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  1. A few weeks ago a lovely lady called Alison contacted me and asked if I could make some felt fingerless gloves for her friend.

    Her friend always signed off communications with a peapod or gloves so what better than to merge the 2 as a present. Alison was originally given one of my peapod brooches as a gift and contacted me through the website. 

    peapod brooch

    Felt gloves are not something that Id ever thought of making but I love a challenge so I jumped at the chance.

    Gloves specification:
    • The gloves will be fingerless but have a separate section for the thumb
    • I will use merino fleece in a combination of different greens mixed with black and mulberry silk tops 
    • There will be a peapod on each wrist
    • The gloves will be lined and have craft felt edging on the thump hole, finger hole and opening

     gloves - greens gloves bubble wrap

    I created some moulds from bubble wrap and felted the fleece round them to create the fingerless glove shapes.

    Im really pleased with the result and Alison was too, she said her friend loved them.
     
    This may be an idea for a new George&Lilly line.....
     
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    gloves 4 gloves 5

     

     

  2. Edies Felt Blocks

    edie blocks 1

    My friend Rob asked me to create some felt blocks for his niece Edie, she turned 1 on boxing day and wanted something fun but a bit educational as well

    I created 4 blocks out of craft felt. 2 sides had letters on that spelt out EDIE when put together, 2 sides had the embroidered names of the block colours on and 2 sides had corresponding fabric on. I was really pleased with the result.

    edie blocks 2


     Grahams felt food

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     My neighbour Graham asked me to make some felt food items for the children of some freinds in America, They are always playing kitchen together and their parents like anything handmade, especially handmade in the UK.

    I created 6 pieces - my signature 3 peas in a pod, a slice of bacon, a carrot, a fried egg, half a tomato and a slice of cheese.

    grahams food 2


     Carolines Poppies

    My friend Caroline asked me to make a couple of poppies for her aunts, they wanted to wear them on remembrance day.

    She thought it was a good opportunity for a christmas present be it slightly early...or late...

    poppy

  3. country living stand 1 country living stand 2

    This weekend was the Country Living Christmas craft fair in Harrogate

    The event was the second in Harrogate, Glasgow and London events have been running for a few years. unfortunately the event was running at the same time as the Harrogate christmas fair so the roads were total gridlock! 

    The event was larger than last year which was disappointing as things were spread out a lot more so some stalls were missed by the crowds.

    country living 1 country living 2 country living 3

    Although very overwhelming and quite draining I learnt a lot from the weekend, met some lovely people and received some amazing comments about my stock.