Found my making mojo

Hey everyone! Apologies for yet another hiatus from me! I’ve been concentrating so much on Nine Dots Creative, I’ve got to admit I’ve kinda neglected Linziloop. At the end of 2016 however, I did get back to making, in the way of beanbags! I made one for little loop for her  3rd birthday (I know, where did the time go?!) and I enjoyed getting back to the sewing machine so much that I decided to make a couple more to sell. I’m taking custom orders too, I’ll see how it goes!

I’m also itching to get back into making some clothes for myself. I’ve got so many ideas at the moment, it would be a shame to not make any of them. The fabric stash is alive and well so I’m sure there’s something suitable amongst it all for me to make something to wear.

Anyway, I just though I’d show you some pics of my beanbags and tell you they’re available on Etsy if you would like one. They’re great for kids up to about 11/12 years of age, reversible, washable cover, and can be custom made in any theme you (or your kids!) like.

I really want to pick the Linziloop reigns back up though… I do enjoy the escape from the computer screen when I’m making, and I’ve got a whole studio to myself at the moment (anybody wanna join me!?) so I’ve certainly got the space!

I’d love to hear in the comments what you’ve been up to so far in 2017, and what your plans are for the year! Any new projects you’re starting?!

Hopefully I’ll be back soon with an update on more making 😀


Folksy Friday – Wonderful Wool!

My my this week has gone fast! I can’t believe it is Thursday evening already and I sit here writing my Folksy Friday thinking where did the week go?! I had a fantastic birthday, spent with my lovely friends, got some really cool gifts (thank you everyone!), was taken for a lovely meal by my boyfriend, and had a sunny day off on Monday to top it all off, bliss! On top of that i ate plenty of cake, jelly, ice cream, did hardly any exercise whatsoever and STILL managed to lose 2lbs, so that had me jumping for joy too! Anyway, slightly getting off the point there, back to Folksy Friday…

One of my presents from my lovely boyfriend was a new set of aluminum crochet hooks, they’re ace, all different colours, so of course, i had to try em out! So I’ve been working my way through my stash of wool making hats, gloves, flowers etc. and well, of course my mind drifted to buying some new wool (as it often does no matter how much is in my stash haha!). So this week i have faved quite a few different  hand dyed/spun yarns on Folksy which I am considering getting, once payday comes along, and making some wonderful things out of. Do you have any ideas what great things these could make?! Leave a comment below with your suggestions!

Wight Walker Fuschia Yarn

Wight Walker Fuschia Yarn from Fluffosity (my personal favourite as i love mixing grey with another striking colour)

Mexicana Radiance Aran

Mexicana Radiance Aran from Babylonglegs

Berryluscious -Merino DK Hand Dyed Yarn

Berryluscious -Merino DK Hand Dyed Yarn from Wharfedale Woolworks (who i buy my roving from to make my dreads, yay!)

100% Merino Wool Sock Yarn 'The Rose Garden'

'The Rose Garden Merino Wool Sock Yarn from Chroma Yarns

Cavern - Pyramid Yarn

Cavern - Pyramid Yarn from KnitCave

That’s it for another week from me, hopefully this Folksy Friday brings some well deserved sales to the shops mentioned and may the sales fairy shine upon you! I shall see you very soon 😉

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