Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Dublin’s very first yarn festival, Woollinn. Running from 25th-27th May, it promised to be a premier showcase of workshops with world renowned knitwear designers, dyers and makers. I was selected to be part of the press pool for the event which was really exciting, so I want to … More Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn
We’re heading towards the end of November and my girls can’t wait to get the Christmas decorations up. I keep telling them we’ve got to wait until the 1st December so not long to go. Here’s a little round up of my week. Reading: I’m still reading ‘My not so perfect life’ by Sophie Kinsella. … More Midweek waffle
Another week and I’ve got another finished baby blanket to share with you, this one is for beautiful baby Bethany. Back in September I saw a picture from Design Seeds and I loved the colours featured. The colours are so zingy! I had heard of a brand new yarn from Love Knitting, called Paintbox Yarns … More Paintbox yarn v-stitch baby blanket
Tuesday evening saw a first for our family, our 1st family pantomine/Christmas show and visit to Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre (The MAC ). We had been invited to attend the press night launch so I wasn’t sure what to expect. On our arrival we were greeted by the friendly box-office staff who directed us towards … More Rumpelstiltskin at The MAC
This week I had a day trip up to County Londonderry to visit family so while we were up that neck of woods we paid a visit to a brand new independent wool shop in Limavady (approximately 60 miles, north of Belfast), Row by Roe. We were greeted at the entrance by a fun giant ball … More Shop visit: Row by Roe
Last week I received a goody bag from the lovely people at Scholastic publishers. One of the books was this one: Don’t Chew the Royal Shoe! written and illustrated by Kate Leake. One evening before bedtime I read the story to my girls (aged 3 and 6), here’s a brief summary: Anyone who has had a … More What I’ve been reading – Don’t Chew the Royal shoe!
Sometime last year I thought that it would be nice to crochet Miss E a little cardigan for the winter. I was near a shop that I knew sold yarn and patterns so chose a simple pattern from Hayfield (pattern 4410) for a crochet cardigan. Miss E’s favourite colour is yellow so I found some gorgeous … More Hayfield crochet cardigan
As most of you know I recently celebrated my 100th blog post! To coincide with this I got in touch with a company called Personal Planner about creating my own planner for my blog. Scrap pieces of paper are no longer (were they ever?) suitable for me scribbling down my blog ideas as well as important … More Personal Planner GIVEAWAY!!!
A couple of weeks ago saw the release of The Scarecrows Wedding the latest childrens book from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (the creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Tabby McTat to name a few). My girls are such fans of the Donaldson/Scheffler books so that when I saw an advertisement on … More What I’ve been reading – The Scarecrows’ Wedding
This weeks make is a fabric kiddies shoe bag, ideal for those school plimsolls for PE. I was sent a special delivery from those kind people from Plush Addict for me to do a product review on. It contained the following: a 28mm Olfa rotary cutter a 6 fat quarter bundle of Riley Blake Rocket … More Make it Monday: kiddies shoe bag & product review