Monday, August 11, 2008


It has been a cold, wet weekend here - a struggle to get any washing dry but I did manage to prune the roses yesterday afternoon, so I was pleased with that. Of course I would have rather been watching the Olympics and doing some stitching rather than being out in the cold wind! Marion has been quite industrious & maybe in the next couple of days, I might take a photo of what she has made and include it on here soon.

OK here is my first go at posting photos! Hope it works

Needlefelted Balls

These needle felted balls make wonderful and colourful bowl fillers especially if added to some ‘fixins’.
The balls are different sizes and range from approx 5cm up to 9cm.
(The bowl and fixins are for display purposes only)

Sock Monkeys

Length Large 55cm (21 ½”)
Small 42cm (16 ½”)

The Sock Monkeys are very popular in USA and if you have seen the movie “Mr Magorium’s Emporium” you might have spotted one on there too.
We have made the monkeys in two different sizes using the red heel socks from USA. These socks give the monkeys the lovely red mouths and bottoms whilst black press studs have been stitched on for the eyes.
Perfect for cuddling in the cold weather

Four Available – 2 large and 2 small

Time is Free

Clock diameter: 29cm (11 ½”)

Time is free but it’s priceless
You can’t own it but you can use it
You can’t keep it but you can spend it
Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.

Altered art techniques have been used on this clock and it features layers of paper and printed ephemera. A lovely gift for someone or it would look perfect in your craft room.

I don't know if it is 'correct etiquette' to include the prices on here, I'll have to check that out for future but if there is anything you are interested in, just send us an email and we can fill you in on the details.

The Chocolate Crow Trader is updated on the 15th of the month but is sometimes a little earlier.

Time to get back to watching the Olympics - Aussie Aussie Aussie - oi, oi , oi!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Christina, great looking blog! Love your sock monkeys and felt balls especially. You both make such lovely items. Good luck with the blogging!


marieJ said...

Hi Christina,sock monkeys are awesome....felt balls are yummy.
Would love to learn how to make them.
Love looking at your blog.
Looking forward meeting you next year at the retreat.