Friday 25 January 2013

Harris Tweed Brooches

It's been a frozen day in the studio today, but Cuckoo Farm does look especially magical in the snow, even if I do get very cold toes! Lots of tea has helped me through the chill today though and I've been making new pieces that I'm going to add to my Folksy shop- look out for the Harris Tweed brooches coming soon!

I've also just joined Pinterest so I'll be having fun learning how to use that, I'll keep you posted!

Friday 11 January 2013

A belated Happy New Year! Thank you everyone who supported me last year by buying my work, reading my blog and giving me great advice. Here's to a successful and happy 2013 for you all.

 I'm looking forward to working towards some big goals with my work this year and I wanted to share with you the lovely new materials that I am starting to work with in the studio!

Treasure! A friend of mine has kindly given me her collection of lovely lace, buttons and fabrics
 which I can't wait to get started on!
Off cuts of Harris Tweed which I'm transforming into brooches

I've also been waiting to show you my first pieces knitted using double pointed needles! I used a pattern for Owl cable finger-less gloves from the beautiful Molly Makes magazine and I caught up with a good friend of mine this week to give them to her as a Christmas present! I found the double pointed needles a little fiddly at first, especially when the cable needle came into play (!) but I quickly got used to it and now I want to make a pair for myself and everyone I know!

Owl gloves!