Category: General

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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


Happy New Year! As usual, I’m a liiiittle bit late with my New Year post! 1. Beanie hat, 2. Mittens, 3. Mini Christmas stockings, 4. Fingerless gloves, 5. Vanilla syrup, 6. Mittens, 7. Ishbel shawl, 8. Bias-knit scarf, 9. Avocado + Beetroot Tartare I’ll be honest, 2014 hasn’t been a good one. House purchases have […]


Happy New Year! 2013’s been a funny one. In the respect that, bar graduation and a couple of other (very special) things, it really wasn’t very memorable. And that makes me a bit sad. (It’s also made writing this post rather difficult which is why it’s so late…) 1. knitting-4, 2. Red Grape Margarita, 3. […]

7 Years (and 1 day…)

I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve even looked at WordPress. And as it happens, apparently yesterday marked 7 years since I joined WordPress. 7 years and 165 posts. Terrible. I do cringe when I see my first posts (please tell me I’m not alone in that…) but then I remind myself how […]

Red Grape Margarita

Because why not? It’s been a hot day, and a frustrating day (Credit scoring, what the eff is that all about?!) Anyway, I make it Margarita O’Clock. Ice (of course) 2 tbsp Tequila 1 tbsp Triple Sec/Cointreau Juice of 1 lime Dash of red grape juice Ahhhhhh, lovely x


Happy New Year! What a year 2012 has been! For me personally, the first, oh, three-quarters of it was pretty rubbish (bar the Olympics. The Olympics were AMAZING), but the last three months have been so hectic and demanding (hence my appalling lack of posts) but also incredibly rewarding and satisfying. Although my life since […]