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Monday, 16 May 2011

Mollie Makes!

A new magazine landed in the Halfpenny Home post box last week and it's caused a huge amount of excitement amongst the crafty persons around these parts...
The cover shows some lovely crochet used to make these pretty apple jackets! I'm not usually found hooking as I'm more of a knitty girl but I was inspired and using some string made a little basket which will no doubt end up housing some buttons at HH HQ sometime soon!

The step-by-step linen eggs also got me going! Jacqui and I had discussed offering up these old linen bundles before - perfect for small projects and lovely to adorn with embroidery and buttons!

Meanwhile any visitors to HH HQ just lately will have noticed the abundance of colourful hand-painted knitting needles everywhere - the new colours are lovely with this deadly shade of purple...

the ever popular red and blue (Halfpenny Home colours...!)

AND my favourite colour green!

Aren't they gorgeous? Nic x


  1. You always have such unusual pics (like the needles)

  2. Love the needles - gorgeous! Where'd you find Mollie Makes? I've been looking EVERYWHERE? (Oh, and having a disagreement with my mom...are you guys pronounced half-penny or ha'penny?)

  3. I have been trying to get a copy of Mollie Makes and can't find it anywhere, nor even in Norwich.
    Love the knitting needles almost makes me want to take up knitting.

  4. I know, it's been very popular!
    We had a few sneak previews a while ago and it made us both go a bit weak at the knees...we loved the way it looks and the vintage style recycled makes! Jacqui hasn't even seen the actual first issue yet...!

    You can pronounce Halfpenny anyway you like but as you (Kate) are an HH regular you can tell your mom that it's pronounced the way you like to say it!;)

    I do so love the needles and it's been great fun trying out the new colours as you never really know how they will turn out - the green teapot is a particular favourite of mine (especially with the strawberry teacosy on it!)and I couldn't resist putting the new green needles in it.

    Nic x

  5. Nic, the needles are just gorgeous - you are always such an inspiration! T xx