Busy preparing for Unwind Brighton

Hi there, it’s been a while since I last posted. Since then I went for a few days to Iceland for work and family which was great and since I’ve been back in France I have been hard at work preparing for Unwind Brighton.

But first thing first, I went back home for a week and had a great time. Working from home is nice but getting to work “in the office” with my colleages is also great so I really enjoyed my week in the office, being able to chat and take lunches with friends. After work it was “vacation time” and I enjoyed meeting my family and friends. It’s always good to go back to Iceland and relax and just enjoy this wonderful country. I had lots of luck with the weather. The first days we had sun and just all over beautiful weather and the second half of my stay we had beautiful but snowy weather which was also nice. Maybe you would like to see some photos?

photo 2 (39) photo 1 (41) photo 5 (14) This is mount Hekla, a powerful volcano -beautiful don’t you think?

photo 2 (38) photo 3 (30) And just a few days later all was covered in snow.

So all in all I had a great week and if you ever have the chance to go to Iceland, I say “go for it” you will not regret it 🙂

But now I’m back in France and working on my stock for the Unwind Brighton show that I’m soooo excited about. I’m working on dyeing yarn, spinning yarn and making stitch markers. I’m also working on magnetic pattern tamers and an idea for an accessories kit with lots of cute handmade items. Here’s a sneak peak:

photo (21) IMG_1492 These small boxes contain 20 lace stitch markers with sead beads or Swarovzki pearls, I do a bit of both. photo (22) This is my very first essay at a needle felted stitch marker. I enjoyed making it and rather like the result but how about you? It’s supposed to be an apple but on the photo it kind of looks more like a strawberry don’t you think? I may work some more on this idea as I find this type of stitch marker original in design and super cute:)

I’m also working on my “candy bar” –  this is going to be like the “make up your own candy bag and pay per weight” that our kids love only this will be a knitter/crocheter version of this. Your chance to handpick the stitch markers you like best and fill up a cute little plastic bag and I’m not sure yet whether you will pay per weight or per marker, but I hope this will be a success. As you can see in the photo below I have even got the little cute plastic sachets to go with my “candy bar” photo (23)

Later today I’m going to do some dyeing, I’ve got 6 skeins of organic merino, aran weight, soaking at the moment. I’m also going to do some carding on my carding board. I’m not sure if I’m then going to spin the rolags into yarn or if I’m going to offer the rolags for sale…come to think of that, that might be a good idea. I’m sure there will be spinners among the visitors at Unwind Brighton and as a spinner myself I know a beautiful rolag is irresistible:)

I’ll show you photos of those later once I have some done, here are my supplies for today photo 1 (40) The copper fibre is Triobal, a nylon fibre that will add strength and sparkle to the yarn.

Well that’s all for today my friends. Thank you for reading and have a great week full of crafty bliss 🙂

2 thoughts on “Busy preparing for Unwind Brighton

  1. Aaah Iceland looks really beautiful and I would love to travel there…

    Nice work for Brighton ! Your felted apple is so cute 🙂

    For the rolag / spinning, you can sell both. Also selling rolag may save you some time while preparing your items for sell and, as you said, spinners will love to spin it themselves.

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