Christmassy Crochet

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely festive season! As you may already know, I am in France this year with some of the family, which has been very nice and relaxing. Of course, being in another country doesn’t stop me crocheting! Not only did I give people some crochet Christmas presents, but my cousin Ed also bought some crochet items off me to give to the family, so there was lots of my crochet floating around! I haven’t photographed all of these things specifically, but in my general Christmas photo-taking, I have managed to capture some of them:

Mum wearing a crochet hat AND cowl! (She bought the cowl at the craft fair)

Mum wearing a crochet hat AND cowl! (She bought the cowl at the craft fair)

Uncle Spike in crochet hat

Uncle Spike in crochet hat

Cousin Ed in crochet infinity scarf which his friend bought off me for him for Christmas!

Cousin Ed in crochet infinity scarf which his friend bought off me for him for Christmas!

Aunty Jant and a crochet brooch

Aunty Jant and a crochet brooch

Granny and a crochet brooch

Granny and a crochet brooch

Cousin's baby, Artie, with a crochet owl

Cousin’s baby, Artie, with a crochet owl

Om nom nom, tasty owl

Om nom nom, tasty owl

Boyfriend in Thor hat

Boyfriend in Thor hat

Aside from the crochet goodies, there were other crafts at Christmas which I thought you might like!

Christmas present from the boyfriend: crochet hook case by lisashandmakes

Christmas present from the boyfriend: crochet hook case by lisashandmakes

I got this beautiful crochet hook case from my boyfriend, bought from http://www.etsy.com/shop/lisashandmakes. I follow her on instagram, and she always posts inspiring crochet and craft pics!

Mum's beautiful bone china tealights

Mum’s beautiful bone china tealights

We had some of mum’s lovely tealights decorating the Christmas table. You can buy them here: http://www.lindacalvert.co.uk/

Sock Monkey by Peanut and Co

Sock Monkey by Peanut and Co

This adorable sock monkey was given to me by my parents, and can be purchased on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PeanutCo

All in all, a very crafty Christmas! I hope you all had a good one! Let me know what you got (particularly anything crafty!)

Josie x

 

 

 

Craft Fair #2

Having had a sort-of disappointing time at Craft Fair #1, I decided to attend another Craft Fair at Guiseley, in order to shift some Christmas stock. The day started well; I was pleased with my stall appearance, and there was lots of interest in my products.

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CRAFT FAIR!

Hello! Phew, the Craft Fair is over and done with! And I must say, I was not impressed with the lack of organisation and advertisement. There were relatively few visitors, and practically nothing saying the event was on! No one seemed to be selling particularly well, especially me! I made a profit, but it was barely worth it. Hmmm…. maybe you can look at my stall and tell me if I did anything wrong!

Mummy Calvert on the stall

Mummy Calvert on the stall

More stock than I realised!

More stock than I realised!

Despite it not being the most successful day, it was good fun, and a great experience! The Corn Exchange looked very pretty (although it would have looked better with more people!).

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Here are a few more pics of my stall:

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I managed to make this headband while I was standing at the stall!

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Yarn Bowls by Thrown in Stone

Yarn Bowls by Thrown in Stone

I saw these beautiful yarn bowls on another stall. I would love to have bought one, but I already have a small yarn bowl and need something bigger. HERE is the website for these lovely bowls.

Luckily, a few people came to visit me during the day (not to mention my mum who travelled up from Lewes to help me!). Including my housemate Lucy!

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Just a side note to say that many more things have been added to my Etsy shop, so don’t miss out! Just click on the ‘shop’ tab at the top of the page.

I would love to hear what you think of my stall! So please leave a comment…

FINAL Tom Baker Scarf Post

At last I have finished the second Dr Who Tom Baker scarf and have got round to photographing both of the scarves. The second one was a little shorter (about 2.5m), but still looks pretty good, and is a little more easily wearable I reckon! SO, this is a short post, just to show you the pictures of both scarves 🙂

4m long scarf. 100% Acrylic.

4m long scarf. 100% Acrylic.

2.5m long scarf. 75% acrylic, 25% wool.

2.5m long scarf. 75% acrylic, 25% wool.

Modelled by my fetching boyfriend.

 

Oooh, just another quick note to say, if anyone is in the Leeds area this weekend, I will be doing my first craft fair on Sunday (8th Dec) from 11am-4pm at the Corn Exchange. PLEASE come along and say hi (I’m a little nervous). Hopefully see you there! 🙂