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Washi Wednesday - Introducing Minty

After 8 years of love and devotion, my cream soft top Beetle and I have parted ways. Moving on is always hard, I loved that car and it really felt like a limb. But sadly, now that I'm only part time at my grown-up job and I've chosen a more nourishing use of the rest of my time, a new Beetle wasn't really an option.

But that's OK. That decision led me to Minty:

The colour was in no way chosen to...
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That's my house that is.

So, Fiona came to photograph my house recently. 

Yes, I have a wooden Ark in my living room. 


Amy, Zoë and I have relatively similar tastes in our houses - we're all pretty thrifty. Nothing we have in our homes costs very much, aside from the untold number of hours spent finding, painting, covering, restoring and revamping. Don't get me wrong, we have the odd luxury. For example, Nic kindly bought...
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Friday Finds

I've been at Denise's Hens' do this evening. We had great fun, I got to turn Charlotte in to a swan with toilet paper.

This week's Friday find is from Zoë - she found these gorgeous Rosti Danish egg cups, which are now for sale in the shop:


They're really tactile and stack beautifully.

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It's been a bit manic.


The last few weeks have whizzed by. We were insanely busy getting the Etsy Craft Party sorted. Then I had to get my VAT return done (I hate it, but at least it means I'm never more than 3 months behind on accounts work...). Things started to return to normal last week. We had a lovely knit & natter on Thursday with three new faces. Then Saturday came, and with it back to back workshops, with...
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Wow. Just wow.

Thank you all, so, so much! All 75+ people (we lost count), that came to our Etsy craft party and made it fabulous.

We ate, drank and crafted. We carved rubber stamps, made cardboard owls, sewed felt brooches, made macrame bracelets, drilled and glued key rings, made washi tape jewellery, knitted, nattered and generally had a ball!



Thank you Amy, for working your socks off for two days straight, to...
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A day out in the sun

The other day a few of us decided to enjoy a day out in the sun, so headed to Snowshill Manor. We romped around the Cotswolds for a few hours, gasping and drooling over three rooms full of spinning wheels (well, Denise did), admiring pretty views, looking glamorous in sunglasses (even though our hair had been attacked by wind in the back of a cabriolet), riding wooden pigs, attacking samurai suits with our light sabre apps, appreciating dead beetle arrangements and joining the National Trust.
 
Later, we bought wool, ate ice cream, admired Rastafarian sheep, giggled at signs with incorrect punctuation, bought an owl, sniffed some soaps and accused waiters at the RSC of trying to kill us (in jest of course, the meal was quite lovely).
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Teachers are busy bees...

We had a shop full of lovely, talented people today! Lara, Denise, Zoë and Fiona all happened to be in at the same time, so we shared a pot of tea.

Lara was dropping off her fabulous (and enormous) macrame pot holder for us to photograph as an example for her upcoming macrame workshop. I haven't managed to take a photo I'm happy with yet, we just couldn't find anywhere to hook it from! I'll have another go at home later in the week, but here it is being held up by Denise in the shop's back yard:



Charlotte completed her first knitted lampshade last night. These will hopefully be on sale in the shop in some brighter colours, the cream is just for the pattern. I think it looks ace on my orange lamp base, so may well steal it!


New bakers twine arrived today! We have some bright new colours, including an orange & purple mix, a green & pink mix and a blue & pink mix. They are slightly thinner than our previous stock, but as a result they are more vibrant as there is less white in each strand. There is approximately 90m on each roll.

Ahhh, pretty

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All the satchels of the rainbow...

We took it in turns to pop down to the town hall for the Save the Children gig yesterday. I'll be honest, we did more buying than selling! Foot fall was poor, but it gave us a good opportunity to flex our market-muscles, and our pitch fee goes to a good cause. Zoë, Roisin, and Denise came along too, so we had a hoot. Roisin was modelling one of her Colette Hazel dresses and Denise was arm knitting!



Denise successfully introduced four lovely ladies to the world of crochet yesterday morning. Everyone gets to pick which balls of cotton they would like to use from a big basket; we think Tara picked the prettiest colours:


Our satchel stock was replenished this week, so our rainbow(s) are complete again...



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Garibaldi Bunnies

I've had a lovely Easter weekend! On Saturday, we had two crochet workshops with Denise, one for spring-like flowers, the other for granny squares.

Big grins!
Getting there...

On Easter Sunday I played hostess and cooked roast beef for some of my favourite people in my new house. We stuffed ourselves stupid (Amy made us two massive and delicious desserts), drank and played with play-dough. I can...
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Grab a paint brush

Well. We have keys to our new Leamington abode. I don't think I'm underestimating when I say every single wall/surface/ceiling needs a coat of paint. And those that don't need painting need cleaning. So we've been getting on with that, with loads of help from my Mum, who is a painting goddess. Two rooms down, several to go.

The internet is being switched on on Tuesday, so the moving men are...
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Lovely wee mugs

A very exciting parcel arrived from bonny Scotland today. No, not from Nikki McWilliams this time (good guess though, they're on their way), and not Zoë and Paul, although they just got back from Glasgow. We now have tea towels, mugs and aprons from Gillian Kyle:


Modelled here by Denise:
Work it girlfriend

We are so very impressed with the quality, they look and feel great. We hope you agree!

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