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Jolie is a knitting and homeware shop run by Linda Williams and Daniella Taylor. If you are interested in anything you see on this blog or would like to learn to knit or crochet please call us at the shop on 01438 861 717. We are open between 10am and 4pm Mon - Sat. To view our website, click on http link below.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

250, 000, 000 sold.....not made....every week

Here is Hellie's wonderful Tunnock's tea cosy. For all Tunnock's fans check out their fab website http://tunnock.co.uk and play Snackhunt and Snowballs!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Everything stops for tea.....

... at 4pm today, after digging the garden. Tea for two in gorgeous Georgian style 'silver' teapot, £29.95, now available at Jolie. Spring is most definitely here, so I thought we'd use the pretty cups and saucers with pink and yellow primulas.
And, the bluebells have arrived!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Knitting bag

The latest hand embroidered linen knitting bag. The linen used for this bag is an unusual colour - a light taupe/beige, with stunning embroidery in pinks, purples and greens and a wonderful green vintage button. £69.95.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Shabby chic versus combat

Our kids are the same age (11), but oh so different. Libby (Linda's youngest) had a lovely room makeover over the Easter holidays, a French manicure and her ears pierced.
Girls will be girls.
Don't be shocked - you are on the right blog! Edward and Oliver (Dany's youngest) made a dugout in the vegetable garden, sigh, and I had my arm twisted to visit an army surplus shop on my day off.
Boys will be boys.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Come into the garden this spring...

and don't forget to take your yarn with you. Rowan's hand knit cotton in shades of violet and green are truly stunning. Our Donna loves the names, here goes; aubergine, delphinium, celery, gooseberry and pesto. Good enough to eat.

Soft as silk

Mmmm, Mulberry Silk by Louisa Harding...very lovely and excellent value @£7.95 per 50g ball with 124m 100% silk...yummy stuff indeed! Louisa has also recently published two beautiful books with some great pattherns to try including a pretty lace wrap which uses just three balls.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Birthday girl

Birthday wishes to Deb on her big birthday today. She arrived in style at Knit and Chat this morning in Mabel, the MORRIS traveller, a present and a half from Darren and Grace.
Of course, Mabel needs a blanket..... how about baby cashmerino in great vintage colours? To go with Mabel's superb bodywork and Deb's lovely dress. Roll on with the picnic season. Can we come too?

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Girl put your records on...

Love this! Crochet record player from Anne-Clair Petit's new crocheted toy range for 2010. You can only play one song though - and it has to be 'My Way' - from the little musical box hidden inside.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Linda's Easter indoor garden

We gathered all the bits on a walk this morning before the rain came....so what else was there to do on a rainy afternoon but be a little creative!!
Mossy green bunnies brought back from Cologne trip.....a bit weird my lot think.....but we all love the lemony vintage chicks bought from Caroline Zoob at The Country Living Fair.

A 'Good Friday'

spent making a stash of Libby's Luscious Lemon Curd........Easter gifts for friends and loved ones.