Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Giveaway Winner!

......when I'm not knitting........

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Giveaway 
and especially for taking the time to leave such lovely comments too
...I've really enjoyed reading each and every one! x...

The winning ticket is...
 Elaine (V)  

...and little chocolate bunny sitting patiently up there has decided 
he will be coming to visit you too Elaine along with your other treats...
I should add he did well to survive while I took this pic... just too tempting by far looking at him through my lens...haha!
and hopefully he'll have a safe journey to his new home too once tucked up amongst the yarn balls x
I'll be in touch shortly!

...there will definitely be another Giveaway soon everyone
...as I really enjoy them...
and
I'll be back soon to share some more of my yarny days 
...will you join me? x

Until then

happy crafting

xxxx

P.S  At long last we have a beautiful blue sky here today...hope it's the same in your corner x


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Thursday, 10 March 2016

A new translation...


It's cold and damp outside my window at the moment 
but at least it feels like spring here in my workroom x

♥  ♥  ♥
...just a quick post today...
...first I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has already entered the Giveaway...
so many of you and such kind comments too which have definitely brightened up the dark, gloomy 
days here and for which I'll be forever grateful...I'm still hoping the first signs 
of spring are just hiding around the corner...maybe? :-) x
(*if anyone would still like to enter the Giveaway you can find it here ...Closing date 14th March)
Also...
amongst other projects I've been busy working with my 
lovely friend Nancy of Dolce Lana and I'm happy to report that there is now another Dutch pattern
translation available here on the blog...in our ETSY Shop ...and on Ravelry...

(this is the version to knit a yarn doll flat on 2 knitting needles then seam the pieces together later)

All the listings have details of those patterns which have translations available
(hopefully there will be more in the future as I enjoy working on them)
If any customers have previously purchased a pattern but would prefer 
the new Dutch translation just let me know and I can send you a free copy
I can also send any patterns to be stored in your Ravelry library too 

Other translations now available in Dutch....
1. DOLLS from the TEAROOM (including a free sewn pinafore pattern)
2. A TEAROOM Doll Hat (variations)
3. Doll Pattern Deal (TEAROOM Dolls, Hats and Sewn Pinafore patterns)

(all details in regard to knitting methods ect. are included in the individual listings)

My cowl is finished ...it just needs to be photographed....
and there are lots of projects in the making which I'm looking forward to showing you
(I'm going through a definite multitasking phase at the moment and enjoying it too! :-) )


Happy Crafting All

Back soon

X X X X  X X X X



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Sunday, 28 February 2016

A Tearoom Giveaway!



It's been a while since we've had a Giveaway around here
and now seems to be the perfect time to have a little celebration!

The Giveaway...
1. King Cole Baby Alpaca DK (3 x 50g balls as above)
2. A Cath Kidston purse
3. Cath Kidston notebooks x 3
4. Cath Kidston fabric covered buttons
(which I often use on doll pinafores)
5. A few little extras ;-)
All you have to do to enter is....
add your comment below this blog post
(just click on comments under the Pinterest box)
You're very welcome to add a second entry if you are a follower
...here on the Blog...on Facebook...or on Bloglovin...for a second entry...
(if so please add as a second comment to be sure I don't miss 2 entries)
Also, do let me know if there are any problems and I will add your entry for you 
and...most important.... please come back to check if I have no means of contacting you
...you may be the winner!!

(the zip pocket is perfect for storing hooks and dpns when out and about)

Closing date
14th March 2016 
Open to all 
wherever you may be

Winner will be announced as always using the 
Random Number Generator


♥ Thank You Everyone
...who visits...comments...purchases a pattern...
and most of all for your friendship which definitely 
makes being here a lovely place for me
...you're the best...;-) x


Good Luck!

...and happy new week...
...back soon...

x x ♥ x x


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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Winter Knitting....


















...my cowl in progress...
Cast on a few days ago... almost complete now and ready to be blocked.... 
I'm looking forward to finishing it over the weekend and will take more pics when it's finished
(pattern from Quince and Co. using the beautifully soft, smooth and bouncy
 'Chickadee' .... 100% American Wool)

...in my kitchen...
I must show you how hares are gradually multiplying around our house...cushions, lampshades, ornaments...
it will have to stop soon...(but not quite yet because I've just seen some lovely fabric ;-) )

...my aran sweater in progress...
Front almost finished...although only the front...so a way to go yet!
(pattern from Virtual Yarns using the utterly gorgeous Hebridean 3 Ply
...very different to the yarn just mentioned although equally as lovely to work with... 100% British Wool)
Isn't wool amazing? ... I never get tired of reading about where my wool has come from...
...it always adds to knitting adventures....it really is magical...there's no other sound explanation

...pretty wonderland cup and an all time favourite book...
(a present from my girls...the original illustrations by John Tenniel are amazing and completely inspiring x)
I plan to collect all my favourites from the Penguin Clothbound Classics now
and replace my very tatty paperbacks ... next one has to be 'Wuthering Heights'
...and finally...
I must mention one of my best craft buys in the last year!
Laden with all my current projects...yarn, needles, hooks and books...
It has wheels and moves smoothly from place to place with me
(much to everyone's amusement around here)
It's perfect for moving out of the way and into a cupboard if short on space
(and I finally no longer lose anything while I'm working...hurrah!!!)
...it also comes in several colours and it can be found here 

(* not sponsored... just something I happen to find absolutely useful x)

Back soon

hApPy cRaFtInG
~♥~

P.S...
Next post will be ...

A GIVEAWAY!!!


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