Sunday, 13 August 2017

Shssss Don't Tell Michelle


Michelle is my daughter who is getting married in just 2 weeks time. I want to make sure that the WHOLE day is special! Knowing how stressed Michelle is getting, how much she needs her sleep and the fact that she, the bridesmaids and myself need to be up and about at 6:00 am that morning to deal with the hairdresser and the make up artist I decided to craft this.
I was inspired by the picnic basket I managed to pick up at TKMaxx the other day, and on the same shelves in the shop were a mixture of teas, coffees, biscuits etc that would be suitable for going in the basket.

I had some of the pretty fabric left over from my bunting making, not very big pieces but enough to not through away. I considered unpicking the lining that already existed and using that as a template for a new one but I simply did not have enough fabric left, so I simply tacked on what I had to the edge of the lining ensuring that I had a neat finish. I undid the ties that were there and added in some coordinating ribbon.  With more fabric I created a simple little patchwork table cloth. It's small, but will easily fold up and take up a small amount of space in the basket. Viola !

Just some of the yummy goodies I bought for the basket. Along with fresh croissants and orange juice , oh and the bucks fizz. 

Friday, 16 December 2016

The Big Tea Cosy 2017

The Big Tea Cosy 2017

The Big Tea Cosy helps to raise vital money and awareness for Breast Cancer Haven, a charity that provides free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer, from its centres across the UK.

Love Knitting are helping to support this national fundraising campaign which will take place 1 – 7 February 2017 by providing all of us with knitting patterns, yarn etc to make some gorgeous knitted tea cosies ready for the event.

They asked me if I would design a tea cosy knitting pattern specially for this event, I was totally honored to do this for Haven. Knowing that all proceeds for the knitting pattern will go towards this charity really touches my heart strings (and yours too hopefully). 

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To help this fundraising campaign, 10% from sales of any of my mug and tea pot cosy's will be donated to Breast Cancer Haven too.  The mug cosy's especially will make lovely last minute stocking stuffers, great little Christmas gifts.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Pre Christmas 2016 Give Away

I'm getting all geared up for Christmas, knitting chunky hats for my on-line stores, ordering yarn for knitting kits and making felt Christmas decorations for my local yarn shop. I wanted to find a way that I could get you, my blog followers involved in my Christmas get readiness. I thought that starting November off with a Giveaway might get you in the mood, especially if I could incorporate a festive coloured yarn in to the gift.  Here it is, my easy knit sock knitting kit in a festive scarlet red ! WoW!

The kit is suitable for an experienced knitter, as I don't explain any of the basics, assuming that the knitter knows how to cast on and off, knit and purl, can do short row shaping and decreases. What I do explain in the instruction is how to position your work on the double pointed needles, simple sock construction, when to do the short row shaping and decreases and why and of course the finishing Kitchener stitch. I wrote the instructions after only knitting a few pair of socks myself so I put my learning experience in to the instructions, including colour photographs along the way too. 

You could knit the socks ready for Christmas day, wear them yourself or gift them to a friend or family member or put them out for Father Christmas (I'm sure he would love these!). If you can't knit then wrap the kit up in Christmas wrap and put them under the tree x.

The Giveaway

Just answer the questions below for your chance to win one of these kits. The giveaway is only open for a week.

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Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site
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