Monday, 24 August 2009

Busy Busy!

Oh lookie, i finally remembered to blog!

Well, things have been hectic this last few weeks what with kids off school etc, thankfully, for the sake of my sanity they are back next week!
I have been so busy too, i decided i was going to knit my daughters school cardigan, big mistake! It has been on the needles for weeks & i have managed to complete various smaller things in between like the slouchy beret i recently knit along with a custom order ladies top & more recently i have moved into the "Test Knitting" side of things & have helped a couple of designers with lovely patterns. Current project is more of the same except this time i actually get paid for it woohoo!

I have tidied up my Misi shop a bit, do feel free to browse it & Misi in general as there are so many gorgeous items on there just now!

In the midst of all this chaos, my grandson recently celebrated his 2nd birthday & my husband & I had our 13th wedding anniversary, i shall leave you with a pic of my gorgeous little grandson with his mummy :)


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Lucky Me!!

Well in a previous blog i mentioned how i won Cupcake Clips from Caz of Pearls & Whirls, it would seem my winning streak is continuing! I had a lovely message from Jo of Jolicious Jewels to say i had won her blog giveaway, little parcel arrived this morning and ohh is it gorgeous! i won a beautiful little flip flop charm and a bag of beads! Now, i am a knitter but i am determined to find a use for the beads as they are too nice to do nothing with lol. Have a look at Jo's shop, it is full of gorgeous bits & pieces, my current piece being this beautiful Blue Lariat

Next up is Jean from Talking Beads, Jean was the winner of my blog giveaway and today blogged about the scarf she won, i am so pleased she liked it. Jean Recently had a giveaway on her blog also and myself along with 2 others were lucky enough to be picked to try our hand at bead weaving! I am looking forward to this with excitement & intrepidation, having seen some of the lovely pieces available in Talking Beads shop i do not want to make a mess of it!

It is that time of the year when school uniforms are on everyones shopping list, i have decided this year to knit my 7yr old daughter & 6yr old son their caridgan & jumper! WIsh me luck :)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

And the winner is!

Tonight is draw night! As you can see, my kids are not is the least bit camera sh, in fact we were having arguments over who would draw the winner
Soo, without further ado - i am pleased to announce the winner is Jean, a lovely fluffy scarf to go with your grey winter jacket you haven't yet put away shall be winging its way to you as soon as you send me your address please.
Thank you all for entering xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Well Done!

Well it would appear that Misi is turning that corner & attracting more & more sales lately. I know quite a few sellers are all doing really well at the minute and i just wanted to say a big Well done to all concerned :)
Today i am babysitting my delightful grandson and completing an order. Sadly i'm not one of the ones doing so well with their Misi shop but i live in hope lol, i am however lept busy with orders through facebook & my loyal customers so a big thank you to all.

As schools are breaking up for many soon, why not check out the Teachers Gift Guide for some fab ideas

Don't forget to enter my giveaway, closing date is tomorrow

Sunday, 12 July 2009


well i thought it was about time i done a blog giveaway. Prizes up for grabs are a nice fluffy scarf or these cute little bunny egg cosies, take your pick :). All you got to do is leave a comment and state your choice of prize. winner will be drawn from a hat on Wednesday evening 15th July.
Good luck to all

Saturday, 11 July 2009

potty training & general twaffle :)

well i have 5 children, my mother was a very pushy type & had my eldest daughter potty trained by the age of 18months (she was my childcare while i worked) Anyways, i decided then with my other children to let them do things at their own pace, this worked fine with the middle 3 but my youngest is showing no signs whatsoever of letting go of the nappies and he will be 4 in October! We are in mega panic mode now as he starts nursery school on 7th Sept & has to be toilet trained!
Been to town this morning to buy him a new toilet seat, we have a magic stool for him to stand on, bought new pants and i've got a couple of little treats stashed away as rewards for him, now all i need is lots & lots of luck!

I've actually had a very good week this week, sold a few items, gotten a couple of custom orders, picked up a few bargains to go away for christmas (yes, i know its only July but like i said, i've got 5 kids to buy for lol)

My 6 & 7yr olds both came home from school at end of term with fantastic school reports so i bought them a little treat, gorgeous handmade necklaces from sprinkles sparkles on Misi, don't they look so happy with them :)


How long has it been since i blogged! Far too long by looks of things. So, i'll ease you all back in gently lol.
i have been so busy lately with custom orders, with the best seller at present being Timmy the cute little lamb from cbeebies programme Timmy Time (see pic)
I have been having a very good few weeks and to top it all off tonight i was picked as the winner of a blog comp run by the very lovely Caz of Pearls & Whirls and i won the beautiful little cupcake hairslides which i just know my 7yr old daughter is going to love!
I have also set myself up with a fanpage on facebook which can be found here Please do feel free to become a fan. if i have done things correctly, there should be a little button down the side of my blog somewhere!
Well, i shall leave it for there now but i promise not to leave it so long next time :)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Its Friday!

YAY!! means hopefully i will get a bit of a lie in tomorrow! Its all well and good being a bit of a night owl, more crafting time, less disruptions whilst crafting etc, but its a bummer getting up at stupid o'clock to get kids ready for school!
This week has just flown past, kids are really enjoying being back at school, yes, i have 2 children who complain if they haven't got enough homework to do and will spend hours making up their own! On the other hand i have a 16yr old that i have been having an ongoing battle with regarding his GCSE coursework, or in his case, lack of! Add to the normal temper tantrums of a 16yr old, he has Aspergers and it really feels like i am bashing my head off a wall trying to get through to him, teachers aren't succeding either!
Enough of my moaning, this last week i have been concentrating a lot on crocheting granny squares, i haven't yet decided what to do with them yet tho, i want a big blanket for the couch, but i also fancy some cushion covers. I am becoming a bit obsessed now with the little squares, think its time i learnt how to crochet something else lol.
I have also been knitting little prem baby size clothes, after reading a lot on the matter and speaking to a few people with prem babies, there doesn't seem to be a huge range of prem things readily available to buy so i came up with the idea of knitting lots of little mix & match type jumpers, trousers, cardigans etc etc. Of course these aren't just limited to prem babies but would also be perfect for reborn dolls etc. The pic is of a little mint green set i knit, i couldn't get over just how tiny the little bootees are!

Thank you for reading my twaffle for another day

Monday, 20 April 2009

Back to school!

At last! After 2 long weeks the kids are back at school. i really am dreading the 9week summer hols already tho! Now i can get some semblance of normality back and hopefully bedrooms will stay tidy for a little more than 5minutes after i tidy them!
On the crafting front, I'm having a bit of a block at the minute and just can't decide what to do! I have just finished this little tank top for my grandson, knit another fluffy scarf which will make it into my shop at some point, and been crocheting granny squares. Did i tell you how proud i am of myself for actually being able to crochet half decently after half hour of tutorials on line? lol. I really want to knit something, i have so much wool just crying out to be used! I think i shall have another look through some patterns after lunch, really must shift and hang this washing out before the sun disappears

Friday, 17 April 2009

Another day

And still my little un isn't well hence another sleepless night for me, surely it can't last much longer can it? the zombie look really doesn't suit me.
On the crafting front, i had a productive day yesterday and produced 2 x 12in crochet squares and a rather chunky neck warmer for myself for the winter months (i'm just being prepared lol) Plans for the squares where to finish them off with fringing etc and sell as dolls pram blanket but after having sorted through my stash and finding lots of little odd balls i have decided to make some more the same size, all different colours and then join together and make a big cosy blanket to throw over the back of the couch. Can you tell that my favourite winter pass time is snuggling up with a nice warm blanket and either a god book or my knitting lol.
Anyway - latest project is a tank top for my dear grandson. This came about as i just couldn't decide what i wanted to knit so my eldest daughter decided for me lol. And as it won't take long ot do then i will be right back at square 1!

And now - with the summer (whats 1 of those?) rapidly approaching, we will all be digging out the little t shirts and vest tops etc. All that is needed is some lovely summery jewellery to g with them so if you are stuck for ideas pop along to Misi and have a look at Nicky's shop Enchanted Handmade Jewellery
See pics on my blog here for a couple of my favourite items

Thursday, 16 April 2009

So sleepy!

Just as i was getting ready to go to bed last night, my youngest decided to be poorly! Now, i just can't sleep when any of the kids are like that so after cleaning him up, lots of cuddles and settling him down to sleep again i put the computer back on and watched tutorials on you tube & taught myself to crochet, ok so it's not anything fancy but its a step for me.

I have finished the custom order striped jumper i was working on, its now all ready to post off to the customer. Now comes the difficult part of trying to decide what to knit next.

Had a lovely parcel arrive this morning, i have started Fathers day shopping and i ordered a fab sock monkey from Hennie Isn't he just gorgeous!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


Today i am very proud of myself! i am not in the slightest bit techno minded but after a little bit of advice from a fellow Misi seller who goes by the name of My funny bunny i have managed to add Misi links etc to my blog! Have a look at Monica's shop, some gorgeous little items in there!

Another proud moment came when i had to take a jumper apart and add button bands as the neckband was too tight, i managed to work it out myself without the aid of a pattern! Said jumper is a custom order which is coming along nicely, just got sleeves left to do.

Monday, 13 April 2009

some of my Misi favs

time to share a few of my Misi favs at the minute. Vickie from needlesatdawn has been busy knitting some gorgeous barbie/sindy outfits while she recuperates after her op. these have inspired me to dress a couple of my daughters dolls lately after having dressed a couple of action men. this is my favourite item in Vickies shop at the minute

Next up is Hennie from Hennies nimble needles and her lovely gifts! there is so much in her shop that i would love, from sock monkeys, to tooth fairy pillows and much much more. this is my current fav tho, a fab little t shirt made into a cushion

hectic times!

well, kids are half way through their easter holidays and i am clinging to my sanity - barely!! how much am i looking forward to summer hols? answer - not much!
on the crafting front, i have been busy tho, completed a couple of custom orders and a couple more bits for my shop. I have also purchased some gorgeous handspun yarn which i am looking forward to knitting up tho not decided yet what in to?

Thursday, 2 April 2009

OMG i always forget i actually have a blog! so, many apologies. i shall get back to it hopefully later if not then tomorrow, update with my latest projects and a mention for a Misi seller. best pop off and see browse my wishlist to see who shall be my next victim lol

Friday, 20 March 2009

Friday again!

Is it just me or are the weeks flying past!!
here we are, Friday again, Tesco shop done and now having an hours peace and quiet while youngest has a snooze. yep, he was up at daft o'clock this morning. He is 3yrs old, one day soon hopefully he will realise that mummy does not "do" mornings lol
Plans for this afternoon - take 3 kids to soft play, now to me personally, this is pure hell! 90mins of purepanic, watching kids, making sure they aren't getting hurt, or hurting someone else. Why do kids suddenly turn into charging bulls the minute they see a ball pool? Hubby reckons i can just take my knitting with me and sit doing that while they play......HA HA HA!! can't you just tell this man has never been to softplay?
Speaking of knitting, I am on schedule to finish my current custm order this weekend - YAY!! shall post some pics as soon as it is finished, order details were " darkish grey, hooded cardigan with light blue trim". Pattern, shades, buttons etc all left to me, I like that! Still get a bit worried tho just incase its not right, shall have to wait until next week and find out tho

So, Mothers day on Sunday, hope all those mummy's out there have a lovely day and get spoilt rotten! I have my grandson Saturday night so i very much doubt i will get my lie in lol

enough rambling for today, have a good one. Blog ya l8r!! xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

the start of my wishlist

i thought that over the next couple of weeks i would share some of my wishlist @ Misi items with you.
First on my list is some gorgeous handspun, hand dyed wool. i have already bought a little bit of pure Shetland but i am aiming at some more, this is supplied by the lovely Zoe of KnitzandBitz
Above is a pic of my fav, it is Handspun, Handpainted Moorland Tweed Aran

Next poor person on my hit list is to be announced later lol

Monday, 16 March 2009

latest offerings

in my Misi shop lately i have listed a few little phone socks and egg cosies, the cosies in preparation for Easter. These are my little easter bunny type ones, there are some others there as well. At the minute i am working on a couple of custom orders and preparing myself for the start of the school uniforms, having decided to knit cardigans and jumpers myself along with some nice warm wooly hats and scarves.

While browsing earlier, i came across a gorgeous little guardian angel which my hubby has very kindly bought me for Mothers day which is of course this sunday 22nd march. This was in Jo's shop Jolicious on Misi. My wishlist on there is growing steadily by the day what with all the gorgeous bits and pieces for sale

Monday, 23 February 2009

tis Monday - yay!!i love monday mornings to get the kids to school, then i can get housework all done in peace!
sat last night knitting away and so far am about half way through pontipines, heres a pic of some i done before.

been and bought wool this morning all set for my next project which will be another Iggle Piggle and i hope to have these in my shop very soon.

well, best stop yakking and get on with it, bye for now xx

Sunday, 22 February 2009

so.... sunday evening. kids are all in bed, all school bit ready for morning so i am trying to tear myself away from pc to get some more knitting done. I am trying to stock up my little shop
Hello and Welcome to my ramblings.
please excuse if not perfect, 1st attempt at a blog but hey, gotta try it lol.

I am a knitter and shall probably be waffling about some of the things i have made. Current project is a set of Pontipines from the childrens tv programme In the Night Garden.