Category Archives: knitting

July Studio Day – part 1

Glorious day to sit and create with a wonderful bunch of artists and and a perky little terrier ……..

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Summer Flight Throw

Have been wanting to start a new big crochet project and inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 who has put together a palette of colours on the Wool Warehouse and Deramores websites, I wanted to have a go at putting … Continue reading

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Sculpture Hut

Miss E (my 6 year old granddaughter) asked me if she could ‘do some art’ with Sarah at the Sculpture Hut and so I booked a session and off we went with our packed lunch and warm coats. E just … Continue reading

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A Good Day

Some days go by and I feel I have done very little and then other days – like today, I feel full of energy having achieved much – it is no coincidence that the sun has been shining ALL day: … Continue reading

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Fun Chemo Caps, Hats, wigs

A couple of years ago, I was hopping around the internet looking for knitting inspiration when I saw a picture of a knitted wig. I couldn’t find a pattern for it so I made one up myself. To get the … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi

This blog had been a bit quiet recently due to a little bit of hibernation followed by a self styled knitting retreat in Abu Dhabi – oh boy was it WONDERFUL to get some sun on my bones this winter: … Continue reading

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Creativity and Knitted Pigs

Sometimes I get obsessively fixed on a ‘thing’ and can’t let it go until it has worked itself out. It’s a WONDERFUL feeling! There have been the doodle weaves, (actually loads of different sorts of doodling), and the machine embroidered … Continue reading

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Fun way to keep your ears warm this Winter

Wigs and patterns have been flying off the shelves of my Etsy shop, so I am busy making more and improving the patterns as I go. I’ve had some fun requests too which I can’t share with you yet – … Continue reading

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Black and White

Looking back at photos of my recent stay in Pembrokeshire I found this photo of a wonderfully vibrant lichen   found on rocks at Whitesands beach   where we went for a wonderful paddle one evening when the sun came … Continue reading

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Knit TV

A knitting programme on the TV! It is on BBC4 at 9pm and is the first of 3 programmes entitled ‘Fabric of Britain’. I do hope it is good – knitted swimwear does not sound very exciting to me!

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These here wigs!!!!!

Who’d-a-thought it! A lovely woman called Sue asked me to be a Guest Blogger on her Crochet Addict site. I have never done anything like that before and it was fun to put together. In the piece I wrote, amongst … Continue reading

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Mandalas

Yes, I’ll come clean, I have discovered yet another thing that can absorb me for HOURS when I ‘should’ be doing other things!!! Following Hanna’s post, and her brilliant tutorial notes, I have been playing, first with the rose photos … Continue reading

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Entries close 12 noon tomorrow

Entires for the freebie little jacket, more pics here , will close tomorrow, Saturday 13th. at 12 noon.   Draw! The jacket is going to London as a present for a new baby with a very lovely and unusual name!

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A give-away!

I can’t send the little jacket I posted about yesterday to my godson for his new baby – I noticed a flaw in it – the photos showed it up: can you see there is a change in the stitches in … Continue reading

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A new baby!

My Godson and his very clever, lovely wife had their first baby today! There is always a touch of apprehension waiting for a new arrival, but she arrived safely and Mum, Dad, and baby are doing very WELL! I have … Continue reading

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Knitting for Fairies

Last week was bit of a knit-a-thon! (I was happy to take a break at the weekend and go gardening) I have been trying to create a pattern for this darling little jacket: The style was inspired by one of … Continue reading

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Studio Days

I was lucky enough to have a couple of days at the beach hut last week, on Wednesday I was working on creating a new crochet pattern which, of course has a daisy element, my latest passion. On Friday, Sarah … Continue reading

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Daisy wig finished

The wig adorned with crocheted daisies is now finished and in the shop! (The original inspiration for this wig came from a picture I found on Google Images when looking for inspiration for a pixie hat. The picture did not … Continue reading

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Daisies

Daisies, daisies everywhere Can’t stop making daisies and finding things to put them on – they turn out all different because I make them up as I go along – counting when crocheting is SO boring – and I like … Continue reading

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I’ve done it!!

Ha! I’ve done it – created a PDF knitting pattern – what a task! – hopefully I have learnt a lot and the next one will not take so long! and it is now in my Etsy shop – this … Continue reading

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Creating Knitting Patterns

I am trying to create a PDF knitting pattern of one of my fun wigs. It takes longer than I thought! First there is all the typing of the strange knitting terms: and taking pictures of each process and then … Continue reading

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Links

Great idea Tammy of Daisy Yellow to share the links to 5 blogs Here are some of my favourites: Quinn Creative Great thought provoking articles with lots of links to other blogs and art journaling. Matt Scrumptious crochet, wonderful colours and … Continue reading

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Swarovski Daisies

Continuing with the daisy theme, I have just added this fairy princess headband to the ‘Wild Daffodil’ Etsy shop: With the icy blasts continuing from Siberia, could also be perfect for a Snow Queen. It was fun to add the … Continue reading

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Excited!

Phew! I have finished both E and R’s cushion. So this afternoon I will take them, and the one for my daughter, and see them all in their new home. E and R had fun arranging the squares for the … Continue reading

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Crocheted Cushions

I can’t remember now how I came across the blog Attic24 but it has been a wonderfully inspiring find. I was first fired up to make a pile of little crocheted balls, which led to the knitted and embellished picture frame (I … Continue reading

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Marla’s woodland tunic

Tiz very satisfying to see something I have knitted so beautifully modelled! This is Marla, grandchild number 6, aged 5 months old. It has been nick-named the Christmas tree dress, by her siblings.

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Frame?

This is how I spent Christmas Day 2012: Although I have a large family and 8 gorgeous grandchildren, I choose to spend every other Christmas Day alone: one year with the family, and the next either on my own or … Continue reading

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How about this for a wreath

Blog hopping again – just come in from helping my son move some cows on the cliffs near Durdle Door here he is on a sunnier day It was blowing a hoolie and we got soaked but I LOVE helping … Continue reading

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Hearts

Whilst Blog-hopping I came across this pattern. Creative bloggers are SO generous! So please credit Jackie Loewen if you use this pattern – and you can pay a visit to her blog by clicking on her name above, to see more … Continue reading

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re-opening my Etsy shop. Mainly Hats.

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I tried to re-open my Etsy shop today. No luck yet, so here is a preview of adult sized hats that are for sale. Most of them are £12 – £15 plus p+p. But the blue and green one is … Continue reading

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Details of Pixie Pink

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detail of the pointed edging   knitted buttons and sleeve edging

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Pixie pink

One of the pixie outfits I have designed and knitted for granddaughter number 3. Using Colinette machine washable DK.

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invisible seams

Always more to learn! Here is a great video for anyone wanting to know finishing techniques in knitting http://youtu.be/n4Zt5wCMT5c

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riverbank

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Oo La La Hair Do’s

Fine head gear modelling

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fairy knits

Time to introduce my life long obsession with knitting. My Mum taught me to knit when i was 5 and I haven’t stopped since.     I am currently inspired by my grandchildren to design fairy themed clothes.  

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