Friday, 12 September 2014

Another Fair,Brooches,A Pig Kit and an Infinite Number of Crochet Hooks.

We are at the Wokingham Heritage craft fair on Sunday so I have been pricing and sorting our stock. Then I thought I should take some pictures of the newest stuff. This meant finding it, removing the prices that I had just put on and then photographing before putting the prices back on. Very frustrating but entirely self inflicted.
 These pictures are my attempt to make lanyards interesting. I have rounded up every pair of spectacles in the house ( so Graham is bumping into things). In my head I have been planning a sort of crafters tool kit that you can hang round your neck -not quite ready yet  but watch this space.



















 Another tiny purse - I did make two but I have no idea what I did with the second one. The trouble is I have a box marked purses and another one marked key rings and I can't remember which box I put it in.

I have got no real idea what set me off on making flower brooches but I was obviously (judging by the number) quite keen.




This is my favourite brooch. Then there is the latest kit put to together exclusively for the Wokingham fair:

Pattern, 2 pairs of eyes, 2 different hooks and the yarn to make two multicoloured  Persephone the pigs. (Pig not included ... until you've done the crochet that is!)

(Aside from Victoria:  All this wonderful piggy-ness is just £10 at the fair.  We're happy to offer this bargain to our blog and facebook readers too.  Just message to order.)






When we go to these craft fairs we usually have a small section of things for crafters. This time we will have buttons and I thought some hooks and knitting needles. So plan A was to sort out a few hooks:

This is just a small sample of the hooks we have and it doesn't include the ones that we actually use or any of Vicky's collection of vintage hooks or the Tunisian hooks. You get the picture - it could be a while before I sort this lot - especially since I now can't find my glasses.
Lynn

6 comments:

  1. Love the flower crochet brooches. No wonder you were quite keen!

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    1. Thank you very much. I have to confess it didn't stop there and I have since made two really big red ones with black centres. I think I will give the proceeds from these to the British Legion Poppy appeal.

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  2. Good luck at the craft fair today ladies, hope your new ranges are well received.
    How gorgeous is the tiny purse-so sweet.
    Hey thank you for the link to the little rubber thingies used for the spec holders, very kind and appreciated.
    Have fun.
    Helen

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind thooughts. I have since found out how to do a proper link so next time we exchange that kind of information I won't have to give you the whole address.

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  3. Hope the fair went well - you certainly have an inspirng range of cotton and woolly goodies to entice the visitors - filling homes with useful lanyards, layered flowers and rainbow Persphones!
    Just wondering what the collective name for hooks is....you certainly have more than a handful...so perhaps it could be a haven?!
    Ali x

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    1. I love the idea of a collective name for hooks - it certainly is my haven when coupled with a ball of yarn.
      Lynn

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