Friday, July 15, 2011

fascinating fascinators

Art Deco Felt Hat With Black and Red Accents
Large Cream Felt Hat with Shaped Parrot Feather and Vintage Button - Bird of Paradise Series
Sculptural Grey Felt Hat With Feathers-Architectonic Series

I stumbled upon this store just now, so I thought I'd share, not only do I love her felt fascinators, I also love the style of her store, just like the felt head pieces, it's a warm and interesting vibe.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

building up some stock

Denim blue kimono sleeved mohair shrug
Finally I've begun, to build up on some stock, which means.. yes I'm using up my yarn stash, this is number one, (don't laugh), of thousand of balls in my stash. Slowly slowly, I might get there.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The WeMake Pop up shop

This past week my lovely friend Mary who runs the wemake brand, opened up her first pop up shop in Hamsptead, I took a little trip there on Saturday afternoon, to have a peep at all the wonderful handmade goodies. and of course to show some support to Mary.
Wow I was impressed, down a little alley in Hampstead heath, was this stunning looking shop, inside was a cavern of wonderful handmade goodies from British artist.
I was truly impressed with Marys efforts, whilst holding down a full time job, she's managed to organise over 50 artists, setup and run a shop for 8 days, keep a blog, make her jewellery and bring the world of handmade to the label loving mothers of Hampstead Heath,

The shop did a storm, and the cafe next door was thrilled with their extra business due to having wemake in town. Hats of to Mary XO

I treated myself to a little chain bracelet, which sits tight on my wrist almost like a cuff.

The long sleeved winter shrug in blue

Electric blue long sleeved winter shrug
Electric blue long sleeved winter shrug

This will definitely brighten up your winter wardrobe, I love this shade, it's so vibrant, and strong. This was a custom order, which I wasso happy to have gotton the chance to see this shade knitted into the shrug. personally I think it looks lush.

My original plan for the bamboo yarn

summer bamboo tank in steel blue/grey OOAK in this shade
summer bamboo tank in steel blue/grey OOAK in this shade

So when I first bought the bamboo yarn, this was the tank I had in mind to knit, until of course I got caught up in a whirl of knitting all those shrugs.
I saved this last lot of greyish/blue yarn for this tank, and I'm pretty happy that I did, and finally took the time to knit it up 12 months later.