Aaaand Relax!

Phew, my fingers don’t know what hit them!  I’ve spent the last couple of months knitting beanie hats for the Oxford Blues ice hockey team, and I finally finished a couple of days ago.  This was my first large knitting order and I’m so pleased with the results.

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Some members of the team sporting their new hats…

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Keep up to date with the team on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/OxfordIceHockey/

I’m now in the process of re-adding some made to order listings to my Etsy shop, so the digital shelves are looking a bit healthier again!

I do still have a few personal projects to catch up with, but I’m planning on spending a day or two behind my little anvil soon – so watch this space!

Hello 2016

I can’t believe it’s 2016 already!

I’ve been MIA for a while and thought I would give you all a little update.  You may have noticed that my shop inventory has shrunk.  This is due to having had a very successful Christmas, plus I’m currently working on a large order of knitted ice hockey hats which probably won’t be finished until the end of February.  I’ve therefore deactivated all of my made to order listings – so everything currently listed in my Etsy and Folksy shops is ready to post right away.2016-01-07 20.40.43

It’s great having such a large order to fulfil but I’m starting to feel a little guilty about turning down other custom requests (I’ve been receiving A LOT of these recently!)

Hope everyone is enjoying 2016 so far – I’ll be back with another update when I’m ready to take on new custom orders!

Summer Colour Pop

I’ve been experimenting with something new over the last few months and I’m happy to say I think I’ve cracked it!YellowKnittedEarrings

If you’re in the UK, you will have had a pretty disappointing summer so far.  We had a few days of heat and sunshine but that now feels like a distant memory – did it actually happen??  Anyway, it looks as if we will have to inject our own fun and brightness into our days and that’s what my new range of knitted cotton jewellery is all about.

KnittedBracelets3The range is made with funky vibrant colours of cotton yarn and silver plated findings to create knitted earrings and bangles.  It’s colourful and light to wear and easy on the purse strings – allowing you to mix and match different colours.  The chunky knitted bangles are particularly suited to this – I think three bangles in contrasting colours creates the perfect laid back summer look!

For the duration of the summer, you can get 10% off my new knitted jewellery (and indeed anything in my Etsy shop) with coupon code SUMMER2015.  Simply use the code at checkout before 31 August 2015.

Here’s hoping for a brighter summer!

Friday Finds – Winter Holiday

Winter Holiday

I’m heading off on a forest cabin holiday next week and these gorgeous wintery items are getting me in the mood for cosying up by the fire!

Open Edition Surreal Photography Kitchen Chic Rustic Kitchen Decor Nature Living Wall Art Dead Tree Pink And Blue Decor Winter Forest Sun

£6.00
Mountain illustration art print - Night - Trees - Forest - Mountains illustration - Mountain art - Mountain scene - Office art - Home decor

£12.00
Embroidered Winter Lodge Christmas Cushion

£49.00
Winter Forest of Bare Trees Original Landscape Mixed Media Painting Art

£30.00
Original acrylic painting silver birch aspen forest in the snow landscape winter shadows

£150.00
Extra Large Chunky knit Beanie Hat in Forest Green/ Beanie Hat/ Winter Hat/ Warm Hat

£35.00
Tree Art Christmas Decor silk window ornament blue watercolor tree art winter forest small painting nature christmas decor zen snowy forest

$25.00
Landscape Watercolour Artwork Cards Four Winter Sun in Forest Blank Notecards

£6.27
Blue Forest Acrylic Pendant Necklace, Enchanted Woodland Pendant

£45.00
Winter Forest / mountains phone case / iPhone 6 / iPhone 5/5s / iPhone 4/4s / iPhone 5C / iPhone / Samsung Galaxy / illustration / casemate

£24.00
Reindeer // A4 art print

£20.00
Winter Photography,  Holiday Decor, Christmas Tree Photo, Snow Forest, Pine Tree, Emerald Green - Where the Snow Falls

$25.00
Christmas Animal Washi Tape 'Winter Forest' by Masté

£3.60
Rustic Wooden Ornament: Tree Cluster

£16.00
Holly - Romantic Gift Christmas Forest Green Pearl Glitter Shimmer Sateen Jewel Elegant Vintage Style Winter Wedding Dangle Long Earrings

£8.25
Long tree necklace - snowy tree pendant - winter tree necklace - long necklace - winter jewellery

£16.00

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Forest Getaway

I’m so excited about next week!  We are heading off to a cabin in Sherwood Forest where we’ll have a wood burning stove and a hot tub – everything you need for a winter holiday!

That means any orders placed from 25-30 January will be processed from 31 January onwards.  I’ll be bringing some knitting with me (obviously!), so I may even have some new goodies to show off on my return!

Sherwood

Oops…

2015-01-19 19.51.33I’m thinking it might be time to switch to metal knitting needles.  Especially seeing as this is the second pair of plastic ones I’ve managed to snap in the last six months!

I actually find metal needles nicer to knit with, but they are usually slightly more expensive – I can’t help but sort my eBay searches by price so I always opt for the cheapest pair I come to.  I’ll no doubt save money in the long run if I just buy the more expensive metal pairs, especially if I keep sitting on them (on in this case drop the entire collection of Ally McBeal DVDs on them…)

Luckily I have another half finished scarf to be going on with until my new metal needles arrive!