Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Winter Crop Circle waistcoat & Berrylicious Hat

Winter Crop Circle Waistcoat - back view
Winter Crop Circle Waistcoat - by one of Maggie Lamb's quilts in the Exhibition Room 

Winter Crop Circles Waistcoat - front view

A circular waistcoat with shaped shoulders and waist. 
Crocheted to my own design in NORO wool.
A pinwheel back with set-in shoulders with a cut-away front 

I matched each ball to ensure that there is a continuous colour sequence. 

The original jacket on the mannequin sold - so the hat matched that, but not this waistcoat! 

The hat is in a shaded wool in purple, green, brick red. 
It has a soft brim that folds back and can be re-shaped with the matching flower brooch. 
So you can have the brim in any style you wish 

Thinking of my friends in NJ as they are being battered by Hurricane SANDY ..................
Watched it all last night as lived in NJ for a while so can really relate to the situation - I saw the boardwalks being ripped up in mid-90's when last hurricane ripped through the area. 
So hope everyone is OK!! 

TAPIZ Hat & Scarf

Tapiz Hat & matching scarf 
In wool and Alpaca
Mongolian style hat with striped scarf - with tassels on each shaped end
In honey with red, blue, grey, green stripes. 

Hat warm and cosy, has a deep fold up brim - certainly jazz up a plain coat and being in a variety of colours will not only match lots of things but add some colour with plain coats. 

Monday, 29 October 2012

TAPIZ Coat - Wool & Alpaca

Tapiz Coat - Back View 

Tapiz Coat - Front View

Crocheted to my own design in a blend of wool and alpaca 
The graphic design is based on a Kelim carpet in flecked shades of honey, with bold stripes in stepped design in red, blue, green and light & dark grey's 
Simple striped  border 
Single piece construction - to minimise bulky seams 
Drop shoulders with dolmen sleeves and straight jacket  
The result is a soft yet structured jacket that would look good with jeans/trousers or a skirt/dress 

On the baby grand piano you can see two of my Crocheted Amish style crocheted throws - one double bed sized in a graphic pattern of triangles and squares; the other a smaller single bed topper in Amish Bar stripes; plus a co-ordinating cushion in a log cabin style.
Both hand crocheted in pure boucle wool - black, brick red, teal and lavneder. 

Friday, 26 October 2012

Peninsula Craft Show - All Set up

Well finally home .................. last one to ealve ptures, BUT all set up - Exhibition room full of lovely things - wicker work, quilts, ceramics, sculptures, bead work, wall hangings, wood bowls/vases even a fruit bowl and fruit in wood (you can't tell the difference!) 
SALE Room all done - tables loaded with all sorts sumptuous goodies - a truly comprehensive collection of  items anyone would be thrilled to have as a gift! 
RAFFLE prizes selected - again a wide selection of things for all tastes!

So............... now its a case of final touches early tomorrow morning then wait in hope of lots people coming and buying!  

Lets hope its a good show and weather kind to us ....................... hope to see peeps there over the weekend! 

Will take pics tomorrow .......as lots fresh new things to choose from 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

MY Stuff at the Peninsula Crafts Show 26-27th October WOLVERSTONE

Just an update - I shall have on show 6 BRAND NEW DESIGNS in the Exhibition Hall .....
  1. TAPIS - a striped straight 3/4 coat in wool and alpaca - in vertical stripes in honey, red, blue, greys based on a kelim carpet design. A striking design - a real show stopper
      • also has a matching  Mongolian Crown Hat and Scarf 
  2. AROUND THE SQUARE - a real round peg in a square hole of a design - using soft striping yarn in a single seamless piece of construction. A bolero style jacket with a fold back collar. In a  soft boucle yarn in dark midnight colours of green. navy, black, red, brown ......it will match everything in your wardrobe. A soft snuggly bolero that will look good over trousers/jeans or that new length skirt.
  3. WINTER CROP CIRCLES - stunning colours using NORO wool - a circular waistcoat in bright winter colours of reds, greens and golden browns. Shaped so it will wrap around you - yet long enough to cover your bum for those cold winter days ahead ...................
  4. FOREST OF CLUNE COAT - a Missoni ripple style long coat in cream wool with fine brown and black nepps. The coat is named after the wool as it is such a special wool! Light and elegant that will look good with all your cream, browns and blacks to tone in or contrast. 
  5. SPRING FLOWERS BAG - Felted wool bag in an unusual stone-pink colour with soft mohair flowers trimming the top - soft , fun, and flirty!
  6. MELANGE JACKET - a subtle blend of various tweed wools in stripes with border design with raglan bracelet length sleeves. A Chanel classic looks good over jeans or more formal skirts - for that effortless country chic look.
There will also be a various new accessories including scarves, shawls, cowls, hats, wrist-warmers; plus other items to wear waistcoats and jackets; blankets; and much more to see - feel free to touch as all are in gorgeous wools, cottons and other yarns 

Photographs to follow - hope to see you there!! 

Watch out for my new range in luxury yarns in ALPACA, MERINO, SILK - for that special person or event 

Commissions taken - in fact preferred as I can fit the item to you and you can pick the yarn of your choice from my stash which includes rare and vintage yarns.
 I usually do 2-3 fittings to make sure it really fits well and flatters you. If a jacket / coat etc does not suit you I will tell you as it is important to me that it looks really good on you!


Hi Everyone!
Its that time of year for our Annual Autumn Exhibition & Craft Sale - so please do come and bring your friends - we have been exhibiting for over 15 years with changing membership and guests to ensure a fresh variety of crafts on offer.

Get that Christmas Shopping done early and in lovely surroundings, no crowds  and you can ponder, over a cup of tea and chunk of cake, as to what to buy ...... for whom ...........  You will be spoilt for choice! 
There will be festive Christmas Trees to help set the scene to get you in the mood 

(Just outside Ipswich)

27-28th October

The Exhibition Hall 
will be showing a wide variety of hand crafted pieces 
Quilts and Wall Hangings
Wood turned bowls and vases 
Jewelry in silver and semi-precious stones
Beaded jewelry
Crocheted jackets, coats, bags
Padded boxes 
Fused glass work
Ceramic sculptures

The Sales Room in The Orangery

in various sizes and colours by several crafter's

Wall hangings 
pieced, quilted, enbroiderd 

Christmas stockings and decorations
wide range on offer 
Advent Calenders
Turned wood
Cards - crafted and photographic
Photographs - framed
Silver and semi-precious jewelry
Bead work
Chain Mail 
En-caustic Art work 
Padded Boxes
Paper Art 

and lots of other things! 

Perfect for early Christmas Shopping 

will be providing 
Cakes and sandwiches 
Coffees and teas 
(very yummy !!)

There will also be a Raffle - so a chance to win something truly gorgeous! 

Work on show will not only include work from the Peninsula Craft Group, but also a select number of local crafts people, extending the range of crafts and items on offer 
 There will be items for suitable for babies, toddlers, teenagers to adults - so something for everyone

Weather permitting you can walk around the grounds while there - so a lovely day out! 

Peninsula Craft Group
Marianne Brame - Stirling Silver & Gemstone Jewellery
Sue Brudenell - Quilts & textiles
Mark Cordle - Wood Turning
Lynn Dyson-Bruce - Crochet and Textile 
Brian Fitzsimmons - Wood Turning
Peta Jane Gulliver  - Freeform beadwork
Linda Haylock - Netted and woven beadwork
Anne Marie Jarvis - En-Caustic Art work
Maggie Lamb - Patchwork Quilts & Wall Hangings 
Helen Rounds - Quilts and Wall hangings

Guest Exhibitors 
will include: 
Deborah Baynes - pottery
Margaret Cossey - textiles
Suzanne Franks - paper and card work
Sarah Hicks - felting
Jill Hodgson - Artist & Interior Design
Barbara Hooper-Greenhill - Pottery
Carol Lacey - Chain Mail
Ann Lawson - Textiles
Carol Mayston - Fused Glass 
Julie McCormack - Photography 
Lal Pegg - Textiles 
Usch Spettigue - Stoneware & Porcelain 
Mary Wyatt - Ceramics 
Plus others

So there will be plenty of choice and prices range from a few pounds to several hundred! 
Please remember to bring lots of cash or your cheque books as we sadly can not process charge cards yet) 
We can reserve exhibition items till Sunday for pick up 

We look forward to seeing you and welcome any who wish to become members of our group - 
just ask a Steward!

PS: Help us celebrate our 25th Exhibition next Spring 
25-27th MAY 2013 at 
The Shipwreck Shotley Peninsula 
so watch this space for special announcements ...it will be a very special exhibition!!