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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Recycling scraps

Hi there,

The weekend was quite quiet in the shop, but then that is to be expected during half term. Friday was especially quiet because poor old Mad Jen has broken her ankle and is holed up indoors with a large cast on her leg. And no Jen tends to mean more restrained behaviour at Crochet Club. Never fear, she'll be back in action next week, because we've arranged to go and collect her - its just not the same without a dose of Jen.

On Saturday I decided to a) make a quilt, using a range of charm squares from the shop so that I could display it in the window and b) have a go at the recycled bunting idea, taken from that fab new mag Mollie Makes. The quilt is almost completed, and hopefully I'll have a pic to show you soon. The bunting was great fun to make, using scraps of fabric from the scrap box and looks lovely up on the wall. I'm going to have a go with the children at craft club on thursday because its so easy to do and so effective.


Caroline Lovis said...

Hi I found you through Ros and I'm glad I did. Your shop looks lovely and I'm intrigued about your childrens craft club - sounds like you're a very busy lady. Looking forward to seeing the pics of your bunting and the childrens if they make it.

Ros Made Me said...

Sharon, that bunting is fab... I have also seen the quilt being placed and cannot wait to see it finished, you have a real talent with colour and I am pea green or should that be jade green or forest green or apple green with envy.