Thursday, 31 July 2014

Back to school mittens

So I have been updating my photos for the fingerless mittens. I adore the colours of this yarn and it is so soft for little fingers.  I know it is only just August but the shops seem to have been pushing the Back To School thing since before the children actually broke up here!  If you are thinking of getting hats, mittens, scarves etc please think about buying handmade, there are so many gorgeous and original items on Etsy, many now from the UK as well so you really can shop local!

I spotted this lovely image on a fellow crafters Facebook page.  The lady is an amazing crocheter, check out her work on Facebook, her blog at and her shop on Etsy here.  I adore her foxes and bunnies!

Woolly Owls

Earlier this year I visited Ordsall Hall whilst a textile exhibition was on and found these felted owls in the attic.  They were part of an exhibition called Urban Legends and Landcapes by members of Threadmill Textiles.  These beautiful owls looked amazing in the attic, especially with the shadows and lighting.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Messing about in the river

You have got to love a job that is portable enough to be done in places like this!  We have made a few trips here in the last week or so as both children love wading about and playing and I can get my work done whilst enjoying the children and the sunshine.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Strawberry Season

Well the universe conspired against us this year and we never made it to the pick your own strawberry farm.  I am hoping we can get there to get some berries so that I can have summer pudding before its too late.

This strawberry baby hat is one of my favourites, love the little crochet strawberry flower.  My 4 year old still asks me to make one in her size everytime she sees one on my needles!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Enjoying The Sunshine

Its a kitten's life in this house!  Hope you are enjoying lovely weather where ever you are.