• 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! There is one upside 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 our washing machine is amazing and treats my hand knitted items very well! It’s the small things right?

  • Allotment,  Knitting

    New Year New Knits..Kind Of

    Hello! I can’t believe it’s February already! Where did January go? Happy New Year to everyone, sorry that is so late! So far 2018 is already looking to be a good year! In our most recent exciting news, we have an allotment! We got it in January and I love it already! We were really lucky because the gentleman who had it before us left it all turned over and in a really good condition, so all we need to do is some weeding, planting and semi-structural work like building some raised beds. It even has a shed!

  • Accessories,  Knitting,  Yarn

    Crafty Wool Gift

    Just under two years ago, we left London and moved back to our home town of Derby. It’s been the best move ever, but I was sad to leave behind my friends in London and also the work Craft Club, where I’d learnt to knit and had completed lots of really fun projects and learnt new skills!