Handmade Monday 70 – Purples and Blues

Launching The Bits and Bobs @ The Lounge, Made to Order Range

June is a month for trying new things in Bits and Bobs land it appears. Following on from the Children’s Workshops, I’ve decided to join in with Handmade Monday, a great idea for showcasing all things Handmade, and hosted by Handmade Harbour. To join in, write a blog post about anything handmade, link back to Handmade Harbour and add your link to the site. And of course sit back and enjoy reading all the other Handmade Monday posts, safe in teh knowledge that you’ll have some lovely new visitors to your blog too!

Theresa and Terry who run Mums and Business, have launched The Lounge this month. Its a fantastic place for work at home mums to escape to and work, network or even have a break in beautiful rural surroundings. They have offered myself and Karen from Kazies Magical Designs  (the person who told me all about Handmade Monday) a fantastic opportunity. Each month we’ll pick a colour theme and mount an exhibition of   our makes and art work that fit that scheme. We’re starting with Blue and Purple, the Mums and Business colour scheme.

When visitors to The Lounge, see our work and hopefully fall in love with it and decide they need to buy it then The idea they  can either buy direct or commission  us to create a bespoke piece in colours of their choice. Theresa and Terry take a small commission on any onsite sales. This wonderful opportunity  means our work gets out to a wider audience, provides us with  “shop front” and hopefully increases sales. The ladies who are members of The Lounge, can hold training events there and invite guest in for meetings too – meaning even more footfall!

Available This Month:

 “Corporate Tea Cosies”.

I will design you a Cosy and matching coasters in your company colours with your Company Name and Logo. The cosies can also be personalised and would make fantastic presents for grannies, aunties and mums!

Comfy Cushions


This beautiful cushion is based on the dianthus flower. 9 flowers are crocheted together using free form techniques and backed with patchwork. Can be re worked to compliment your home decor. Makes a beautiful nursery accessory for a little girl.

Hair Accessories

Snoods and Scrunchies – ideal for  stylish school wear and budding ballerinas, made to order in your choice of colours


A cute little cream and blue crochet brooch with a ruffled edge. Ideal for festival goers!

Summer Bag

A beautiful hand crocheted bag, fully lined in soft cotton. Vivid turquoise, accented with shaded ginger stripes. Eye catching, must have summer accessory. Can be re-worked to your preferred colour scheme.

Knitted Vase

A cute and original glass jar, covered with a funky and fun dotty cover. Made to order in colours to complement your home

Phone Cases

Hand knitted to my own fairisle design in pure new wool.

Hand crocheted, using cottons in forgetmeknot stitch and accented with forget me knots. Beautiful gift for a special lady.

18 thoughts on “Handmade Monday 70 – Purples and Blues

  1. Thank you all so much – have been and read all your lovely blogs but blogger is not letting me comment. Its been great to have such a warm welcome to Handmade Monday. I’ll keep trying with the individual comments!

  2. A late visitor from Handmade Monday – good luck with the Lounge, it sounds like a fabulous idea, and you have lovely goodies in there! Jo x

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