Sunny days and writing reviews!

Wow it’s Sunday again – weeks are flying by, and yes, in 5 weeks the days start to get shorter! (sorry!)  I do love the warmer weather though, not the intense summer heat of July and August but the warm Spring-nearly-Summer days which often seem uplifting and full of promise…..  somehow though I never quite do all the things I intended but at least the weather does make everything  more pleasant – especially  boring housework jobs!  I  love being able to wash and dry throws, dusters and cleaning cloths all in one day!  This week I have been washing and drying old wool blankets for felting – the fluff in the tumble drier was amazing – I kept thinking I should make something out of it but maybe that is taking upcycling just too far?!!

I haven’t had any success with my loft-stored  wool by leaving in out in the sun for a couple of days  – it still has the ‘dusty’ smell so now I am going to try washing it all.  I will take a picture of my washing line full of tights stuffed with wool and post it here next week!

I’ve spent some of the warm days out in the garden working on the review section of my website this week.  I always enjoy finding and reading reviews of items on blogs where it’s more of a how-useful-is-this-in-real-life type of review instead of the short one sentence ones on manufacturers websites, so I decided to write about my experiences using things and post them here for others who are researching before buying.  As crafters we have a wealth of varying experience and it seems a shame not to share our knowledge.   It’s a section of my site which will be an ongoing project with new reviews and updates added along the way.  As I just got my Huskylock overlocker back from being fixed  it’s time I added that to my machine section!

I was very happy indeed to find that it had a 5 year guarantee so it was sorted out by Jaycotts (where I bought it from) at no cost except for the £11 for a new blade!  I thoroughly recommend Jaycotts in Chester.  They sell online but also have  small unit where you can see sewing machines and threads and notions and purchase things from the online stock.  It’s so nice to have real people to talk to about your machine and who will service and mend things – something you don’t get if you buy online or from ebay!.

Off now to link up with handmade Monday… see you there?