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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.

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Little creatures made with love.

Bunny
Bunny

Just wanted to share these wonderful creations with you all. These beauties have been made up with yarns from my Pembrokeshire collection.

Rocking on the Dock a colour way inspired by Pembroke Dock in south Pembrokeshire. Have been made in to a bunny and a turtle.

Gard the fish is the green frog and turtle. Colour way inspired by Fishguard a local town in North Pembrokeshire.

The lovely lady at trysordy crafts a local crafter makes great little gems and I’m so pleased that she enjoys my hand dyed yarns for her collection.

These will be available to buy at the national botanic garden of Wales in early may. botanic gardens of wales.

Take care.x

 

 

(P.s. Pictures are the property of trysordy crafts and permission has been given for me to use.)

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Dyeing in the snow.

We had quite a bit of snow this year all at different random times and places that don’t normally get snow go quite a bit.

The first time the snow hit we wasn’t at home so I wasn’t able to do any snow dyeing.

Lucky I got a second chance. Pembrokeshire had another run with the white stuff. So I managed to get out and grab some quick before the little ones got to it.

Below is what happened.

Totally one of a kind and won’t be repeated. That’s what I love about snow dyeing totally unique, and can never be planned.

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West ford. The Pembrokeshire collection.

Another colour way based on my favourite part of the world. My home county of Pembrokeshire..

The name is mixed up from the name of the town it is inspired by.

The colours are the colours I mainly see when I go in to this bustling little town.

Haverfordwest is a fantastic town with the river cleddau running through the the heart of the town heading out towards the Daugleddau estuary.

It also has a wonderful little castle that sits on the hill. That can be seen in all its splendor throughout the town.

The same colour way on a sparkle base.