Saturday, 25 June 2011
Pull up a Chair and grab a Slice of Cake
I am so pleased to have been chosen as Lola`s blog of the week over at one of my fave blogs Mary Jane's Tearoom. Huge thanks to Susan for that. Regular readers of my blog will know that I have approved seller status from Susan to sell finished MJT designs and that a lot of mine that are different actually are derivatives of her patterns. So if you don't knit or don't have time, why not drop me a line and I will be happy to help you. I have a shop on etsy where you can find toys, both knitted and sewn, quilts and even a teacosy.
Those that don't know me. Welcome to my little blog. A little about me. I am Joy. I am a Mum to 2 wonderful children 21 and 14. I cook for a living, but still love to bake and have to stick to a gluten free diet which is often fun. This goes quite nicely with a passion for vintage china. Bit of a charity shopper if you know what I mean, and ebay does get more visits that it really should.
I am a self confessed craftaholic. I have always made something ever since I can remember. I love to knit as you can probably tell. I learned to quilt a few years ago and love to make rag dolls and have a deep rooted love of sewing - I blame my mother, she was a professional seamstress all her working life, so I guess its in the blood. I like to dabble in cardmaking from time to time.
Have a huge love of gardening if not a huge garden! Really love tropicals such as palms, gingers and of course bananas. Last but definitely not least. I am a bit potty about cats. I used to have 3 boys, 1 we lost a few years on now and the other 2 fellas Turbo , we did not name him and really always called him Tubby, and Mr. Pip both sadly had to go the cattery in the sky last year. We will always remember them fondly as they really were a huge part of our lives.
Just 5 weeks ago we took into our home a new little rascal going by the name of Mango. She has been re-homed from her old home as she did not jog along with her own Mum very well. She is 10 months now and both an angel and a devil at times, but it feels like we have had her forever, and we love her to bits already. Even when she is play biting our feet!