Sunday Update – feeling blessed

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As National Wool Week draws to a close I am pleased to show you my finished cowl… just in the nick of time with the complete change of weather.

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I love this Winter Garden by Debbie Bliss wool… not sure it goes with my coat but who cares?! It was a fab quick knit:) Needless to say I have of course two other knitting projects on the go, a jumper for my son and a cardigan for my daughter – they will keep on growing which means it takes me longer to knit them clothes! Have you done anything to celebrate wool week?

I have also managed to carry on working on building up stock in my Etsy shop, listing two new corduroy bags.

Chooclate Cord Shoulder Bag

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This week I have been delighted and surprised by various people’s kindness – Jill over at Creating my way to Success contacted me and kindly promoted my bags on her blog. If you have not visited her blog before you really should, she has over a 100 free tutorials, and has a tendency to recycle too:)

Natalie over at Free Spirit Designs directed me to Press Loft. I have signed up to a 60 day free trial. Here’s hoping I gain some press coverage. This coming week’s focus is creating some press worthy images, including cut out images (heres hoping for a great tutorial for free software so I can do this!).

And a special big mention for Leah:) In the UK Lidl had a special offer on an overlocker (serger), reduced from the usual selling price of £210 to £129. Inevitably they sold out in many places within minutes of opening. I have never met Leah but as a result of a group Facebook chat she very generously bought one on my behalf and took the risk that I would reimburse her, this took me aback with kindness… In return I am making a cover for her grandson due in December.

I hope you have had an equally productive and blessed week, off to check out Handmade Harbour,

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8 Comments

  1. October 12, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    Love the colour you chose for your cowl. Perhaps you could buy a new coat to go with it 🙂 How thoughtful was Leah? It restores your faith in human kindness 🙂
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  2. October 12, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Lovely wool cowl – I posted about woolly makes too though I didn’t know it’s National Wool Week! Glad you’ve had some good advice from fellow crafters – it’s a great community.

  3. October 12, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I love the autumn colours in both the cowl and bag, and each beautifully made (as always!)

  4. October 12, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Love the cowl – just what I am about to make too, but in crochet! What a kind and generous act by Leah. I hope you enjoy using your serger – I find mine great for making things out of recycled knit wear!
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  5. October 13, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    You cowl is gorgeous, maybe you will just have to get a new coat. I know what you’d do with your old one, turn it into a bag 🙂 The corduroy bag looks wonderful, perfect for an autumn outfit. Fellow bloggers are so lovely providing lots of useful advice. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx
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  6. October 13, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    Aww its lovely that you are knitting things for your children 🙂 Your scarf looks so cosy and perfectly timed too as the weather has turned chillier this week hasn’t it.

    Oh brilliant, i’m glad you found your way to Press Loft, i hope you get some lovely magazine features from your trial. Thanks for linking to my blog! x
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  7. October 14, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    I am so happy that your business is doing well. Your bags are truly beautiful. I love the new corduroy one you made. I will have to try the Debbie Bliss yarn as your scarf is so pretty. Have a wonderful week.
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