Monday, 26 April 2010


 Over the last few weeks I've been working on herbal macerations (oils infused with herbs) and making balms.

I took these to the Produce Market in Ruthin on Saturday and sold a few - but I must have a photo session of the individual balms before I can put them for sale online.

In addition I now have baby balms for sale in my Folksy shop - not online at Briallen just yet though.

There's a Lavender one as well as the unfragranced one in the pic - they're also suitable for Mums-to-be and new Mums as they contain Shea Butter, which is widely used for dealing stretch marks, and the balms are goodly emolliants for anyone.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Now on Folksy and a new Dotty Bag

I now have a Folksy shop - not a lot in it yet but this bag which I made recently is there.

It's made with dyed merino using the seamless felting technique and the embellisments/handle are added by needle-felting (so no sewing).

As you can see it's not a large bag to take all your clutter plus the kitchen sink - but a "pod" style; there'd be room for lippy and a hanky alongside a purse style wallet and mobile, maybe even an ipod also (but I haven't one to try).

Sunday, 22 November 2009

More Felt

After a not very good fair Ive plent of stock left so I thought I'd mak some extra stuff for the next fair in Llangollen on the 28th November. With plenty of soap and toiletries and my ever present Corn Dollies it had to be felt - so I've made a few handbags using the seamless technique.

The one above is in dark blue dyed merino with white Shetland cobwebbing - I've one more of the bar and circle toggle fastening but have discovered that the supplier doesn't stock them any more (bit of a B - it's a nice fastening).

The one below is in black dyed merino with grey Suffolk and a touch of white Shetland. Both bags have no sewing or glue - I've attached fastenings and needle felted embellishments by needle felting.


This one has already been claimed so I've nearly finished a similar one - but I've used Black Welsh Mountain instead of the dyed merino - so it's all natural coloured fleeces.

I did try a white and pink pod style bag - but I'm not happy with it and it's destined for the bin I'm afraid!