'If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.' Thomas Edison

21 May 2009

Back again

I've been helping my MIL this afternoon sorting through her Mum's house. I came away with a few things including a velvet jacket that I will use the fabric on because it wasn't suitable for the charity shop; a large, deep-sided tray that I am going to use as a work tray on my knee; and a knitting bag full of wool and knitting needles. Fantastic.

Did anyone watch Kirsty's Handmade Home on channel 4? I watched it and thought it was fantastic. It gave me more confidence to use second-hand/handmade in my home. I love charity shops and car boot sales anyway, but seeing it on TV made such a change from the normal house programmes that you get. Anyway, I'd definitely recommend watching it if you have access to the repeats/on-demand telly. With this in mind I'm going to add a handmade showcase to my blog to show you some of the lovely, talented people that I use to purchase things.


Dawn said...

I watched most of Kirsty's homemade show - great for showing all the different crafts, although I ws little disappointed that she didn't make many of the things herself but a great showcase for others.

I'm in touch with the lady who taught her wool spinning as I've just got my spinning wheel and am probably going to have a "lesson day" with her sometime soon.

Pippa said...

I keep missing this programme, I saw the trailer for it and said to DH "We should watch that!" and that was that!! It did look very good though, must make more effort this week!