Every Monday I want to promote blog reading. The names of blogs I like have been written on pieces of paper, and today I picked two slips at random from my box.
I have enjoyed looking at Susan's creations for a long time, be they her beautiful greeting cards, Christmas wreaths and baubles or her tatting. It was actually after seeing her tatting that I decided to give that craft a try.
However, it is Susan's magic with the crochet hook that has impressed me most. Apart from garments, hats and gloves, baby clothes and blankets, it is her skill at 'cooking' yarn that has put a smile on my face. How about a full English breakfast of bacon and eggs, sausages, mushrooms, toast and a teapot full of tea? I am sure you would want a slice of that cake, too.
Susan has not been active on her blog for some time unfortunately, or she has moved to Instagram or some other platform. You can still enjoy past creations, though.
I have often written about Elizabeth Healey's two books, 'Stitch, Fabric & Thread', and LACE Reimagined'. The books have given me a lot of information, inspiration and instructions for making Dorset Buttons, Mola quilting, unusual embroidery stitches, stitches on paper, visible mending and lace of all sorts, as well as her charming peg dolls.
I would not have known about the books if it had not been for Elizabeth's blog, which I started following in 2013. There you can see this adventurous explorer-of-all-things-crafty's creations like book binding, indigo dyeing, boro quilting, felted pebbles, and whimsical stitches in felt.
I like Elizabeth's attitude to experiments and 'Let's see what happens'.
Elizabeth has also held workshops at The Knitting & Stitching Show in the UK, and had numerous projects published in stitch magazines.