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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.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A knitter's home companion

This charming little book by Michelle Edwards is a collection of short stories, patterns and recipes. Beautiful photography and lovely illustrations by the author, it is " a sweet reminder of the power and compassion that we can express with two sticks and some string".
Pictured with Karen's fabulous fair isle jumper which has used quite a lot of 'string' and even more love.

Good eggs

These little x 4 egg boxes are great for giving out a few new laid eggs as gifts. http://omlet.co.uk

Monday, 28 March 2011

Hippy dippy crochet day

We held a special '70's crochet flower workshop for Michelle and Paula on Saturday. Linda showed them how to make some fab daisies, roses and leaves in all handknit cotton.

We had wagon wheels and party ring biscuits with morning coffee and prawn cocktails for lunch with cheese and pineapple on sticks. And of course - Black Forest gateau at teatime!
Thanks to Julie for lending us her extensive '70's music collection - we were kept in the mood all day long!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Springtime @ Jolie

The sun has made a bit more of an appearance over the last week and the shop is looking very pretty.
We have cheery cherry blossom and pussy willow stems and the new spring stock is beginning to arrive with lots of lovely ideas for Mother's Day gifts.
A twist on the Jolie knitting bag. Normally made from embroidered linen, this one has been made from pretty vintage fabric (found by Sandra in Southwold) and we think it is gorgeous.

Proud Mary

....actually Mary is incredibly modest and we are very proud of her. She has just finished this amazing coat for Pam knitted in Kidsilk Haze.
Had to show you the back too. Beautiful lace work and as soft as a cloud.

Knit and wine

Is rescheduled for next Tuesday 29th March. 7.30- 10pm. Hope you can make it.

Down Mexico way

It was a great evening over at Sue's for a Mexican theme dinner party. The cocktails were flowing - Japanese Slipper, anyone? Or how about another Singapore Sling?

The food was delicious, accompanied by a great singalong seventies soundtrack. Remember Manhatten Transfer, Baccara (Yes, Sir, I can Boogie) and Tina Charles? We did!
"Now Beryl, tell me how did you meet Jim?" Three hours later, some more cocktails and off on another tangent, we never did hear the end of the story. Oh what a night!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Star turn

Jen was a star at Knit and Chat this week. First we had a beautiful pink Camellia flower from the garden.
Then Jen produced two more embroidered cushions! A Norfolk beach hut for Karen and some lovely chucks for Dany.

Ollie's new friend

Carolyn knitted this great mole for her son Ollie.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Lucky Ted

Oh, what a totally pampered pooch! Jennifer designed and made this wonderful freehand quilted cushion at a workshop on Monday. She presented it to Linda at Knit and Chat on Tuesday where a few tears of joy were shed.


Jeannette has finally completed the fair isle tank top... and she's also wearing her fabulous pink Debbie Bliss fair isle gilet. What a busy bee. Those fingers havn't stopped.

What a find

A welcome coffee and Portuguese pastries to be had at Brandon's Taste of Portugal deli en route to Norfolk..... a wonderful shop crammed with foodie delights, wine and preserves.
The shelves are so colourful. Delicias de Portugal have branches in Kensal Green, Vauxhall, Victoria and 56 High Street, Brandon, Suffolk!

And on to Stiffkey Stores in Stiffkey. This place is so pretty and well worth a visit.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Anyone for tea?

Finished Nicki Trench's BIG strawberry tea cosy for the GIANT Aga tea pot and then quickly knitted another littler one with self striping 'sock wool' - just to see how it turned out.
Hellie sent us these fanatastic sugar lump buttons from Paris. They are so pretty - too good to put in the tea.
Oh my! Another Nicki Trench pattern (from Cute and Easy Crochet), beautifully crocheted by Carolyn and Jennifer. What a lovely cheery start to the day, everyone needs a fun tea cosy.

Happy Birthday

To Sue, who celebrated with loads of cake and some early Easter bunnies. And Sue was very happy bunny too with her special 'surprise' black leather Fibi bag.