In the past when I had the shop, I ate, slept and drank all things fibre and crafty related, which was part of the reason for thinking an Irish Magazine on that very topic was needed. Now Olann and is a reality, I find my addiction to craft, fibre and handmade has grown even more. I’ve become so immersed in my love of these three things, that barely a day goes by, that I don’t find myself lusting after some new fibre, publication or handmade item.
I forget about many of these lovelies and there’s only so much information one brain can retain. I’ve already made room, when I tidied up and evicted the part of my brain that was staying up-to-date on world affairs. The world has, in my opinion, really gone quite mad and I can’t help but compare some of the bigger events of last year to a comic book sketch. As a result, I’ve pretty much given up on reading a newspaper, or watching the news. I’m not completely sure this enforced ignorance is bliss, but it’s stopped me wanting to bang my head against a brick wall. I’m also of the opinion that it’s the best way to opt out of any political discussions, I can’t debate if I simply don’t know. I’m sure like most things, this will pass and I’ll return to consuming every inch of The Guardian again at some stage, but for now I’ve decluttered.
Back to my original idea, sorry.
So even with the extra room, a notebook and Pinterest, some things still slip through the cracks. If you’re like me, you probably also spot things that you think would make an ideal gift for a loved one and despite your best intentions, you forget?
With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to start to share a few of the latest things to catch my eye. I’m hoping there might be a thing or two that interests you, or that you haven’t seen and on a more selfish note, I’ll have a record to refer back to.
My latest finds are……
From top left to right
- Posy – Hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester BFL top fibre from Snowday Spinning on Etsy. I think it’s fair to say, that even the pops of purple, can’t detract from how beautiful this fibre is.
- Nr 3 Marius kofte med rundt bærestykke by Unn Søiland Dale. I’ve been lusting after this cardigan for a least a couple of years now.
- The newly published British Fibre Art Magazine. It’s completely sold out, but due to the demand, there’s a second print run being produced.
- Lykke interchangeable needles set from Fringe Supply. Aren’t they gorgeous?
- Ceramic tags from Hand Crafted Love. I’ve wanted some of these for what seems like ages now.
- The Knit Kit on a String by Blue Sky Fibres. I spotted that Tangled Yarns have recently got some more stock in ♥
- Winter Snow Tree Portuguese Knitting Pin from Jill’s Handmade Stuff on Etsy.
Just a little temptation.
Will I let you into a secret? I might have already ordered a copy of British Fibre Art Magazine, so expect a review when I receive it.