Wonderfully Warm & Woolly Scarf Making Workshop

Yesterday I ran the most wonderfully fun workshop just down the road from the Crafty Squirrel Shop at South Street Art Studio. We started off the day with a delicious morning tea of scones and muffins and all sorts of yummy things (thanks to Linda our lovely host!) and whilst we all got to know each other over cups of tea - I could tell the girls were itching to get started!

Using a beautifully soft length of wool cashmere (I'd prepared earlier) as our scarf base and lots of felted woollen jumper pieces from my studio - we then played around with various techniques and methods to create one of a kind scarves.

I was so impressed with their creativity and whilst we ran out of time towards the end...probably because we got chatting over the gorgeous lunch Linda made (we could have stayed on stitching for another 2 or 3 hours I think) - the girls were happy with what they had done and I was delighted with their end results. Their scarves were beautiful! What a fun and memorable day!

Vintage Treasures

Gorgeous vintage crayons - I just LOVE the box! 
It's no secret that I am a lover of vintage. Every day items from yester year just seem to tug at my 'love' strings. I think it has a lot to do with the packaging, the illustrations, colours and styling.

I can't help but be nostalgic and I know when I have visitors to the shop - they often comment on how it takes them back in time.

This love of vintage and strong re-purposing and recycling nature gives me lots of material to work with in my own creative journey and in my own products I make to sell.

But a love of travel and treasure hunting also leads me to seek out things from all over the world to share with you....these are just a few of my recent finds. Enjoy!
Vintage crochet hooks - love, love, love the colours.

1950's vintage party decorations - made in Japan.

Gorgeous 1950's hair clips - made in Hong Kong.

Who wouldn't want to sew with 'Sun Sewing Silk'.