Little Pip meets baby Henry.

Little Pip the knitted rabbit has been on a very big adventure. In his little ship, the SS Parcel Box, he journeyed north on a sea of post to Staffordshire where he was united with his new owner, the adorably cute and very diddy little baby  Henry.

Pip is a very happy little bunny indeed. He is looking forward to lots of lovely cuddles and many more adventures with gorgeous little Henry.

Bless!

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A week off, ah bliss!

I have got an entire 9 days off work, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I intend to spend it drinking copious amounts of tea, taking the occasional nap, knitting blanket squares and little bunnies for easter, making a patchwork cot quilt for a baby boy, watching back to back River Cottage episodes, and cooking lots of yummy treats for my hardworking man to enjoy when he gets home from work.

 I have been working on a few commissioned items for the past couple of weeks which has been really good fun, and I thought you might like to meet them:

Ladles and jellyspoons, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Wolfgang Woolfingson the knitted wolf.

Rather excitingly, this little knitted wolf is going to live in Canada!! That is the furthest that my work has ever been sent! Giggle! I hear it gets quite nippy in Canada at this time of year, so I made little Wolfgang Woolfingson a very warm knitted coat to keep him nice and cozy on his very long trip.

Have a safe trip little knitted wolfgang, have a lovely time in Canada, and take very good care of your new owner.

 And now to meet little Pip the knitted rabbit, cousin to Tatty Babbit.

My fantastically lovely and fabulous friend Hannah has just become an Aunty for the very first time, and a very proud Aunty is she. Little Pip is a gift for her very new and teensy nephew Henry George who was born on Wednesday. Pip is currently winging his way first class to Staffordshire to meet his new owner. He was in such an excited rush however that he forgot his clothes! Ooops!

I will pop some warm clothes in the post to follow after him, but I’m sure little Henry will keep him warm in the meantime.

I love the feeling I get when I finish creating a toy and post it off to its new owner, it’s very exciting!

Ooo, I’ve just seen that the sun is shining outside, yay! I’m going to get out there and make the most of it before it goes into hiding again. Enjoy your day folks, have oodles of fun! Mwah! xxxx

Bluebell Babbit

Meet Miss Bluebell Babbit. Bluebell Babbit says “Jingle Jangle” which translates from Babbit to English as “Hello”. She’s very excited to meet you.

While I was away on my holibops, the sewing laboratory was left unattended. I had warned the creations to be good, and not to cause any mischief. When I returned, all seemed in order, nothing was out of place and I was proud of the creations for behaving themselves. “Phew” I thought.

However, when I picked up Miss Babbit from the shelf to finish her she made a sound that little babbits don’t usually make. “Jingle Jangle” she said. At first I dismissed the unusual sound and carried on with my work, I thought I must surely be mistaken by what I had heard .  Alas no, for when I began to stitch on her new shoes she said “Jingle Jangle” again!

After some investigating I got to the bottom of the mystery. It would seem that while I was away, Miss Babbit had snuck into the woods behind my house for a little explore. She had seen the woods from the sewing laboratory window and was curious. While on her little excursion she had grown rather peckish and stopped to nibble on some beautiful bluebells. They were so tasty she ate, and ate, and ate! Oh dear, little fabric rabbits shouldn’t feast on bluebells, they stick in their tummys and cause them to make a jingle jangle sound forever more, there is no cure. Luckily, this Miss Babbit quite likes her new Jingle Jangle tummy, so I called her Bluebell, a name she thinks is simply wonderful.

Miss Bluebell Babbit is now finished and ready to leave the sewing laboratory. She’s wearing her Gizmo and Stitch label, and is all ready to find an owner. Bluebell is completely child friendly (she loves babies!), no choking hazards here! She measures 14 inches tall and is fully house trained. She is for sale at £15 of your English pounds plus £2 p&p within the UK. If would like to purchase her and give her a new home please email me at gizmoandstitch@live.com. Happy weekend people! xx

Holibops

Well hello there folks of the magic tinterweb madoodle! I hope you are all well and lovely and had a most fantastical weekend.

Tatty Babbit and I have gone on an awfully big adventure to the wonderful shire of Hereford. It’s so very beautiful here! Lots of green things growing and lots of furry things scurrying. Bliss.

Tatty Babbit has been happily united with his new owner Ollie and they seem to be making very good friends, aww!

Ollie and Tatty Babbit, bless!!

My lovely friend Laura and myself have taken a little road trip from Hereford to Swansea, our old university town and stomping ground where we met 8 years ago, my how time flies! It’s been lovely exploring the old place again, all very nostalgic and a tad emotional. We celebrated with a few cheeky tipples at lunchtime. I will admit that it may not have been the wisest of plans as lunchtime drunkies renders me entirely powerless to prevent random impulse buying of pretty things. We went to the gallery of local artist Kerry Evans, I fell in love with one of her paintings and ended up buying it! Oops! I don’t regret it now that I am sober as I love it so very much! Phew, lucky escape 🙂 it could have been so much more random and therefore so much worse.

We are staying in Swansea overnight in a lovely B&B called “Christmas Pie” selected entirely because of it’s very pretty name. We will head back to the shire tomorrow and I will be back in the big smoke by Wednesday. Too brief a holiday for my liking, sob, but very very wonderful. Speak soon my lovelies! Mwah! Xxx

2 pitchers in 50 mins, not bad going!