So, what is it that I have been working on? Why have I been so reluctant to show you? Well, after the whole 'people-reading-my-mind' thing, I wanted to keep this quiet until I had actually finished them and put them in my shop. And what are they? Neck-warmers! I made one for myself back in March. Back then, I was calling it a snood. Some people would call it a cowl. But most people are confused, so I've decided to go with the unambiguous title of neck-warmer. And what is so different about these neck warmers? I've laced them up with ribbon!
Well? What do you think? I'm really quite excited. I'm excited because no-one else does this. It was my completely original idea (which all stemmed from me not being able to crochet properly) and I am very pleased with it indeed.
I will have some exciting new creations to show you this week, but for now, have a look at the Chronic Artists' Blog (where should that apostrophe be?)here. I feel very honoured to be their featured artist :o)
No hang on that's badges, not badgers. There are no badgers here.
I was incredibly excited about putting my badges in my Folksy shop. The last time I had checked, there were no badges for sale on Folksy. Was I going to be the first to list badges on Folksy?? No. I waited too long. As if that didn't dampen my spirits enough, I was also really excited about selling badges of the London tube map. I thought it was a brilliant idea of mine and I've been meaning to make them for months (I even had a little collection of tube maps to use). Amongst the many badges now for sale on Folksy, there are badges made from tube maps. 'Gutted' doesn't even cut it. For a split second I actually thought that someone had copied my idea, but then I realised that I had only showed the blogging world yesterday, so that's impossible. I even began thinking that this seller had read my mind. No, we just had the same idea. Bummer.
I can't really sell these on Folksy now that I see someone else is selling them (you have no idea how disappointed I am). So that will mean another giveaway, I think!
I had got over that sadness when I saw that someone else was making badges out of comic books (remember a while ago I bought some comic annuals with the intention of making them into badges and envelopes). I'm just not quick enough! This is why I'm keeping my crocheted things a secret. Not that these people copied me at all - more that I was too slow and they read my mind.
Anyway! As you may have noticed, I've been playing around with packaging...
And I've been making more badges from a map of central London (I'm pretty sure no-one else is doing that!).
I've also been making badges from a vintage map of France. I like them.
Ooo I've been having lots of fun with badges lately. I would show you all of them but I don't want to overwhelm you, so here are just a few.
London Underground maps, a map of London, a map of france, a Playmobil catalogue and a page from a vintage children's book (it's a Narnia book, if you're interested). I will be putting these in my shop, but I just have to play around with packaging first.
Soon, I'll have some finished crocheted pieces to show you. At the moment, they're just waiting for a magical finishing touch. I'm really quite excited about them. Watch this space...