Monday, 28 December 2015

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

We popped over to Viking country for the Holidays.

Miss Belle living it up in Charity Shop Chic - sheepskin waistcoat a fiver from the rag market,
Stella McCartney overcoat scouted out in a charity shop by a friend with a very good eye 
and a £2.50 leather handbag.
  She spent some of her Christmas Krone on a vintage fur muff that put her gloves to shame, toasty.

Louis sporting a Baa-ble Hat - with monster pom pom - designed by Donna Smith for Shetland Wool Week and carrying a very useful Shetland Wool Week bag.  
He is also wearing theTardis scarf that I knit him..

Out by the sea we definitely needed the wool for warmth.  I like to get my wear out of a hand knit, Miss Belle has been wearing this hat since she was two, that's eight years and a few more in it yet. We christened it the 'Dora' hat after Dora the Explorer all those years ago, I think because it's the same pink as her t.shirt and I didn't want to buy her an acrylic Dora one,  anyway it did the trick and it's still her favourite.

The Tivoli was fabulous as always, who would have thought 
a one hundred year old wooden roller coaster could be such fun,
I think they rode it about a dozen times, I could only manage it twice.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Paris Toujours

A fab shawl from a Ravelry pattern,

4 Skeins of Baby Llama.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Lucky Harris Tweed?

The last couple of Harris Tweed for this year.

A super 1950's tweed with Clover or shamrock 
and some little Scandi birds on a ladies 1980's Harris.

My lovely assistant earning his keep at the weekend.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Vintage Barkcloth

The last shop make for 2015.
 A gorgeous piece of 1960's pure cotton barkcloth, 50 years old and still going strong. 
All packed up ready for Rode Hall Farmers Market tomorrow.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Brand New Harris Tweed

Obviously I love my vintage Harris Tweed, the older the better, but recently I have discovered the new stuff.  I bought a frocks worth whilst I was in Glasgow in the summer and more recently I acquired this bold red, red, white and blue, from Shawbost Weaver over in the Isle of Lewis.

I've had a new assistant helping me in the studio and this is what we've come up with.
 Harris Tweed and denim, the perfect combination.

 I was very excited  this morning at the arrival of my latest Harris Tweed from Christina .

Obviously the yellows are mine!