Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Etsy Rookie!!

Yes, it's official, I'm now an Etsian too!! It's only taken me a few months to decide (!) and I'm sure everyone on my Facebook is fed up with my indecision but's done!! Come and have a look and let me know what you kind!! WoollyLakes Etsy Shop

Here is just a sneaky pick of the few items I have on there at the moment, this will be added to as I make more..

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


It's been a long while since I last wrote my blog, there's been a lot going on here, hubby has been ill with an unknown illness which is now hopefully going to be sorted, I guess this and the uncertainty of money and timescales have made me have a rethink about life in general and my business as well. I've been floundering around for a while, doing a bit of this and a bit of that with no real idea of what was coming next, so decisions needed to be made! So... as my business name is WoollyLakes,  that is what I will be focusing on in the near future...not the Lakes bit although this may come into it at some stage (!?) just the Woolly bit!! Also I really wanted to go down the 'recycled' route, using recycled, upcycled and re-useable materials as much as possible. The main focus of the business will be items made from recycled woollen fabric (jumpers, sweater, scarves etc) and hand hooked pictures / items made from recycled wool and hessian. Most of the items will be made solely from  recycled materials but where that isn't possible I will try to use upcycled fabric from clothing etc.  

PHEW!!! So on that note here is some work in progress....the first project will be the 'Love Britain' range of hand hooked hearts, cushions and wall hangings.....

Made from Hessian feed sacks and wool offcuts from a carpet manufacturer.