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I’m back and here is a little update.

Today I have been working on the shop part of the website. so all being well hooks and dye will finally have items to sell online. I know it has taken me a long while to achieve this, and when I was close to getting it all sorted in 2018, my mental health took a turn for the worst in the beginning of 2019 and I soon realized that I had been ill for many years and had not took notice of what my mind and body was trying to tell me. sadly that resulted in a complete business stop. and this is also the reason for a lot of radio silence over the past year. so please forgive me of this.
so I am planning– all being well— fingers crossed. that I will be doing a shop launch on 2/2/2020.@ 20 hundred hours, 8pm GMT. The reason that date and not the first of February is because this is my second attempt at this ,and I feel the numbers represents this.
there will also be a giveaway coming up soon as well to promote the web page going live.

these will be taking place on my Facebook page. so keep a close eye out for that.



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Good bye spark.

Good bye spark.

“The yellow shop up on the hill”.

Sadly the arts and crafts co operative in haverfordwest has now closed its doors.

Spark had been a co-op for about 4years. With a vision from a few local crafter’s to help other local crafter’s.

It was a wonderful shop helping fellow crafter’s in the local area having a platform where they could sell there items. I would affectionately call the shop “Etsy but on the high street”.

But sadly this is to be no more. All the behind the scenes work that goes on In to running a business, even if it is a co operative. It is not for the faint hearted. And towards the end people who were able to help keep the shop open was becoming less and less.

Hooks and dye had been part of spark for 3 years and I really enjoyed my time being part of a wonderful co operative that had a real love for local arts and crafts.

I wish all the fellow crafter’s who were with spark all the best for the future and with all they do. I’m sure we will see each other out and about on the craft fair circuit.

But as one door closes another door always opens. So let’s see where the journey will take us. Hop in. We are off on a adventure.

Speak soon.

Lucy B

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A little thank you goes along way.

So the time has come where tired little people get to spend six weeks relaxing. After spending a whole year building relationships and learning new skills and just growing up. And it’s at this time of year we all just like to say thank you to the other main adult in our children’s life besides us. Yes thats it. It’s the teachers. The ones that will effect our children’s lives now, no matter how small the action.

I even now remember them special teachers that I had growing up. So we all agreed on mug of love. I had made these before for previous teachers but I had just used acrylic yarns and not put much towards it. Budget was a factor too. Also my little ones were a bit smaller and them times before it was more a thank you from me for the child care and not so much from the children.

But this year was different, they were awear and wanted to say thank you from them. So this year we really went for it and said a big thank you.

So we dyed our own wool. ” Just like mummy”. Just for our mug hugs. We then went to choose our mugs for our teachers.

buttons were hand made from the magpies eye. She has a Facebook page. She makes fantastic resin buttons she can even make clocks and all sorts of items. Check out her Facebook page. The magpie eye

These are all the little added extras I had placed in. I made some cloth make up remover pads. A bag charm or magnet and tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

The bag charms and magnets were from

tilly and muffin too.

Then for the finishing touch cello wrap to wrap up the mug which had these wonderful butterflies on them. These really were a joy to make and the huge smiles from the kids and teachers. What a amazing way to say thank you.

Now to get ready for the six weeks of fun and adventure. Wishing you all a fantastic summer. See you all on the other side

Take care

All the best

Hooks and dye.