Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Fresh off the needles

Fiddley but fun to make.
The fairy cakes pattern was purchased from Little Cotton Rabbits Etsy shop and is under copyright to Julie Williams whose Little Cotton Rabbits blog is one of my favourites.

The doughnt was from a pattern in Knitted Cakes by Susan Penny.

Sadly, only the moths are likely to eat them - but they will be on show as part of an exhibition in the Arts Venue at New Wine 2010 , Newark, on the evening of Thursday 5th August.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Without the needles

That's a bit more comfortable.
(Now I just need to find a 2 or 3ply sock yarn to fit into shoes without it being a bit of a squeeze)
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Friday, 2 July 2010

Meet the family

Each one has a name and a story.
There's Trevor, Stuart, Eric, Jude, Brian, Fred, Rosie, Tennis-Ted, the Purple Pair, Jelly Babes and Elvis. They're not a collection - heaven forbid - and I'm only sentimental about one or two.They have just appeared over the years.
I know people who love to collect hedgehogs, owls, thimbles, coins, stamps, allsorts - and I've attempted to collect old glass in the past and enjoyed researching about it. But BEARS??
They're family.

On the left is
Fred with his
jet 'medal' - a
gift from a dear friend.

Stuart is the glum chap on the right. He's a 'rescue' from the Church Shop

Rosie loves her Mum

Eric is the beast of burden and Brian sits behind Jude