Lace Express Index
Crochet travel pillow
Found the perfect shade of yellow to finish Spongebob off so am happy that DGS #2 was 'sort of' pleased with him. You see, I did not know that Spongebob only wears BROWN pants - I had put him in black ones - oops. Then to top if off I had not put his face spots on - well, it gives DGS#2 a good reason to find out how to use a darning needle :-)
Lacewise - well the vision is going to take a little while longer to settle down and then it is new glasses time so in the meantime I have been doing other stuff. Such as exploring the net and the external hard drive I have been saving all the net info to.
That exploring was good as I found a spreadsheet I had done back in 2005/2006. It is a basic index to the first 36 issues of the Lace Express magazine (from Issue 1 of 1997 through to Issue 4 of 2005).
I was very lucky in 2005 and early 2006 as I had been lent copies of this magazine from a very kind and generous lady.
Jackie Bowhey (dec) was very supportive of my learning lace making and as part of her encouragement I was, over several months, allowed to borrow her magazines. In payment I had made up the index.
When I find time I will try to finish the index off with the issues since. In the meantime I decided to put the index here for you to use.
One of the things I am in the process of doing, is making 6 travel pillow kits that I can sell at the local markets where I demonstrate each Saturday morning from 8-12. during April - September
It will be an experiment the first year but if I manage to sell all 6 then I will make more for the following year.
It is working out to be costly to set the kits up, so the labour component of the price will be negligible but I don't want to compromise on the quality.
The kits will include:
- handmade travel pillow
- 20 pairs bobbins
- Introduction to Bobbin Lacemaking by Rosemary Shepherd
- pins, pincushion, scissors and tape measure
- first pricking ready to go
- thread for first pricking
It should be everything a beginner needs to start. By including Rosemary's book the beginner can go at their own pace, unsupervised.
Travel pillows because I expect the buyers will be traveling in a caravan and space is at a premium in them.
NB: It was a good idea but did not take off as I had hoped. Sold just 3 of the 6 kits.
Crochet Travel Pillow
I was siting in the lounge, fiddling with some yarn and crochet hook and thought - what if ? the rest is history. What do you think of the Crochet Travel Pillow? I think I should have painted the white card before I started but hindsight is a wonderful thing!
The picture on the left will open a photo of the back of the travel pillow and the picture on the right will open a photo of the front.
So, now you have seen it, what do you think?