Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wow I'm so bad at updating this Blog! I came across this link on a blog I follow and feel I should share blogging without obligation I started this blog to come in and track what I'm knitting really need to get a bit more organised!

I came down with flu this week so I'm reallyyyy behind on my Christmas knits, but I'm nearly there thankfully, hoping to be back to normal for Christmas day at my Mums hopefully!

The tea cosie is one I finished for a swap a month ago, I loved this tea cosie and really didn't want to send it away! the Apron is made by my next door neighbour, I was going to sew my own, but I really need to go to some classes as my sewing on a machine is terrible!

I really Hope you all Have a wonderful Christmas, and the very Best New Year, be merry enjoy time with friends and family

Love from Me x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Mr Ferret Stole my heart

Mr Ferret Stole my heart, is based on Mr Fox Stole My Heart from LittleOwlKnits, It was made for a friend of mine, and I loved making this guy and I want to make a proper Fox for me! maybe a black one .....

I'm doing a swap at a moment got to knit a tea cosie I love making Tea cosys <3

Hope your all well! have you started your Christmas Knits yet? I have eekkkk!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

this post is full of mooping a feeling sorry for one self

I have tooth ache, I didn't have tooth ache till I went to the dentist a week last Friday, he put a filling in and now I have terrible tooth ache. This tooth should have been whipped out a year ago liked I asked when I  went first time- they filled it and didn't notice the infection! Went back the second time about three days later, for a different dentist to tell me I had a horrible infection in the root, he then clean and filled it, all had been fine for 6 months till I went back to dentist for a check up, and he said it needed  a bit more filling adding to said tooth! now I'm In


I'm feeling very sorry for myself I have topped up on pain meds, what are not helping at mo! I suffer from something called FMS so I have pain every day, but toothache is totally different, I feel sorry for myself, I'm mooping and god damn it I want SYMPATHY

sorry for taking up a post will self pity and moaning, but I really really hate tooth ache, will be ringing the dentist on Monday and one way or the other this bloody tooth is coming out!!!

I'm still knitting - at the moment a secret project for a swap I'm doing on Rav in the aplayfulday podcast group :)

now going to lay on the sofa and curse dentists

Monday, 26 September 2011

eeekkk has it been over a month since I posted *blush*

I have been very busy with life recently.

I'm still here, busy knitting, sewing, crocheting, I will do a longer post soon I promise!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Goose Feather pen

I had an idea a while ago and I have been mulling it over for a while and today I finally got around to making it, Ladies and Gentleman I introduce to you my First even GOOSE FEATHER PEN!

I have used a Biro so you have the loveliness of writing with a goose feather but the practical side that it can be used anywhere without the need for ink, after I have tried this out for myself and got a few friends to road test them for me, I will be making a few of these to sell :)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Just popping by

Just popping in, I'm sat in the car waiting for R who is chatting, its raining here at the moment but so fresh a nice change from the horrid muggy heat we have had! I have lost my mojo slightly with knitting, I am plodding along with my swallow tail, but nothing is really hitting the spot craft wise at moment,hoping that changes before long.

Well he's back so I will dissapear for now


Thursday, 28 July 2011

Lucy Bag nearly finished :)

Its nearly done, loose ends to sort, sew the lining in as its just pinned at the moment, but I'm in love its going to be the best shopping bag in town!!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

I haven't shared my pretties from Fyberspates

 Cant believe I haven't showed you all this Yummy yarn from Fyberspates isn't it just yummy?

we have some yummy sparkle lace (the purple on in the first picture) what is 75% Merino, 20% silk and 5% stellina and just a hint of pixie dust ;)

The second one in the first pic is cashmere merino DK in the colour-way hedgerow and is 80% merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon
 The third one seen in the second pic on the left is from her lucky dip and all I know is its BFL sock in colours my friend calls swampy hee hee

I just love them all and cant stop squishing them now to pick what to make I'm thinking ishbeldamson and little-leaves

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

My new toy

sad and neglected was I, sadly no owner to use me, In a cupboard I was put, till one day I was set free. now I have pride and place in the  room! what a happy sewing machine I am
Tally Toyota

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sunday night sock knitting

Maru Mori brought me a pair of socks that she knit with her shepherd’s hands.
Two socks as softas rabbit fur.
I thrust my feet inside them as if they were two little boxes
knit from threads of sunset and sheepskin.
My feet were two woolen fish in those outrageous socks, two gangly,
navy-blue sharks impaled on a golden thread,
two giant blackbirds, two cannons:
were my feet honored by those heavenly socks.
They were so beautiful
(from poem by Pablo Neruda)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Mr Mole :)

The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing

After all that Cleaning I think Moley could do with a nice cup of tea don't you?

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Miss A Playfulday Is having a fantastic giveaway

Everyone Knows I love this Podcast! If you haven't already checked it out you can find her blog by clicking the >>>Icon>>> on the right of my blog...see it? Excellent

Right were was I? ahh yes! She is having a fantastic giveaway

Knitting Goddess Hand Dyed Luxury Yarns.
I reviewed the 4 ply Merino tencel but what would you love to win? To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below before Sunday 26th June 2011, telling me which sock yarn you would like to win.
 - Followers of the blog get an extra entry, so add a second comment to tell me if you are a follower.
- For a third entry, leave a third comment linking to where you have promoted the giveaway elsewhere! Good luck.

For those of you who can't wait for the giveaway to be announced and have to have some Knitting Goddess Luxury yarn now, please use the code PODCAST TEN at checkout through the whole of June 2011 in order to gain 10% off all purchases on yarn (excludes yarn clubs).

Isn't that fantastic and If you love her blog as much as I do and you drop her a donation if you feel her podcast is as good as I do, and you want to help Miss A playfulday keep it going you will also be entered into  :

Donation giveaway: An entry to win 2 skeins of fine alpaca from Purl Alpaca Designs for every donation until the end of July 2011. I will announce the winner on the blog and 1st Podcast in August!

What about that then two chance to win some scrummy yarn, and your helping promote/support a wonderful  blog/podcast!

now off to take some photos of I am a Mole and I live in a hole...Yes its finished WHOOO

Sunday, 12 June 2011

I've been trying to sit down and right this blog for weeks now! its Sunday morning and everything is quiet so I might get it done!

the reason I have been so busy are these...

yup a litter of 7 Chocolate Labrador puppies 5 girls and 2 boys, a litter of two JR pups and recently a third litter of Labradors 5 Boys

I have been knitting to, on the needles at the moment I have I am a Mole and a I live in a hole, it can be found on my Rav page :)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

just nipping in

shhh I'm not here! just thought I would show you my first ever handmade cushion

have a great afternoon x

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Lovely new pod cast

Hello dears! what a beautiful spring day we are having! blue sky's, gentle breeze just glorious! my windows are open blowing in a fresh breeze, blowing away them winter cobwebs and boy they are a lot of them!

I hope were ever you are, you are having a good day! I have come across a gem of a podcast I thought I would share with you, I have her blog today via one of my knitting forums, if you would like to check her out pop over to a play ful day and introduce yourselves, you wont regret it, she has a very calming voice and enjoyed listening to the first pod cast immensely  while sipping my cup of tea in the sunshine this morning.

im still working on my saroyan scarf that can be found on rav here its so nice to be working on something for me and not worrying about it getting finished and posted in time!

will have to be moving onto parents birthday presents soon, not quiet what Im making them yet so any ideas are much welcome

Im off now to enjoy this sunshine and hope you all have a great week
Tilly x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Rainy Tuesdays

Good Morning on this miserable Tuesday Morning, I hope it finds you well? I'm working on something for myself for a change, the fish hats are finally finished thank god! my scarf has been on the go for ages, so hopefully as long as no one asks for something it will be finally finished HURRAAHH

Its been hard to get started this last week due to my FMS and CFS playing up, its terrible they are days I lie in bed mentally preparing myself for the pain of getting out of bed but, I look at the bigger picture of things happening in the world and get up and move

lets have a bit of a singalong- this is playing at the moment -The Killers- Human, never fails to cheer me up first thin in the morning as I sip the first cup of tea of the day.

time to pop to the postoffice have a good day what ever you may be doing dears

Tilly xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day to all you mums

Because mums are always there, through thick and thin, to wipe away our tears, and share our joys

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful lovely mums out there

Friday, 1 April 2011

Lost in the past

I have a confession - as of late I have become slightly addicted to...................well I'll just show you

yup the gorgeous troubled Mr Bates form Downton abbey played by the lovely lovely lovely  Brendan Coyle (mmmmmmmmm)...I just cant get enough! I'm reading bates/anna fanfiction, these two better get it on in series two, or I will cry alot!!

apart from Bates I just the elegance  it is between to eras and seems to be much softer

If you haven't seen Downton Abbey get yourself over to youtube or ITV player you will not regret it!

roll on series 2!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hello long time now post been super busy just nipping in to show the my second fish hat ! just finished it for a friend love making these :)

Thursday, 24 February 2011


Been a bit underneth the weather this last week, but have a few things to show you :) the first is a hankie I have done for a friend it is the Pi and for a friend who is called Pi reptiles :) ignore the wobbles its super zoomed in !!

I have two more Fish hats to make just waiting for the wool to arrive I do love knitting the fish hats :)

Finally managing to knit something for myself to! it can be found on Rav  here im enjoying knitting this and its my "handbag" project :)

well not much to show today

Im off to get under the blanket and do some sewing, I hope you all have a great weekend :)

Saturday, 12 February 2011

 Me and R went for a wander around York today and what a day we picked! we had students making lots of noise on drums, collecting money for various charities  and all dressed up in various costumes

we ducked into our favourite book shop to get away from the noise for a little bit, and enjoyed browsing, and R was very happy to find a book he hasn't got what is a challenge as we have a collection of around 600 books on wildlife and natural world!

then on the way back to the car we came across
 this trooper been hard on them since the death star was scrapped ha ha

and keeping on the science fiction theme, we pass these on the way out of York and always forget to snap a pic! managed to get one on my phone this time!!

well I'm off to bed now as its been a very busy day

Thursday, 10 February 2011

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Friday, 21 January 2011

 I needed some colour today so I have found all my favourite pictures of my bulbs last year, there just starting to peep through the soil at the moment so I'm hoping I will soon be able to open my front door and be greeted to all this colour!

I've been busy knitting and crocheting various things this week I have just finished a stripey crochet scarf for my brothers birthday, will upload some pics once I find my cable, I know its around here somewere!

I have now started on a pair of Suzies reading mitts for my friend in same colour I did mine in she liked them so much she had to have a pair!!

Im also planning a few things to sell over on Etsy just to fund my wool addiction hee hee

Right the dogs are all sat at the door giving me the puppy eyes must be time for walkies take care and

Run mad as often as you choose; but do not faint."
--Jane Austen, "Love and Freindship"

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Hello my darlings, I'm very happy to be able to sit down and do a post I apologise for my absence I have caught the dreaded Flu *cough* but im on the mend so I've made myself a cuppa and settled down for a couple mins here in blogland. How are we all? getting over the holidays?

I have been a busy little bee getting various things finished or started my first thing to show you tonight is my dead fish hat, It has been fun watching it take shape and its now swimming its way to my friend down south hope he likes it!!

The pattern is from Knitty and can be found here

also took the plunge and bought some Cupcake fabric to try *fingers crossed* and make myself something on the sewing machine have decided to try and make a bag even though when I saw it I did think it would make a really sweet skirt but thats a bit out of my experience so I will stick with a cut bag for now

and last picture has nothing to do with knitting or sewing but I just Love these tights, Im normally a fleece and jeans girl but im having a change this week and have a piny dress on and these woonderful tights

Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year

Happy New Year !

Did we all have a good night?
my New Year was very quiet as me and rich both have cold *sniff* but it was nice to lay on the sofa and just relax :)

This Year I have wrote myself 8 goals what I would like to complete by this time next year 
(1) Get Dreads-- Hoping this one will be done on my birthday :)

(2) lose weight- with my illness my weight really has crept up and I need to lose them its not going to be easy with my will power!! 

(3) knit myself a cardi- have already done one for my mum but I would like to do a second

(4) get to grips with sewing machine- I really really really want to be able to make pretty things I am going to start with a patch work

...(5) do at least two cross stitches- hope I have time

(6) Open my own Etsy Shop- fingers crossed

(7) organise this house-haaa haaaa we will see on this one!

(8) eat more fruit and try and get pains to a point were I feel more human)
(9) try to cook or bake some different things