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Fledgling designer & SAHM - learning as I go! I love knitting, sewing, crochet, cooking and my adorable challenging family
Interests: Knitting, sewing, crochet, making, knit group, designing, pattern design, Aspergers, Education, Crafting
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I'm moving this blog back to I hope you will follow me there xxx Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at Happymaking blog
Can you add me in? My nieces are enthusiastically grateful for hand-made stuff and the book looks extra cute! Hope you and the boys are all ok xx
The colours of this WIP are intoxicating. I'm high on colour! Hope you're working on something exciting today xx Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Happymaking blog
I am frantically deadline knitting and crocheting this month, but as yet have nothing commissioned after these current projects. The cycle of submissions, and managing my workload is still a learning curve. But it’s one that I’m enjoying and hopefully I’m developing my skills in both design and pattern writing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Happymaking blog
Earlier this month, Knit Now 4 hit the shops. My hat pattern, Ayli, is in this issue, and I’m so pleased with the photos and layout of the pattern. The hat was knit in Fyberspates Scrumptious worsted/dk in the most gorgeous Cherry Red colour. It’s soft and lustrous and feels... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at Happymaking blog
2011, you see, has been a tricky year. I’m glad to see the back of it, to be honest. In fact, it’s been one of the most difficult years of my life. However, there have been good bits. We won the tribunal against the Local Education Authority. It cost us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Happymaking blog
Debbie Bliss Angel is a lace weight yarn, 76% mohair, 24% silk. The put up is 200m (219yds) per 25g. It's very similar to the gorgeous Rowan Kidsilk Haze, which has 70%mohair and 30% silk. DB ANGEL IS EVEN NICER! This coming from a woman who considers KSH to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Happymaking blog
Knit now 3 hits the shops today! My pattern, the Glam Cowl is made from just 1 skein of Debbie Bliss Angel and is a simple, fairly quick knit. They have styled it as a capelet, but it can also be worn loose as a long cowl or infinity scarf,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Happymaking blog
Hi - I've not posted for ages, and I thought I'd better let you know that I'm not ignoring you! We are not in our house at the moment. The insurance work started on our house 2+ weeks ago. And then it stopped the very same day! So all this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Happymaking blog
I haven't had the chance to do much spinning recently - but I made the time to finish some that I'd been part way through and it made me so happy to have it off the bobbins and lying prettily in my hands, all soft and stroky! It was a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Happymaking blog
I was given a large bag of quinces last week by a generous friend. I have never even seen this fruit before, and was intrigued. They smell incredible - a little like pineapples. And they perfume the whole house! These were windfalls so they were a bit bruised and had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Happymaking blog
Hello!! No, I haven't run away to exotic climes with a ruggedly handsome, wildly sexy multi-millionaire. But a girl can imagine.....................aaaaaahhhh, yesssss! No, I have been busy in my shed, frantically knitting away on a commission. And planning designs. I had good news too from The Knitter. During the summer,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Happymaking blog
Thank you! I was so lucky to get into The Knitter, and in such a great issue too :)
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on Weekend celebrations at Happymaking blog
It's been a pretty happymaking weekend. All sorts of good things happened at the same time :) Happy thing 1: The Knitter 37 came out! It's a great issue. The designers include Jane Sowerby with her first new shawl designs for AGES, Sarah Hatton, Louisa Harding, Sian Brown, Barb Brown... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Happymaking blog
I actually posted this yesterday, only to find that it has somehow vanished into the ether and there is no trace of it ever existing. So I'll just have to do it again. We had a lovely weekend with great company in a brilliant house. Lots of food, sleep, wine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Happymaking blog
I'm making a bag for a friend's birthday. It's a biggish one. The first proper big one after 21, really. We are going down to Devon for the weekend, so I am understandably overexcited :) We will go to Exeter first for a spot of shopping (Exeter is extremely good... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Happymaking blog
Happymaking is now following Annamunro83
Sep 21, 2011
Keeping secrets is hard.... and I got an email from The Knitter a couple of days ago that I really want to share. But I am going to be good, and just say that I can't wait to see the next issue (37 in case you are wondering). Squee! On... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Happymaking blog
Happymaking has shared their blog Happymaking blog
Sep 20, 2011
I found this brilliant cartoon at It says this better than I can. To my mum, my mother-in-law, my dad & stepmum, my sister & her husband. Thank you for your generosity and your support. It means more than I can say. I love you all. To DS2 &DS3.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at fightingauthority
Well, our appeal is in. It has been sent to the tribunal people, and theoretically it should be fast-tracked and off to tribunal within 8 weeks. I say theoretically because I have lost all faith in what people tell me. Last week was not good. In fact it was completely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at fightingauthority
It's been a busy time, this last week. We had the visit from the SLT, who is local and knows the local schools as well as our choice of special school. She was great and understands the problems that can be caused by the wrong school. I worry so much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at fightingauthority
It was the first day back at school after the half term break today. A day I spent doing phone calls that I had been putting off, and arranging visits to schools recommended by the EP. Food shopping. Not much to cheer the soul in that really. At the school... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at fightingauthority