About Me

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North West, United Kingdom
I am keen crafter, with a particular fondness for pearls and all things shiny and a dream that one day I might just own that little shop I've always wanted to run. I am forever making something whether it's some cards, jewellery or something knitted... the devil makes work for idle hands, but mine are rarely idle!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Still managing to craft

Despite being close to my due date I am managing to do a little crafting other than knitting and have made some earrings. I've listed some lovely oversized pearl earrings in my folksy shop - perfect for the up-coming Christmas parties and a nice change from the usual pearl studs. They would also make a lovely Christmas present.

Monday, 19 October 2009


After wishing that my nesting came out in cleaning rather than knitting, it would appear that I was granted my wish. I was so tetchy as the weekend drew close to get things ready for baby and after a few hormonal outbursts, my husband finally realised that he'd better help. So, he hauled the changing table to our room and looked after our little toddler, leaving me free to nest away. I nested good and proper yesterday - stripped the car seat and moses basket covers, washed them and have now put them back on, folded all the washed baby clothes and stacked them neatly on the changing table shelves, loaded a basket up with teeny tiny nappies, wipes and other essentials, cleaned our bedroom and ensuite (where Jack was born, not that I'm necessarily intending to give birth in there again!).

I've continued with nesting today - more cleaning and am sewing up all the knitting projects I've done, but not bothered to sew up. I have a lovely baby cardigan to sew up which really should be done as baby will be here in a matter of weeks, if not sooner! But, in the meantime I shall continue knitting my current projects that are on my needles and sewing up the various things I've out off sewing.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Getting my knit on

Knitting must be my nesting thing whilst pregnant - I just can't seem to stop! I was the same whilst pregnant with my first. I've made myself two cardigans, halfway through a tank top, am knitting my mum a jacket, wrist warmers, neck warmers, a variety of corsages, nearly finished a baby cardigan for my bump and have knitted lots of baby beanie hats and booties. It'd be better if my nesting came out in cleaning, like most people, but the housework can wait - I have knitting to do!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Gearing up for Christmas

I know it seems ridiculously early, but I have seen the 'C' word mentioned elsewhere and with a baby due in the middle of November I am having to plan further ahead this year. I have already addressed all the envelopes for Christmas cards and the only thing stopping me writing the actual cards is firstly the absence of cards (waiting on my husband to sort one his lovely photographs out to be used as the design) and secondly I need to wait for baby to arrive so we know the fourth name in our family.

I have been busy making various bits and bobs lately - knitted bits for me, baby and to sell, as well as some jewellery to add to my Folksy shop. New items will be added as soon as possible. At the moment I am still able to take on custom orders, but with my due date fast approaching, time is of the essence. So, if you fancy something in my Folksy shop, but want alternative colours or a modification of some sort please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.