Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tiny Woolly Nest

Tiny Woolly Nest Knitting Pattern


Small amount of chunky yarn, I used Drops Nepal.  If you want to felt the finished nest please use wool yarn.
5mm double point needles
Sewing up needle
Washing machine for felting
Mini Egg (or you could felt your own)


Cast on 35 stitches, share over three needles and get ready to knit in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.

Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 *K6 k front and back of next stitch* repeat around (40 stitches)
Row 4 Purl
Row 5 Knit
Row 6 Purl
Row 7 Knit
Row 8 Purl
Row 9 *ssk k6 k2tog* repeat around (32 stitches)
Row 10 and all other even rows purl
Row 11 *ssk k4 k2tog* repeat around (24 stitches)
Row 13 *ssk k2 k2tog* repeat around (16 stitches)
Row 15 *ssk k2tog* (8 stitches)
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches to bind off.

You can keep the nest as it is or you can throw it into the washing machine to felt it.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

"Six little rabbits!!"

Wow, what a fun little museum!  Miss E spent most of the time ahhhing at all the displays.  She loved Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle Duck, I thought Jeremy Fisher and of course Old Brown were the best, and we were both a little disappointed we didn't get to see slimy old Mr Jackson the toad annoying Mrs Tittlemouse in her once tidy house.  Tiddly widdly widdly!!!

If you are ever nearby with young (or older!) Beatrix Potter fans I definitely recommend a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter.

Thursday, 26 February 2015


We've been enjoying getting outside as much as we can and making the most of every bit of sunshine now that Spring is definitely on its way.

Monday, 23 February 2015


Things have been soooo busy here, hence the lack of blogging.  I have been disappearing under a pile of yarn and hats!  Here are some gorgeous photos taken by some fab photographers of my new pure wool bonnets.  Aren't the models adorable?!  Big thank you to Linda Clarke Photography and Nurtured With Love and of course the models and their families.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Cable Beanie Hat

The talented photographer Linda Clarke has taken this gorgeous photograph of my cable beanie.  What a lovely little man, wonder what he is dreaming about.

Hat available here on Etsy

Bread and Butter Pudding

Made a gorgeous bread and butter pudding today.  I like all the fancy pants recipes with Baileys, cream chocolate or bananas, brioche, fruit loaf etc but today I wanted an old fashioned Use-Up-Your-Old-Bread type of  store cupboard recipe so after a bit of googling I found one that fitted the bill here.

I altered it by reducing the sugar to 75g as it said it was super sweet but I still felt it was too sugary.  I also added some nutmeg as all custardy puddings *need* a scrape or two of nutmeg!

Here is my adapted version incase you have some old bread to use up...

  • 50g sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a few grates of fresh nutmeg
  • 5 slices of any old bread
  • 2 handfuls of sultanas (or more if you like them on top but I can't stand burnt dried fruit!)
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 eggs

  1. Preheat oven to GM 5, grease a dish.
  2. Mix together the sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Butter the bread and cut into triangles.
  4. Layer up alternate layers of bread with sultanas and the sugary spicey mix (I ended up with bread topped with some of the spiced sugar but kept all the sultanas under the top bread layer)
  5. Whisk together the eggs and milk and pour over the pudding.
  6. Leave to soak for about 10 mins.
  7. Cook for 35-45 Minutes until set and browned.
This is said to serve 7 but to be honest I think 4 would be a better estimate as myself and Mr T ate over half of it in one sitting!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Things have been really busy around here recently and I have neglected this blog.  Here are some pictures from September.  I love bulbs, those first flowers of Spring.  I try and plant some new ones each year and now my little garden is starting to look pretty colourful when the days start getting longer again!