Tag: wool

Another Knitted Headband

Brownie Modelling the Crafty Chai Headband

But this one’s different. Even though I’m a knitter, I don’t really know or understand much about wool. This doesn’t really worry me. I go by feel. I like soft wools that remind me of autumnal days & winter nights.

Merino Wool Headband

That’s why my latest headband is slightly more expensive than previous ones (I say expensive, it’s only £6.50!). My OH picked this ball of wool because of the colour. I gave the ball of wool a squidge & knew I had to knit with it. I loved knitting with it. It was so easy. I started it on Saturday & finished it yesterday. It’s been listed on my Folksy page today. So thank you Debbie Bliss for your lovely Rialto Aran wool. Both I & Brownie thank you. x

Brownie Modelling the Crafty Chai HeadbandDo you have a favourite wool to knit with? Or maybe a favourite fabric to sew with?

A Week in Wales: Crafty

Crafty Bits in Wales

I sometimes feel that I enjoy buying crafty bits & pieces more than making anything with them. When shopping for craft supplies there is the wonder, the dream, the flow of ideas, the possibilites of what might be made. Oh, and of course, all the pretty things! I love looking at all the pretty things, as my very patient OH knows only too well.

On the last day of our holiday in Wales we went to Narberth with my sister. It’s a lovely little town full of indenpendent shops like Damson and Slate, who sell Welsh handmade products and The Golden Sheaf Gallery, who sell lots & lots of lovely pretty things!

There were a couple of new places to explore this time so off we went. One of the first places we visited was Giddy Aunt Clothes. Here they make clothes from vintage fabrics, as well as selling remnants, buttons & other cool vintage & retro pieces. I bought a lush piece of fabric & some blue buttons. There were some really lovely clothes in the shop & I’ll definitely be going back.

We wanted to try out the cafe, PlumVanilla, where we had the most awesome brownies. They were so good that I couldn’t wait to eat it, hence the lack of photo here! They had an excellent range of veggie food on the menu so I know I’ll be going back to sample some of that!

On the way to the cafe we stumbled across Canvas & Cloth. Now with a name like that how could I not go in & buy something! I bought some lovely buttons & my OH bought his first Christmas present. There were loads of lovely materials, packs of things to make & other fab sewing bits, but I had to restrain myself as I’ve got plenty of things to be getting on with, like making new seats for some old chairs I’ve got. I’m going to use some of the remnants that I bought at Melin Tregwynt mill so that’ll keep me very busy! x

Crafty Bits in Wales