Sunday, 5 August 2012

A Kidsilk Haze Fix!

Hi Everyone

Hope you have all had a good week, our weather has been a bit disappointing again lately rather a shame after that spell of sunshine we were all beginning to enjoy.  What about the Olympics?  Haven't we had some fantastic results?

I've had a very bitty week really, not getting much done at all.  I did manage to put out a few posters to advertise my workshops and I have just been preparing one for the Hobbycraft Store as I am doing a Crochet Flower Workshop in their Kingsteignton store on 14th September and I have agreed to do another workshop for Social Fabric over in Totnes, a new venture for a lady called Caroline so I hope it goes well for her.  When you look back at it, maybe I have achieved a something.

I wanted to share a couple of things with you.  I had a 25% off voucher to use in Hobbycraft which had to be used by today - so as it was raining extremely hard all day it was an ideal opportunity to pop down for a bit of retail therapy.  Look what I bought!!  It is so scrummy!


Three balls of Kidsilk Haze Stripe!!!!  I have no idea what I shall do with it but using it recently to make those fingerless gloves I absolutely love it.  I had to buy 3 balls just in case I found a lacey cardigan or jumper pattern, but a pretty drapey scarf would also be wonderful.  I wondered whether I should design my own jumper, although Kidsilk Haze may not be a particularly suitable yarn for a beginner designer to start on!!!  I'll let you know.

You may remember a short while ago I made 'Maisy' a little elephant.  Well I promised a dear lady I would make one for her to keep for when her great-grandaughter came over.  Unfortunately I didn't have enough of the cotton thread I used for Maisy so had to use something a little thinner.  As you can imagine she came out just a little smaller!
I crocheted her dress in Kidsilk Haze that I had left over from the gloves.  I think she needs a bow or flower in her 'hair'.  What do you think?
Here she is next to Maisy.  Maisy is about 3" tall and she is about 2" tall.  Both created from the same pattern written by Sharon Ojala.  If you click on her name it will take you to her blog where you will find the pattern.  Talking about names, any preferences for this little cutie?

Ooh one last thing!  A lovely lady over at Christmas Pie Crafts is looking for Friday Guest Bloggers she says
"If you are ready, willing and able to give it a go, please email me on christmaspiecrafts@virginmedia.com with Friday Guest Blog in the subject area.  Your article should be approximately 500 - 600 words, but please don't panic if that seems too long,  Let me know the date you would like to take part and also your blog and website address will be added at the end of your article.  Many thanks for your help and I am looking forward to reading lots of fantastic articles and sharing them with the rest of the crafting world."

So if you would like to direct a little more traffic towards your blog just get in touch!  It really isn't as daunting as it sounds!

Ok now I'm off over to Handmade Monday to see what everyone else has been up to and I may even have a little look to see if I can find any Kidsilk Haze Stripe patterns.  Have a great week everyone, bye x






35 comments:

  1. Love that yarn, Ive just bought some yarn too, theres nothing better is there? hee :)

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    1. As I'm on a diet at the moment it's like buying cakes!

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  2. I love the yarn you have bought. A really great choice. You need to be more positive - you did achieve a lot although they are not tangible. I think your new creation would look great with a bow. Our suggestion for her name is Daisy! (do not ask!)

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  3. Well done once again Alison, you have achieved more than me this week. Loving the little elephant, how about 'Tilly' for a name. Look forward to seeing what you do with the new yarn mmmm x

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  4. I like the little Elephant... definitely needs a flower to finish her off... she looks like a star of the corps de ballet :)

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    1. I shall have to see if I can make one small enough!

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  5. If you're going to call her Daisy as knitnrun suggests then she needs to have a daisy in her 'hair'! She's very sweet and teeny.

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    1. I'll have to try to crochet a very tiny daisy perhaps!

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  6. I love the colours of the new yarn.
    I'm with the name Minnie too (my grandmother's name and she likes to wear purple!)

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    1. That's a nice idea! I want to wear purple when I am a Grandma!

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  7. Oh, love the elephant. I also like Daisy for her name, and a daisy in her hair would be perfect.

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  8. awwwww minnie Maisy is adorable! i'm sure she will be much loved :)

    that yarn is beautiful - can't wait to see what you make with it! x

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    1. It is isn't it? It's scrumdiddlyumptious - words can't really describe it! Does this make me 'sad'? :)

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  9. The yarn looks lovely. I would aim for scarf and gloves set.

    Your little elephant is super cute.

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    1. You could be right there! I'd probably have enough to do a really lovely lacey but cuddly scarf! And the fingerless gloves I did were surprisingly warm.

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  10. What about the name Fifi! (that's my daughter's idea, hmm?) I really love the little elephants, very cute! I think a bow would look great :0)

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    1. Thank you, you are all coming up with such pretty names. I may have to put all the names in a hat as I can't decide!

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  11. I love the colours in the yarn, can't wait to see what you create.
    The elephants are lovely, I think her dress looks like a ballet tutu.
    Have a lovely week. Ali x

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    1. The yarn is rather beautiful. I wish I could decide what to make, as you can imagine I want to use it in something that will show off the beautiful colours and the lovely soft texture! Decisions, decisions!

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  12. I love the look and colours of that yarn. It looks so soft. Maisy and her little sister look so cute.

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    1. They would be good colours to use on you tea lights maybe?

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    1. Isn't it just! I can feel myself drooling! Words sometimes fail me :)

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  14. Gosh I would love some of that yarn, it looks so warm and cosy. Isn't Maisies little sister soooo cute with her little ballet dress.

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    1. She does look like a ballerina doesn't she, although I didn't set out to make her look like one!

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  15. The yarn looks likes it's made for the autumn. A beautiful shawl maybe? Enjoy whatever it is and post a pic please!

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  16. Will do although it may be some time away!

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  17. That yarn looks Yummy! I can't think what I would use it for, something that would touch my skin tho....

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  18. What beautiful yarn! I cannot think of a thing I could do with it, but I certainly love looking at it. mmmm :) That little elephant is simply adorable, however. So sweet!

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