At the beginning of February, a challenge was started by Mary Heather and Christina from Ravelry. The challenge is to post on Instagram or Ravelry every day in February related to the day's theme: After posting for a few days, it occurred to me that I'd like to capture what I've posted in a slightly … Continue reading YarnLoveChallenge Week 1
Festiwool will always be special for me. Back in 2014 it was my first outing as GardeningWitch Designs. I shared a stall with my very good friend, Jane, who was selling her lovely crocheted jewellery as Knitted Jam. I was very nervous - would people like my products? Would they buy from me? Would … Continue reading Festiwool 2016
Festiwool is back for its third year in Hitchin on Saturday 12th November and I will be there for my third year as GardeningWitch Designs. I'm looking forward to it and have been assessing stock. Here is a selection of the items that I will be bringing along. Hope to see you there! … Continue reading Getting ready for Festiwool 2016
Earlier in the year, I was listening to the fabulous A Playful Day podcast. The host, Kate, put forward the idea of The Maker’s Year, a creativity and sustainable living challenge with a seasonal focus, asking folk to share our projects and what making means to us. This struck a chord with me at the … Continue reading The Maker’s Year, Part One: How did I get to where I am now?
So much for blogging a little more frequently ... I see that my last post was about Festiwool 2014. And here we are in August 2015, and I am planning for this year's Festiwool. It will be on Saturday 14th November, at the North Hertfordshire College in Hitchin. I will be there as GardeningWitch Designs and … Continue reading Festiwool 2015
Well, I have to say, after the slightly stressful build up to Festiwool, I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was a shame that it was raining heavily when we were unloading, and that we all had to leave the venue when the fire alarm went off (don't worry - no real fire, so no stock … Continue reading Festiwool Review
It seemed such a long way in the future when I first signed up for a stall at Festiwool. Now it's here. I've been up since dark o'clock, frantically stuffing things in bags and crates ... Rather like packing for holiday! I have project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins, cards and labels, and 3 boxes … Continue reading Ready for Festiwool…
I love making things. For some time now, I have been making project bags and stitch markers. There’s only so many projects bags that one person can use (actually, it’s quite a lot, but that’s another story …) or give away as gifts. I’ve been toying with the idea of selling them for some time. … Continue reading GardeningWitch Designs