Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Payday Fav's #4

It's finally the end of the month! Phew what a long slog that was. Even though I'm still making up for Christmas over spending I'm sure I'll have a little pocket money left to treat myself to one of these.....or just carry on the lust until next month.....

Lately I've been loving lot of Valentine's treats.....

This amazing 3D Valentine's card by witandwhistle on Etsy. Mines already on it's way! How cool?!

How could you resist these super cute cat stickers? You can even colour them in!!
You can find them and loads of other gorgeous illustrated treats in Little Nore on Etsy.

And my last lovely are these foxy brooches by LittleThingsiMake. These are on my 'hint' list for Valentines...."Oh look how cute these are.....nudge nudge wink wink........" If all fails I'll just get them myself :)

Happy Valentine shopping!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Sunday, 29 January 2012

CO 42, K1 P1 for 6 rows......

I'm sure I've learnt to knit before.....I'm sure my mum went over it with me (more than once) but for the life of me I cannot remember how to do any of it, and reading a pattern.....have you had a look at one lately?! It means NOTHING!

So to sort out this shame I was gifted some needles, bought some wool and signed up for a class.

 We started off with some ready knitted rows so we could get the actual knitting part sorted first before the whole cast on, cast off shinnanigans began. After getting over the inital language barrier ("you're going to knit the first stitch for a row and then purl the second row, then start to rib and moss".......erm ok) I found it was becomming all familiar and I sort of knew what I was doing....

I don't know how this kept happening but after starting with 20 rows I found I kept ending up with a few more?? But I was quite impressed with my start! Look, you can actually see the different stitches!

After an hour or so practising it was time to get started on an actual pattern. Being a fan of the bow I chose a winter warmer headband with a big bow on top (and a slightly less eye watering colour)

Hold on, this pattern starts with "CO 42" what the hell does that mean?? So after a little master class in cast on and off it all came flooding back to me, I totally remember this casting on malarky. So most stitched now embedded in my brain I was off...do you know what I think I might get a bit into this knitting lark. Look, I've actually made ribbing!!

Haven't quite finished the headband yet........will let you know how it turns out.

Right time for Sunday morning TV and my clickety, clacking needles......

Any ideas for future patterns much appreciated! (no cable knit jumpers just yet ;)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

You got mail.....

I love getting home to new post...especially when it's a treat I've bought from Etsy and especially when it includes added treats!!

Today I got home to this gorgeous package from Storeyshop.
(Hello Kitty treats!! Woop!)

Three beautiful cards I bought along with treats for helping Helen get to an amazing 3000 sales on Storeyshop!!

She totally deserves it, her work is so beautiful, she is one talented lady. I suggest you take a good nose at her Etsy shop and stock up!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Year....New Collections....

Happy New Year!

I've been really excited to get new items into the S&S range on Etsy. Lots of ideas were swimming around at the end of last year but with Christmas fairs and custom orders coming out of my ears I thought it best to just wait until things quietened down. So now I've got a bit more time on my hands I've been getting on with some really pretty Valentines treats.....

and a new wedding section!.....

Coincidentally a batch of birdie cupcake toppers which I made just before Christmas were used at a gorgeous tropical wedding.........look at them all cute and colourful living the dream!

So I'm very excited to get 2012 filled with a lot of new ideas.......theres lots of good times ahead!

Happy 2012!