Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saturday Art day

Jeeps this week has flown by.  I am trying really hard to get all my desks clear and tidy so I can have a proper holiday soon.

I have finished my Stillman Sisters page.  Fairly plain and simple - but it's very neat!




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kitten


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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Christmas Opening hours

December 2016

We will be open on Mondays in the run up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm
we will still be closing early on a Thursday at 3pm

Thursday 22nd December - 10am - 3pm
Friday 23rd December - 10am - 4pm
Saturday 24th December - 10am - 1pm (ish) 

Then I am closed for my annual holiday (yippieeeeee)

We re-open and back to normal hours

Tuesday 3rd January 2017


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kitten


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Monday, 28 November 2016

Cute kitten fix

Monday is kitten's day off



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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturday Art Day

Still making a little progress with my health so I wanted to do a little 'something' - just not a very commplicated 'something'.  I went with some text to start a new page.  It is quite simple - but quite pretty with all the little extra bits.


There is a very simple short paragraph to go underneath - I may manage that during the week.


Love
kitten


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Thursday, 24 November 2016

neat and tidy

Sooo chuffed with myself - I have my shop kitchen back!

I haven't seen the worktop for about 6 weeks - since I started the big move arround for Christmas - but I have really concentrated last week and this week - and finally got (almost) everything in it's place.


I have had a good old clean up and all the tops are clear and sparkling again.  There are still a couple of baskets that are 'spare' - but 3 of my 4 work surfaces are clear for Christmas.

I once had a job where we all had our own work boxes - and you could not leave for your holiday until your personal box was clean and empty.  Everything had to be accounted for - away being worked on - waiting for a response - or alocated to someone else to keep an eye on.  It was a really god system and I have never quite got it out of my system.  I am not nearly so disaplined now - but I still set work targets - like my week off at Christmas - to have the worktops clean.  I find it really helps clear my mind of all the junk I carry arround al the time


Love
kitten


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Monday, 21 November 2016

Cute kitten fix

Monday is kitten's day off


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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Saturday Art Day

I have had a bit better week this week - managed to get to Friday before the exhaustion got me - that's a huge improvement!  I even had a bit of energy to work in my journal today.  

I finished my Banshee pages.  Not my best work - but so what - at least I am working again - and it is very striking.


Love
kitten


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Monday, 14 November 2016

Cute kittten fix

Monday is kitten's day off


Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Knitted 'square' -

Something a bit different this month - Fishies!!!  A fantastic way to use up the scraps - make loads of fishies in all sorts of colours.  Mix and match the yarn weights to use up - just remember not to mix wool and acrylics

Work a small fish with 1 strand of double knitting on 4mm knitting needles.  Takes 5g of yarn and makes a fish 5½“ long.

Work a larger fish with 2 strands of double knitting / or 1 strand of chunky on 6mm knitting needles.  Takes 12g of yarn and makes a fish 8“ long.

Work a huge fish with 3(4) strands of double knitting on 8(10)mm knitting needles.  Takes - - - well - you work it out!!!!





Starting at the nose – make as many fish as you like

Cast on 6 stitches
Row 1: knit all stitches across row.
From this point forward – slip the first stitch of the row purl wise.
Row 2: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 2, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (8 stitches).
Row 3: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 4: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 4, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (10 stitches).
Row 5: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 6: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 6, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (12 stitches).
Row 7: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 8: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 8, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (14 stitches).
Row 9: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 10: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 10, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (16 stitches).
Row 11: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 12, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (18 stitches).
Row 12: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 13: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 14, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (20 stitches).
Row 14: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 15: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 16: slip, knit 4, purl 10, knit 5.
Row 17: slip, knit 4, knit 2 together through the back of the loops, knit 6, knit 2 together, knit 5.  (18 stitches).
Row 18: slip, knit 4, purl 8, knit 5.
Row 19: slip, knit 4, knit 2 together through the back of the loops, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 5.  (16 stitches).
Row 20: slip, knit 4, purl 6, knit 5
Row 21: slip, knit 4, knit 2 together through the back of the loops, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 5.  (14 stitches).
Row 22: slip, knit 4, purl 4, knit 5.
Row 23: slip, knit 4, knit 2 together through the back of the loops, knit 2 together, knit 5.  (12 stitches).
Row 24: slip, knit 4, purl 2, knit 5.
Row 25: slip, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 5.  (11 stitches).
Row 26: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 27: slip, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 4.  (10 stitches).
Row 29: slip, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 4.  (9 stitches).
Row 30: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 31: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 32: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 33: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 5, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (11 stitches.
Row 34: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 35: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 6, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (13 stitches).
Row 36: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 37: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 7, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (15 stitches).
Row 38: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 39: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 11, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (17 stitches).
Row 40: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 41: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 13, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (19 stitches).
Row 42: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 43: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 15, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (21 stitches).
Row 44: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Row 45: slip 1, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 17, knit into the front and then the back of the next stitch, knit 1.  (23 stitches).
Row 46: slip, knit all stitches to end of row.
Cast off

Knit enough fish to cover the size you want your blankie to be.  Sew the very edges of the fish together through the slipped stitch, putting the fish in different directions for each row.

* I use Robin 100% acrylic Double Knitting yarn for all my knitting.  If you use a natural or a wool mix yarn you will need more.


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Monday, 7 November 2016

Day off

Monday is kitten's day off


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Sunday, 6 November 2016

I have been missing

Huge - HUGE - apoligies all round - I havve been largly absent in the social media circles for some while.

I had a fall a couple of weeks ago - and I an afraid that it has totally knocked the stuffing out of me.  

The brusing and swelling has just about gone - and I am pretty much managing to get about and do what I want now.  But the fibro has kicked off again ( I was warned it would after such a shock) - the fatigue has kicked in again - and my confidence has taken a huge knock.  I am in huge amounts of painf and totally exhausetd.

I have been spending all my energy on getting the shop sorted out for Christmas.  I have finished the bulk of the stock shopping I wanted to do - got some wicked new present ideas!!!!!  I have reorganised the shop and am gradually getting the muddle tidied up (just don't look in the back room!!!!!).  I won't be decorating the shop this year - sorry - saves on energy - and I will be using up the Christmas cards I have made in previous years to send out to friends (same reason - plus dejunking!).

For the same reason I didn't have an 'Art Day' yesterday.  I just don't have the concentration at the moment - I have wedding to get out and that is taking up al my concentration.  It takes a lot of mental agility to work up a calligaphy page - even if you don't realise it at the time - you are working really hard - so I don't really plan on having anything organised in the art line until next year (it's only a few weeks).

SO - bottom line - I am going to concentrate on the shop sales (we soooo need the money!) - try to chill out as much as possable - not get stressed - and just take what the days give me.

If you need me to do anything for you - just ask (and nag) - seriously - if you want anything you need to ask - it's not a problem - I can fit it in if I know - I just won't be able to think of it for myself.

Counting down to my holidays!!!


Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Cute kittten fix

Monday is kitten's day off


Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Cute Kitten Fix

Monday is kitten's day off


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kitten


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Friday, 21 October 2016

I don't half have some daft ideas!

So - the conversation went something like this ...

- It's my BFF's birthday and he loves your cards - could you make something Beatles - music - guitar

- I have this cartoon type image- this pretty one - or I could make the whole card in a guitar shape - no idea how or what - but I  will create 'something'.

It is all make from plain card - all the details are drawn or gems.  Don't ask me how - I have no idea - I just fiddled about.








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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Summer house project

Seriously getting into this black and white lark!!!

The weather has been so amazing I actually could have both doors open and get the first coat of black on them and the frames.  Hubby has re-seated the hinges so that the main one closes properly and I don't get a cold blast of wind through the gap.



 And I treated myself to a pretty light - I love pretty lights




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kitten


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Monday, 17 October 2016

Cute kitten fix

Moday is kitten's day off



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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Saturday Art Day

I have finished my poem layout.  I am chuffed to bits with it.



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Friday, 14 October 2016

pics of the Summer house

I am still plodding along with the make over in the summer house.  Just doing a tiny bit more each weekend.

I have got the first coat on the ceiling.  I reckon it will take 3 coats of white - but I should get away with 2 of the black.

And the bunny has moved in!  I love hares - hubby bought me this last Christmas and it's been sitting safe indors waiting for his new space to be ready.


I really much pick up the white tablecloth to cover the knitting machine - the purple stands out like a sore thumb!


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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Sew Pleased!

This dear old machine has not seen the light of day for 15 years!

It went upinto the loft when we moved to this house - and vanished.

The old goat is having a serious muck out and pulling out every thing out from under the eaves so he can move all his work space round - and it turned up!!!

It was my Aunty Doris's in the first place - and was sent down to my mum when she died - and I saved it when she died.  

I may try to get it going next weekend if I have a clear head to work it out!

Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Square of the month - chain link pattern


You will need;
1 strand of double knitting to be worked on 4mm knitting needles – about 12g
Or 2 strands of double knitting (equal to chunky weight yarn) to be worked on 6mm knitting needles – about 20g

·         If you are using the double knitting weight of yarn, then use 2 strands together throughout.
·         If you are using the chunky weight of yarn, then use 1 strand throughout.
·         Remember to count all the rows as you work up the square.

Cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *purl 1, leaving the yarn at the front of the work – slip the next stitch purlwise – repeat from * to last 5 stitches, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 8: purl 1, *knit 1, purl 1 - repeat from * to end of row.

These last 4 rows form the pattern – repeat  5 more times

Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Cast off.

I use Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn for all my knitting work.  If you are using pure wool, or a wool mix you will need more as the yarn is heavier.

Disclaimer: This is my own original work.  Use it for your own use or for charity selling.  Use it to inspire you, and to lead you on to other projects.  But, please do not resell the pattern as your own workings.  It takes me years of learning, and months of work to produce a final pattern.


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Monday, 10 October 2016

cute kitten fix

Monday is kitten's day off
been chilling in the summer house all day knitting and watching Warehouse 13
and that's why I am late!!!!



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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Saturday Art day

I had better show you how far I have got with this - otherwise the day will be gone.

This is for my friend Bob who is very poorly at the moment - I hope he is well enough to sit out in the beautiful sunshine today.


The background is the Fireworks spritzers which dry waterproof - and the ink is Ancient Copper.  I hope to add little scenes in some of the spaces when everything is dry - we shall hjave to see!

Love
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