Friday, 15 July 2011

Catching up....

Remember me? its been a long time.

Lots of special birthdays in June requiring home made cards.

My birthday was also in June and here is a gorgeous hand made card that my special man got me from a lovely shop near where i live called Made in Stroud. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area especially on a sunny Saturday when the very lively Stroud Farmers Market is in full swing. Its a truely amazing place to be and has a continental feel about it.

Every craft bloggers favourite. The lovely Mollie Makes. How i loved those strawberrys.

Mine are filled with lavender and hang on the wooden knobs of our bed side tables.

Sale bargains from John Lewis at Cribbs Causeway. Im thinking maybe a crochet cushion. What do you think? A bargain at two pounds a ball. You would not believe how excited i was. I started shaking the moment i set foot on the top floor...... and saw the sale signs.

Another mega bargain. This yarn is the stuff that dreams are made of in my mind. When i saw this bag of lovelyness at half price in the bargain bucket i very nearly wet myself. I dont mind admitting i acted in a totally selfish manner that involved me launching myself head first straight into that bargain bucket coming up clutching a whole bag of eight skeins very tightly to my chest and spluttering to anyone that was within earshot ' get your hands off these have my name on'. A week later and im part way through the most gorgeous top down cardigan that may end up being short sleeved depending on how far this yarn will knit up.

Thought you might like to see one of my many WIPs. This is knitted with lots of different left over 4ply sock yarn on double pointed needles. When i knit gloves or socks i always get a bit bored after completing the first one and need to knit something else before going back and completing the pair. I love the colours in this glove and am thinking they will brighten up a miserable winters day.

Sorry ive not posted for ages but have been sooooo busy and i do always manage to find time to read everyone elses lovely blogs. Nothing better at the end of a busy day than settling down with a cuppa and catching up on blog land.

Have a lovely peaceful weekend and hopefully catch up again very soon.

Melanie Xx


  1. Lots of wonderful things you have made but I especially love the gloves. They are happiness for sure! Great use of scraps, but you would never know that's what you're doing. Looks so pretty.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    An envying your wool bargains. A crochet cushion in those colours would be lovely.
    Am your newest follower to see how it turns out!
    Btw, fab gloves.

  3. Thanks so much for my lovely blog post and I am delighted to now know about yours! It's gorgeous!
    Hope you are having a great weekend - you are inspiring me to make handmade cards again!