Monday, 14 March 2016

Jewellery - A Custom Order

A few weeks ago I was talking away and the next thing I knew I had a custom order.
So I posted some beads on Instagram in blue. The rest is history.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Fair Isle & Steeking Workshop at Sitting Knitting

I have always been fearful of taking part in workshops.  I feel like I will never keep up and so I had never done them before.

Today, I attended my 2nd ever knitting workshop at Sitting Knitting.  The tutor for this workshop was Anniken Allis, a knitwear designer originally from Norway.

I have knitted a colour-work hat before but getting some knowledge was why I decided to do this workshop also I have never steeked anything (cut your knitting).

Here are some photos from today.

Monday, 11 January 2016


We are 11 days into 2016 and I have noticed on social media people associating a word to 2016.
It's not all about setting new year resolutions but having a more meaningful year.  So I am going to share some of the things I am doing to have a meaningful 2016.

In 2014 I had a happy jar.  Basically you write down all the positive things and moments that happen to you, then put them in a jar.  Then on new years eve you empty the jar and remember all the good things that have happened.  Throughout 2014 I would dip into the jar and re-read some of the things I had written down to cheer me up and keep perspective.

My word for 2016 is: consistency.  I want more consistency in my crafting, photography, blogging and life.  For me it's not all about finishing things but having a steady stream of positive experiences throughout the year.  So if I knit and exercise regularly I know I will feel physically and mentally better.  I  don't knit to sell things, it's because the process has a meditative aspect for me.

So I will tell you more about my photography journey in a separate blog as it is four years since I bought I bridge camera.  I am hoping to blog more regularly health permitting and get involved with some more projects that will challenge me and benefits others.  Also I want to get making and selling again.

I am consistently posting on social media and you can catch up with me in the following places: