I receive so many treats from wonderful people, it makes me feel very privileged to know so many creative people and I think that is why every day feels like an adventure. The pear above is a gift I received in the post from the talented angahard aka helen – it just is perfect and beautifully made and very lovely to receive an unexpected gift. Angahard aka helen is a friend I met through Etsy and she is also on flickr, blogspot, twitter, ravelry, – the list goes on. If you visit her blog you will find links to tutorials and posts about her beautiful work – I am in awe of her sewing genius – she is everything I am not in the sewing department – neat and patient being the top of that list!
So much more news this week too, skeinqueen has a new blog to read, I’ve opened a parcel of goodness by an indie soapmaking friend of mine – I love these soapsicles and you can even get some via me if you want them – right here.
It’s only a week before I go away (well, just over) to see my parents with the children. My mum is the knitting genius, passed on to her from her mum and whilst I am away I have a few projects lined up to do. They live in Portugal and the first time I went to see them I was so inspired by the tiled houses that I made some gloves for me whilst there called Alfredos.
It is so long since I made the original pair, I have been selling them in my Etsy shop but now there is a pattern written up for them and an opportunity to grab yourself a free pattern! I love reading other people’s thoughts and ideas and I was so inspired by your creativity in the last giveaway. So this week’s holidayaway giveaway is really just a request to tell me about somewhere that you would like to be right now if you could and why? You have until Sunday 26th July at 6pm BST – I am thinking of this as my holiday reading….
ps you can enter as many times as you like for any of my giveaways : )