13/05/2012 § 15 Comments
Since the excitement of the big reveal of Ripple One on Friday – click here if you missed the BIG moment – life has been busy, busy over the weekend.
At last, we have enjoyed some sunshine. In Alton yesterday, the Art & Craft Market was in full swing and once again, I met some lovely friends, loyal customers and new people to chat to. I hope you all enjoy your Adaliza gifts and treats!
Our daughter arrived home and we went for a celebratory meal on Friday evening – a new job in London beckons! She, however, had an ulterior motive for popping home – she wants to do patchwork! So she came with an empty case, and returned with a sewing machine, threads, fabrics, pins and needles + a cutting mat and rotary cutter and lots of ideas. She then, after returning to London, sent a photo at 3 am in the morning of an almost completed cot quilt – a present for a friend! She certainly seems to have ‘got the bug’!
To answer a few questions I’ve had about the yarn for Ripple – I started with a few odd balls of DK and bought more from anywhere and everywhere as I went along. I was amazed how different DK can work out, but Ripple was very good natured and didn’t seem to mind what colour or make came next. The only criteria was that it had to be pure wool – that’s including alpaca etc, which I absolutely love. I made up the colour waves as I went along, occasionally planning a couple of rows ahead, which seemed to work. I was far too impatient to write anything down, or make a proper plan!
Today, I’ve spent an hour or so planning more cushions and makes for the coming week – trying to get organised so that I can pick something up to work on in every spare ‘window of opportunity’. My stock is somewhat depleted so I need to replenish! I’ll probably be a bit quiet this week and then show you what’s going to be on offer at the end of the week. That’s because next weekend is Art & Design in Winchester – oh yes, 3 fairs in a month! I’m calling it ‘Madness in May-time’!!!
Do pop by to see what’s happening at Handmade Monday over in its new home in Handmade Harbour. I was very bad at commenting last week – sorry, I don’t know where last week went! Will try to do better this week!
Enjoy your week – keep on making!