Leiny and I were in the studio today knitting and relaxing. We spent the last two days at the Knitting and stitching Show as volunteer knitters. Read about our time there at Margie's Crafts The Vintage Store
Leiny is knitting a pair of Sublime Hunter socks in asparagus.
When I first discovered the Tilde range by the Norwegian designer Tone Finnager, I could not find any Irish stockists. So I made the best of the fabrics I could find and used some Cath Kidston.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Rose, in her shop, The Cottonwood Tree in Kilcullen County Kildare, just a few miles from where I live. You can not imagine how excited I was when I stepped inside the compact, inviting and exciting shop, to see all the Tilda range of fabrics, books, papers etc...
The shop is a little gem, with wool, fabric, accessories, ribbons, books, handmade aprons, and lots more including very pretty notice boards handmade by Rose.
Rose is an excellent hostess and made every customer feel special.
I was like a little child in a sweet shop. I purchased some of the Tilda fabric, a Tilda book and some Debbie Bliss wool. All very good value and well worth a visit.
To further add joy to my day Rose asked me to do some doll workshops at her shop in the New Year. There are lots of other craft classes running there between now and Christmas.
Leiny and I will be at the Knit 1 Pass It On Stand at the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS Dublin next weekend teaching knitting and crochet. Please drop by and say hi.
I have been designing some dolls for the workshops. This one is Florence in turquoise and silver. Thanks to everyone who has joined in the Giveaways here, for anyone who has not yet, there is still time, whether you are first time visitor or a regular visitor you are very welcome.
I am a community worker I was working full time until my cancer diagnosis in October 2013. I have been interested in crafts all my life. I am always knitting or sewing. I love the different seasonal crafts and spending time with family and friends.