Early morning lights

So the clocks have gone back an hour as we come to the end of British Summer Time. This last week has been great with some early morning light shining through as the sun rises but not so great in the evening and dark on the way home from work.

With the darker evenings I find I want to change up my crafts, partially because I struggle with the light but also I feel a cosier craft is required as we move into the end of Autumn and into early winter.

I love needle felting and although it is time to start on the Snowmen and Christmas elves I find myself veering towards making a cover for a hot water bottle. When I was young we had a traditional stone bottle but then we progressed to the modern oblong rubber shape

Have you ever wondered why we do not have a variety of shapes? – I have managed to find a Heart Shaped bottle so this week I will be felting a cover to keep me extra warm ver the next few weeks as the temperature drops.

Christmas In July

Along with many other crafters I have muttered the ‘C’ word and this time it is not cake. The ‘C’ is for Christmas.

I know we are only in the middle of the summer so I can hear you groaning but a lot of industries have by now decided on their Christmas lines and already in the process of finalising their promotional material.

For a small business it is crucial to get the timing right, this means ordering any core products to make up gift packs and planning workshop content.

This year I will be providing some needle felting, embroidery and Pyrography craft kits to complement our range of hands on workshops.

We will also be selling Gift Vouchers -so if you have that difficult to buy for family member for friend this is an ideal solution and it means they have something to look forward to in 2020

Enjoy the rest of your summer – I am off to needle felt a Christmas Pudding!