Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day with your loved ones.

We don't get around to it every year but we do like making a gingerbread house for Christmas.  This recipe is my favourite gingerbread, it really tastes great.  This year, our eldest took over and the house became a more elaborate castle with port-culiss, ivy on the walls, and even a well (which unfortunately you can't quite see in the photo).

Our tree with lots of tatted snowflakes.

And two more pairs of felted slippers which ended up under the tree...

Very best wishes for a great 2018!


Monday, 18 December 2017


Time is flying!  Seems like ages since I last posted.  I've been away to visit my family which was wonderful.  I'm now back but it's so close to Christmas and so much to do!  I'm sure many of you feel the same.

I've not been tatting much after the flurry of Qaniks.  I have been giving them away to friends and family to put on their trees.

Instead I've been knitting presents!

I made two pairs of socks for my father and then whilst home, discovered this great pattern for knitted felted slippers.  I just had to give them a try.  They have a great shape and are so comfortable to wear.  A real winner!

This was my first pair, to see how they worked out.
I had to have three goes at the washing/felting process
before they came out right.

On this photo you can see what it looks like before felting:

I just finished a pair for my Mum
which have gone in the post this afternoon.
She said she liked burnt orange and grey.
I added some decorative buttons.

I'm quite behind with everything (that's what happens when you go away at the beginning of December!) so tonight is Christmas pudding making... and more knitting!

I hope you are all enjoying the build-up to the festivities but also having time to relax and spend time with friends and family.

Very best wishes,