Thursday, 24 February 2011

Laura's in my button box



All I did was open the tin.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Wind The Bobbin Up

I've got quite a few bits listed in my Wind The Bobbin Up craft supplies shop now, so I thought I'd share the prettiest with you! Although of course you should go and look at everything and decide for yourself which is prettiest.

(all photos are links, click on them to go and see the item in the shop)

First of all, buttons!

We have big bold ones:







Little spotty ones:





And little butterflies:



Laura likes the butterflies best but I can't decide which are my favourite. I think maybe the pink and orange ones I posted first. Or the spotty hearts and stars.

I also have much ribbon, but I think that's a long enough post for today, so I will return with those next week.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Yes, I know it was yesterday but for some reason I didn't get around to blogging. Let's pretend I was whisked away to Paris to be wined and dined.

All right, instead I made and decorated these:




With this young lady here:




Which is clearly nearly as good.

(she is standing on a chair)
(she is not actually that tall)

Friday, 11 February 2011

Folksy Friday

Work at Wind The Bobbin Up continues apace, and BeepBeep has new listings too. I've been spending some time on Folksy, on the forum chatting with all the lovely people, and generally sizing up the competition looking at what everyone else is making and listing. It seems the thing to do on a Friday is to showcase some of the other things you've found and liked on Folksy. So here we are, my first Folksy Friday.

No theme, just 'things I think are pretty'. Click on the picture to see the item in the shop and maybe look at their other things!




























Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Does anyone still say e-commerce?

I remember when I started university in September 2000, studying Computing Science. It was the height of the dot-com boom and we were all going to be internet millionaires. It's taken me more than ten years, but I'm finally ready to open my first proper fully-functioning E-COMMERCE BUSINESS. Hooray!

I received my first box of stock today for Wind The Bobbin Up, my new craft supplies business!



I'll be photographing and listing it over the coming week or two so keep an eye on the shop for all the new lovely things. Or you could become a fan on Facebook and you'll get updates on your Facebook feed! I had lots of fun choosing the very prettiest buttons and ribbons and hope to have many more things to share with you in the future.

Hooray!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Emily's blanket

I just realised the other day that I never showed you Emily's baby blanket! Which I did actually finish on time - in fact, early, which was just as well because Emily was a couple of weeks early too.

And here it is!



The pattern is the Twining Vine Strip-Knitted Afghan by Sivia Harding. The pattern makes a full bed-sized blanket, but I didn't make one of the strips (there should be four) and only did eleven repeats (there should be....I forget, more than that) to make a baby-sized one.



I used Wendy Mode DK, the same as I used for Laura's blanket, and again it was a good choice. It's warm and snuggly, easy to knit with, has good stitch definition and machine-washes beautifully.

Next week: hopefully I can share my shop news with you! Very excited about that.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Bits and Bobs

I made a new banner but I'm not sure about it. There may be another new one at some point soon, if I have some new inspiration.

My mum pointed out a while ago that my Etsy shop had 99 sales, so I thought I'd mention it on my blog and maybe have a prize for sale 100, but it's now 102 sales! Goodness me.

I added the RSS feed from my Folksy shop to the sidebar - it's over there on the right. Just text links, photos would be better but I need to play with it a bit I think and maybe find a widgety thing that does it. Anyone know of one?

And there's some big shop news coming - hopefully this week, maybe next. I'll keep you posted.