Sunday, 15 June 2014

New Home!

As you may have realised, this blog has not been updated for a loooong time!  Sorry if anyone ever stopped by for something new and was disappointed.

I've decided to start afresh elsewhere, and have begun a brand new blog Bentley Design.  Please take a look at my new site and get in touch with me there.  I'm planning on regular posts on sewing, knitting and design inspiration, with free patterns and tutorials.

My first post is a free Tea Cosy Knitting pattern, check it out!

I don't have the heart to press delete on this blog just yet, and hopefully a few things might be of interest to someone, so here it shall remain for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Refreshers rock.

Earlier this week, I think the sun almost shined in Manchester.  I know, shocking isn’t it?

So the first post of 2012 is a bright optimistic feast for the eyes courtesy of the Mulberry SS12 campaign.  All candy colours and Brighton Rock.

The colour palette reminds me of Refreshers, which can only be a good thing.  Especially as these are more appropriate for the size of my bank account at the moment.

My blogs been in hibernation a bit recently,  consider this post me staggering out into the bright light of the new year.

I need to up my game, as my blogging responsabilities have doubled, I am now co-editor of the Love Levenshulme blog.  A local community blog, set up to be positive about where we live, check it out... 

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Holidays are coming, time for Knitivity.

Knitted finger puppets seen in Oklahoma in Manchester.  Some slightly scary Santa's in there.
Oklahoma is a great little shop, it seems to be the only store in the world that doesn't also have a website, so go and find it on High Street in the Northern Quarter.  Map here.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Granny Square Take Over

A friend sent me these pictures today- the worlds gone crochet crazy!
Henry Holland's Granny Square AW11 RTW range to blame?  
Time to dust off the crochet hook, it's not had an outing since my granny square cushion.

Henry Holland

Photo credit to the amazing Renea Eliza at Red Vintage Button for the first photo.  What an amazing bike!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Top 5 Home Wish List

1. Lamp - Next
2. Rug - Anthropologie
3. Raindrops Picture bu Blanca Gomez - Pedlars
4. Pom Pom Knitted Cushion- Kate Spade (I need to knit one of these!)
5. Dog Bottle Stopper- Anthropologie