Posh Yarn Competition Winner!!

Well, it’s that time already…the competition has finished and I just wanted to thank you all for reading the interview with the lovely Dee from Posh Yarn and for your competition entries. I certainly had fun reading all your yarn ideas.

Ok…time for the winner.

The lovely boy entered all the names into a random name picker and then pressed the button…

…and the winner is…

Congratulations George!

You will soon have your £15 Posh Yarn voucher…please confirm your email address first though (I will send you an email with the address you provided to make sure 😉 )

I really enjoyed the competition and the interview with Dee, I hope you all did too…and hopefully I’ll have another interview coming soon!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

So, I had a lovely day

I promised I would tell you about my lovely day yesterday…so, here goes!

First of all, I slept through the night! Now, that may not sound like too big a deal but my sleep pattern is often backwards or very disturbed due to my illness so for me to go to sleep at the proper time, sleep through the night and wake up in the morning is a massive achievement for me!

So, I pottered around a little and then in the afternoon my lovely mummy, daddy and my little sister came to visit me! It was so nice to see them all, I miss them so much.

Milo was also excited to see them…so much so that he puked with excitement…not cool.

They brought me my favourite pasty that you can only get from a shop in south Bristol as well as some doughnuts and some shortbread from when hey were recently in Scotland. I gave the lovely sister a dinosaur I knitted (and forgot to take a photo of…d’oh!) and they all like the Christmas pudding I knitted (the Christmas pudding is going to be stock for the craft fair that my sister is organising for October…more details about that later along with photos of some of the stock i make).

When the lovely boy got home from work we all had a wander around in town and then went to the pub for a drink.

I was sad when they left for home but happy that we had such a lovely day and I was pretty worn out by t he time they left too so I had a lie down for a while….so did Milo.

Cute sleepy dogly 🙂

Also, a few days ago my lovely little sister got us tickets to go and see City and Colour in Cardiff in October! Yay!

Here is the the song ‘Fragile Bird’ from his latest album (which I just got and really like!)

Let me know what you think 🙂

Dont forget that the Posh Yarn competition is ending on the 30th June, that’s just four days from now! If you’d like to enter, please do so before the closing date…you can enter here. The winner will be drawn at random from all the entries received and will win a £15 voucher to spend at Posh Yarn! Awesome prize, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Speaking of Posh Yarn, they have a mystery sale this evening…you will not know what colours you are getting when you chose the yarn and all the yarn is discounted as they are ‘orphan’ skeins. I’m tempted by it because i love surprises! Let me know if you decide to buy, I would love to see what you get 😀

It’s a lovely sunny day here in Salisbury…so, here’s a postcard for you so that I can pretend i am on my holidays!

Hope you have a lovely weekend and make the most of the sunshine.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Some Sunday Loveliness

The weather here is not right for June, not at all…what is with all the rain?!

Anyway, seeing as it’s ‘nice weather for ducks’ I thought I would go with a duck-theme for today’s loveliness…enjoy!

First of all…a duck  on a duck…

*Quack!*

Next we have The Fat Duck

…the three Michelin star restaurant where Heston Blumenthal

…carries out his crazy food experiments.

I’d love to go there but it’s about £160 per person! Eep!

How about a glow in the dark rubber ducky instead?

*click picture for link to buy*

He costs £1.25 from Toyday and they do have lots of different duckies as well!

I’ve never had a rubber duck as far as I can remember…I might get me one!

This next one is for my dad seeing as it’s Fathers’ Day!

“I could dance with you till the cows come home. On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows till you came home.”

Duck Soup starring the Marx Brothers…just for you, Daddy!

I love this next one…

By Margaret Zellner

How cute is that?! Knitted duck feet for babies…I wonder if I could make them for dog…hmm…

This is a free pattern by Margaret Zellner and if you click the picture above it will take you to the Ravelry page for it.

How about duck-shaped cookies?

*click for link*

This cute little cookie was made for a baby shower…but I’m sure it would do just as well at a duck-themed party 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the ducks!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Saturday’s Things I Love

Well the weekend is here. It doesn’t feel like it though because the lovely boy has to work. It means I can get some knitting done though!

Here is my list of loveliness for today;

Robins wearing flowers as hats

Free downloadable, printable roses (and other images!)

This fabric:

 New scrapbooking goodies

Floral shoes

Wollmeise yarn

*I want to go there!*

Strawberry daiquiri

*yumness*

 All most lovely, I hope you agree.

Dont forget the Posh Yarn giveaway (you can find it here). It will be finishing at the end of June when the winner of the £15 Posh Yarn voucher will be drawn…exciting!

Have a lovely Saturday.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Knit, knit…mitt, mitt

Recently I’ve had a bit of a ‘block’ with knitting…nothing was going as it should and I was struggling with the simplest of things. So I decided to do a quick and fairly simple project to try to get my knitting mojo back. So, check it out!

Isnt it cute!

I love fingerless mittens…I wear them a lot when I use my walking stick so that I don’t get a sore and blistered hand (eep!)

I used Posh Yarn to make them…the yarn is called Sylvia DK and the colourway is ‘Different Corner’. Posh Yarn update their shop every Sunday at 8pm GMT and the dye lots are small so each yarn is very unique!

The pattern I used can be found here at craftylittlesewnsew.wordpress.com, for free!

If you decide to knit up some mitts, let me know and show pictures!

Dont forget that I have the lovely competition running until the end of the month (click here to go to the competition post).

There has been enough comments so far to add an extra something to the prize fund! So you can win the cute hanging heart decoration, a stripey A4 notebook and a bag of sweets! Get commenting now for a chance to win it all!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~