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 handknittedthings.blogspot.co.uk. 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.
 

handknittedthings.blogspot.co.uk



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 http://www.deramores.com/rico-design-creative-melange-chunky

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!