Introducing… A Creative Thread

A new year, a new start, and a new name! I’ve always wanted to run my own creative business and for years half-heartedly dabbled in selling handmade things online and to friends and family. I did this under the name SmurfPop, but it never really went anywhere.  Then last Christmas my life unexpectedly changed course […]

Hello Again

I’ve been meaning to write this post all year but didn’t know where to start. Whoops! So I thought I’d just do a big messy post on all the things I haven’t posted about to get things up to date. Our household grew by one… Her name is Penny, she is a cockapoo and she […]

2016

Happy New Year! 2016 was, overall, not a bad one for me personally (although of course globally it was an utter shitshow…) Once again I did a terrible job of sticking to my goals for the year, but that’s just par for the course now! I do, however, have a good feeling about 2017. I […]

Etsy Update – Baby Gift Sets

Well, I’ve been quiet over here but it’s not because I haven’t been busy knitting! Brand new for Spring, I’ve been working on these little baby gift sets. The indecisive perfectionist in me (a terrible combination, right?) has made getting this finished a NIGHTMARE, but finally they are now available to order. Those. BOOTIES. *hearteyes* […]

Recipe: Chewy Oat and Date Bars

I’m so excited about this recipe. I’ve been trying to make nutritious, no-added-sugar cereal bars for a good year or so, and I have FINALLY cracked it! The Roommate likes to take one to work as a snack and I like to have one for breakfast, but neither of us like coconut, peanut butter or […]

2015

Happy New Year! Phew, 2015 was an exciting one! A new house, a cheeky trip to Barcelona, a very happy family announcement on New Year’s eve, and of course lots of knitting – all in all it’s been a good one! I’m nervously anticipating what 2016 will bring; the new year always fills me with […]

Recipe: Apple and Blackberry Crumble

One of the things I love about autumn is that it means autumn food. Homemade soups, pies and general rib-sticking goodness… Hoo yes, get in my face! A firm favourite round here is my apple crumble, which when served hot and with a scoop of really good vanilla ice cream is the cure for many, many […]

Hello autumn…

It’s September 1st, the weather yesterday (a Bank Holiday) was wonderfully dismal, and the only thing slowing down my knitting needles is waiting for more yarn to arrive (hehehe). Autumn, bring it on. x

What’s Growing In The Garden

Eeesh, it’s been way too long since I blogged! Unfortunately we’ve still not got internet (or TV!) set up, and I’m getting a little bit stir-crazy – two months without internet feels like a lifetime! The new house is brilliant – it’s been more than either of us could have hoped for, and that’s especially […]

New House: Garden Must-Haves

T-minus 6 days… As I mentioned in my last post, we have both been living in places without gardens (The Roommate hasn’t had a garden in 12 years!) so getting the garden ready to enjoy before summer arrives is high on our list of priorities. We actually bought a barbecue last summer, in anticipation of […]