Moving on, new ideas…

There’s nothing like climbing out of a rut with a flash of inspiration and some new ideas.

And I’ve had to work hard to get into the right frame of mind, but I’m getting there! A lot of the problem has been the ‘swimming through treacle’ effect of mountains of STUFF.  I’m really bad at parting with things, and my little cottage is filling up rapidly with all the things I can’t bear to part with from my mum’s home, not just yet anyway.  (I’m also filling my studio, my shed, the veranda…)

So you can see that with all that going on, there hasn’t been much room to be creative and have any new ideas at all.

However, here’s the first one, a Planet Penny Newsletter.  I wanted to be able to add a little something extra to what goes on in my woolly world so I investigated MailChimp and found it was actually jolly good fun finding out just what I can do.  If you would like to find out more the sign up is on the sidebar, it’s a work in progress!

Planet Penny Products photo practice digital SLR camera

I’ve had some new ideas about the Planet Penny Cotton Colours yarn too.  So many people have commented on how lovely it is to work with but I know those gorgeous rainbow brights aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and I can do subtle as well, you know!

So this is the first proposed set, delicate pastels which work beautifully together and also with the white ‘Snowdrop’ yarn.  I can really see these as a baby blanket or something cuddly for the cot.

New ideas Planet Penny CottonAnd the other collection is this…new ideas - Planet Penny yarnI think it’s just scrumptious,and I can’t wait to try out some new ideas with these soft colours!

It’s all in the planning at the moment so I’d love to know what you think.  And maybe I will be able to do some limited editions via the newsletter.

I’ll be back soon…x

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14 thoughts on “Moving on, new ideas…

  1. Lilly's Mom

    Hi dear Penny. It’s so good to hear from you. I know you have had a lot to deal with and it’s nice to know that you are still creating. I love the new yarns you shared today. I especially like the last group. I just finished a handbag using the Planet Penny yarn I got from you a couple of years ago. It’s such a nice yarn to work with. My best to you. Pat xx

  2. fiddlyfingers

    I am a great fan of your bright colours but I can see that these pastel colours will be a big hit too as they look so delicately delicious 🙂 Looking forward to seeing how your newsletter comes together 🙂

  3. Alison

    I so love using your cottons and can’t wait for the new colours, both sets look great. It is hard to move on and so difficult to get rid of family mementos. My husbands family had been in their house way over 40years, it was heart breaking clearing it out.

  4. Coco-Jayne

    Hi Penny – nice to hear from you 🙂 I’ve always liked your bright colours and they have become part of your signature, but its nice to see some alternatives and I like the muted colour palette of the second collection – very gentle and comforting x

  5. Rosemary Covell-London

    Hi Penny. It was so nice to meet you and Higgins today.
    How beautifully presented the ‘rainbow’ pack was. Thank you for all the extra touches.
    I love the look of the new collections, especially the ‘vintage’ looking, muted colour one.

  6. Linda

    I know how hard it is deciding what to keep, and not to keep. I had to clear out my mom’s house a couple of years ago. She had lived there for forty-five years. A LOT of memories to sort through… I love using your rainbow colored yarn but am also very excited about possibly having softer colors. I just found out that I am going to have a new grandbaby and the new colors will be perfect!

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