Thursday, 28 February 2013

My Creative Space

Today I am relaxing on the sofa with my little ginger cat for company. I have a cup of my favourite sweet cranberry tea, "Pushing Daisies" on the TV and I am working on a granny stripe blanket. It is lovely to have a quiet day at home, it's cosy and warm, and days like this are few and far between. I am making the most of every moment!
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Sunday, 24 February 2013

{Sunday Snippets}

{sunday snippets} a collection of photos from your week. no need for words. let the pictures tell your story.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New Birds!

I've been busy working on new birds for my stall over the last week - these are the first four that I've finished, and I really love them!

They are all one of a kind, made from vintage linens. I have lots more to make over the next week or two!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

New Socks!

I finished my latest pair of socks last night - aren't they lovely?! I'm so pleased! 
I've started another pair already. Sock knitting really is my favourite thing to do!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ta-Da Tuesday!

Last month we had an abundance of snow, and there was even a day where my little stall was closed, and on that day I started putting together the huge bundle of crochet and knitted squares that I had been working on for months and then forgotten about...
This is actually part of my New Year plan, to finish projects off. I feel so pleased - I've used up lots of odd yarn, emptied a bag of half done project, and made something that will keep us warm on cold evenings. 
I finished putting together the squares about two weeks ago, but I want to do a couple more rounds on the edging yet. That will wait until the mood takes me though, for now I am just enjoying cosying up under it! I haven't started any new projects, another of my New Years Resolutions, I am just working on old stuff, and of course socks. It's a good feeling.
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Monday, 4 February 2013

My Busy Week!

I really don't know what happened to the last week, it seems to have disappeared in a flash! I thought I would share some of the highlights from the week today...
 I taught Delia how to make granny squares - she's in her sixties and has always been a knitter but she desperately wanted to learn to crochet, so we had a lesson and she did really well!  
 I made some new crochet flower brooches!
 My latest article in I heart SY magazine
 Some new gemmipop vintage brooches!
It's been a busy week, but not all work and no play - yesterday hubby took me for afternoon tea! It was delightful!

Friday, 1 February 2013


The first month of my 2013 book challenge has gone to plan - I finished four books in January!

  • "The Hobbit" by JRR Tolkien
  • "The China Bird" by Bryony Doran
  • "The Men who Stare at Goats" by Jon Ronson
  • "Crazy as Chocolate" by Elisabeth Hyde
I had hoped to get through more for January to be honest, but I seem to have been so busy catching up after the busy Christmas period. I have finished lots of crafty projects in January though - two pairs of cable knit fingerless gloves, two and a half pairs of socks and I have almost finished a knitted and crocheted blanket, so I've been pretty productive really!