Saturday, 26 November 2011

The first mince pies of the festive season

Off topic loveliness: Mia and I whipped up the first festive treats of the season today, yummy. Pebbles one of our cats looked on.

Still off topic but if you don't mind different sorts of needles I have been knitting with monster sized needles, very easy indeed. I was inspired by Sarah who has started a Christmas Crafty Club for people crafting their Christmas gifts. I thought I'd left it a bit late really but I found some frothy white yarn with a frosty sparkle and I am making a scarf for my sister-in-law to be.

While I was looking for needles I found a couple of items I had crocheted a couple of months ago to give as Chritams gifts, I rather like this skinny scarf.

So if you are on my Christmas list, scarves it is then!

One more thing, you may have noticed my new button:

I, Charlotte Tilley, am taking the #seamlesspledge until end of 2012.

The rules are (directly quoted from Elana's seamless website):

The rules

  1. No buying new clothes for the duration of your pledge. By new, I mean any new mass-manufactured clothes.
  2. You can buy second-hand manufactured clothes – so be prepared to get to know your local charity shops awfully well.
  3. Vintage clothing is a-ok!
  4. Anything you’ve made by hand is definitely allowed. Get your sewing machines and your kntting needles out, because handmade is definitely in!
  5. Get involved! Join in on the Flickr group and like our Facebook page. I’ll be looking to feature pledgers on the blog in the future. I’d love to see your second-hand finds, refashions and hand-made creations!



  1. Charlotte what can I say, the blog is looking good and mince pies already!! I to am making a scarf, thats it for my knitting skills. I have also joined in with the seamless pledge.

  2. Thanks Charlotte, I changed the blog because originally the other background reminded me of the film Amelie and work by its director, Jeunet, whose work I really like. But is was starting to seem a it gloomy! Thanks for noticing!

    I saw your Dad's scarf on your blog, looking good, nice blue colour. I like scarves, nice and straightforward. Mine is easier than yours, huge needles and stocking stitch! My ambition is to knit socks. I can do mittens. Anything larger and I never finish it ...... xx

  3. Yummy mince pies.. Mia is looking adorable...

  4. Yummy looking pies.. Looks like Minnie Me is having fun too..She is adorable.