Monday, 12 July 2010

Hello!

Well hello there fellow crafters, sorry its taken me awhile to write another blog post the reason will become clear later on in this post lol.
I finally finshed the crochet blanket for my nephew ( just waiting for him to put in a appearence now), due date the 22nd so not long now, here is the said blanket, let me know what you think! 
I have also been trying out cabling for the first time and have now finshed a scarf, photos will be put up soon as the sun comes back out.
The reason for me trying cabling other then trying out new things is i want to knit a handbag and matching purse for my sisters birthday and i wanted it to have cables so i had to teach myself to cable knit!.

Also on folksy they have a promotion going where sellers can join in by listing one item a day everyday of the month and for some sellers it seems to be working quite well, i've been checking out the listings and they look good.
I want to be able to join in one month but it seems to take me soo long to knit items i'm trying to do some now so at least i have enough for 2 weeks which would then give me enough time to make items for the last 2 weeks, so far i have enough for 5 days!! ( see i told you i was slow!).
Well this months sellers are called july jesters and here are a few that are taking part please check out thier shops 

northfieldprimitives
lonelyhearts
destashtastic
MushyMakes
Kokokelli
TheButtonFairy
pantsandpaper
GiftsShack
BeadShack
alibalijewellery
maxineveronica13
jentwinkle
whimsicalwrenjewellery
traceychorley
lizdyson aka The Little Bead Shop
NOfkantsCurios
vintagedreams
littleredstar
cheerymishmash
theglassmountain
STEAMPUNKSTORM
JAustenJewelleryDesign
PaulazJewelz
accidentalvix
redbirdjewellery
DiomoGlass
StrawberryAnarchy
aprilisforever
lewisdesigns
beadypool
clairezcardz
AdienCrafts
silvessence
JessicasJotters
ickleimogen
theglassmountain
HeloiseV
LondonFogg
moodycowdesigns
LaurasJewellery
FairlyGirly
ButtonsandBeadsGiftsDestash
ButtonsandBeadsGifts
dottiedesigns
DottiesBitsandBobs
DottiesCards
GemmaPayne
LiLiGill
Carol’sCrafts
damselflygemma
PoppyfieldsDesign
jkj
KarensBeads
beadesk
Veryan
MadeWithLoveX
lauraslittlelovelies
BedazzlEm
KittyNoir
accidentalvix
sweetpyroangel
TopFloorTreasures
higgsandkisses
KettleofFish
Freshnfunkycards
polkadotsandposies
KirstysCreations1
ASimpleMelody
pavlova
iyobodesign
LemonadeAndLamingtons
vintagedreams
Mirribeads
SeetheWoods
EmmasMadeMe 
and that is just a few , well  i thought if nothing else i would have a full shop by the end of the month, mind you fingers crossed for a sale as i have'nt had one on folksy since march.
Luckliy i have had custom orders to keep me going!.
heres one of my custom orders for toddler slippers!  sweet huh.
well i'd best get back to the knitting or i wont make september or august lol. 

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Wow

Is'nt it hot today?, much as i love to see the sun for us knitters it plays havoc with our crafting!.
I have run out of white dk that i needed to finsh off the crochet baby blanket i'm crocheting for my nephew due this month!! but what with a ill child i have'nt been able to get out to get some.
So i decided in my strange wisdom to knit a scarf, i'm trying out cable knitting for the first time and i thought a scarf would give me enough scope to get it right, because i want to knit my sister a bag and matching purse for her birthday on the 17th of august.
If anyone has any tips they would like to pass on then i would be most grateful!.
I'm toying with the idea of sending out a newletter with shop updates but unsure whether people would like this?, i could have one for my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sharnemainiaknits and one for my folksy shop  http://folksy.com/shops/creativeknits or maybe one with both shops on would be best??.
Remember you can also follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/CreativeKnits and on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/suffolk-United-Kingdom/Creative-Knits/107647735928041.