Tuesday, 23 October 2012

From One Extreme To Another

Lots of people admired my chunky knitted cowls and ear warmers (and some people bought some to take home) at the fair this weekend. A lovely couple showed interest in stocking some of my chunky knits in their shop (just waiting to hear) but there were a few older ladies who told me it was 'cheating' to be knitting on such big pins with such chunky yarn. Yes it's quick and simple but really effective and eye catching!

I am currently working on a bag pattern for my strokable Artesano yarn for said couple but I am also knitting a shawl with some super skinny yarn on tiny 2mm needles.

So from one extreme;

The lovely Lizi

To another;

Like knitting a spider's web

I can't wait to see how this looks when it's finished. The yarn is a very fine cotton in white with a metallic silver thread running through it, my photography skills (or lack thereof) don't really do it justice.

Daisie xxx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Back To Normal, Whatever That May Be.........

I had a fantastic weekend, met some beautiful people at the fair, sold some lovelies and was approached by two shops who would like to stock some of my knit wear :)

I have had a day of no making, the first for many weeks. Seb and I pottered around in town and bought some new slippers, found Elizabeth some shoes she has been after for a while, changed the beds, washed the floors, the usual really with lots of snuggles spread throughout the day.

We have no Simon tonight so we have talked and eaten cauliflower cheese as just five. It was good to catch up, I have missed them!

And after tea we all had a try on of Elizabeth's new accessory;

Elizabeth rocking the specs

Nathaniel - eyes closed

Nathaniel eyes open

Cute Francesca

Sebastian did have a go too and looked super cute but refused to let us take his picture. Will catch him off guard one day and show you.

Anyhow, have done half of Nathaniel's homework with him, best go and get him finished and ready for bed.

Daisie xxx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

A Busy Weekend

One day down, two to go at the Pendle Art and Vintage Market.

This is my pitch, right inside the front doors;

Nelson is one of Mary Portas' Pilot towns and it's all going on this weekend. I am based in The Ace Centre with other crafters and makers, there is also amazing exhibitions by local artists and photographers. There are more stalls, workshops, fashion shows and a vintage tea room over at The Victory Centre (just three minutes walk round the corner). A lovely lady was around yesterday taking pictures for the council, you can see some here.

If you are near (and able) please pop along and say hello to me, the wonderful Lynsey will be there all weekend and the fabulous Heather will be joining the fun at the Victory Centre on Sunday.

Daisie xxx

Saturday, 13 October 2012


I feel so foolish and cross with myslef.

I have a three day fair coming up next Friday, I have the migraine from hell (day four) and thought I'd just potter about today, find my things, wash the stall cloth and gather myself together in preparation.

Oh no, some silly woman (that would be me) has tidied and put things away! I had a large stock of Gruffalo inspired monsters and Christmas puddings and ice skates and mini button wreaths and can I find the damn things, oh no, I cannot :(

I sold lots at a fair last November and I know we gifted some to teachers last December but there should be between 20 and 30 in a bag somewhere.......

The location of said bag is a mystery.

So today I stayed in my PJs, popped pills, drank warm drinks, kept the heating on, snuggled with my small people and watched 101 Dalmations and made these;

Think I may need to make a few more don't you?!

Daisie xxx

Monday, 8 October 2012

I Really Shouldn't

.....take photographs of myself, it never ends well. It matters not from what angle I do it or how many mirrors I have postioned around me to see the little screen on my camera, it matters not what time of day it is or what it is I'm modelling, it is just never how I want it to be.

But bad hair, bad skin, puffy eyes, dodgy backgrounds and odd angles aside, I do knit a mean ear warmer :)

Daisie xxx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

World Card Making Day

According to the lovely Ruth over at Tip Top Toppers, today is world card making day.

So I thought I'd pop in and show you the beautiful card that Francesca made for her friend Imogen;

They are off ice skating tomorrow in celebration!

Daisie xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2012


I am now so glad I didn't tell you I was going to have a go at Blogtober because you'd have realised that I right royally failed when I didn't get around to posting this last night;

A lovely green button wreath for a very special customer (who is really rather pleased with it, which pleases me).

Daisie xxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Just been checking out dates for parents' event for this coming term and saw Elizabeth's amazing pencil case on the front page, the header picture changes every few seconds and there it is, second row back looking luverly :)

What made you smile today?

Daisie xxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

05.11.1996 - 29.09.2012

A sad day yesterday as we buried our very old man cat Vincent in the garden (deep enough and far away enough from the house so he won't be disturbed if any future owners want to build an extension).

I am missing our small four legged pal, he has been in our lives for such a long time. He was never meant to be our cat. A colleague's cat had kittens and we took two off her hands (Josephine and Hercule) but the third tom had a home. Within a few days Vincent's new owners decided he wasn't for them and he came to join his brother and sister with us on New Year's Eve 1996.

He got caught in the door as a kitten and had a 'gammy' leg all his life, he came home one day about ten years ago with a broken tail so held it at a jaunty angle forever more. He survived a dog/fox attack a while ago. We really did think the old chap would out live us all!!

But on Saturday evening a bloke from across the road knocked and called Simon outside, Simon came back with a very dead cat. It appears the man's dog had got hold of Vincent and he was unable to seperate them before the damage was done. Although I am grateful for his bravery in coming to tell us I am so very angry and sad.

It will be nice to leave my knitting out and know it will not end up covered in little soft white hairs and I can leave food unattended knowing he will not sneak in a sample it but I miss his warm weight on my toes at night and miss him snuggling against me in the cold evenings. He has left a very big hole.

Bye Vincent, we will remember you fondly x

Happy Birthday Little Man

Mr Sebastian showed us just how grown up he's become last week when he spent an age snuggling the tiny (week old) baby Jacob;

Last Friday we celebrated him turning three (three, really?!), where has that time gone??

Being three and having to blow three big candles out after the birthday song was hard work, it took him soooo long to blow out all three but would have help from no one;

Happy Birthday my little man Seb x