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Market Day

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It's great being in charge....I get to take the photo while Kels works. We are expecting a quiet day as the big travelling  craft show is also on elsewhere. Surprisingly the crochet is getting the most comments.

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Elegant Brass Bangle

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It was lovely to spend a day in the studio last weekend working on something which wasn't for either of the markets but rather a part of the specialised (occasionally random) things I make.Sometimes it is to try out a design, other times to practice a process...and sometimes to remind myself that the sense of satisfaction when creating original individual items is terrific. There are a few projects which I've started then left to sit while I work on other things and think about them.. they are still waiting there... though the 3D Cloud series has, since starting, increased from...

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Steampunk series development

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The steampunk series/collection is finally growing. After a break to concentrate on a wide variety of other jewellery and embroidery stock for the differing markets and clients it was possible to put a some time aside to create another small grouping of streamlined steampunk themed pendants. These are 30 mm by 40 mm (not including the bail)... and are metal with clear resin.This has ensured that they are lighter than the original group which have quite weighty domed glass The layered watch parts give a definite depth and 3 dimensional effect which is not shown by the photograph... and the...

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What is a 'Scood'?... you may well ask!

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Cross a Scarf with a Hood and your question is pretty much given the short answer. The 'Scood' has the benefits of both..... without trailing ends and adding the benefit of retaining warmth while looking good, whether you are using it in scarf mode or needing an ear warming hood... if you need to breathe through something in bitterly cold weather it's also pretty good for that too! This is the latest in a line of scarves evolving into something else... last year I knitted lots of infinity circle scarves, and some of them... through the looseness of the stitches...

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Saturday's Little Vintage Market at the Mount

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What started as lovely weather is slowly closing in....thank goodness the vintage market is indoors over winter! The market is busy with a steady flow of visitors.... a really fun place to spend the morning... talking to potential buyers...and other stallholders. So far we've discussed the merits of crochet... how long it takes to make pendant.... whether the contents of the stall are hand crafted...and explaining the meaning of a 'scood (rhymes with hood)'. The crochet scoods, hats, and headbands have brought the most comments along with the pendants we themed especially for the market.

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