Pretty thoughts

Here you can see my online diary. I blog about my fashion knitting projects, lactose free baking recipies, projects that I’ve been working on, books I have been reading and other general musings.

Podcast epiosde three shownotes

11 December 2016
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Hello friends Hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the holiday season! Episode three of my podcast is up on youtube and below are some details from the video. Thanks for watching 🙂 You can find me on instagram and ravelry as littletailoress. Baby Jack’s socks Pattern: Mrs Weasley’s Familys socks by A […]

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My New Podcast and episode 1 show notes

23 November 2016
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Hello lovely readers, I have missed you!! As you may well have gathered I have not been too successful at updating this blog now that I am a full time mummy to baby Jack! That is not to say that I am not still busy with lots of sewing and knitting and other crafty endeavours. […]

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These boots are(n’t) made for walking…

2 January 2016
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Happy new year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed seeing the new year in? We stayed at home and drank babycham and I was asleep before midnight! It was lovely! 🙂 I’m writing this post sat in the hairdresser waiting for my colour to come off! Having a baby seems to have made me far […]

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Merry Christmas

24 December 2015
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Merry Christmas to all of you lovely readers! This one has kind of crept up a little on me, perhaps due to a certain little chap keeping me extra busy!  I have managed to squeeze in making a few homemade gifts, a couple of little makeup bags and eye-masks that I love making and a […]

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Mist and Mabel

20 December 2015
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Happy nearly Christmas everyone, hope you’re all feeling nice and festive! I have two makes to share with you today both of which I have been wearing quite a bit recently. Despite the unseasonably mild weather we have been having recently one of these is a woolly beanie hat I knitted a wihle ago from […]

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Jack-O-Lantern and the Pumpkin Patch

31 October 2015
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So, late October obviously means one thing… an obligatory trip to the pumpkin patch! And now that we have our very own little Jack-O-Lantern I thought I should knit him something special for the occasion 🙂 I found a super pattern for this pumpkin hat on Etsy. It’s knitted in aran weight yarn but I […]

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My Favourite Make So Far…

30 October 2015
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Hello lovely readers, I hope this post finds you well. Those of you that follow me on instagram will know from the continual stream of baby spam that baby Jack made his appearance a little over a month ago now. So I thought it was about time that I introduced him here on the blog […]

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An Elephant For Esme

16 July 2015
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  So unfortunately I am currently sat nursing rather a nasty cold, this is a very common condition for me as I seem to have an immune system that is happy to let in any bugs that cross its path. Due to my love of past eras and all things vintage I am often asked […]

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Reflections and a new chapter…

4 January 2015
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The third new year has passed since I started this blog but this will be the first one I have documented here. I spent my early morning reading several such posts from some of my favourite bloggers and it got me reflecting on my year and my hopes and plans for the year ahead. The Little […]

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Featherdown Sweater | Kim Hargreaves Asma

18 October 2014
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Despite having an almost continual chain of knitting projects on the go very few ever make it onto this blog for some reason. Co-incidentally the last one that did was also pale blush pink and fluffy, unfortunately that one had to be donated to charity as I knitted it from Angora yarn before knowing about the […]

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A little vintage apron

16 August 2014
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To quote the beautiful Sophie Dahl ‘I have always been interested in food, primarily because I have always been interested in eating it’. This sums up entirely my third biggest hobby after sewing and knitting- baking! Just like the desire for pretty vintage style clothes feeds my sewing drive, the desire to eat cakes feeds my inclination […]

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13 February 2014
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Those of you who follow me on facebook may remember my horrified response to PETA‘s discovery of the barbaric production of Angora in China. I am not normally one to spread bad news or to comment on what is in the press in general but I felt so passionately about this as someone who adores all animals, […]

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My (slightly late) November in Instagram!

4 December 2013
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So November came and went so speedily that before I got around to writing this post it became December already! Oh well, better late than never as they say! Here’s a little peek into some things I got up to last month. I have been messing around with pin curls recently and have become slightly hooked! It’s so […]

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My October in Instagram #1

9 October 2013
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So my favourite month is here and has been making itself at home for a good week now. I have been making the most of the days by getting up super early for morning doggy walks and caramel cappuccinos! Here’s a little peek at what I’ve been up to more generally through the eyes of […]

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