Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Cakes!



I'm going cake crazy after buying a cake pattern from Crazy Dazy before Christmas. I have finished two cupcakes but have knitted three more and they are waiting to be stuffed with a final sixth on the way! It was a great way to finish my pink DK stash and I don't think they look at all bad for a first attempt...

Unfortunately I can't sell them in my shop as understandably they are copyrighted but I was inspired to make some more cakes out of other materials and unleash my creativity...

You can see more cakes in my folksy shop and etsy shop over the coming months : )

Happy knitting...



Saturday, 13 February 2010

Book Review: The Big Easy by Debbie Bliss

I recently went to Exeter in Devon and sampled the delights of the wonderful craft shop right by the Exeter Central Train Station, Inspirations. It's a very funky shop full of colour and is lit very well so everything is really easy to find. She had all the items I was looking for and a very good selection of books which meant after a good 20 minutes of browsing I found a book that hit the mark!

The Big Easy by Debbie Bliss is a wonderful book full of chunky relaxed sweaters and beautiful smart jackets. The photography is outstanding as always in these books (probably about 50% of the reason why I buy them) and the patterns are laid out very simply and clearly. The one and only drawback of this book is that I'm on a restricted budget at the moment and 99% of the patterns require wool which would cost £75+ apart from the legwarmers which would cost about £15. Although I'm sure I will one day have the money to knit at least one of the jacket or sweater patterns : )

However, if this doesn't bother you and you are willing to invest some spare money into a jacket you will treasure forever and love Donegal Tweed and Alpaca Silk then go ahead and splash the cash!

Happy knitting : )

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Sunshine Award

Well, this is a first on this blog! I've been nominated for a blog award! The Sunshine Award was passed on to me by Becky Pearce of Red Bird Jewellery.

You might have heard of this already, but basically the Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. So it's a big honour for Becky to nominate me.


There are some rules that come with the award which are as follows:
- Put the logo on your blog or within your post
- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
- Link the nominees within your post
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So here goes...

Alice at Futuregirl Craft blog

Laura at Aran Brew

Nerys at Crafty Jemima

Hotdog and me

Laura at Laura Cameron Fine Art and Jewellery

Deborah at Pretty Goods

Widget and Friends

Laura at Bugs and Fishes

Emma at Feeling Fuzzy!

Crafty Storage

Felt-o-rama

Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits

Happy crafting : )
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