• CoffeeAndYarn,  Knitting,  Yarn Bombing

    Yarn Bombing 2019

    I have exciting news! It’s our local community Arts Trail again, and like last time I’m yarn bombing a tree. This year each crafter could pick their own theme, so after careful consideration I have decided to yarn bomb my tree with little hats for the Innocent Big Knit campaign!

  • Rhubarb
    Allotment,  CoffeeAndYarn

    Allotment Lessons Learnt, Part One

    In 2018 we took on our first allotment and I’m completely hooked! Getting out into the fresh air and working hard whilst letting your mind wander is marvellous! We’ve learnt a lot this year, mainly due to the extreme weather of 2018, so I thought I would share our the lessons learnt from the first year of the allotment, to see if anyone else finds them useful.

  • Blanket In Progress
    Blanket,  CoffeeAndYarn,  Knitting

    Little Songbird Knitting Co. Cellular Blanket

    Sorry for the radio silence, but… I’ve had a baby! Baby ‘I’ was born in July weighing a healthy 7.11lbs! She was 1 week late, and is completely beautiful. I’ve been getting to grips with being a mummy and don’t seem to have time for much else, hence why there has been no post for the last 7 months!

  • Sewing,  Toys

    Sewing Baby Toys: Part One

    Ages ago I bought some lovely fabric from the marvellous M is For Make with the intention of sewing baby toys. This gorgeous fabric has sat washed for months waiting to be utilised and finally at the start of my maternity leave I got round to using it!

  • Blanket,  Knitting,  WIPs

    June WIPS 2018

    Wow what a scorcher this summer has been so far! I could blame that on my June WIPS post actually being written in July, but the truth is I just forgot!

  • Wooden Buttons and Cardigan
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    New Buttons From Textile Garden

    Happy bank holiday Monday! Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend in this glorious sunshine! I thought I’d take a break from taming the jungle that is our garden to share with you some amazing buttons from Textile Garden I bought for some knitting I recently completed.

  • Hat,  Knitting,  Toys,  WIPs

    April WIPS 2018

    This post about my April WIPS will hopefully see the start of a new series of monthly posts where I do a monthly WIP update. I know I’ve tried to do series before and have always failed, but I’m hoping this one will be different and I’ll actually manage to stick to it!

  • Activism

    Derby International Women’s Day 2018

    As you may have guessed from the title, this post is all about Derby International Women’s Day! For anyone who doesn’t know, International Women’s Day was on March 8th and it’s all about celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also about moving towards gender parity and inclusivity, which I love!

  • Allotment

    Allotment Seed Purchases

    Hello! Hope everyone is OK and not suffering from this cold weather too much! It’s making me feel very grumpy at the moment and really frustrated as I want to get out in the garden and do things! To cheer myself up until the spring arrives I thought I would write a post about my allotment seed purchases! I’m soooo excited to get going and can’t wait for the weather to get better so we can start planting! There is one upside to this weather though, I am getting to wear all of my lovely winter knits for much longer periods than normal and recently discovered that the wool wash on…