Coffee and Crafting

I have been waiting to post something really interesting for my first post, but that could mean I will never get started so here I am!

Tomorrow I have a stall at the Devonport Craft Market where I will be selling my tote-bags made from coffee sacks (is that up-cycling?) which I am particularly proud of. Mainly because I don’t usually achieve my so-called visions with sewing and end up vaguely (or greatly) disappointed with the final result. But these I am happy with! I will almost be sorry to see them go. By the way, there will be a tutorial for making these shortly. In the meantime please don’t be crafty (see what I did there?) and steal my idea! I am happy to share but the idea/design and bag will be for personal use only. Ahem. Here they are…

I will also be selling my hand-spun yarn for the first time. I am nervous about this. While I think my yarn is great, I might be blinded by my own admiration for myself at learning this new skill (on my own, no less!) and therefore be overlooking some serious flaws. Other people may think my yarn is twiney rubbish. 
I did finally manage to get this fibre…
(which was scratchy and filled with dirt and bits of grass) spun into a mostly consistent sport-weight single with decent yardage. It is still a little scratchy but I am hoping that it will soften as it is washed. I love the colours. The blue is soft and shot through with red and green and the smallest amount of purple. 
Anyway, the wee beastie is no longer asleep so I should stop neglecting her to post this and get her up! 


About Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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