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Tomorrow I’m going here:

http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/

I went last year too – it was the first and best wool show I’ve been to so far so I’m really excited! Never thought I’d ever be this excited about wool before I started felting πŸ˜‰

I should be asleep now really as it’s 1am and I have to get up at 7 for the drive ahead. Will post again after the event!

Taken from the Wonderwool website

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I was in town today sorting out horrible financial things but on the way to the benefits office I saw something to cheer me up. There’s always some good hiding amongst the crap in life, you just have to look for it!

The clothes shop Jigsaw, in Brighton if not elsewhere, has massive bobbins wound with bright pink and yellow wool tops. Suffice to say I wasn’t looking at the clothes, just wishing that I had about 20kgs of wool top play with πŸ™‚

It is a very cool display if you like that kinda thing. Wonder if it’s worth asking them what they plan to do with it once they change their display… if you don’t ask and all that!

Wow, Ally Pally was certainly an exhausting day out!

We started out at 6am this morning, drove into London, confused the sat-nav, shopped for 7 hours straight (bar the odd tea break), drove back through some VERY busy London traffic and then got home! Hey, I’m tired so won’t even try to be eloquent. πŸ˜›

It was a great day and I’m so glad I went as I’ve wanted to for ages, but I was decidedly disappointed with the lack of felt making supplies on offer. I did come back with a few lovely bits and bobs, and huge amounts of encouragement and inspiration though, which I will show you just as soon as I find the charger for the camera!

Anyway, I’m blimmin knackered now so night night πŸ™‚

Update: I’ve been busy working for the past 20 hours, but will dig for the charger tomorrow. I’ll also upload the photo of the felted soap if I remember!

Well I’ve just joined this community, which I’ve unfortunately not had much of a chance to look at yet (damn night shifts getting in my way πŸ™‚ ). I am very excited about it though, I’ve been looking for a felt making community and have only just stumbled across this now that I am more active in looking at peoples blogs and work. It has already got me some feedback on my fish, which is very encouraging because as a newbie to felt making I really appreciate all the feedback and advice I can get πŸ™‚

I should also mention that the merino used in theΒ  Tea Cosy and the purple side of my last bag were bought at fibrefest from Sara (of Sara’s Texture Crafts!).

She had a beautiful selection, it took me ages to choose the colours! I also got a batt which I used to make a felted soap (I still have some left) which I intend to post soon. It looks like this:

Sarahs Texture Crafts Blackberry Bush stripe Batt.

Sarah's Texture Crafts' Blackberry Bush stripe Batt.

Hope you’re all feeling good! Bye for now x

After getting the tickets yesterday (see here) it got me thinking about the last show we went to – Fibrefest.

We turned it into a camping holiday, and stayed at Salcombe Regis campsite which is just up the road from Sidmouth – a great site other than the sloping pitch! We did camping in style by taking a futon matress and some bench cushions and duvets. It was very snuggly once we’d filled our hot water bottles (with covers knitted by my Mum!) and eaten our cream teas.

Sleeping compartment - very comfy!

Sleeping compartment - very comfy!

Unfortunately we missed the local observatory’s event that was held on the day we arrived, and a local music festival…despite that we had a really lovely holiday going to some beautiful places, including one of my favourite places Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis

Our trip to Lyme Regis

Fibrefest was a wonderful day full of many tempting things and lovely knowledgeable people. The setting was gorgeous too.Β  It was held here: http://www.coldharbourmill.org.uk/ I don’t think the caterers were expecting so many visitors as they sold out of veggie and most meat food sharpish! Luckily we managed to get the last 2 veggie burgers to fuel more shopping πŸ™‚

End of the day at Coldharbour Mill...we always seem to be among the last to leave these events!

End of the day at Coldharbour Mill...we always seem to be among the last to leave these events!

Very appropriately it is an operational yarn spinning mill. They have a museum too but we were too busy in the tents and paddock to look!

Coldharbour Mill

Lovely!