Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Local Talent....

I have been spending a bit of time trying to get to know my Etsy account better and all the links and extras on offer on the site.
I recently discovered that from adding my location to my profile and then clicking on the link that it brings up all the shops on Etsy that are in the same location as you....brilliant!

There were 45 shops in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK at the time of searching and below are just a handful for you all to visit...


Dolls and Molls

Handy Little Me

This is just a small selection with big variation....please visit their shops !

Sunday, 25 July 2010


Taken from my portfolio for my university final major project....where Lissi began.

Photo merged with an ink drawing, edited in photoshop.
I haven't drawn in over a year.....

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Camera Crisis Over!

Would you believe that I found our prescious camera in a place I looked several times?!?!....the car.
It wasn't there when I looked and out it popped the other day.
So at least we don't have to bother purchasing a new one....well for now anyway!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Colourful Yarn!

Finally i have dug out my camera!!!
It is still quite a good picture taker so I'm happy I had held on to it.
Below is a mass of colourful yarn I was busy dyeing a couple of weeks ago for you all to see....

All together...

Golden Rod - Pale Sage, Limes and Lemons

Madder - Two-Tone, Peachy and Bright Oranges

Eucalyptus - Peachy and Two-Tone with Madder

Logwood - Pale Greens, Burgundy, Navy and Dark Navy

It was really interesting too see how different methods produced such variations.

I have recruited a couple of knitters (my mum and my gran!) to make a couple of knitted items that I hope to add to my collections from Autumn, and I shall be trying to teach myself back into it as I haven't knitted since I was young!

I will be adding the skeins to my shops from September, they are dyed in batches of twos weighing approximately 100gms each. Dye methods are repeated but cannot always guarantee exact matching colours.

Please get in touch if you would like to request a colour from above or would like more information.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Kitten Gone Home

The cute kitten has returned to it's owner!
After being with us for a week and having no response to notices and enquiries we were starting to think we had now adopted her (much to Rosie's dismay!), but it was the other night when some kids passing my garden asked if i'd seen a missing dog so in return I asked about anyone missing a kitten, and they knew someone. It's amazing how many people kids can know! So off they went to fetch the owner and the little yappy cuteness was handed over.
'Tinkerbell' was her name.
Hopefully she'll watch where she wonders from now on.

Still no sign of my camera. Lost forever. I must start looking for another as product listings and experiments look really dull if you can't see them!

Oh, I thought I'd lost my mobile last night too. Well I did for five hours. It was later found in the shed?!

Kitchen has been demolished and is slowly being rebuilt. It was hard living without an oven and a freezer before, but now even harder without a washing machine and sink too!
It will be all in by the weekend hopefully, then there's the finishings to do......


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