Sunday, 31 May 2009

Strawberry Blancmange:)
I love Ice cream Sundae's :)

This is my 1st Blancmange.

I got these cool dishes for my Birthday along

with a pack of blancmange mix.

Strawberry blancmange, vanilla ice-cream & sprinkles:)

Friday, 29 May 2009


I made these during the week after work
I tried a few different types of wool to see
which would work best , the green cotton (with heart
button) won!!
I'm planning on making some more with
lovely alpaca:)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

This is our Veg bed, our first crop of veggies
are just starting to appear.

Aerial view of our garden
We had the most amazing weather this weekend,
25 degrees in May!
We have been working in our garden and it's really starting to
come together. This is the view from instead our living
Willow arbour, we built it mid March and it has really started
to green up. I gladly sat in the arbour and took refuge
from the sun.

Monday, 25 May 2009

My super kool knitting bag, I love it!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

This is my 1st felted knit. I had originally made a
scarf with this pink wool but realised it was super
itchy so would never be able to wear it as a scarf.
I didn't want to waste the time I put into it so I
decided to turn it into a purse. I sewed up the
sides , put it in the washing machine at 60 degrees and waited to see what would happen.

I was pretty happy with the result, I made a little flower to attach to it, to finish it off:)

Bird is the word

Check out this kool blog site 'knitted toybox' you can get free knitted toy patterns, great designs,very simple to make. I experimented with different types of wool, one of which the green flecked wool, I bought to make a cardigan ,got 10 balls for £10.The cardigan never happened, so now using it to make brooches and birds:)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Let them eat cake............................

I made these cakes after buying a great book Jean Green Howe's 'Jiffy Knits'. That way I can permanently have cakes on my cake stand. They are very easy to make, all items are knitted in garter stitch,great for anyone who can't crochet, I love all those cute aragumi crochet characters, but until I learn how to crochet these are a great alternative:)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Dave kindly built these shelves for my collection of charity shop finds, gifts from friends, and general pretty things I like to be able to see every day:)

My most recent find is this coffee set purchased at granny's attic for £8.00 bargain!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

This is the shrug
I mentioned in my last post,
I loved it so much I made two!!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Just Knit

My 1920's cloche,this was my 1st attempt at knitting in the round, love this design by ' Just call me Ruby' she has some fab designs on ravelry, I also made one of her shrugs it's super toasty:)

Poached Egg my 1st Knit
I've been knitting alot recently, I rediscovered it at Christmas when my boyfriend 'Dave' bought me an amazing set of vintage knitting needles in an array of colours and sizes.
Since then I've been obsessed, I started by knitting a poached egg (as requested by Dave) followed by bags, flowers, shrugs, hats and more hats. I've also just discovered vintage knitting patterns in my local junk shop 'granny's actic'. I spend my lunchbreak in there at least 3 times a week. It's amazing, beautiful old brooches, necklaces, scarfs , and of coarse, patterns :)