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

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Our Other National Drink

I love the new tartan Irn Bru bottles.  Made by Barr, it's known as Scotland's other national drink!


This tartan is Stewart Royal Modern, but there are different tartans available.


Love how Irn Bru always come up with something a wee bit different in their advertising!

Love, Liz

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my lovely friends and followers!


May 2015 be a wonderful year for you all.

Love, Liz

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Vintage Teacup Tags

How cute are these vintage style teacup tags?


I purchased them recently in a craft shop - they are just perfectly gorgeous!



By Tilda, there are four different designs and you get three of each - perfect for adding to vintage gifts.


Could also be used to make a gorgeous collage.  Or even as name tags at the table for a vintage tea party!


This is my favourite.


Love, Liz