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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.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

stash busting

Hi all,
well we have all been a busy bunch this week using up our stash to make stuff for the forthcoming vintage fair. So take a look and see what you think so far....




These cutesy hats were made with left over bits of Rooster DK. The centre hat was made with one ball of Katia, Marathon Plus




Meet Maud and Claud, gorgeous crocheted rabbits made by  Mad Jen, using Sirdar's Recycled Cotton.
The pattern was taken from Nicki Trench's book, Cute and Easy Crochet. Click on the side bar to visit her blog.
 
Crocheted booties, using scraps of Rooster DK, in Strawberry Cream, taken from a pattern by Erika Night. Click on the side bar to visit her blog.

Crocheted cherry brooches, taken from Cute and Easy Crochet, by Nicki Trench

Last Night at knit and natter, Jenny brought in her gorgeous dress that she has just finished. Taken from Vintage Crochet, by Susan Cropper of Loop, Jenny crocheted the dress in a gorgeous Debbie
Bliss cotton aran. It's simply gorgeous and we are all extremely jealous!


look at the gorgeous flower panels on the lower half of the dress!

15 comments:

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

All good stuff but that dress is exquisite, it's like a work of art. Well done to your friend

Roses & Rue said...

I agree that its a work of art Caroline. It's very inspiring given that she's only been crocheting for about a year!

anne - Imagination Beads said...

Love the cherry brooches.

Caroline Nash said...

Well done on your knitting marathon, love the dress so pretty and hope you do well

Wendy said...

Good luck for the fair - I agree the dress is amazing! love the cherries too x

mcrafts said...

The dress is amazing - as a crocheter I know how much work that is.

cj - Curious Cat Creative said...

What lovely work :) Good luck with the fair!

Rita said...

wOW! so many beautiful things there, I love the little cherry brooches and that stunning dress,
Well done girls xxxx

Ros Made Me said...

What a great collection Sharon, love the dress, it is really stunning!

Moseley's Giftware said...

claud and maud! I love! But how are they rabbits, for they do not have long ears? Well done on your hard work. Gotta love crochet!

Planet Penny said...

I was wondering about the rabbit/teddies too, but it doesn't matter, they are so cute!

Pickle Lily said...

Lovely things - especially like the teddy bears. Good luck with the fair.

madebyewe said...

Oooh I wish I could crochet like this - I just can't work out where all the stitches go

Helen said...

Wow the dress is amazing, and the little shoes are gorgeous.!

Roses & Rue said...

thank you all for such lovely comments. i see what you are saying about the rabbits/bunnies - in fact I'm not sure now you mention it. I'll have to check with Mad Jen x