Friday, 22 June 2012

How long should ones knickers be?

Been a funny week.... as Arkwright liked to say.. or did he say 'It's been a funny day?' either way it has been a funny week. Had a lovely weekend with my Folks last weekend as the ol'man was working.  And amongst other things I crocheted and made chutney with Mummy Girlybunches.   More on that in my next blog.. but just had to share this lovely book that Mum found for me... she purchased it from the lovely Yvonne from her Etsy store My Haunted Attic

This book is stupendous!.. Crammed with sage advice and according to Mummy Girlybunches was the book or a book almost identical that Mum used to help her with her school studies!

I adore there useful advice offered when one is measuring for ones knicker length!  (note how adorably long ones knicker length should be!)

I just love this book.. ♥

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Girlybunches Hearts Simply Crochet

Today... as some of you who follow my Facebook / twitter ramblings will know is the day that I spilling the beans on some exciting news for Girlybunches!
In April I was contacted by a lovely lady who works for Simply Knitting magazine.. Simply Knitting you say.. ? That's a knitting magazine you say, well yes you would be right but they are doing one off crochet special!!!!

As part of the one off special they are doing a Granny Square special...

They asked me... Girlybunches (EK)  if I would mind them using my Granny Lampshade as part of their Granny Square special!!...?? Do I mind?  Heck No!! :D  Girlybunches's Lampshade is rocking the charts at number 11!!! Get'in!!!

So today peeps.. Girlybunches is a published Crochet-er... WAHoo... (can I get a Heck Yeah) I'm rather chuffed to say the least, rest assured I will be raiding the shelves of every newsagents until I find me a copy!!! So happy to be included in such a magazine with lots of other lovely talented works.   I am not sure if you can get this on the iPad / other great tablets.. but I think most newsagents will be stocking it.. so buy buy buy guys and gals.. who knows if it's popular then they might do more than a one off special.. I for one would like to see another crochet magazine to choose from.

Thanks peeps for reading my blog and sharing my happy day!... To help share the happiness, I will be giving a 10% discount to all orders from my on line shop the rest of the day.

Using the following discount code : simplycrochetmag10

(discount doesn't include postage costs, discount ends at midnight 14th June 2012)


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

What has Girlybunches been up to...?

How long has it been?  Nearly a year!!! Disgraceful!!! Sorry peeps...  However, I hope you will agree it's an interesting blog to come back with and of course you will see that I've been busy!!!

Firstly, Since my last blog I have now created my own Website! .. Check it out!! It took a while to create and I am always tweaking it.. as is the way, but I think it's not to shabby!

I have also been working hard on my Youtube Channel! ttp:// I started making little crochet videos, some for fun, but mainly tutorials in basic crochet in August last year and I am amazed and so thrilled to have over 380 subscribers already!  One of my videos has has over 110,000 views!!! *Happy Dancing*

So as you can see I have been busy.  I have also been attending regularly the lovely fayres organised by the lovely Yvonne in Bury Port South Wales.  All the fayres are to raise money for charity and great fun.  Check out Yvonne's blog for details of the next fayres.. There is always a wonderful selection of handmade and vintage items for sale.. to name a couple... Wonderland Boutique & Athenas Vintage... Also, with the Parental Units, Sweethearts and RosesMeadowcraft Work Shop.

Also.. I've given the ol'blog a bit of a face lift.. thought the spots were more my style... 'Dotty' my husband would call it.. read into that what you will! ;) (at least he didn't say spotty!)

Not sure if you've every noticed, but I do like a cup of tea or two.. and have had to suffer a NAKED teapot for many years now!  I know its a shocker! Well... I've been wondering about making a tea cosy for a while, and after a few false starts I finally cracked it... the tea cosy that is... I would have cried a lot if I cracked my beloved teapot!  Have a look at what I came up with. 

This is the first one I made, and so this is all MINE! mwahahah!

Then I made this pink one,... 
and the blue and yellow one.

And of course.. I had to make a patriotic one for the Jubilee, which is now living in Denver USA! :)

The Mothership has already requested a tea cosy.. so will be obliging, and have already posted one to Denver, Colorado. After making a sale on Etsy!... Very pleased with that, as I was beginning to think that my Etsy sales would never pick up. So very excited about that. 

Another thing I have been dabbling with is writing out my own patterns for sale.  This isn't as easy as it sounds as most of the time I just make things.. and in my head it makes perfect sense!! However, I have been asked by a few people for patterns for things and I thought why not give it a go.

Only have two patterns for sale at the moment, and one of the patterns is a back up to a tutorial I have on Youtube.   But I will definitely be writing more.

In my year off from Blogging I experimented with a few different things, and one of them is this a crochet lampshade.  I loved making this, it reminds me so much of urban knitting, or graffiti knitting as it it known.. here is my version...

Well that is all.. for now.. I have some more EXCITING news to follow (tomorrow Thursday 14th June)...

Toodles! xx

(If you're still reading my blog.. you're very lovely.. I've neglected you for too long.. sorry darlings)