Monday, 31 January 2011

My first blog to launch TheFeminineTouch on Etsy

Afternoon , everyone

This is my first time blogging , writing down my thoughts for the world to see. Sounds fun :)

My main reason for blogging is promote my shop on Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFeminineTouch

My shop was opened in September last year , with only a few items for sale. Testing the water , to see if there was a market for my lovely feminine hand knitted items. The number of items has steadily risen and is now a staggering 36 !!

 I've been knitting like mad !! I'm also learning new techniques and patterns. I'd never knitted lace patterns before so it was a joy picking up the lovely mohair yarn and making really pretty lace wraps with them


As well as knitting accessories I am also scouring round charity shops , picking up old woollen jumpers and recycling tham into handbags and brooches. I am really keen on making things from virtually nothing and if I can share my finds with the Etsy community then I feel that I'm helping the planet too.

This handbag was made from a lovely woollen jumper I found in my local charity shop. It has been given a polyester lining with a light padding inbetween the outer and inner lining.  Handmade leather handles (purchased from Etsy) were added to complete the bag.

Where I can , I combine my felting and knitting together. For example this handbag was knitted and then lined with a piece of felt made from a beautiful lambswool jumper

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely to way to start. :)

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  2. Welcome to the blogging world! You have lovely knits!

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  3. Love your shop! Enjoy blogging

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  4. Gorgeous shop, and nice blog!
    Imynda x

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  5. Gorgeous blog! It looks so pretty! well done :)

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comments. Decided blogging is fun !!

    Was featured on someone else's 1st blog today. http://mammamyst.wordpress.com/

    That's a coincidence

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  7. Welcome to the blogosphere. Not looking like a beginner at all. I have followed,xxx

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  8. You are very talented! I'm following your blog now. Thanks for mentioning mine, too funny we started blogging at same time...great minds think alike :)

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