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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, 27 October 2010

As found

A little tin of goodies. An old Riley's toffee tin featuring Niagara Falls with some tiny knitting inside, a French Knitting Dolly and some half finished embroidery.

Anyone seen Dennis?

How about a nice little bit of fur to keep you cosy, just in time for Hallow'en and bonfire night? Faux fur scarves (or hat!) from Uniqlo - bargain at £6.99 each.

Cherish is the word

Kim Hargreaves has done it again with another beautiful book of 21 great patterns for winter 2010 (£17.99).
Lots of warm knits in Felted Tweed, Big Wool, Cocoon, Baby Alpaca and Alpaca Cotton.
This pretty cardi is in Rowan's Lima - a baby alpaca and merino blend.

Weekend away

Trish was the lucky prize winner of a weekend away in Norfolk in the raffle held at the Jolie exhibition back in June. She kindly invited Linda, Julie, Karen and Dany to go with her - so winners all round. We had great fun trawling round the antique shops in Holt (and Brandon and Swaffham on the way - you know us).
We picked up some great bits and pieces. Linda made a still life back at the cottage with lead cowboys and indians, a pretty little tray and the sweetest tea and sugar travelling tin (tea one end, sugar the other).
As usual we ate our way round Norfolk.
Tea in Byford's, Holt, dinner at The Hero, Burnham Overy Staithe....breakfast at The Burnham Deepdale Diner.
After a few gins, Linda tried on her tablecloth wedding dress. According to Dany's dream (too much cake perhaps!) there was a grand wedding, Dany was maid of honour with Nana Mouskouri as celebrity guest in choice kaftan purchased in Swaffham. Don't ask!

A little more demure after the previous night's fun and games we went for a little walk around Wells next the Sea. Thanks to Sue Noyes for her kind donation.

Pet heaven

Maybe it's because we are country girls we get excited about knitted animals. Linda finished her fab fox terrier - based on Teddy of course.
Claire Garland's new book has pets galore to knit - chickens, kittens, ponies, even a tortoise
and gorgeous bunnies!
More knitted toys from Sandra Polley including these lovely mice who are obviously very good at sewing, some daft meercats and a reindeer which is a must for Christmas.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Introducing Sakura

Sakura (Cherry Blossom in Japanese), arrived a little earlier than expected on October 8th.

Here she is with proud grandmother Jennifer.
And yes, she has dancer's feet for sure.


New in at Jolie, a range of fine fragrances and luscious hand cremes from Lollia.
There are four fresh scents to choose from; Wish, Imagine, Breathe and In Love. Very boudoir. The packaging is beautiful, the shop smells divine, and so do we!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Knit and Wine

Due to half term we have brought Knit and Wine forward a week to Tuesday 19th October from 7.30 - 10pm.
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Exciting news. As of Tuesday Jolie is launching a new line. Come and see the new pre Christmas girlie treats now available.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Bagsie yours

Our very talented Karen, who comes to Knit and Chat on Tuesdays, is making these stunning bags exclusively for Jolie. Karen has very cleverly devised a way of using beautiful vintage scarves and fabrics to make these lovely bags, which are not only fully reversible, you can remove the handles and still use the scarf.
Karen is sourcing vintage fabrics and souvenir scarves from far and wide meaning each Fibi Vintage bag is unique - there are no two the same in the world! (£49.95)
The spare room has been reinvented into the Fibi Vintage workshop - at least Karen can see which designs go together. She matches the colours beautifully and each time a new bag comes into the shop Linda and Dany start drooling.
Sue was delighted with her gorgeous Fibi bag which she received from everyone at Knit and Chat for her birthday last Thursday.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Life is sweet

Debbie knitted Lisa this lovely cabled shrug in Louisa Harding's Thistle aran. Beautifully knitted and very soft and cosy.
Lisa, who is a very talented baker (we finally identified it was Lisa who made the incredible brownies on our cake stall at the exhibition back in July), made these delightful cupcakes decorated with chocolate roses as a 'Thank You' to Debbie.