I’m back baby!

Hello! Its been so long since i have written here, life i guess just gets in the way!

We are back home in England though have relocated to the lovely little town of Brackley, where Wide eyed daddy works. its nice to be all close together as a family!

Speaking of family the little dudes are now not so little! Big dude is now finishing his first year of school and the little dude is starting preschool in September! Where have my babies gone?

Now my dudes are bigger i have gone back to working part time, after an extremely long few months working on a checkout (seriously checkout staff are the most under appreciated people! Please i beg you smile and be friendly to them it costs nothing and will make their day โค ) i found a lovely job at a small local company that makes PVC rainwear! They make some stunning designs using traditional machines and methods, i will definitely be blogging more about them very soon! Here are a few piccys of some of the things we make-

 

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Would be ace if you could check us out on facebook and say hi ๐Ÿ™‚ or pop and have a nosey at the website, we are in the process of redesigning it so please bare with us ๐Ÿ™‚

I have also set up a little online yarn shop (cant say i have a quiet life anymore lol) i put together colour packs to help inspire people, you can find me here- Ewetopia Yarns these are just some of the packs i have put together so far-

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I am still crafting away, my latest passion is Tunisian crochet, i got hooked after spotting some patterns by the amazing
Aoibhe Ni! Check her out and see if you get inspired too!

I have also been subscribing to the doodlestop skills box, for those of you that don’t know doodlestop you have to go look at her site (she is on facebook and has a website too) she makes stunning crafting tools and puts together kits to learn new crafts, its great fun and very addictive (i have been learning to do broomstick crochet, hairpin lace and spinning fibre!)

Well thats it from me for now ๐Ÿ™‚ hopefully catch up with you all soon!

Ciao for now
WEM

Lace Lace & more Lace

Good morning all!

Hope you are all well! Its chilly and grey here brrrrrr and my thoughts have defiantly turned to Christmas! I normally start much earlier in the year to spread my projects out but being in Italy made it hard to get the materials i needed mainly because the post always seemed to go astray!

I tend to work on themes each yeah and this year i decided out of the blue to make shawls…. from lace… which i had never done before! Talk about a challenge! But i found some beautiful patterns and got cracking and have been really enjoying it, helped of course by having some beautiful yarns from some amazing dyers!ย 

Firstly i had this gorgeous custom colour way in some super fine lace from Devon Sun yarns

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Isn’t it gorgeous! this was so soft and fine, it had silk in it so was a little slippery to work with (especially when i had never tried crocheting lace before! I used a beautiful patter called Izumiย and this was the result-

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Isn’t it lovely! i am so pleased with it and its so delicate i can pull it through my wedding ring! (if you look you can spot my ring in the pictures!)

Next i had a go at using some 4ply to give my hand a break from crocheting lace and used this lovely 4ply yarn from Shamu Makes

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I used the Elise pattern which is free (even better!) on Ravelry! Its super easy and very quick to work up. This was the result-

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Its lovely and squishy โค

I have two more shawls to work up, i am over halfway through one and have my fingers tightly crossed i will get them both finished in time. At the moment i have this stunning yarn from Truly hookedย on my hook and its working up beautifully! Its supersoft lace and the colours are just stunning!

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I am making up a stunning pattern called Ozwin,ย i had originally planned on doing a different pattern but i couldn’t get into the flow of it so found this stunning pattern. Its really easy to crochet and has a lovely flow, i am flying through it. Here is an in progress piccy-

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Aren’t the colours gorgeous? Its like summer in a bowl!

I don’t have a good piccy of my final yarn yet so will just have to share that next time but let me say its from the amazing Cuddlebumsย and its BEAUTIFUL!

So a quickie from me really but I’m crocheting like a mad woman to make sure i get finished in time!

Don’t forgot to pop over and say hi on my new Facebook page- My Wide Eyed World!

Ciao for now!

WEM x

Bavarian update and a bit about me.

Well hello!

Bit of a gap between my posts sorry about that, the littlest dude is having a growth spurt and making sure we all know about it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ plus my carpal tunnel is seriously playing up making even typing hard so i’ve been resting up a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

So whats new in My Wide Eyed World? Well i have been forward planning a couple of new projects including this, isn’t it stunning? Unfortunately i can’t get the yarn requested in the pattern but after having a chat with the lovely Truly Hookedย i have ordered some lovely custom died yarn to make it with! And rather than go with the crowd i have decided to go for some sea colour tones โค so watch this space for updates!

I have also been beavering away at the Mad Mad Me inspired Bavarian Rainbow blanket. Here is a little progress piccy for you-

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It’s getting quite enormous now and lovely and snuggly, can really picture snuggling up under it in the winter when its done!

Another reason i have been pushing to get this finished (apart from the fact that my WIP pile seems to be ever increasing!) is that i won some gorgeous Rainbow yarn from the lovely Cuddlebums! She makes some stunning yarns and i am thrilled to have one winging its way to me!

Here is the beautiful skein i won! Can’t believe this beauty is mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have decided i am going to use it to edge the Bavarian blanket, i had been thinking of edging it in white but this will look much better ๐Ÿ™‚ a proper rainbowy way to end such a huge rainbowy project lol.

I have also been working on my own patterns i actually have one written hereย (its also available on Ravelry for those who aren’t fans of Etsy) which i made last year ๐Ÿ™‚

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i have been working on a sister for my elf, a little ballerina or fairy (i can’t decide yet) and also some topsy turvy dolls. A recent post on facebook made me feel so nostalgic i couldn’t resist having a go making up a pattern! so again please watch this space for updates ๐Ÿ™‚

So i promised an Edgit review… i have to say so far its not going well ๐Ÿ˜ฆ i am massively disappointed with it, it didnt work at all for the project i had in mind when i brought it so at the moment it is sitting on my desk gathering dust. I am going to give it a second try and see what happens but i am really not feeling the love with it right now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

My big dude has started showing an interest in crochet and after turning my back on him for a few minutes i came back to find him doing this-

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He had pulled out a ball of yarn, popped it in the yarn bowl, grabbed a hook and started crocheting! “It’s a teddy for me” I was told when i asked what he was doing bless him! โค

This week i thought i should share a picture of me… here you go-

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Hahaha i said a piccy not a photo :p this awesome drawing was done by the amazingly talented Eric fromย Red Ink Sagaย who is the brother of a lovely friend who runs Sugar-Coated Chaos. i seriously recommend you check these guys out ๐Ÿ™‚ they are both lovely, mega talented people! Sugar-Coated Chaos has some amazing geek inspire designs. I especially love the tardis and chewbaccas! Piccy

Eric also drew this picture of my crocheting ninja alter ego-

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Isn’t it ace? ๐Ÿ˜€ Please pop over and show them some love (and say i sent you ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

And on that note i will leave you for today!

Ciao for now!

WEM x