with less than 12 weeks to go we are starting to make up all the 
display elements for our stand and of course new ideas for
packs to sell.......

Thursday 3 April 2014

Happy Birthday Vicky.....One in a minion!

It's minion Vicky's birthday today......
Big Birthday hugs as she is at her other job(teaching)
today so we celebrated yesterday.

This is the necklace I made her and we had cake!
I would be lost without the minions (Vicky and Rita)
We have such fun picking and packing orders
and all the creative parts in between!