Monday 22 October 2012

Workshop Wonders - Wild, Woolly & Wire Birds & Their Nests

We had great fun on Saturday making wild, wire and woolly birds and their homes - everyone's turned out well - which was great!  Here's some snaps to prove it ...   
Not only did everyone make lovely creatures we had lots of laughs along the way.  So ... thank you ladies for a super Saturday.            
Thanks too, to our hosts at the Ropewalk for their great venue and to the Ropery Coffee Shop for such fab food! 

Thursday 18 October 2012

Getting Ready for the Knitted Birds & Nests Workshop - Saturday 20 October 2012

Helen's woolly bird in his nest
Today I am sorting everything out for my Knitted Birds & Nests Workshop at the Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber on Saturday 20 October.  It's going to be great fun - we'll  be knitting wire and woolly birds and their homes.  Here's a woolly one that Helen (who kindly agreed to be my making tester on this one!) made recently - isn't he cute and doesn't he look cosy! 

Oswald At Home by Hippystitch

And here's Oswald, one of my knitted wire birds, in his nest.

There's still time to book a place if you can make it ...

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Vintage Wooden Cotton Reels

Vintage wooden reel

Isn't there just something fundamentally wonderful about wooden cotton reels!  I'm a bit of a collector.  Don't get me wrong - I use the thread too, I don't just stare at it.  But I do have a basket of wooden reels on my work bench at all times - very inspirational!
Wooden reels of thread

Anyone short of present ideas for me now knows what to look out for - no excuses!

Friday 5 October 2012

A Big Thank You from Hippystitch & Nicola's Cards

Just to say thank you to everyone who came and supported Hippystitch and Nicola's Cards today.  We had a fab time, caught up with lots of friends, ate cake and raised £70 for the NSPCC. Great stuff, folks!

Thursday 4 October 2012

Tomorrow Hippystitch & Nicola's Cards are supporting the NSPCC

Chocolate & carrot cakes
Just finished setting up for our event tomorrow - not to mention baking cakes.  So.. don't forget to join us from 9am to 4pm where we'll be selling lots of lovely things and providing tea and cake and supporting the NSPCC.  

Sneak preview of Hippystitch stock

What could be better - cards, carefully crafted items and cake? Get over here tomorrow!

Wednesday 3 October 2012

New Button Cards

Lots of button cards
Have just finished making a new card range.  ... yes - more buttons!  Come along and see for yourself on Friday 5 October (see Events page)

Button Card

Monday 1 October 2012

Woolly Birds

Helen's Woolly Bird

Just testing out some of my instructions in preparation for my "Knitted Birds" workshop at the Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber on Saturday 20 October.  

Fortunately Helen & Kim agreed to be my guinea pigs for this.  They made some really cute little chaps.  Here they are ... 

Kim's Woolly Bird

 Thanks folks!