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.
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.
Thank you for your feedback last week, I decided to follow your advice and not invest in SEO advice.
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,
Welcome to my stop on the Ruffles blog hop tour – if you are a regular visitor you will know I have a bit of a passion for upcycling, and bags. So it will be no surprise to you that I have created a bag out of my brothers former jumper. Very sadly this high quality, rather large but extremely useful pass me down jumper accidentally went in the wash!
The jumper felted in the washing machine. I paired it with a vibrant turquoise scarf from the local jumble sale, no expense spared for this bag (20p)
I added medium weight interfacing (from my stash) to the rather flimsy scarf, and added an internal pocket, to create the bags lining.
Adding the lining and turning round the corners was a little trickier than I anticipated, whether this was because it was the first time I had turned in lining round corners, or because of the fabric I don’t know.
The black ruffle is made from one of the sleeves hand stitched on, with a longer piece of scarf ruffled in the middle.
I followed the directions over at Not dabbling in normal for creating the bag, I have to admit I must have pinned this project well over a year ago. I am delighted the ruffle hop finally meant I made the bag. I am looking forward to using the bag to take supplies to my local craft group, it’s surprising just how roomy a jumper bag is:)
Please do stop by the other blogs taking part, todays stops are:
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