Finally the 'Big Order' is finished so I'm afraid this is going to be a showing off post..well, I'll show what I've made and lovely readers can draw your own conclusions as to whether I'm showing off or not. I apologise for showing some of the stuff I had in the last post but I really enjoy having a huge pile of stuff made ready to send on.
So to recap..the Tweed Weaver on Harris asked me to supply her with 10 of everything I showed her.
So above there are three lots of 10.
Then there are 10 cuffs, the pictures are suffering from ..wait for it...too much sun! Yes! The back of the house was dark so I went to the room at the front and the sun was blindingly brilliant.
10 little purses cunningly constructed to hold an iphone 4 or 3gs.
Here's a detail I couldn't resist, showing the velvet/silk/Harris Tweed combination. This is what gives me the pleasure, and the drive to continue. Its the surprisingness ( is that a word?) of the results that delights me.
A different combination of colours gives a totally different feel.
Now, what do you think these are? I don't even know, but found that I had some large pins and had to make some either extra large if you dare shawl pins, or mini wallhangings.
Its good to sort them into groups of the same colour too.
Thank you for the encouragement I had after my last moan. Every single comment is read with care and gratitude and I apologise if I didn't reply to those 'no reply-ers' among you.
I am excited again about future projects, but have a few more orders to fulfil before that and a possible Christmas Market.
A day out in beautiful Mid Wales,cheered me up no end yesterday. My husband went to Powis Castle for work and left me in Montgomery, a lovely little town. I visited a lovely Crafts Gallery, a vintage and crafts shop, and the best Hardware shop I've been to in a long time, Bunners.
A lovely drive via Dolgellau and a walk on Barmouth Beach walked off the lunchtime cake,
followed by a meal in Gales of Llangollen on the way home.
Its a great place but I have to confess to feeling a bit queasy when I remember the huge half a beef tomato and equally huge mushroom both of which I ate first to get them out of the way.
I hate warm tomatoes.
It makes me think of 8 portions of boiled fish swimming in liquid in a metal tray each with a warmed half tomato on it . Convent School Dinners circa 1965.
I think I'll ask for the salad next time.