February so far...

Bags Shoemaker Shoes and Boots


My good friend had a birthday and I made her a cake…


This was quite magical, and its not going to be easy to see this clearly so look closely… We watched a herd of deer fly along the skyline… you can just see them there on either side of the telegraph pole, the last deer was pure white and you can see her at the back there. Ive seen her a lot lately, always behind the others…


And after all of the rain the lambs fleeces are looking so white and soft. With a pan of sheep nuts on the floor we witnessed the usual woolly scrum, heads down and bottoms up! I had a strong desire to spin them… on the spot…


Albert looking gorgeous…


And Littlest’s new lamb, called Gypsy (full name Romona, or Roamy), aptly named because we have already lost her once! NOW… theres a fleece I am spinning for certain!


And I made two beautiful MEG bags in the last of the speckled plum…


Goodness… at it here, good and proper!


Plus, I decided that maybe I should model some of the bags to give a better idea of the size and strap length, so here I am complete with matching colours.

Cardigan - Woolovers
Wrap dress - Nomads
Leggings - Marks & Sparks
Corsage - Fairysteps

In the workshop…
  • Ive been so busy, theres almost sparks coming off me!
  • But I am catching up which feels very good indeed!
  • Ive been replanning my workshop, and have decided that moving into a bigger one just isnt going to be practical. Mainly because I really dont want to freeze to death out there in the Winter, and running another fire is not going to be possible. Plus after thinking it over… and doing a little planning and plotting, I think I can make more room in here. Ive ordered some new storage from Ikea to hopefully tidy things up. It will be sent on the 20th so major hopping up and downing till then!
  • I made a prototype of the SQUMP boot… shown below…


Im ever so chuffed with how they turned out, but Im not sure if I will be offering these to order. They are a bugger to get on, as are most pull on boots. In fact they need to be to stay on and not flop about and eat your socks, but they wont be any good for wide fittings so Im a bit worried that some customers will try to ignore their wider feet just so they can have a pair!!!!
We shall see… Im having these though as they fit me perfectly! No soles on them so a new picture of the finished boot is due.

In the home…
  • Rotten head yesterday with a migraine that will not shift. Hope for peace tomorrow!
  • Finished my pullyover and sold it!
  • Started another jumper in double knit merino. Random stripes to use up already started balls in my knitting bag. Not too sure about it, one of those…
  • Bought myself some new clothes in the Seasalt sale… most happy and spoilt, and guilty all at the same time!
  • Booked a holiday on the coast in Cornwall for first week in May. Havent booked the Sun but am hoping it will turn up…


Well now… I do believe its time for bed and a date with my hotty wotty botty, and a pillow!

Till next time, Ren x

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