Saturday, 23 May 2015

I'm back!

Yes, you read that correctly - after an absence of what feels like forever (nearly 5 years) I have picked up my yarn and hook and am crocheting like a mad thing to re-ignite my ETSY and Folksy store. The last few years have seen many many changes for us, for starters my beautiful 5 year old daughter is now 11!!! Wow, where did that time go........not only this, she now has a little two year old munchkin brother following her around everywhere. Hamish is still as grumpy and crazy as ever and I am now the proud owner of a first class honours degree in management and business, which I hope will come in handy for my new ETSY shop offerings. However, it has not been all happiness - sadly I have been unfortunate to lose both my step father and my mother to cancer within the space of 8 months, which was a very difficult time for us all, but whatever doesn't kill you and all that...... Anyway, that's enough chatter for now - just thought I'd check in and let you know that I will be posting regularly and showing off some new projects I am currently working on As well as giving you a peek into the lively and colourful world of Rosieplumpton 😀

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New things



lately, i have been thinking of lots of new things to make. I hve purchased a huuuuuuge amount of wool and am now in the process of making some really luxurious cushion covers for my etsy/folksy shops! The wool that i have ordered is debbie bliss and is 100% pure merino wool and it is an absolute joy to crochet with as it is so soft (and no squeaking whatsoever, not like with acrylic yarn). I am now a stealth crocheter!!
To use up some of my (rather large) acrylic wool stash, i made a really cute cushion cover for my own home and sealed the opening with some lovely wooden buttons that i had spare. It is such a happy looking pillow and is just like a rainbow. It has certainly brightened up our living room. I am getting a bit fed up of the browns/creams that we put in there now and am thinking that i should let it become an area of all things vintage and eclectic.
The cover that i am working on at the moment is a combination of cream, teal, grey and burnt orange and is absolutely gorgeous - i still cant believe how soft the wool is and will be sorry to see it go, but i just know that whoever buys it will have a super one off piece for their own living space.
We are off on holiday on sunday to the lovely Isle of Anglesey, which isn't far for us to go, but is very nice all the same. We get to stay in a gorgeous house right on the Menai straights and the bedroom that we stay in overlooks the water. There is nothing nicer that opening your curtains and seeing and hearing the water right there, it is so relaxing. i will be sure to post some pictures as soon as i return.

Monday, 31 May 2010

May-hem!!!


Well may has been a very busy month for me, i have been busy organising my daughter Rosies birthday party for 10 crazy 5/6 year olds, as if it wasn't bad enough my husband decided to give them all coke just before we started the pinata! (10 wired children running around our small garden with a stick and a blindfold - not a good idea!) note to self - have a swim party next year. I have also been trying to come up with some new ideas for cute little amigurumis, and was inspired by a phonecall from my sister-in-law who lives in southern france, so i made a french bear, and what better to call him Pierre, which rhymes with bear!!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Busy week!



This week has been very busy for me, especially the weekend. On sunday i made an afternoon tea party for me, James and Rosie. It was delicious if i do say so myself!!! we had egg sandwiches, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, rosemary scones with cream cheese and parma ham, lemon shortbread and a victoria sponge washed down with some earl grey tea. I started making it at 8am and worked non stop until we sat down to eat it at 4.30pm. I actually thought it would be easy to do!! It was worth all the hard work though as it tasted lovely.
I have been busy crocheting too, and have been busy making 'Apple Jackets' which are now for sale in my Folksy and Etsy shops. They are really funky and i have really enjoyed making them, and even James has been taking his work apple in a red one i made just for him! Now i have made the pattern for the apple jackets i can get cracking on the crocheted food i have been dying to get around to.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Food glorious food!!!


That is what i shall be crocheting next - an assortment of sweet treats such as donuts and cupcakes, i am planning on coming up with a really good cupcake pattern (i nearly typed recipe then!)and then decorating it in fancy beads and other things to make it look like it has loads of sprinkles. I have got into the cupcake thing recently as it is soon Rosies 6th birtday and i have ordered a gorgeous cupcake book which is full of the most amazing cupcakes you could imagine (i am salivating at the thought of them...)and what better way to try to keep the inches off the waistline than to crochet them instead of eating them. In the photo is the little cutie i made last year.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Ta da!!



At last - Mario mushrooms complete, you will have to excuse the rubbish pictures the light was quite bad as i haven't got access to my usual picture taking spot! I will be taking pictures for Folksy and etsy tomorrow i think, so i can get these bad boys for sale in my shops. I am thinking of selling them as a complete set of 4 and also selling them individually incase there is a particular mushroom that people want.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Nearly there......



With thoes blasted mario mushrooms!! i have completed the 'power up' (red with white spots), 'super mega' (yellow with red spots) and 1-up (green with white spots) and only have 'super mini' (tiny one which is blue with white spots) to go! i am really happy with how they have turned out and in my own, James and Rosies[slightly biased] opinion they are marvellous.Rosie even has one on her bookshelf!
Well, i actually went ahead and had my haircut!! i haven't been to the hairdressers in years and wasn't quite sure what to expect - a few of my friends had advised me to have it done at a really good salon the first time to make sure it is spot on and then to find somewhere else a bit cheaper for the upkeep. I had decided that i was due a radical change, as i have been bored with my hair for years, it was halfway down my back and i always had it tied back as it is so thick and heavy. I was also a bit fed up with the colour, which is my natural dark brown. I am now the owner of a short dark blonde bob - which i am absolutely thrilled with, it is sooooo easy to style and looks great without much effort. I was at the hairdressers for nearly 4 hours and must admit that i nearly collapsed when i went to pay and it came to the tune os £161!! but even James said it was worth it.
We had a fabulous day at the zoo last Thursday and i came away with lots of ideas for some more amigurumi (now the dreaded mushrooms are out of the way!) i am thinking of making a tiger, which was Rosies favourite animal there - she even had her face painted as a tiger bless her - she looked so cute doing her scary tiger face!! x (the photo was pre-haircut in case you were wondering!)