dragonfly, textiles, brooch

The Craft Butterfly…

This is what I should probably rename my facebook page because I have flitted from one thing to another this past ten days or so. I finally finished some orders last week, little wedding couples flew off to their new homes and thought I’d make something new. I’d already made a dragonfly before but wanted to have another go, this time much smaller – brooch sized in fact. He’s now available for sale on my facebook page until 6pm Thursday the 1st of October, it’s open bidding as I’m totally unsure what to charge. I will only be making this one though, so when it’s gone, it’s gone. You can find it here http://www.facebook.com/itshangingbyathread

As you know, my daughter runs Yarntistry, that amazing crochet page full of cacti characters. I can’t crochet, it looks like I’ve dropped spaghetti, stomped on it and then tried to put it back together so she offered to teach me so that I could crochet something easy while watching tv at night.


I bought some beautiful wool, Riot chunky in ‘Potash’ which although beautiful to look at, is shedding fluff at a great rate. The photo above is from last week, it’s now cot size 🙂 but I ran out of wool…LOL so have ordered another 5 balls. The daughter said that teaching me to crochet was like teaching someone with Tourettes…

Then onto the third craft of the week…

Needle Felting. I’m of the firm belief that this craft was created in the 7th circle of hell. I bought some finger protectors in the end because my finger was starting to resemble a piece of fillet steak. It might look easy but it’s not. I’m determined not to let it beat me though. I’m trying to make a sloth, the daughter is a massive fan of them and I wanted to make one that will hang on a rail in her workspace.


The husband asked if it was a racoon. I rest my case.

I can’t seem to settle on one thing at the moment, I’m not sure if it’s because the seasons have changed and it’s all about burrowing in for the winter soon or what but it would be lovely to knuckle down to one thing without feeling like I want to be doing a million other things….

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