Saturday 19 November 2016

Busy, busy, busy!

This week has been very exciting for me, very exciting and very busy.  Firstly I received my first ever commission from my Etsy shop and secondly I have been beavering away making lots of things for my craft stall at the Pudding Cup Art Market.  

I don't know if you remember this post here where I made myself a crochet hot water bottle cover? 

 Well I put a picture of it in my Etsy shop and last weekend I received a request for a custom order of 4 covers.  I must say I was both excited and terrified at the same time, (excited to receive my first order but a little worried how well they would be received...).  I think I tend to be a little over critical about my work.
The colours for the hot water bottle covers were chosen by my customer from the Woolcraft DK range.  Luckily I had all the colours she requested so could get started right away.

The covers incorporate the beautiful Sunburst Granny Square pattern by Priscilla Hewitt, which is available for free at Ravelry.  I really think that this pattern can make any colour combinations look truly amazing.

All ready to be shipped off to their new owner..

and she was kind enough to email me when she received them
"They are wonderful" she said.  Panic over!

Now time to crack on with my craft table...
 I found some Jarol Heritage yarn in my stash and made these

African Flower pincushions...

and key rings made from Fabel sock yarn.

I got the idea for the pincushions from this pattern here by Cherry Heart.  I didn't really use the pattern (I have made so many African flowers I can make them by heart) and I just winged the rest; but if any of you would like to make one, the pattern is available for free on her blog.

Perhaps they will make a nice Christmas gift for someone. 

Thank you for visiting me in the Lodge,
see you soon...



  1. All wonderful things, don't doubt yourself! You are very talented, and I'm not surprised the hot water bottle covers were very well received. The pincushions are lovely too, especially the blue and purple one, gorgeous. CJ xx

  2. So beautiful! I've just discovered your blog and became your new follower on Bloglovin'. I like your pincushions too and look forward to see more beautiful makings here :-)
    Have a nice day,
    ps: I'm also critical about my own work, but no doubts, your creations look really wonderful!

  3. Congratulations on your first commission. They are fabulous! :)