Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas

                                                        Happy Christmas everyone.

 I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmastime and wish you every happiness for 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Knitted Animation

I saw this video of a song by Tricot Machine earlier in the year at an exhibition of knitting at the Touchstones Gallery in Rochdale. I had the gallery to myself and I watched it several times as it blew me away!

The animation is made up of a series of knitted "stills", made on a knitting machine, some of which were on display alongside the animation. I thought it was incredible and very sweet.

It came to mind today while watching footage of snow all over the country. If you have a few minutes to watch it I hope it cheers you in spite of the cold:-)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Craftbritannia Card Swap

Some members of the Craftbritannia group on Etsy have taken part in a Christmas card swap- a bit like Secret Santa. We were each given the details of another member and sent a card to that person.
This is the gorgeous handmade card I received from Claire:

It really cheered me up as I was looking after my poorly boy (he's hopefully on the mend now) at the time:)

Claire makes fabulous hats which can be found at her Etsy shop:

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I think it is finally warming up and beginning to get a bit slushy underfoot, after temperatures of around -10 last week. We didn't encounter the awful problems with transport that some people did, but a couple of days without heating or hot water was enough to put me off the cold weather this year!

The dog, on the other hand was really excited by the snow. He spent some of his walk this morning trying to round up a snowman, with a lot of barking and running round it in circles!

It has been too cold to sit sewing for long, but I did manage to make another scissor case for my shop to replace one that had sold.

I have really enjoyed making these. The next job is to tidy all my materials and equipment to clear my head!