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New stock from my Beanies and Bobbles site

These are perfect for your little school stars starting in their reception, Yr1 or Yr2 classes.

A great back to school pack for your little newbies at school. A school set with a pencil shaped bookmark, a coin pouch for those collections and school fairs etc, and a fruit cover to keep their fruit from getting bruised and dirty in their new book bags

Available in your chosen colours, suitable for boys and girls.
Price £7.50
p&p £1.50 if needed

Contact me via email beaniesandbobbles@btinternet.com

or via my Facebook page Beanies and Bobbles

or via Twitter – @muminmeltdown


Lately I have been…….

KNITTING!  Yes I know I’m so rock’n’roll

Anyway, I’m trying to make my new venture work and so my needles have been ablaze!

Here’s a sneak peak at my latest makes:

A gorgeous laptop cover decorated with heart buttons

A cute little cabled doggy jumper


Some lovely lace patterned bookmarks

An I Phone cover

All of the above are available here on the Facebook page.

I’m hoping to very soon open an Etsy online shop, but in the meantime if there is anything on the Facebook page that you are interested in just comment below or email me at beaniesandbobbles@btinternet.com

Right I’m off to start a new pattern for a kindle cover!

What’s your latest creative make?


What happens when you turn 40!

Life begins at 40 is what they say. People can start new things, try new things, and start to get some of their lives back as the children start to get older. For some it can be new relationships, new house, new country even.

I’m not sure what has happened to me since I turned 40 almost 2 yrs ago. Things have changed for me in so many ways:

*I now have a long term illness that stops me from working and makes me quite dependant on others around me

* After years of stating I would NEVER camp I now am a complete camping covert

* I am now old enough to have both of my children at Secondary school ( from September)

* I am now the owner of 2 cats- after never being a ‘cat lover’!

* I have now started knitting and LOVE it

* I know walk using a walking stick!


* I now LOVE to go FISHING!!!!

I know I know there must be something seriously wrong!

The tip of my fishing rod with a passing duck!!

My first catch………..no laughing allowed!

Each one is getting bigger……YAY

And bigger still!

Typical men………………they always have to win!!

We headed out after the youngest went to school and set up, it was a lovely day and very peaceful. In fact I didn’t want to leave and have already booked my next trip out on the calender!!


Crazy things can start to happen when you turn 40…………BE WARNED PEOPLE………BE WARNED!

Knitting Project #7-9 – 2012

I have actually knitted lots but hate the sewing up part, that way I have lots of projects knitted but not finished!!

So here are a few I have managed to finish properly and photograph.

Girls sparkly hand warmers complete with bows!

Summer scarf- cotton mix so cool to wear

Beanie hat complete with sparkly flower

I still have more to post but I need to stop procrastinating and get on with the bloody sewing up!!

The projects are getting a little more involved each time so watch this space for the next few.

Knitting project #6 – 2012

This isn’t officially my 6th project, I have done others but they aren’t quite finished (need to find some nice buttons for them!) so therefore this one is being posted about first.

I had seen this in one of my books and thought that it would be perfect. I had picked up some lovely Aran wool in Dusky Pink from a craft show a few weeks ago at Bluewater.

Anyway, I loved this one as it got me back into a bit of cable work but on a beginner level. This I made for my God daughters birthday as she needed to something to put her net book into!!

Unfortunately the colour doesn’t show up that well in the pictures as they were taken on my phone but it’s almost like a salmon pink.

It was worked in simple garter stitch with a small cable running up each side. This can be made smaller or bigger depending on what you want the bag to be used for. It would be easy to pop in some material to line it and make it stronger too.

I have since thought of ways to adapt this pattern to possibly try a laptop cover without the handles!