I spotted a picture on Pinterest last week of the cutest little knitted sleepy bear wearing a red knitted button up suit with big bunny ears. I really couldn’t resist him, isn’t he lovely
The Folksy shop is called ‘Hand Knitted Bears’ and you can put an order in with Martha for any colour combination you like. She says to allow up to 7 days for your bear to be made but I had mine within 3 days of my order, which was super speedy. My little bear has moveable arms and legs so he can easily be posed in a sitting position.
Martha has lots of cute bears in different outfits to choose from so do go and have a look, they are amazing value too – after seeing the amount of work first hand, they’re definitely worth a higher price tag. Beautifully made, very good service and delivered wrapped in tissue paper tied up with a ribbon… HAND KNITTED BEARS
I had a really happy accident a couple of weeks ago. I was meeting up with a friend in the pub just up the road from my house, which I rarely go into, and sitting around a table were a group of women knitting, sewing, crafting, drinking & chatting! I went over to investigate and found out that they meet up every 2 weeks, so I’m now a member and am looking forward to my 2nd Knit Club next week!
So my Folksy Friday this week is all things knitting…
Pretty Bloom Stitch Markers by Rosy Retro
Reclaimed, Recycled Emerald Knitting Wool from Cast Off Cast On UK
Harlequin Mega Pins Knitting Bag by Priscilla Morley Leather & Textiles
Lime Green Spotty Knitting Needle Roll by Nostalgia Knits
Purple Felted Rose Bag Knitting Pattern by Bags of Inspiration
‘Sakura-Sky’ – BFL Cotton Wrap Chunky Flame Yarn 100g from Wharfedale Woolworks
Just click the pic or shop name to find out more – Happy Friday
After always whining about never winning anything, I’ve just had a really lucky streak!
Not one, but two original artworks from Fatema at Rara Avis, Shimmer on the Beach and Holiday Accessories.
Fatema creates wonderful art and stationery that is often inspired by fashion and cakes – not necessarily together!
I love this – it’s just like a sunshine which is exactly what I asked for! It’s from Zoe Sharp Crafts.
Zoe makes all kinds of lovely knitted brooches and lots of cute vintage retro fabric creatures – the yellow elephant is my favourite.
And then I received these inspired business card holders, hand made by Tia Lush (what a fabulous name!) from sample paint charts. Aren’t they great! Tia is a graphic designer and has her own website called WhoAteMyCrayons where you can catch up with her latest innovations.
Thank you to Fatema, Zoe and Tia for my lovely gifts!
After ‘Stumbling Upon’ a website about Graffiti knitting and then sharing some brilliant websites and blogs in the Folksy forums, it reminded me of something we did on a holiday back in 2005 in Greece.
We spent the day on a beach making pebble pictures and towers… OK, not the same as knitting I know, but the idea of leaving something behind for others to discover feels similar to adorning public spaces and objects with pieces of knitting and crochet for people to just happen across and marvel at later.
Or grumble about, vandalise, whatever… but get a response nevertheless!
Here are some pics our pebble art (not the first one – they’re my feet!)…
A pile of pebbles...
For any of you heading off to a beach this summer it might be a fun alternative to building a sandcastle.
There’s even a World Beach project that you can post your pictures to via the V&A website. They’ve recently reached post No.500 – have a look here for what do…
And here are the links to some of the incredible pieces of knitting graffiti and yarnbombing:
My thanks to Here Pretty Kitty for putting me on her Top 15 Best Blog award list!
I’ve been having a proper old nose around and have started following lots of new blogs. Here’s my list of 15 – although I could’ve kept going! Have a look, there’s loads of marvellous distractions!
(the boring rules are at the end!)
- Visit those dear little doggies and read about their latest tales (or is that tails?)… Hot Dog and Me
- Check out the Gallery at Wallop
- Cheer yourself up and have a view of Glue and Glitter
- Very entertaining writing! I can’t even sew straight
- Gorgeous prints – lovely colour combos! Aleximo
- Cool looking blog – good reviews too – Hats & More
- Very tasteful… Lauren Ceramics
- Lovely little knitted house being featured at the mo – Sophie Cat
- Love everything about this blog! Clara Bows
- Bright & Cheerful – love the sewing machine story! – Sew Scrumptious
- MMMMmmm… buttons – Noodle Fish
- Ooohhh plushly purple! – Innocence
- Loads of lovely pics and a great ‘journal’ competition… – Lucy Jackson Designs
- Love the colour scheme here – reminds me of banana milkshake! Zoe Sharp’s crafts
- Bold, flowery and lots of lovely elephants! Christal’s Creations
Here are the Rules:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.