Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Amulet (Dubsounds Mix) by tokyohunter

Amulet (Dubsounds Mix) by tokyohunter

My brother has just put up some of his demo tracks up over at CloudSound so if you like electronic music pop over and have a listen. I have added the track Amulet here as a taster.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

EEK! I won eeekk!

Last week was International Crochet Day and Jimbo over at jimbosfrontporch.blogspot carver of the most beautiful crochet hooks (check out his blog the hooks he makes are stunning) held a contest promoting the day for a custom made hook. Using a random number generator it picked me eeekkkk! I won eeeekkk!!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

IKnit Weekender

Habu Textiles
Heart pompoms
The Natural Dye Studio
On Friday I went to the IKnit Weekender   I had planned to just look and not buy, mmm..... not a good plan. Here's my shopping (confession) for the day.
I bought some very nice yarn from Habu Textiles they had so many beautiful yarns to choose from, it was hard to resist. Unusual combinations of wool with stainless steel, silk with stainless steel, soft merinos, ultra thin linens and hemps. Their colour range is stunning, very modern and strong.
The Natural Dye Studio I bought a couple of skiens of dazzle (a British Blue Faced Leicester supersoft wool) and precious (100% silk) all their yarns are dyed using natural plant dyes with gives them subtle shades and they have beautiful colour combinations.
My super bargain of the the day from WoolFish 100% aran weight yarn again neutral colours, greys, creams, black, browns.
Textile Garden
Textile Garden had nice pins, fasteners and buttons in wood, shell and metal perfect to go with all the neutral colours.
and my final purchases were a little gadget (love gadgets) to make heart shaped pompoms, I will try that later and something I have seen but never tried Kool-Aid drinks, no I am not going to drink with them but dye yarn with them, an experiment and blog post for the future : )

Friday, 10 September 2010

International Jewellery London 2010

Wednesday I spent the day at International Jewellery London at Earls Court 2, celebrating both UK and International jewellery designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. This year there was lots of choice and variation, from glass to diamonds. 
Interesting statement sculptural shapes, strong bold modern settings, platinum, silver, aluminum, stainless steel, some with large clear gemstones.  
Saw several stacking rings & composable bracelets giving a sense of been able add your own flare and style to your jewelley.
Colour was everywhere crystals, glass, gems also many designs had used butterflies and dragonflies from small earrings to extra large brooches. There seemed to be more suppliers than last year and as always was an interesting day.

I got some nice interesting carved quartz beads, freshwater pearls and crystals, now to play with them and make up some new stitch markers.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

International Crochet Day 2010

The 12th September approaches, also known as International Crochet Day I have designed 2 filet bookmarks to celebrate the day- the first has the graph below. Both are available on a limited edition pdf file, just email : with ICD bookmark and add UK or USA.

Here's one I made earlier