Friday, 27 November 2009

More BBM!

To help keep things organised I've listed most yarn on Folksy.

I've also been selling some hairclips and there's more still to be listed.

I also had a play with Woad dyeing and listed two skeins at a bargain price of £6.50 posted.

Woad produces glorious shades of blue and both skeins are semi-solids. I did one skein of aran and one sock yarn.

Maternity leave is going well. Erin is getting into babywearing!!!

Orla on the other hand is enjoying eating parrots

Speaking of parrots, I dyed this yarn quite some time ago for The Soaring Sheep and it was snapped up.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Buy British Month

Well it's that time of year again; Buy British Month on Cloth Nappy Addicts. For anyone who doesn't know, it's a month filled with super products, bargains and one-off items from British Work at Home Mums.

This year I've mainly focussed on hand-dyed yarn & clothing, though I'm hoping to add some jewellery before the end too.

My first item was this appliqued top and yarn. I dyed the yarn and have to admit it was a bit of an experiment. I dyed it in the slow cooker by pouring 4 colours of dye into each corner of the slow cooker and allowing it to mix as it wished. I then spotted the fabric while shopping and thought it matched perfectly.

I've also added lots of hand-dyed yarn.

I also added this gorgeous set; an appliqued top, a skirt, bag with pocket in matching fabric and matching large hairclip. I decided to sell this by auction.

Coming up in the rest of the month, I'm hoping to have more yarn, more clothing, some jewellery and I'd like to make something with these two pieces of bamboo velour:

These were dyed with procion mx dyes using the low water immersion (LWI) technique.