Down at the old Bull and Bush…

Back to work tomorrow. I have been getting used to not being frazzled so am a little worried but on the other hand my lists have been going very well today so I have to have faith, don’t I? Anyway, on to more cheerful stuff. I’ve been clearing the decks so as to reduce stress…

Decompression

Have you ever felt submerged by all the demands of life? I do, quite frequently if I’m honest. But then, I have quite a full plate, as do most working mothers I know. However, mix it up with the tendency towards insomnia that PD so kindly bestows upon the Chosen Few and you get an…

Give it away…

Well, I promised to say a textile style thank you for getting me to 100 followers and now (omg) 10,000 hits…here it is. There’s some  Rowan fabric (about a metre), a FQ of some quirky japanese black cat fabric, about 2 metres of pompom trim, ricrac (of course), velvet ribbons and some coordinating thread and…

Hey! Finito!

I finished my Scarf of Doom! Then I tarted it up. With a button flower I’d made earlier. The button fell off my slipper and the yarn was from my stash. No pence. Fab. And fun. I finished it while playing in the garden with Little One. Knitting on the hoof. Thanks to deadly Knitshade…

A little light reading

Seeing as its just been half term here in the uk I thought we’d have a break from school and relax with a magazine or six. Ah, but no ordinary magazines, oh no. Here at i-stitch only the cyber will do so we’re going to have a wander through some of the crafty digital magazines….

Manhattan Abbey

Well, I’ve joined my first knitting swap. A US Based one, run by Subway Knits, based on Downton Abbey. Barking mad but then isn’t that what it’s al about when you get down to it? You can read about it here. I have answered the very detailed questions and await my allocation with, it has…

Make a runner for it…

had to share – £2!!!!! fab  Japanese kooky skarf….the charity shop had it marked as a table runner…squeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Pass the oxygen….

It appears I’ve reached the heady heights of 102 followers….oooooo. Now, I know to most bloggers out there I still qualify as a cottage, nay Wendy house, industry but my fabulous followers have come of their own accord, no advertising or whatever you do in blogland…and we’re a tight knit community…hello everyone! THANK YOU! Also,…

Take a trip….

Remember a-ha?!?! If you want, nay need, a bit of a boost then one of the most uplifting songs EVER is Foot of the Mountain from the 2009 album of the same name. Cath Kidston meets early Depeche Mode – try it on Spotify. I defy you not to lighten up. Enjoy.  

Say it with crochet…but what?!

I’ve been a bit quiet lately. But an evening’s gabbing with a good friend, a yarn bomb surprise from another and some Devon downtime has done its magic. Then I got this vintage crochet in the post…eBay I love you. 99p!!! I’ll post more tomorrow but right now I’m looking for ideas for this ‘good…