Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Button Bookmarks



I've shown these bookmarks on here before, because I've been making them for a little while to sell on Etsy. And I did sell one or two. But a week or so ago the third person asked me if I had the pattern for sale, so I thought, y'know, I should actually do that. So on Monday I finally got it written up and listed the PDF on Etsy and Ravelry. And since then (so, in the last 48 hours) I've sold eight copies (two on Etsy, six on Ravelry). I had no idea it would be anything like as popular; I'm assuming that at this time of year people start thinking about Christmas presents, and button bookmarks make great Christmas presents! Really, they do.

As well as the adjustable button bookmark shown above, the pattern also includes instructions for this flower button bookmark:



The pattern costs £1.50 and can be bought from my Ravelry store. If you're outside the UK, Paypal will handle the currency conversion for you. So click here to buy it now! And make sure you put the bookmarks on Ravelry so that I can see them.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Found on my camera memory card

A double rainbow over the back of the house




Wind farm off the coast at Skegness




The cat's present from my trip to Germany in mid-August




And why I was there in the first place




I finished Clothilde! Photos coming soon.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Since we last spoke, I've:

- made two and a half squares total for my Sims Blanket (possibly name change - Snail Blanket, because of all the spirals. Not sure)

- started Clothilde, a lace shawl by the Knitting Kninja. The pattern is going well, it's well-written and not too difficult for My First Lace Shawl. I'm using entirely the wrong yarn. I hope it turns out OK. More on this later

- noticed that Laura's stacking cups are the same colours as the walls of my house (pale yellow, green and pink)

- become the mother of a one-year-old.



How on earth did that happen?