Category: gift

Belated post

I had planned to post about my trip to the Festival of Quilts last month. The trip was a birthday present from my husband and became a girly trip with a very good friend.  Hotel booked, yarn shop enroute planned, money saved and a shopping list of sorts prepared what could go wrong? A fall […]


2 weeks ago

I made a birthday present for my niece: Pattern: Pink Penguins’ Fabric Basket. Fabric: Various Tanya Whelan prints with Essex Yarn Dyed in Denim for the base. Made for:My 13 year old neice E who will be getting her own room soon. Time taken to:March 5th  – 6th 2013     I really like this little […]


Handmade birthday gifts

  I’ve been absent on here for a bit but it’s due to a busy life rather than anything sinister.  Recently I spoilt another knitter in a birthday swap and really enjoyed planning what to make. I sent to  MummyWright  and ‘stalked’ her to find out what she liked, her favourite colours etc.  She has two […]


>Another year older

>It was my birthday on Saturday and DH ensured that I was spoilt. It was a ‘significant’ birthday and we’d always planned to go abroad for it but due to a number of reasons including the fact that it was Easter Weekend we decided to stay at home. My main present was an upgrade to […]


>Let it fly…..

>Following on from my last post I can finally reveal some more of the things that I made as Christmas presents: Grumpy Fish Travel Organiser for my MIL Pattern: Travel Organizer Tutorial by Thimble With pockets for a passport, tickets, boarding pass and two zipped pockets for coins I thought that these would make useful […]


>a real treat…..

>I often wear socks that I’ve made myself and have made a few pairs for other people but have never had the chance to wear any made for me by someone else. Until now that is: Machine knitted Coral Snake socks However there is something even more special about these socks. They were made in […]


>Mini Knits

>My sock mojo had escaped me this month so I’ve busied myself with lots of little projects but before I reveal them I need to share some other small things that I’ve made & forgot to blog about: Round Dishcloth Pattern: Round DishclothYarn: Peaches & Creme Ombres Lilac OmbreNeedles: 4.5mmDates: 6th – 18th of October […]


Handspun Scarf

  Handspun ScarfPattern: Yarn Harlot’s Handspun Scarf Yarn: 386 yards (3.9 skeins) of Noro Cash Iroha Needles: 5mm Time Taken: October 2007 – April 27th 2008 with a few big gaps in between knitting. Handspun ScarfThis scarf had been intended as a Christmas present for my Dad & was nearly finished in time. However he […]