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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Handmade Monday

Classes are going well so far this year with a great day on Wednesday when we made some appliqued cushions for beginners. Next class is this week - bunting. Dont forget to check out the website to see whats on.
Time for Tea
Knitting for beginners also restarts on Monday 30th. It's been some time since I've had the pins out as I've been doing a lot of crochet, so I decided to make a little cardi for my friend's new grandson Henry. It reminded me how much I used to knit for my children when they were little and how adventurous I was. I would knit anything and feared nothing. These days, for some reason I don't always have the same urge and tend to stick to small projects, like hats, scarves and tea cosies. So, its a bit late to be a New Years resolution but I'm going to try and knit some more adventurous projects this year - time permitting of course!

Henry's cardi - I just need to find the right buttons...
Dont forget to check out Handmade Monday to see what people have been creating this week http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/

Monday, 16 January 2012

latest news from Roses & Rue

We have had a very busy week with classes booking quickly - the Appliqued class is now full and there are only a few places left on the 'Learn to Knit' course. Keep an eye on the website  as there will be plenty more classes to come. Look out for the embroidery classes with Ros of Rosmadme fame, coming very soon. We also have a great sale on at the moment, so pop into the shop to bag a bargain!

 Dont forget to check out Hand Made Monday to see what people over the country have been creating this week. Click on the link http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/

A gift for a friend - pattern taken from 'The GentleArt of Knitting' by Jane Brocket.

The flowers are very easy to make - look out for our tutorial coming soon!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year - Happy crafting

Happy New Year to you all, with best wishes from everyone at Roses & Rue!
We are looking forward to a year packed full of crafts and classes for everyone; please check out our website for details of forthcomimg classes.
Come and try your hand at patchwork, knitting, crochet, bunting making, machine embroidery and many other classes

come and make a quilt !