Saturday, 23 June 2012

Zingy Zingy Zingy

I like that word ZINGY.... and I love the EDF energy advert too lol
Probably just as well as I have designed my own pattern for him £1Zingy Knitting pattern PDF available here.
A printed posted version is also available £1.50 plus postage  printed-knitting-pattern-edf-energy
If you dont knit, then maybe I can knit one for you. Ready made Zingy
REMEMBER the proceeds go to our charity which supports people with epilepsy.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Richard 28 Today xx

Please God, make them remember that 
Today is a special birthday. 
Make them understand that 
The memories don’t go away. 
Bless them, with ears to hear and hearts that care. 
Enable them to listen while I share. 
Shelter them that they may never know my pain. 
Help them to help me know that my child’s life was not in vain. 
Help them to remember, Lord that I wish 
That my child was here 
So we could still celebrate. 
To understand that I still 
Feel the nearness of my child. 
To see beyond my smile and the 
Words. ”I’m okay.” 
Please God, just let one remember today 
Is a special birthday!

Happy 28th Birthday Son

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Turrets and Tiaras

Over in year 2, we are nearing the end of our irresistible learning topic- Turrets and Tiaras.
It has been an amazing learning journey, as we have found dragon eggs in the school grounds and needed to learn how to care for it. The egg later hatched to reveal a small dragon!!!
We had no idea what dragons eat, so we had to write to experts to find out.
We've visited a castle, met a princess, learned about life in a castle, made our own castles, dragon,princesses or knights.
We've even written our own fairy-tale stories. Life has not been dull.
Next week will end with a medieval banquet, the children are going to dress up as knights or princesses, and have a huge feast, I'm sure there will be dancing, and who knows..maybe even a visit from a real knight or princess.

Anyhoo here is a little selection of our learning journey. Sorry you don't get to actually see any children, but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.
 We entered the classrooms to discover this mess, books burned, tables overturned. What on earth could have caused this?

What could have left this huge footprint in the corridor?

Then we discovered THE EGG in the outdoor classroom

 It had a note on the bottom.

So we cared for the egg, very carefully

And just look what hatched from the egg!

We made our own dragons, 

and castles

We even visited a real castle

One morning, we found a sleeping princess in our library!

We spent  a day finding out how knights lived.

We made our own knights,dragons or princess puppets

Wow life in Year 2 is certainly exciting!!

Saturday, 17 March 2012


Did you know that Monday 26th March is  Global Epilepsy Awareness Day?
It's also known as PURPLE DAY.
 I've been busy making lots of purple items, and  more than a few with out purple lol
Staff at school have kindly agreed to wear something purple in exchange for a small donation to our charity.

You could do the same. Email me for a printable money box, where your colleagues can pop their loose change or make a donation at any of these websites.

 Iphone socks

 Egg cosies- they may not have much purple in, but I thought they might sell well, with Easter coming up
 Hector the Scottie 
 A few brooches, top picture is closest colour-wise

I also need to thank a couple of people. One is the Grandma of some children I work with, and very generously made this beautiful bunny, for me to sell.

He will be on sale here Henniesnimbleneedles for £10

The other thank you  is for the lovely Karen of JustkJewellery who has offered to donate the selling price of this gorgeous bracelet to Rich's memorial fund if it sells before March 26th

purple hearts and charms bracelet - for epilepsy charity
Isn't it stunning and at only £17.50. Go buy it now. xx

Do you like these little booties?
The pattern is available here   Jaysboutique

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Certainly over here at the hen coop it is.
I have an order for over 40 items from a lovely lady down under. Obviously I needed to make a start on those.
But you know me, dear blog, can't resist a good pattern.
My good friend Sandy of  needed someone to test her latest pattern.

A family photo. The family is growing, I need to take more pics lol

 Another Phoney pattern

A flurry of snowmen

Too many mincepies I think for this jolly fella.

Sandy's test knit..aren't they gorgeous

It gets very chilly standing out here in the cold.

Sock it to "em

We're gnomely having fun.
This is how I've spent the last couple of weeks, dear blog, I hope you approve of my little selection of goodies.
Feel free to check out  where I have more goodies on offer. REMEMBER ALL proceeds support Rich's memorial fund.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Gruffalo story bag

As promised, here it is.
It even has a neat pocket for storing tissues, or sweets.

The book wont be included in the price, I dont think our local library would approve.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Gruffalo whats a gruffalo?

The Gruffalo 
(Written by Julia Donaldson)

He has terrible tusks,
and terrible toes, 
and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws

He has nobbly knees
and turn-out toes
and a poisonous wart at the end of this nose

 His eyes are orange, 
his tongue is black,
he has purple prickles all over his back

 I made the large Gruffalo following a Phoeny pattern,then I decided I needed to make the other characters in the book, so I've designed them to be finger puppets.
I am currently getting the patterns tested, (ooh listen to me lol) then I shall be offering my woodland friends patterns for sale.
Of course if you can't knit and would like a completed set, then let me know. £25 inc postage.
The little Gruffalo could be used as the gruffalo child.
I also intend to make a storybag for them all to be tidied away in, this will also be included in the price.
Buy them the book for Christmas , imagine the fun you will have: sharing the story and acting it out with these delightful finger puppets.