Monday, 29 March 2010

UK Handmade Magazine Spring 2010

The new Spring Issue of UK Handmade magazine is out now. It's a great read for anyone interested in crafty stuff and has particularly good articles on how to go about setting up your own business. Check it out!

Friday, 26 March 2010

I've just taken delivery of a lovely parcel of goodies from Meadow Yarn Quite a bit (eek!) of Manos del Uruguay clasica wool solid in earth. Its not quite the colour I was expecting but I'm not disappointed. I plan to be very selfish and knit a jumper for myself from Jane Richmond patterns.

I'm a follower of her great little blog and a big fan of her simple but gorgeous patterns. Can't wait to knit this...I will keep you posted on progress.

Also have to confess purchasing one skein of Manos del Uruguay silk blend. Its so lovely. I can think of ten things I'd like to make with this. Anyway enough swooning over wool, now off to plant herbs in the garden with the kids - hopefully in the sunshine.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

And the winner is.....

Pants and Paper! Congratulations! Your gloves will be in the post later today.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Mugs with Knitted Warmers

I have just added a pair of handless mugs with knitted warmers to my Etsy shop. I think they look really pretty in the two tones of pink. Hope you like them...... Oh don't forget there is still time to enter the gloves giveaway - see my post from earlier in the week.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Giveaway time.......

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while it was my birthday a few days ago and I've been busy being throughly spoilt! So I thought to make up for it I would do my first ever giveaway!
Down to business.......I'm giving away one pair of cashmerino green handknitted fingerless gloves (perfect for any green fingers who are digging in the garden) with very pretty star shell buttons. Dead simple to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment before Midnight (GMT), Monday 22nd March and please be sure that I can contact you via the comment. Exciting stuff! Got to go kids are destroying some of my favourite Bridgewater bowls....

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Is it Thursday already.....?

What a week! (and not in a good way) Miss T had the chickenpox and just as she was getting over it Miss B came down with it too. She's been understandably utterly miserable and I've been up to my eyes in camomile cream and very unproductive. Anyway today is a new day, the sun is shining and the girls are finally both back at nursery.

I thought I would show you a photo of my kitchen table/desk/work area. A bit of creative chaos! You can see the cushions I made from vintage flags in the window seat.

On the table is.....a nearly finished pair of pink gloves for a special order. A lovely big corsage made from one of the skeins I recently bought from The Natural Dye Studio. One green spiral legging completed for Miss B (I've yet to start No.2) Then a pair of green gloves nearly finished (Have you noticed I'm in love with anything green at the moment!)

One last idea I'm working on is new cup warmers. As I mentioned my mother is a potter and I've asked her to make me a collection of simple handleless cups that I will make warmers for. In the meantime she's given me some other ones to work some ideas on. Isn't the sunshine glorious. More required please.......