Thursday, 29 September 2011

Crafty Things

 Now i'm feeling settled in to the newly organised studio because i've actually done some work in it...until i produce something creative in my new room (or new house if we move) it always feels a bit unfamiliar...
 ....new  crafty projects this week included some delicious ribbons and some shiny alpha beads....
 and a very exciting new crafty aquisition has come my way from across the pond....when i saw the gorgeous dotty crochet hook made by the lovely Robin at my nest of yarn and buttons i just had to order one...
 ...and it arrived with an extra treat...this lovely little drawstring project bag and sewing up needle...what a lovely surprise and such a great idea to include with the crochet hook...you can order them from Robin's new etsy shop called Robin's Nest here.....
 ....i'm doing lots of my crochet blanket at the moment during the evenings....in the day i'm in my studio most of the time despite the glorious weather as i have some projects to finish for a deadline...
 ...these little bears are keeping me company as they appeared from the bottom of  a cardboard box after the grand sort out...they were book and magazine project bears from a few years ago....
...some autumn flowers to draw, picked from my very summery autumn garden this week...i love to paint a few fresh flowers and berries when the seasons change each year...this is the best Indian summer i can remember, and how wonderful to go for walks and see the trees changing colour and the berries glowing in such warm and sunny blue sky conditions....marvellous!
Hope you're having a great week wherever you are. Thank you so much for dropping in to see me and for the very sweet comments on my last post about my studio. I've got lots more crafty things coming up to show you....back soon. xxxxx

35 comments:

Pipany said...

Hello Helen. Golly, your studio looks gorgeous! I love it when mine's tidy but it never seems to last! x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Wow love your new studio it looks gorgeous a real treat to work in.

Those bears are so cute and loving those buttons too.

It is lovely that the sun is shining but its playing with my autumnal brain at the moment! lol.

Enjoy the sunshine and flowers.


MBB x

happy little cottage said...

So bright and cheerful! Happy crafting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. Such eye candy. Thank you. Mandy :)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen,
Such a delight to see my hook on your post. Thank you for adding me to your beautiful blog. Love your studio and all the craftiness going on! I admire and love watercolor, such a beautiful medium. Keep enjoying yourself in your new fabulous place and this lovely weather. xoRobin❤

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Loving the watercolours - very nice. Oohh that crochet hook is nice, I have some fimo I may just have to play with :-) x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh it was great you found those gorgeous little bears they definitely deserve to be on display, much too pretty for the bottom of a cardboard box!
Robin's crochet hooks are beautiful!
Lovely little autumn posy too, so glad you've settled into your 'new look' studio. :)
Vivienne x

Jane said...

It looks like you are already being inspired in your lovely new studio Helen. I too love those dear little bears and great to see Robin's fab dotty crochet hooks on display.
Enjoy our Indian summer.
Jane x

♥coco rose♥ said...

Helen it's alway lovely to visit here. Such beauty in your posts and I LOVE the crochet hook so i'm off for a peeksy at the Etsy shop!

Have a super rest of a day and enjoy the sunshine!

Vanessa xxxxxxxxxxx

Ali said...

Gorgeous!!! What lovely photos and makes xx

Annie said...

Now I know I may be fooling myself thinking that with the right happy-mood-inducing tool my crochet will suddenly take off ... but I might just have to buy one of those gorgeous hooks. Thanks for the link Helen :D
And glad to hear you're properly settled back into your studio space :D

Country Rabbit said...

lovely. bright. beautiful post, such lovely things especially the bears and flowers pic ;0)xxxx enjoy the summer sun lovely x

Pomona said...

Love the spotty crochet hook! And the little bears are so sweet - they certainly deserve to see the light of day!

Pomona x

KC'sCourt! said...

Now you have sorted your craft-room would you like to help me do mine?
Pretty flowers, and that crochet hook I just love it.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Jenny said...

Oh I so need a spotty red crochet hook instead of my boring old grey one... you know my love of red and white polka dots! hehe. It's gorgeous!! Glad your all settled in to your studio again xx

millefeuilles said...

Dear Helen,

Your studio deserves a 'studio-warming' party!

I totally agree with you; it is marvellous to be out in the sun watching nature slide gracefully into autumn. Here the grapes have been picked earlier than past years due to the warm spring we all enjoyed. As soon as the grapes are picked the vine leaves turn so I am savouring those last days of vibrant green vine leaves.

Your teddies are delicious-looking and remind me unnervingly of Battenburg cake.... Yum!

jill said...

Hi Helen,your studio is so pretty,love the teddies they are so cute.Love Jill xx

Teje said...

Dear Helen, I'm happy to see that feel at home in your newly organized studio! Your projects look very interesting and I'm waiting to see what those sweet letters mean?! What a lovely crochet hook!
Enjoy your indian summer!
xxx Teje

Poppy said...

Hello Helen,

you really do have the most gorgeous blog! Now I really need one of those hooks.....

Lou xxx

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, that is a rather special crochet hook, is it not? Well done starting creating in your new room. I think I would find it a little daunting, it's like when I buy myself a lovely book for making notes or drawing in, I hardly want to mark it, but once you begin, then it's easy. I agree with you about the berries, they are so lovely. We've had marvellous weather this week too. Enjoy your weekend, love Linda x

harmony and rosie said...

You're right about this wonderful warmth showing off the autumnal colour so beautifully. Long may it last. I think I should tidy my creative space tomorrow!
Kate x

patchworkandlace said...

Your posts are very eye candy you have a good eye for colour and i love seing all your homemakes too x

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm always so pleased to see a new post from you, Helen. I may have said that before, but it is true.
Enjoy your new space,
Karen

koralee said...

Love your little bits of crafty treasures....isn't Autumn such a lovely time? xoxoxo Happy weekend

sew said...

What lovely things!
I'm so glad those bears emerged from their hiding place - I want to make the pink one and an awful lot of crocheters (is there such a word?) will want a spotty hook too.
Can't wait to see what your next crafty thing will be.

Mia said...

Beautiful pictures again, Helen!
You manage to capture beauty in everything, and those colors cheer me up so! And Robins beautiful hook, me&sis are waiting ours to arrive :)

Have a wonderful weekend and sunshine (yes, we have it here today!) to your day!

Yours,
Mia

Carole said...

Hi Helen,
What a lovely fresh post today.The bears are sooooooo cute. Can`t wait for more crafty things.
Love Carole from Rossendale xxx

Lyckligs-Cozy-Cottage said...

Your blog and your projects are so wonderful, colorful, cute. I like them all so much. I wish you would make a wonderful christmas book, I would be one of the first to buy it. :-) Have a nice weekend!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

I love the last shot of the flowers, even more precious with fall here now.
That hook is a wonderful find!

Lorraine

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..I always feel that I have to claim a space by using it too. When we move into a new house and garden I don't feel it is quite mine until I have dug into a patch of soil or cleaned the surface of the house. Once I have touched it, it becomes mine! They are gorgeous red berries in amongst your flowers.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hi Helen,love your new makes,the teddies are so cute.I ordered a new dotty hook from a link at Attic 24,It came this week and I love it to.
I hope you have a great week,
julie.xxxxxxxxxxx

Andrea said...

Hi Helen,

Your studio looks so lovely and a real pleasure to work in! I love it when it is all nice and tidy, it seems to spur you on to make! Though mine does not stay tidy for long at all!
I love the alpha beads and the new crochet hook is lovely!
Have a lovely week Helen,
Andrea x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello lovely Helen!...It must be so good to be settled into your shiny, new studio.....I would have to be dragged away my friend....I am in love with your crochet hook....If only I could crochet...I am always on the look out for pretty knitting needles without much success!
Hope you have a great week,
Susan x

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, lovely post, my dear. Say, I'm thinking of getting some new watercolor paints - what do you use? I did a google search and found good things said about M. Graham watercolor paints and they have a nice kit of them with 2 Kolinsky brushes.. I'm very tempted.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Bluebell said...

Hello Helen,
Your studio looks beautiful so fresh and pretty. I have just finished painting my living room and am enjoying that newly decorated feeling. I love the watercolour flowers in the first photo, I hope you show a little more of your painting and those alpha beads look good enough to eat! x