Friday, 26 November 2010

Folksy Friday Hippos

Well it's Friday again and another week has flown by. I've had a birthday and I'm another year older, moving closer to that half century mark (which I tried to ignore!!!). I was poorly yesterday and had to take a day off work, most unlike me, but I'm glad I did as I feel much better today.

I've had another commission this week for Lets Get Crafting Crochet issue 28 - two commissions in one mag, not bad eh. It's an amigurumi project - can't say what, but the clue's in my folksy friday.

I'm also working on a Waldo hat and scarf for the Nosuchdisco Dave. Hopefully I'll get everything finished in time.

Here are my favourites for this week - just click the link to go to the folksy shop and don't forget to click the back button to come back to my blog. Have a fab weekend.

Laura's Love - Pink Hippo Desk Buddy DitsyBird Designs - Hippo Acrylic on Canvas
Kryshees - Green Hippo/Blue Stripes Patchwork Blanket Pooched - Hippos
ialbert - The Hippos puzzlesinwood - chunky hippo puzzle

Friday, 19 November 2010

Rockin Robin Folksy Friday

I can't believe it's Friday again, where do the weeks go? I'm starting to think about Christmas now, as it's only about 6 weeks away. So my Folksy Friday theme this week is Christmas Robins - bright and cheery. I haven't seen one in the garden yet, so I thought I'd feature them today. I've missed out a little this year, as I have no christmassy things in my shop. But I will next year. I'll definately be more organised.

As usual, you can click on the image to go to the shop, then don't forget to hit the back button to come back to my blog. Have a lovely weekend, Lynne.

The felt menagerie - Robinson McTweet Teeny Robin with Santa Hat Quernus Crafts - wee christmas robin
Swirly Arts - 10 fat robins gift tags Funky Pendants - Cheers Robin Pendant Necklace
Devonly Crafts - Rockin Robin Felt Christmas Decoration Kaela Mills - Three Felt Robin Decorations

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Lets Get Crafting Toddler Knits - I'm in Print

The postman brought me a nice surprise this morning. My copy of Lets Get Crafting Toddler Knits. I submitted my designs some time ago, so it was a lovely surprise to see them in print.

Even better - both of my designs are on the front cover of the magazine, and my poncho is on the plastic envelope. I think this is my favourite LGC edition so far. The colours of yarn are so pretty and there are some fab patterns inside, from some of my favourite folksy designers. Also featured is Carol Bateup of folksy shop Orangebirdstudio, Amanda Berry from fluffandfuzz and Penny Connor from OliverBoliver

Friday, 12 November 2010

Competition Winner and Folksy Friday

I recently ran a competition on my blog to carry out a bit of market research for an upcoming craft fair, just to help me make things that people will actually buy. I had a great response - many thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter. I really appreciate it. It will help me to knit the right sorts of thing for my craft fairs and my shops. The results are at the bottom of the post, in case you want to use them yourself.

I wrote all 15 names down on slips of paper and popped them into a bag. My little boy picked the winner. And the winner is ............

SusieJ from folksy. Your prize is on the needles Susie, hope you like it. As it's friday, I've decided to feature Susie's shop "Over theRainbow" as my Folksy Friday treasury. Here are my favourite items:

Rainbow baby sun hat Lavender knitted heart bag charm
crochet gloves in pink merino= phone/i-pod sock with strap
Beaded cuff bracelet - chilli red= Red Knitted Dog coat

Survey results:
I asked 5 questions, and here are the results:

1. How much would you spend at a craft fair on one knitted item?
Most popular answer = b) & c) £5-10 and £10-15

2. What knitted item are you most likely to buy?
Most popular answer = h) gloves/mittens

3. Whom would you buy a knitted item for?
Most popular answer = b) adult female

4. Which colour schemes are you most likely to choose?
Most popular answer = b) muted tones

5. Which style of knitting do you prefer?
Most popular answer = a) chunky