Friday, March 16, 2012

Birthday Boys

Another year has gone by, like a flash, and it's that time again.
My boys have changed a lot over this year... and Daniel especially has grown like you wouldn't believe!!!
Happy Birthday, my darlings...

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Just call me a Bag Lady :D

As you all know, I am very good friends with Nic Lucas, aka NicsKnots
We've done a few shows together now, and I have my own exclusive range of her project bags too :D
We've known each other for ages, we met through a Parenting website called MumsOnline, as at the time our kids were babies, and we shared a love of using cloth nappies as opposed to nasty plastic ones, as well as a love of knitting of course. If I remember correctly, Nic's daughter was one of the first recipients of a pair of Babylonglegs woollies... or was it yarn to make some... :P
Over the years, we've built up our respective businesses, from home, juggling children, housework (or in my case avoiding housework) and Husbeasts :D
Not an easy task, I can tell you!!
Nic has recently moved away from Folksy (do I dare insert 'About bloody time' here or would that be unprofessional of me?) and has set up her own website... which looks fantastic, and will cost her a LOT less and she'll have more control.
She's currently running a blog competition, asking customers to submit pictures of her products 'in the Wild' so to speak, as she wants to build up a picture gallery on her site.
All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning, is take a picture of a NicsKnots product, be it a bag or a needle roll, or BOTH... and post it on her Facebook page or you can email it to her if you don't use Facebook.
The prize is a £30 voucher for Nic's shop, a skein of Babylonglegs yarn, and Rachel Coopey, an awesome British Indie designer is donating some of her patterns.

So what are you waiting for??
Get snapping... you've got till 25th of March to enter!!!!

P.S I am totally unashamed of my collection of project bags... and this is only half of them :P

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Blog Comp...Blog Comp...Blog Comp!!!!

Okay... my brain has been running on overdrive the past few days, as you can probably imagine, with the whole 'Knit Now' thing happening tomorrow ... *squeeeees*, so, I thought I would run a competiton!!

I thought it might be fun... plus you guys will win something!!!

The winner will get a skein of semi~Precious DK, or semi~Precious sock... to knit WoollyWormhead's 'Tangled River' or one of the other awesome patterns featuring my yarn from Issue 6 of 'Knit Now'... and all other entrants will get a personalised discount code for free UK P&P to be used whenever you like.

All you have to do, is to go out and buy the magazine, then post a photo of you AND the magazine on my FaceBook Page ...

Simple huh??

My special winner chooser boy will pick the picture he likes the most, so a little hint... make it funny enough to appeal to an 8 year old... hahaha :D

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I'm on the cover of a MAGAZINE!!!

© 2012 Tim Bradley for Practical Publishing

So, this Thursday sees the release of Issue 6 of 'Knit Now' Magazine ... and lookieLOOKIE who is on the cover!!!!

© 2012 Tim Bradley for Practical Publishing

The design is by my friend WoollyWormhead and the pattern is called 'Tangled River' ... made from my semi~Precious DK, in the 'Cortezs' Gold' colour.
I sponsored this month's 'Designer Challenge', and there are three other patterns in the mag too, made with semi~Precious sock weight, so as you can imagine, I am absolutely extatic/scared/bouncy at the thought of it all!!
Issue 6 will be available to buy on Thursday... and I will be having a celebratory shop update on Friday, around 8pm.
I have made some really beautiful colours for this one... so it's not to be missed *GRiNS*

Sorry... did i mention how excited I was???

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Free Day? It had to be a Green Day!

So, yesterday, we all got a free day, and I got a new green dye...
So, there was only one thing for it.
Green, as you all know, is my favourite colour, so, I could think of no better way to spend my free day :)
All these will be available to buy, in my next shop update... which I am currently planning for a week tomorrow.

'Perfection' sock (above) and 'semi~Precious' (below)

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