Freeform Crochet Bag and a visit to a Kaffe Fassett Seminar.

I am getting very excited about going to see Kaffe Fassett at Toft Alpaca in Dunchurch, Rugby tommorow. Its nearly a 3hr drive for me to get there so I will be leaving pretty early in the morning.

I have a new bag to wear to show my love of colour, its one I have been working on in between other jobs for the last 2 months.

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I have mixed together knitting, scumbled crochet and weaving. There are little scraps of vintage fabrics woven into gaps, unusual yarns crocheted onto the surface and some ceramic buttons by Tony’s mum along with a mixture of others.

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I have admired Kaffe Fassetts work since the 80’s when I used to do a lot of intarsia knitting.

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I love love love all the colours he uses and the way he paints with fabric,yarn and texture.

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I’m also looking forward to meeting lots of other colour loving people. Its going to be a fun day…and I have heard even the alpacas are sporting a bit of colour 😉

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Colourday Owls Owls and more Owls.

I am seeing so many Owls around and about I thought I would share some.

Apparently ancient cultures believed the owl offered protection against evil spirits and ill health.

Here’s a few colourful happy owls. If you click on the photographs it will take you to the source of each one. There are some very talented artists and makers out there!!

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I love these boots!!

Owl dress by Orla keily for people tree.

 

 

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Retro folk art owls.

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colourful crochet owls.

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Owl by Ashley Percival

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There are soooo many more around all cute and colourful.

 

Have a great weekend T . x

Colourday: A visit to Butterfly Bright full of my favorite colours!

Today I went to Butterfly Bright in Sherborne for a Yarn Bee (knit and natter), a morning of crochet chatting and eating cake in a very colourful shop owned by Ali Nurts (@AliNurts on twitter)Image

I met some lovely ladies who were being taught to crochet by Caroline Bradshaw (@carolinemakesit).

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Now to the colour! Beautiful buttons.

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Yummy fabrics (these are 30% off at the moment)

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Gorgeous bundles of felt.

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Colourful displays.

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Cute little containers by Rice which I could not resist..

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because they are all my favorite colours 🙂 They will soon be full of beads and buttons, great to take with me when I’m running workshops.

Ali also now stocks my cards,brooches and jewellery. 

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What a fab day.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend T x

A visit to Courts Gardens NT

I had a lovely morning out with my Mum. We visited Courts Garden in Holt Nr Bradford on Avon. 

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It was so nice to see the flowers coming out and feel the heat from the sun.

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The beautiful blossom in the trees.

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A walk around the ponds.

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Admiring all the flowers.

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We sat down over looking the ponds with a flask of tea I had brought and a homebaked cake. Bliss!

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We nattered a lot, and watched the wildlife.

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It was so nice to catch up and enjoy the sunshine together.

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There was a a fab children’s den part to the gardens hidden in between the trees, which gave me lots of ideas for the bottom of our garden.

We also found a lovely cafe near the carpark with the yummiest looking cakes and salads..I will be going back with Tony and Arthur soon I think.

After dropping Mum back in Trowbridge I headed home picking up some baguettes from Whiterow Farm Shop at Beckington.

I am now back in my garden concentrating on writing a new pattern for funky wristwarmers.

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What a perfect end to a great day 🙂

Colourday: Some eggcellent Easter colours.

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These pictures have made me want to paint and dye some eggs, I don’t think they’l come out like the ones above but it will be a fun project with Arthur.

The handpainted eggs are believed to ward off evil spirits and protect the household.  If you click on the last picture it will take you to some more amazing photographs of the eggs being painted in East Germany.

None of the pictures belong to me and each one is linked to the original source.

Have a great Good Friday 🙂 x

Time for a happy cup of tea :)

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Wouldn’t you smile if you covered your teapot with this Tea cosy? I would. I have made it for my kitchen and I think it ummm goes quite well with all the colours. This is the happiest place in our house and where I spend most of my time on the computor as well as  cooking ,making, chatting and drinking lots of tea 🙂

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I have made this crocheted flower garland to go in a  shop window along with lots of crocheted flowers to give a lovely Spring/Easter feel, but I actually like them over the fire place…I may have to make a few more! (don’t look to closely at the paint job it was going to be temporary, I am not very good at painting walls )

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The runner under the teapot was designed by Arthur and we painted and printed it together at a local art class last Saturday, I am going to add some crochet around the edge to finish it off.

Happy tea drinking 🙂 x

Saturday morning chilling out.

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The sun came out for half an hour just as me and Arthur got out his pastels and giant sketch pad he got for his birthday. 

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so many yummy colours to choose. (I wasn’t allowed to use these and used my cheap set and very small sketch pad) It was so nice to sit and sketch.

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I am going to be doing the Somerset Art Trail in September with paintings and handmade accessories, so it was great to start drawing.

Tommorow Tony will be going out for the day with Arthur and I will be getting out the paints and canvases. Can’t wait!

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For now its back to Saturday morning and a bit of baking so that we have cakes to come home to after going to an art class in Gillingham for children and parents. This afternoon we will be fabric painting with lots of friends.

What a fun start to the weekend 🙂

Colourday : Patterns Floral

Todays colour theme is Floral patterns.

To brighten the grey day and remind us that brighter more colourful days are on the way 🙂

Lets start with Floral in Fashion.

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By Dolce & Gabbana

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Vintage Floral.

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Floral taken to the max by the amazing Kaffe Fasset.

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Flowers in crochet.

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Floral print everyday 🙂

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Flower pattern cake to nice to eat!

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Beautiful spring flower prints.

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Some fun and funky floral pattern shoes to end. I’ve had my colour fix for the day. Hope you’ve enjoyed it to.

Happy Colourday 🙂

Colourday Gorgeous Calming Green.

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Green is a relaxing colour.

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I love how green is used in this textile art work by Jackie Cardy

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Green has the energies of nature and growth.

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Green stairs.

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I love the mix of greens in this interior, funky and bright.

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Cute green vintage caravan..a very happy place.

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Green and Teal.

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and of course there had to be a little bit of crochet.

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And a fab green knitted tie by Ralph lauren.

Soon all the trees and fields will once again be green as we come out of Winter.

Happy Colourday!

If you click on the pictures they will take you to the source of each photograph.