My other shop, Great Green Ltd, has become sadly neglected with many items having become delisted. My aim this month is to restock it and give it the same love and care that UniquelyYours gets. That shop was the first one and was put in place to show my husband`s craftmanship. He designed and made lots of beautiful shelves and coatpegs for childrens rooms after making different ones for the grandchildren and their friends. We wanted to use something that was eco-friendly and discovered strawboard, which as the name suggests, is made entirely from compressed straw. All the shelves are made from strawboard, so there are no harmful chemicals, and they are eco-friendly. They are all painted with Eco-Paint as well, again, no harmful chemicals. After a while, for a change, he decided to have a go at woodturning, using the strawboard. He designed and made beautiful and unusual ornamental bowls that he painted with the eco-paint.
At the time being temporarily incapacitated and having a lot of time on my hands I returned to crocheting. So I made baby blankets to add to the shop after years of making them for children and grandchildren.
UniquelyYours came about as I branched out in to learning how to make different things. Unfortunately I don`t get on with patterns, I can never make head or tail of them, so everything is totally unique. Hence the name. I see some yarn and my brain goes into overdrive. Or I see something and think that would nicer if this or that was different. Very often I start with a basic idea and then it takes on a life of it`s own, growing into something entirely different.
We also got into painting after seeing so many beautiful pieces of art on Folksy. I had always wanted to paint and had just dabbled in drawing up till then. But seeing the beautiful ACEO`s, Art Cards Editions and Originals, on Folksy I wanted to have a go myself. I have surprised myself by how much I enjoy it. Once I start painting I just lose myself for a few hours, it`s wonderful.
We both really enjoy creating things and love seeing others take pleasure in our creations.
We like to make and create,
our creative urges we have to sate.
He gets out in the garage with his tools,
anyone who sees the creations drools.
Me I get busy with my crochet hook,
people often want to have a look.
I`ve crocheted while travelling
have to watch the yarn unravelling.
I crochet too in the car,
even when we don`t travel far.
Every spare minute, out it comes
rather be doing that than sums.
Spare time is allocated for painting at times,
thats when I`m not busy making up rhymes.
Sometimes we paint companionably together
then all is silence, not much blether.
Creating is what we love and do best
much better by far than any fest.
We do what we love and love what we do
designing and creating wonderful things for you!!
The top half pictures are from great Green Ltd and the lower half from UniquelyYours, both on Folksy. I hope you like the selections today and enjoy having a browse. Click on the pics to go to the shop for a bigger picture and description of any item.
Thanks for visiting.