Thursday, 25 February 2010

Chugging along

The moss stitch cardi is coming along - s l o w l y.

There are around 170 stitches per row at the moment as I'm doing the back and fronts all in one. Pro - no seaming. Con - only time for about 8 rows per knitting session!

I've also been taking photos of my jewellery at every possible moment when there aren't too many clouds around. That's not today then!

I made lots of items a few months back and didn't get around to photographing them.

Here is my latest Etsy listing - a cute pair of Little Princess earrings!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mothers Day gift ideas

I finally managed to grab a Treasury spot!

With Mother's Day coming up on 14th March here in the UK I decided to dedicate it to gift ideas for our lovely mums.

Take a look
and see if it inspires you!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

All mine

I don't know how long it's been, but I suddenley got the urge for a new knitting project - for myself.

I saw this Elissa shrug in the Truro Fat Face store recently. I liked it a lot but wanted longer sleeves and a cotton blend yarn. Time to dig out the trusty Knitware Sweaters software!

I've included three-quarter sleeves in my version and the yarn is 500g of Rowan All Seasons Cotton in the lovely raspberry pink - from stash. (Note the halo.)

I've printed out the front chart and modified it for the curved shaping, and I'm planning on knitting the fronts and back in one piece on a circular needle, bottom-up. The first sleeve is done in two evenings..

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Vote of Confidence

Yesterday was officially A Good Day.

First I had a wonderful email praising my efforts circulated at work yesterday afternoon - a rare thing indeed!

Then last night I was voted in as Secretary for our village show committee. Best start being efficient there too. :)

We're looking forward to this weekend - we're going out with friends for a gorgeous Valentine's meal at our fantastic local Italian restaurant - Del Mar. Yum!
Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Double Up with the Pinks

I was very happy to find out via the Etsy Treasury Hunt that I am featured in a beautiful treasury at the moment called "So Very Raspberry".

Do take a look if you can - there are some gorgeous items in those fab colours!

I was also pleasantly surprised to receive a message from funky diva designs to say that she has included my raspberry mohair scarflette in her "Pretty In Pink" blog feature this week.

Funky diva designs shop has some lovely handmade bags and accessories - my favourite is this Gemma Bag in some fantastic bright Amy Butler fabric.

I could see that in my life!

Monday, 1 February 2010


Craftgawker was brought to my attention by AMIDesign's post about her submission - thanks Alison!

Since then, Craftgawker must have got really popular as they're now only accepting one submission at a time.

After waiting a few days I've had my submission accepted - yay! 

More exposure for my Etsy shop can only be a good thing.