Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Red, White and Blue

Royal Wedding Tea Towel
by Gemma Correll £10
Available at Nora's

With less than two weeks to go until the 'Big Day' Union Jacks are flying and I can sense the excitement building in the air.

I haven't really experienced a positive Royal event on this scale before and I've found it quite suprising and fascinating to see how I have been completely swept up in it all.

I wouldn't call myself patriotic, but I have to admit I am looking forward to seeing all the pomp and ceremony on the day. I can't deny how much I love a good wedding and like most ladies in this country I will be transfixed to a TV when the bride emerges and we see her dress for the first time.

One thing that has really touched me is how the next generation are also embracing this event;  I find it so wonderful to think that little girls are going to witness a real fairytale wedding and see an ordinary girl become a Princess. 

I'm also looking forward to the 'Afternoon Tea Party' on the Grove in Ilkley on the Wedding Day - again, this is something I've never experienced but I absolutely love the idea of closing a main road, setting up a picnic table and eating a big piece of cake alongside fellow happy folk whilst listening to a Brass Band!  What a great way to spend an afternoon!

To celebrate the occasion the knitting group at Create (above Nora's) have completed the 'Knitted Royal Wedding' (below)  As a fairly new knitter I decided to try my hand at a corgi... needless to say I only did one... We think the whole thing looks amazing and it will take pride of place in Nora's window from Saturday 30th April if you'd like to come and have a look!

The Knitted Royal Wedding completed by
The 'Create' Knitting Group

The Bride and Groom
Prince Harry, The Queen and Prince Phillip with Corgis
(mine is the one in a different colour and has no face...)

Royal Wedding Window Display at Nora's


Tuesday, 12 April 2011



The sun is still shining in Ilkley and Easter is a week on Sunday, so to celebrate the upcoming much needed Bank Holiday we're giving away 2 of our handknitted Merino Lambswool Bunny Egg Cosies! One for you and one to give to someone special!

All you have to do is follow our blog and leave a comment below (perhaps persuading us as to why you should be our lucky winner!)

Good Luck and the winner will be announced on Monday 18th April

Friday, 8 April 2011

Easter Offerings

Easter is only a few weeks away and in our house we like to celebrate with a pretty Easter Tree, yummy Easter Sunday Lunch and we're not allowed to forget the compulsary chocolate.

We'll be putting up the shop's Easter tree tomorrow (after I've chopped part of mum's tree in the garden down!) and decorating it with lots of goodies!

Easter Cards are in stock  and probably should have ordered more pretty Easter Wreaths as we've sold 3 already! 

I must not forget to mention our extremely popular knitted bunny egg cosies (£7.50 inc egg cup) - I'm still knitting away trying to get more ready for the weekend!