I am loving having Elliott work with me, he is so enthusiastic and is coming
up with some brilliant ideas - he is worth the expense and the McDonalds! ;)
He excels with his website slider/banner designs so new ones will
be appearing very often.
The first Coffee and Create class is on the website - it is looking a little lonely
at the moment but it will soon be joined with many others!
The first class is going to be Pom Pom crazy!
If you managed to see Kirstie Allsopp's Crafty Christmas programme on Channel 4
last month you will have seen Pom Pom Makers - a very nifty clever gadget,
which I could not wait to buy.
You no longer have need of cereal packets, cutting into circles and endless threading of wool....
This device means you can make pom poms in minutes!
I decided it was essential to my crafting needs so I purchased one, two, three and a few more!
(And more are on their way - a slight addiction I fear!)
At the class we are going to incorporate a pom pom in decorating a gift box
(Square Petal Top Box) and using Spiral Blossoms cut from felt.
All materials provided including coffee/tea and the very important homemade cake!
But if you are coming along why not bring some wool of your own and
play with the Pom Pom makers, I'm planning on some pom pom bunting!
Knitted squares update: these are some that are being sorted into toning colours
and sizes. It looks very much like there will be enough for at least 3-4 blankets.
Joining has begun...I am crocheting the squares together as this seems neater and
I need to polish up my crochet skills!
I am planning to donate one blanket to The Royal Marsden, one to the
Ronald McDonald House in Camberwell. Remaining blankets will be raffled to raise funds.
Some squares were knitted with pretty baby colours so my lovely Mum is making
those into a special baby blanket and knitting a fancy edge - photos of that to follow.
I am incredibly grateful to you for all the time and effort that you have put into
knitting all the squares, an amazing response.
If you are still knitting...do not stop! It is still fine to send squares, as mentioned
before, I think this could be an ongoing project.
Tomorrow I return to my London job!
I've been away for over six weeks so it will feel a little strange but I'm looking
forward to catching up with everyone.
Elliott will be dealing with any orders so things should tick along seamlessly.
Goodness, my blog posts are getting longer!
Take care friends - I'm back soon.