Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas jam & chutney home made labels

Home-made and home grown (well the tomatoes were) tomatoe & apple jam. A quick and inexpensive gift with home made labels. Asda labels 50p for 50 (bargain), raid your craft area for stamps and sit quietly for 5-10 mins to make a batch. Neat, I love them. All I need to do now is make the paper covers and tie with gingham ribbon. I'm going to make some chilli jam today and do the same for them. Have a fun weekend. Amanda x

Saturday, 16 November 2013

free knitting pattern for moss stitch snood

I love knitting snoods, but knitting in the round can be tricky but gives a nice even finish once you get the hang of the first row. Why not try this free snood knitting pattern over at Deramores, would make a great Christmas present. It is knitted in Rico Creative Twist Super Chunky (3 x 100g) on straight pins but you could also try this pattern that I've used many times and makes a really great snood over at Julia has posted a free pattern for her snood knitted in Sirdar Indie on 10mm pins. If you pop over to Kemps Wool Shop they have this for just over £1 per ball (bargain!) and lots of other yarns at bargain prices.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

sewing, a new scarf and my trip to Manchester

Well I've been a bit slack with the posts, been busy with a few days in Anglesey, then trip to Manchester for work. More on Anglesey in another post with some of the many photos I took.

In pictures this is what I've been doing (including some knitting and sewing) although I forgot my crochet hook for my business trip and couldn't do any of my blanket!

my fabric Christmas trees for sale on Folksy & Ebay

Wendy Fusion discontinued yarn - seed stitch scarf for my Folksy shop
you can find a similar yarn here

Manchester Central from my hotel window

me at my portable office

Festive trees outside the conference centre

the Queen at Manchester Piccadilly on my way back to London!