Stitching Santa 2016

I took part in this fun Secret Santa event last year – it’s organised by the lovely Sewchet – and I had to take part again this year! 

I enjoyed putting together my parcels for my recipient and was very excited when my parcel arrived. I opened it last night after D had gone to bed, so I could really enjoy looking at everything!!

First thing I saw was this: 

It’s a gorgeous project bag! 

That can also be used as a work bucket! 

There was a skein of the most beautiful yarn from Inspirational Yarns called ‘Frosted Holly’, in all my sort of colours! 

The next parcel I opened was a notions pouch…

I opened it up to see this! 

How perfect is that?! 

I just LOVE it! It also has a zipped pouch, where I found a ruler and mini pen! It is just perfect and I know I will use it all the time. 

My final two parcels were the wool needles above and these interesting things…the pink ‘Candy Cat’ turned out to be mini scissors! 

The parcel had a note attached asking me to open the parcel before the card, which I duly did.

Turns out that my lovely present sender is Sharon from Inspirational Yarns. I was even admiring her project bags on Etsy last week and now I own one!  Thank you so much Sharon, all the parcels are fabulous! Xxxx

Taking a little break

Hello blogging friends

I’ve decided to take a little break from my blog. I don’t know how long, but I’m sure I’ll be back. Previously I blogged a lot and got a lot out of it, but this year as my job has got busier, including lots of evening meetings, I’ve found myself doing it less and less. This has been a source of such pleasure in the past I don’t want it to become a chore or to feel guilty I haven’t posted. So, in the same way I’m acknowledging what I do and don’t want to knit, I’m being honest and saying, I don’t have blogs in me at the moment. 

I don’t want to lose touch with my blogging friends, so I can be found (for now) at @mollieandclaire on Instagram and mollieandclaire (at) is our email address. I will still get notifications of postings so here too.

See you soon

Claire & Mollie xx

PS: I’m taking part in Stitching Santa so I’ll have to blog at Christmas!

PPS: here are a few hats I’m making: 

Wearing my favourite new hat…October projects:

Mollie looking cute in her Thundershirt. 

See you soon x