Friday, 17 December 2010

Snow glorious snow!

Now you wouldn't think a crafter's life would be that influenced by the winter weather, would you? After all, we work indoors(mainly), in the warm (covered by our hand-knitted blankets of course) snacks, hot drinks and entertainment all to hand (provided the remote isn't out of reach). However, on the first day of the last big freeze I nipped out in the car to my local yarn shop for more supplies for a (paid!) job I was working on. Admittedly it was a little slippy on the way there but in the five minutes it took me to buy my wares, the snow started falling enthusiastically making the climb up a small hill impossible, despite wielding my trusty spade. I slithered the car round and tried the main road. It was 11.30. The traffic didn't move. After 3 hours we'd reached Sutton (about a mile and a half). Stationery again. 4 hours later - yippee we'd reached Cheam (another mile and a half). 3 more hours - climbing the hill near Epsom College - so close to home but ..... can't quite make it and have to abandon car and walk. And do you know what really annoyed me? If only I'd bought some needles with the yarn I could have had a really productive day! Happy Christmas.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Brooch gift tags and Warlingham

To celebrate the start of the autumn season of craft fairs I've put together a brand new collection of brooch gift tags. Each one (so far) is different! A hand-knitted mini flower corsage with pretty seed beads at its centre is pinned to a toning card which has a coordinating ribbon hanger. A gift + a tag all in one!

I'll be officially launching these at an arts and crafts fair in Warlingham, Surrey this Sunday 5th September. Organised by Susan Hayes it takes place in Warlingham Church Hall, The Green, Limpsfield between 11am and 3pm and promises to have a mix of arts and crafts stalls as well as a cracking cuppa. Come along and have a look, relax and chat to friendly stallholders. I'll be there every month from September to December.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

At last!

Hi crafty and non-crafty friends!
I've been meaning to do this for so long and I suspect it will be a steep learning curve but here goes - my first blog.
Today I'm updating my website with events for the rest of the year - going to lots of lovely Sussex villages with my hand-knitted crafts and one or two Surrey venues as well. Have a look at my Where to Find Me page on my website www.lavender-heart.co.uk
Will do a posting later about the event I'm going to this Saturday.
Love Alison