My craft desk this week

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I recently bought Mollie Makes feathered friends – a collection of bird themed projects. One that has particularly caught my eye is the granny square little bird cot blanket. I’ve yet to get the wool but this gives me an excuse to visit the haberdashery this week!

A little while ago I started thinking about Christmas gifts. For one friend I decided on a cosy granny square blanket. I had some giant balls of white, purple and grey wool in my stash so have made a start. I plan to do a few more this week.

My aim for September is to open my Folksy shop. At the moment I am building up some stock. I have plenty of purses and bows left to make!

What crafty projects do you have planned for this week?

Charlotte x

P.S Being bank holiday today I thought it would be the perfect day to watch an old favourite movie (inspired by the past months crafty magazine!)

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Folksy Summer School

A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to be attending the Folksy Summer School in Sheffield. The location was beautiful, specially chosen by the Folksy creators.

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The weekends events were split between the fabulously decorated classroom…

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…Hector’s House (for photography lessons)…

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…and Sycamore for crafty demos.

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The weekend was full of really interesting talks from the likes of Tilly Walnes Emma Jones Andy Poplar Doug Richard and many more.

I also managed to squeeze in some crafty workshops making a beautiful flower brooch with the lovely Gemma from The Button Tin.

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The delightful ladies at Cocoa Wonderland kept us full of sweets and treats throughout the weekend!

My favourite part of the weekend? Being totally inspired by the lovely people I met – not only the speakers but the other attendees so my questions now is…when is the next one!!!

Charlotte x

Craft Fair

Last weekend saw St George’s Hall in Liverpool open its doors to a Summer Arts Market.

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The market saw all types of lovely amazing crafty bits with lots of homemade stalls it the most beautiful surroundings – overall a really good market!

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The rest if my weekend was spend making a lady sock monkey for my niece who was a little puzzled as to why Mr Monkey didn’t have a girlfriend!

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At the moment I am working on some bits to open my Folksy shop which coincides with next weekends summer event, the Folksy Summer school in Sheffield! I’m really looking forward to spending the weekend with lots of crafty folk (is it too early to pack my bag?!)

Charlotte x