Sunday, 28 February 2010

Owl Pendant blog giveaway!

Just because I love owls so much and I've got some new owl buttons listed on my Folksy shop, I thought I'd do a blog giveaway of one of my owl pendants.

If you like owls too and want to win this necklace, just start following my blog and tell me a fact about owls, a joke about owls or even why you like owls too!

I'll pick my favourite comment next Sunday afternoon - good luck x

Saturday, 27 February 2010

A lazy Saturday afternoon!

Mr dottery potter took the smallest dp fishing today and eldest dp was happy to amuse himself so I had an afternoon of peace and quiet.

I was able to spend it in the studio rolling slabs and creating some new bits and bobs without any stress and no cries of "Mum" echoing from room to room!

I did have to take time out to break up a few rabbit fights in the garden, so decided to only let them out one by one and put them on a timer - after an hour 'ding' and then change over!

Well that was the ideal version of events - I'll spare you the details of me chasing them around, under the trampoline, through the dog poo etc!

So I got to work, made loads of new buttons, rolled out two new tiles, made a bird hanging ornament and some new pendants.

Here they are in their raw stage.

There are also a few top secret things going on but I'm keeping them under wraps for now!

Hope you all had a lovely saturday x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Knitting escapades!

Well, I have been trying to learn how to knit for so long but on New Year's Eve, I decided it was time to try and follow a pattern - eek!
I found a chunky knit pattern on ravelry for a snuggly winter hat "Really warm hat by Melissa LaBarre "

It knitted up in no time at all and I was really impressed that I finally followed a pattern and topped it off with a nice squooshy pompom. Just in time for all that snow!

I then decided to be adventurous with some wool that I was given at Xmas with some knittng books - to me it just looked like nice random patterned wool. I knitted my second project - some fingerless gloves and imagine my surprise when they came out all stripey! It was just like magic!

Finally my latest creation hasn't quite got the impact of the other two things - I was watching eldest dotterypotter play basketball and took my knitting bag but forgot to take a pattern - d'oh! Being all cocky that I had managed to actually knit two things already, I thought maybe I could just improvise and make something up as I went along.

I decided to go for a phone cover - sounds simple enough? I ended up with something that resembles a little willy warmer! May that be a lesson to me not to run beofre I can walk!