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First Go At Dyeing Yarn....

Back at the end of June me and a friend visited Woolfest in Cockermouth.

It was our first visit and as we both are avid knitters and my recent hobby of crochet has taken off it was a great day out and fulfilled all our dreams.

I've wanted to go for a few years now and so with my friend being from that 'neck of the woods' we made a day of it. We started our journey at 8am from Lancashire and stopped off at Teabay services for a spot of breakfast and a stretch of our legs. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us that day and the rain joined us on the journey - all the way there!!!  We shopped till we dropped and only landed back in Lancashire about 9pm after we stopped off for something to eat on the way home.

The rain didn't dampen our spirits though. When we arrived the event was already in swing with many many people arriving.  When we entered we were absolutely amazed by all the colours and kinds of yarns around and all the visitors from all over the world, not to …

Drum Roll....

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog for Occasions & Creations.

It’s been a long time coming but lots of work has been going on behind the scenes since we decided to no longer create greetings cards. Serious thoughts were had over the Christmas period 2012 as to what we could do to extend our website and so we decided that a whole new logo and new name was the only way forward. We wanted to not only just create cards, we wanted to step outside the box and extend our repertoire to everything else we considered possible. Therefore steps were put in place to source lots of new fabby materials and equipment and learn a few new hobbies: sewing and crochet to name a few. A new Twitter account was set up first and then a website sourced from create.net.Then came the busy time of creating a whole fabby new collection of handcrafted goodies. Meanwhile a Facebook account was started to try and elicit followers, likers and people to bookmark the website for the future. Over a period of six m…