Coming soon to a cafe near you!

Hello lovelies, I hope you’ve all had a good week!

I thought I would share first a few photos from the last seven days, nothing too exciting, just out and about! The first is from the beach at Burton Bradstock, which we visited last week to drop in on a friend on the way home from Brighton. I got over enthusiastic about the weaving book in my last post and neglected to find this little gem hidden in my camera.

Burton Bradstock
Burton Bradstock

I also popped down to Exeter last week to wish my Dad a happy birthday, and we enjoyed a cultural couple of days checking out the RAMM and A La Ronde. Both I have visited before, however the museum has been closed for what seems like years, and has since won awards so we were eager to check it out. In all honesty I think I preferred it before, but I seem to be the only one thinking that so I will keep schtum! I miss the clocks gallery, and I’m not so keen on stuffed animals stacked up to the ceiling.

A La Ronde
A La Ronde

A La Ronde is an 18th century ’round house’ built for two spinster cousins after their trip around Europe. It is full of souvenirs from their travels, including shells, feathers and pottery, as well as many crafts they have made themselves. I was unable to take photographs, however was particularly taken by the teeny tiny knitted gloves, a caddy made from quilling, feather freize and a picture made entirely from cut out paper. There is also a shell gallery, which I remember going into when I was small but it has since been closed – the wall from top to bottom, all the way around the top floor of the building is completely covered in shells.

This appears to be my workshop at the moment :-/

I’ve been working on a couple of things since my last post, the Autumn Gold Hat I posted about a couple of weeks ago, and a fair isle cup cosy design for a zillion takeaway cups.

Cup_Cosy_Design

I’m not going to say any more in case I get into trouble, all I can say is that this lovely little snowflake design will be printed onto the cups, along with my label, which will be available in a cafe near you over the colder months!

And I’m quite excited! :)

 

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7 Responses to Coming soon to a cafe near you!

  1. Pumpkin says:

    Love the photos! I especially love your workshop photo, looks like the perfect knitting space to me!

  2. swanski says:

    I love the photo of the cozy corner with all that wonderful knitting surrounding you :) That is a photo of heaven!

  3. Wonderful scenes from your travels. The round house looks so fun.

  4. Robin says:

    Isn’t funny how different things are when we revisit them as adults? Still it sounds like a great week! I love the cup cozy design – will it be printed to look like you knitted it? Is that the idea? That’s pretty cool!

  5. Evelyn says:

    Beautiful photos and I love your snowflake motif and labels. I’m excited for you, too!

  6. Sarah says:

    Congratulations! How incredibly exciting, you will have to show us a photo when they are out!

  7. Amanda Smith says:

    Absolutely love going to Exeter used to go there frequently and meet my sister after work…and have a picnic lunch in front of the cathedral. never got to La Ronde though although we often said we were going to visit it tch!!! Photos make it all look beautiful :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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