Today on Instagram’s #MarchMeetTheMaker we’re looking at raw materials. It’s a running joke in our house that I’ve got far too much craft materials, but frankly you never know when inspiration might strike!
Below is a selection of raw materials. On the left is an old sleep suit of my daughters. Ironically it’s probably where inspiration for @bluebeaglebaby came from as i loved the material so much I couldn’t bear to get rid of it when she’d outgrown it so decided to upcycle it into a bib, teether and dummy clip. The response from friends was so positive that I decided to start making more things and it’s definitely grown since then! The bucket on the right is a selection of the fabric stash I keep around
The middle picture is balls of beautiful alpaca wool. I treated myself to them with my royalties from ‘Weird Wild‘ and ‘Tales of the Nun and Dragon‘. However, I can’t decide what to knit with them! I’ve so far tried two patterns but I wasn’t happy with how either turned out so have frogged them and will reknit. The wool feels so soft to knit with, I may just keep changing my mind as an excuse to keep knitting!
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