Monday, 10 May 2010

Giveaway winner!

We're all back at home safe and sound. Sorry it's been so long. We still don't have our internet connection at the new cottage. Our three nights in Tenerife turned into seventeen nights! We all had great fun though and never imagined we'd have such a long holiday ever!

The sun shone and it was glorious. Heading down to the beach every day, collecting shells, hunting for crabs and starfish and racing around the beach.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Extended holiday!!!

Hello everyone. Me and the guys at teddybearscottage have had to extend our holiday. We're at the Canary Isles and due to the volcano all flights are cancelled. Our three night break is turning into an extra special two weeks!! I will of course extend the giveaway and speak with the winner on our return x

Monday, 5 April 2010

Free giveaway at teddybearscottage

Me and the guys at teddybearscottage have packed our bags and we're now on the move to our new home. We'll be taking a little break after and heading off across the waters for a little sunshine. I thought it would be a nice idea to have a little giveaway while we're off relaxing, soaking up the sun and playing in rock pools.

Here's the lady in question!
She's up for grabs.
Knitted with Sirdar Luxury Soft Cotton 4ply using 2.75 needles.
The winner will be drawn at random on April 24th.

Just leave your "Spring related" comment below!
Good luck to you all.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring is finally on the way!

At last. Here in Derbyshire we have finally seen some sunshine! I always feel like Spring is on its way when the crocus are in bloom and the daffodils are on their way. I love the colours that come with Spring. Yellow Daffodils, Red Tulips and Spring Blossom.

We start dreaming of summer days in the garden and being able to spend all day out there pottering, weeding and planting.

The Spring brings changes here at teddybearscottage. We're on the move! We'll be packing our belongings and moving to another cottage in Derbyshire. I'm looking forward to it now I have the material for new curtains.

I've still had time for my knitting and even sat out in the garden last Sunday!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Frosty Mornings

We're still having frosty mornings here in Derbyshire. The sun's been shining though and the sky has looked so beautiful. Snowdrops in the garden and daffodils emerging means spring is on its way.

If your hands are still feeling the chill these gorgeous mittens will be right up your street! You can find the pattern here.

I've started to knit a pair and can't wait to wear them.

I've been thinking a lot about Easter and what gifts to make. The Knitting hut have a free knitting pattern for a Bunny Egg Cosy. I'm sure this would make a lovely gift. You could knit stripes, dots, or block contrasting colours. The world's your oyster!

You can find the free knitting pattern here.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Beautiful Rowan Knits

The weather's still chilly here in Derbyshire.
I've spent most of my free time hibernating! Catching up on indoor jobs has taken a back seat with me prefering the knitting.
Rowan have some lovely snuggly knits for the cold weather.

You can find the pattern here

This gorgeous Chunky Top

Click here for the free pattern

I've been a busy bee with Teddybearscottage. Lots of bunnies and monkeys have ben re-homed

George, Katie, Norman and Bridie have found a new home at Tinaandneilsplace.

Normandie's on his way to London as we speak. He's a special monkey made for a poorly girl. Hopefully he'll be a good friend for her.

Hope the weather cheers up soon. Happy knitting and roll on Spring!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Chunky knits for the Cold Weather!

The weather's turned chilly again here in Derbyshire. On Saturday morning it was lovely and sunny. I even left the house without a coat on! Forgot myself. I've been busy working on new additions to teddybearscottage. I hope to have a few monkeys in the Cottage Shop by the end of January. In the meantime take a peek at these lovely chunky knits!

They do require membership, but it's easy peezy to join. Click here to join!

This beautiful jumper.

Click here for the free pattern

This gorgeous Chunky Cowl. I shall start knitting right away! Click here for the free pattern.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Feed The Birds

At this time of year it's important to feed the birds. The low temperature has affected them too. I've been making seed feeders using pine cones and hanging them in the garden. I've spotted birds that wouldn't usually venture in to gardens unless very cold or hungry!


Open pine cones
Bird seed
Leftover fat (cooled down, but warm) or shop bought dripping
Ribbon or string
Blunt butter knife or spoon
And someone who doesn't mind getting all sticky!

Using an open cone like this means you can cram it full of mixture!

Place ribbon or wool around the cone and tie to secure. If you want to be really fancy you can screw a net curtail eye to bottom of cone.

Put the warm fat in the bowl and mix in the seed with your spoon.
Stuff it in to the pine cone and leave to dry for fifteen minutes.

Now hang up in the garden and watch for those birdies!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

New Year

Brrrrrr...... It's been very chilly here in Derbyshire. We've escaped the terrential weather that's made some parts of the country inaccesible. After the festivities I ventured to Wales, much to the horror of family and friends who thought I must be bonkers due to the weather!

My niece and I went to the North. Criccieth. It has a lovely bay and the remains of a Castle nested above the beach. The sun shone on us while we were playing on the beach. We made sure we had fun whatever the weather. We were really lucky and the roads stayed clear while we were there....

On the journey home we stopped of at Conw'y on the Northern coast of Wales.
It's a walled town with the remains of the castle, A lovely little harbour and nestled amongst the cottages is the Smallest House in Britain. It was under renovation so we weren't able to venture inside!

Stopping off at my favourite tea room!...

And I'd never pass Chester without dropping in. Another walled town with the river running through it, cobbled streets and an abundance of eateries and pretty shops and a beautiful Cathedral and Gardens

I plan to hibernate on most of the chilly evenings and catch up with my knitting. George found a new home at Christmas along with a bunch of other guys down at Teddybearscottage! I shall pop some items in the Teddybearscottage Shop at the end of January.

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