We took a little trip to Treacle, the vintage/craft/food market in Macclesfield again this weekend. None of the boys were too keen, but the promise of some authentic Mexican street food soon shut them up!
We didn't stay for long though - brrrr it was flamin' freezing. When the snow started I found myself in Costa Coffee getting some hot drinks just to warm my porky little fingers.
I didn't part with any cash other than to pick up this lovely pistachio teapot - from a charity shop. Of course it needed a cozy - so as soon as we got back I set to, using a great free pattern found here at 'the green dragonfly' blog (thank you Janette)
Of course my cheapo teapot isn't standard size or shape, but now I'm a
confident cocky crocheter I wasn't fazed! I also used an alternative flower pattern but only because I had one in my head.
Treacle is always worth a mooch - might try and go in the warmer weather next time.
I redecorated 'the branch' with some crochet leaves - an idea I pinned on pinterest then actually went back and made!
(might be a first).
The original comes from here at 'easy makes me happy'(me too Tara)
It's surprisingly hard to photograph (without getting my face in) but you get the idea
The good thing about the branch being in front of the mirror is that it looks like I've made twice as many!
|(Elephants by Sarah @ Northfield Primitives - here's her Etsy shop link)|
I also made a HUGE infinity scarf for a special friend. I used a pattern appropriately called 'great big hug' available for free here on ravelry (thanks Aimee) and added some popcorn stitches and a little red heart for the back of the neck.Other than that, whilst (still) waiting for the block mojo to return I've been playing with clay and silver leaf. Here's a sneak peek - definitely some new products on the way...
Before I go, we are visiting Cornwall for the first time over Easter (we're fans of Devon) as Cleggy is working down there...anyone recommend any places to visit/eat?
We'll be near Swanpool/Falmouth.
And sharing this lovely giveaway over at Annie's blog!
Happy new week