This year's issue of Quilting Arts Gifts Magazine arrived today. It has over 20 seasonal projects and lots of creative ideas for stich, fabric collage, photos, stamping and embellishing. This is always a great magazine for Christmas gift inspiration.
I had some exciting news the other day which I've been dying to share. Craft Arena has been nominated in the Independant Store category of the Crafts Beautiful 2011 Craft Awards! Thank you so much if you voted for me. I'll let you know when voting for the final choice begins - I think it is some time in September.
I've finally received the novelty scarf yarn I'd been waiting for. It is called Tonia, and is a ribbon yarn with large holes which when knitted turns into a lovely wavy scarf. Each ball knits about 1½ metres and costs just £6.99. It comes in the lovely aqua/blue you see here, brown/cream, grey/white and fuschia and you receive a pattern with each ball.
I've also received gauge 10 and 20 crochet cotton in white, which I know lots of people have been waiting for.
I'm off on Thursday as it's my birthday. I'm picking up a new car (my present to me) and hopefully playing with my new toy from Ray - a spinning wheel! Can't wait to create loads of textured yarns to use in my textile work. If anyone would be interested in attending a spinning workshop, do let me know and I'll see what I can do.