Saturday, 2 December 2017

Cases are packed....

Cold, grey wintry days
...lots of knitting, fairy lights and tea...
...yarn testing...dress fittings...pattern writing...
...working on translations...and crochet in the evenings...


In fact, my latest crochet project has been really enjoyable 
and I'll be taking some photos when we return from our trip next week 
(and when our northern light permits!)

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I'm also planning to make the workroom festive today
...we've picked a pretty tree and she's waiting patiently for her decorations...
Hopefully, I'm going to avoid feeling like the white rabbit this Xmas...
...too often the way for me no matter how hard I try to avoid it...
(and yet I have all year to prepare?!) x


On that note, I now actually have my very own little white rabbit too
 in the form of a tree decoration...hurrying with his clock...he's lovely... 
and I'll introduce him to you next time when he's found his place on the tree x

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I'm definitely ready for some festive sparkle
and we're off to my most favourite place next week...
the Lake District...along with a suitcase of yarn...candles...
and books (plus some pampering treats...oh yeah!)
...not much room for clothes...just the important stuff...mostly yarn...
...a retreat right by the lakeside for a whole week...
and time for some Christmas shopping...Miss Daisy is coming too of course
...she has her dog treats already packed...most important x


Hope you're having a good weekend everyone
It's been so dark in our corner of the world 
and the days just seem far too short right now

Thank you for calling by
...for ever kind comments and friendship...

We're so lucky to be part of this colourful 
Creative Universe, aren't we? x

x Back soon x


P.S  I hope you see a bee...a rabbit... and a happy little dog up there?

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Autumn knitting and a crochet catch up...

Can you see those little stitches around the edges of the sleeves up there?
It could be the work of a little elf....or simply sock yarn working its magic...
either way this is a little bear whose definitely feeling much cosier 

My new bedroom cushion is made from leftover Rooster Almerino Aran
which is a long time favourite yarn and I'm so happy that it hasn't been wasted
I used the ever popular Sunburst Granny Square 
on both the front and back which can be found here
(using just the first 4 rounds)

...loving these autumn evenings...♥

..lots of knitting in progress at the moment...
and I'm going to search my yarn stash to make a new crochet cushion
..hopefully something in autumn shades...

Fingers crossed I should be posting a little more often from now on
I've missed not being here over recent weeks
I appreciate the slow, peaceful pace of blogging ever more these days :-)

♥ x

Hope you've had a good start to your autumn projects
and are enjoying a happy, crafty week everyone

Back soon

Take care

x x ♥ x x x

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

A crafty week...


have you had a good week? 

I'm enjoying a lovely, quiet afternoon here and so it seems the perfect time
for a little update of my making over the last few days

1. Knitting tiny bear and doll dresses (and cardigans) with more favourite sock yarns
(I love knitting these little dresses 'top down' with no sewing)

2. Indexing all my colourful new yarns (oh yes...I'm very strict with myself these days)...

3. Crocheting a new cushion using all those yarn oddments 
Rooster yarn is definitely too good to waste and it feels like I'm getting something lovely for free?..
(although I'll inevitably give it away once complete!)
Above is the front and the back will be a single Sunburst in a large granny square.
(currently half complete)

4. Also, I've been making a few more pastel granny squares for my blanket 
...which after a little break I'm now feeling inspired to finish...
(progress pic next time ;-) )

..and in between...doing my best to tidy my workroom 
(now that's the difficult one because there will always be something else I'd rather do..
....I think it will always remain a work in progress :D  ) to pick up my needles...

Wishing you happy crafty week

Back soon 


P.S This week I'm also going to try to make friends with my super high tech and slightly scary new laptop... 
can't help feeling out of my comfort zone....but onwards and forwards and hopefully all will be well....xx

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