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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...
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8 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Good news that your classes are going well. The cushion is great and I love the colour of the cardigan - look forward to seeing the buttons you choose. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

Love that time for tea cushion and love the colour of the cardi!

Jam Dalory said...

I do love handmade cushions and yours looks great. The cardigan is a fab colour and will look great once you've chosen some buttons. Good luck with the knitting classes. x

Ros Made Me said...

When I saw that cardigan last week, when the girls were working on their cushion covers, you only had a back and a front finished. Am mega impressed that you finished it so quickly... and sewed it up, my total pet hate. She will be chuffed to bits with it :)

Caroline Nash said...

Love the cushion and wishing you continued success with the classes

Susie said...

Oh, I do adore that little hoodie (that's what we would call it here in the US). It's just gorgeous! I really REALLY need to learn to knit. I even have ordered a kit and all I need to do is go buy some needles and start on it.

mcrafts said...

The cardigan is really lovely. I haven't knitted for ages but maybe will get the pins out. (Not doing something as complicated as your cardigan though) Mich x

Pickle Lily said...

Oh I wish I lived in Essex again so I could visit your shop and come to your classes.
Jo x