Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Knit Your Own ... Broons!

My son bought me this book, "Knit Your Own Broons" by Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey (D C Thomson & Co. Ltd.).

Regular readers will know that I absolutely love the Broons family.  Now I can knit my own version!

My favourite character is the Bairn - and look, she has her own little mini-me dolly - how cute!

Fabulous gift from a lovely son - thank you.

Love, Liz

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Your Blouse Says It All!

Just had to share this great vintage advert -

Yup, you too can lead a merry life because of the "coquettish, adjustable neckline"!  The girl on the right has a bit of a glint in her eye too!  Must be the "smartly stitched tucks"!

Love, Liz

Monday, 9 February 2015

Scottish Sunset

Just had to share Scotlander's beautiful sunset photographs, taken not far from here.

The colours are just amazing!

Love, Liz

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Outlander Brooch

I've stepped outside my comfort zone of knitting and crochet and made myself a bit of jewellery!

Any regular readers will know that I absolutely love the "Outlander" series of books by Diana Gabaldon, so I decided to make a brooch which would show that.

I wanted it to look old fashioned, but also have a Scottish element.  Flawed, but it was my first effort at making a brooch.  I'm really pleased with it!

Love, Liz

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tiny Wee Stitches

My latest knitting project!

I'd seen baby cards with little mini knitted things on them and wondered how it was done.

Two cocktail sticks topped with beads and some thin wool later I had the answer!

Strangely addictive!

Love, Liz

Monday, 12 January 2015

Cosy Knitted Hats

I love these old knitting patterns for little girls' hats.

They look so cosy and warm.

Wonder if anyone still knits these?  The patterns are not too difficult, but would children wear them?  Of course it is an added bonus that they are in Greenock double knitting!

Love, Liz

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Colclough Floral China

A lovely friend gave me this gorgeous floral Colclough tea set.

I love the pale shades of blue and pink.  What a great friend to think of me!

The pattern number is Colclough 8378.

The weather has been a bit stormy here in Greenock over the last few days, but hopefully things are settling down now.  Hope the weather has not been too unkind where you are.

Love, Liz

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Keele Street Bunnies

Been doing a bit of re-arranging and found a new home for these sweet little bunnies.

They now live on the same shelf as my Keele Street pottery.  Aren't they cute?

Love, Liz