Thursday, 31 January 2008

Happy Birthday Samuel

It's Samuel's brithday today, He's 2 years old. I can't believe it's been 2 years since I gave birth to him in a paddling pool in our living room. He's such a little character, so cheeky and so adventurous!

We took him to the soft play at the pub this morning and he loved it. We're having a small family party for him this afternoon and Nanna has made one of her famous chocolate cakes. Will have to post pics of it later.

I have been a little distracted today trying to decide what kind of wool to buy for when my spinning wheel arrives. I had some BFL in the kit that came with my drop spindle so I spun a little of that this morning to see what it is like. I'm spoilt for choice when it comes to wool, will all the different breeds, white or natural, dyed roving or plain tops? I think I'll have to try a bit of everything!


Wednesday, 30 January 2008

I got a blog!


I've tried to do this blogging thing a couple of times before but I never had the dedication to keep it up. I promise this time it will be different!

Who am I? I'm Clair, wife to Trevor, mum to Joshua, Emily and Samuel and a total craft addict. I knit, crochet, sew, embroider, design, create just about anything. not everything turns out the way it should but it's all fun!

As a hobby I run Flowerpot Tots, an online shop selling wool soakers, little woolly shorts, trousers and skirts that go over the top of cloth nappies instead of wraps or plastic pants. I also make cloth nappies.

I am embarking on a new craft at the moment - spinning wool! I have a drop spindle and it's been great fun but very tiring so I've splashed out and ordered a spinning wheel! I can't wait for it to arrive. Handspun heaven here we come!