Thursday, 24 June 2010

Lovelies in my Garden

Today has been such a nice day I thought I’d share a few photos of things in bloom so I can look back at them in gloomy November.

The day started with a lovely surprise I won a blog giveaway today over at Doris’s blog why not hop on over and see her lovely blog Crocheting in Georgia.

Doris I hope you don’t mind I borrowed your bumble bee to shout out THANK YOU.

197-9771_IMGMy Himalayan blue poppies in bloom, the colour is just spectacular.



A bit of an old rhododendron but again what gorgeous fuchsia pink.

197-9788_IMGIt’s all very nice and manicured but the white’ish tree/shrub to the right of the huge conifer is getting straggly. It’s actually heather gone completely mad and it’s trying to take over on the crochet clootie tree so action needs to be taken.

198-9803_IMGI don’t know the correct name for these maybe Amanda from Eight By Six Gardening blog will pop along and tell me. Something in the daisy family I think. If anyone else knows please feel free to let me know. 



I thought these photo’s I took were really atmospheric and eerie. Yes some very necessary pruning taking place with a very fume ridden chainsaw. Not exactly environmentally friendly – it’s OK the wrists that needed slapping have been.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Abigail Lacy Scarf


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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A Blanket For Life


Despite it being a warm and positively balmy evening on Friday one of my little peeps decided  he absolutely must drag a blanket outside to cover himself. Never one to miss an opportunity for getting a photo of a blanket I managed to snap a few.


As I was snapping away it occurred to me that this blanket has been subject to no end of abuse from my little peeps over the years in fact this blanket is now 19 years old. I think it has held up incredibly well and goes to show how blankets, at our house anyway, become part of the family.




Over the course of the weekend I finally managed to get the pure wool yellow blanket completed to. It is now available in my Etsy store click here.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

WE MAKE London’s Summer Fair 2010


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WE MAKE offers designers the opportunity to sell directly to buyers and offers buyers something unique and timeless in today’s fast-paced, throwaway world of mass production.
The next event will be in London on the 26th June, 2010. So please come along for some handmade shopping.

when: SATURDAY 26th June 2010 11.00am- 5pm
where: Chelsea Town Hall,
Kings Road, London, SW3 5EE



We Make London was formed by a group of like-minded designer makers with a can do attitude, united by the lack of affordable places to sell their products. A year and half and five successful events later, We Make is now the showcase for the talents and crafts of the most exciting UK designers.

Quietly brewing for the last few years, on and offline through knitting clubs, blogs, forums and small, independent shops, the underground craft scene has exploded onto the public arena. Encouraged to discover this handmade world through India Knights’ latest bestseller “The Thrift Book” and inspired by Kirstie Allsopp’s hit television series “Kirstie’s Homemade Home,” consumer awareness is now rife with the notion of buying gifts that are meaningful, unique and made with passion.

WE MAKE Prize Draw here.