Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Don't be fooled. I own no Prada get up. However the  Prada AW10 collection showed a selection of knitted headbands. All the high street shops have caught on and so did Mel&May.  They went down a treat with all the ladies and some gents at the market on Sunday. Sell sell sell. 

My knitted head bands are pretty straight forward. Usually i cast on about 6 stitches and knit away. I always use large needles, about size 12 and chunky wool. sometimes i shall wind the wool round the needle twice to create a 'holey' affect.  I then sew the ends together and knit a small rectangle wrap this round the head band and sew that together. I try and jazz them up a bit by using flowers, feathers or even just different wools to create a stripy affect..

Sewing the ends together to form the band

This looked lovely on this lady.. however, unfortunately she already  had a mass produced, non- hand knitted  one brought from  a massive high street store that has taken over the UK in the last 5 years. At £3 ... sometimes the small companies  just cant compete with the big ones!

Swan lake inspired headband!


Monday, 29 November 2010


So today, myself and my lovely friend Helen have had a stall in the Sunday upmarket in Bricklane, East London. We share this stall- Helen sells gorgeous vintage finds which she has picked up on her travels and i sell my trusty knickers (every girl needs knickers... unless you find them more of a hinder? Who knows?.... luckily this is a none judgemental blog.

I also sell hand knitted scarfs and my best seller...  knitted headbands. All the rage!... Yay for me.

Ooo and i have been making patch work cushions that are gorgeous! I cheat though. I sew them on the sewing machine... not hand sewn. Its funny though because a lady told me about a patch work quilt she had just finished stitching by hand...... only took her 26 years! I'm sure it is a beaut.

The stall in its glory

Handmade Cami tops with matching knickers £25 a set

Polka dot and animal print set £25

Hanging my knickers on the line

Have have a vast amount of wool to make.....

Scarves with pockets. All hand knitted with love and cups of tea.

Busy busy

Raquel in the cream gold and grey scarf which i just finished.

Helen rocking the extra long black and cream scarf.

This woman wanted one of those belt type thing she had around her waist! I'm not sure it will catch on to be honest... but what do i know!