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Make 50: Week 11 and Time for Tea!

Technically, this is week 12, but I missed last week, and I’m still on track for 50 things, so… never mind! Apologies for the photo quality today, still bonkers busy round here!

This is my item, which was made for the main item in the Time for Tea Swap with Jen (http://purplejenknits.blogspot.com), it has green tea leaves embedded inside, with tea bag, tea cup and teaspoon charms. I’ve just read on her blog that she likes it, hurray!

I also made her some purple knitting needles as her “crafty” item, along with some buttons I bought from my favourite button-dealer, Gill from Hollingdale Designs (http://hollingdaledesigns.folksy.com).

And in return I got…

A knitted tea caddy, which will come in useful for work and a teacosy, but actually fits my head as a rather cool hat! I got some great fabric and buttons and beads to use too, I think the fabric was a batik that Jen may have even done herself! I also got a selection of Earl Grey tea and some long-eaten Jelly Belly beans. I think Jen must have read about my previosu swap since these beans are my favourites and they came with my favourite brand of buttons too!

Thank you Jen!

Latest press release: Knitting needles

I released a new press release this evening which I plan to distribute to knitting publications for their news pages, here it is!

Resin Jewellery Designer turns her hand to knitting needles

Introducing a new line of customisable resin knitting needles for gifts

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb 16, 2009 – PennyDog Jewellery, which has a rapidly growing customer base within the field of resin jewellery, has expanded to include a range designed especially for knitters. The new resin knitting needles can be customised to make a great gift for knitters that like a touch of sparkle.

Retailing at £8 plus postage, they are made from polyester resin, sanded to a point and with button or resin features at the ends to stop your knitting slipping off the ends. At the time of launch, they were available in size 3 (6.5mm) and approximately 7 inches in length, with a view to expanding the range to wider, thinner and longer styles in the near future.

Each pair of needles comes in a gift box, and is perfect for giving to a loved one. Choice in needle and end colours, solid or glittery can be made on request, and can be turned around within 10 days. Each pair goes through 5 stages until completion are completely unique as they are entirely made by hand.

They are currently available to purchase on http://www.penny-dog.co.uk, and will be for sale at the Sock trade and consumer fair, Loughborough Town Hall on March 14th 2009.

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About PennyDog: Handmade resin and recycled jewellery by UK designer, Kerry Wilkinson. Specialising in custom orders and keepsake jewellery, and sold in venues within Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.