Welcome to my blog

Hi, I'm Sue .Please see my profile to read more about me and my meanderings !

I'll be blogging about the things that make me happy ( numerous) And hopefully less frequently, what annoys me.

I hope you enjoy reading my musings, and please feel free to comment.

About Me

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I'm a recently retired Midwife living in rural Nottinghamshire with my husband . I have 2 grown up children (a Daughter and son,) and a grandson. Knitting and crochet have been a passion of mine since childhood - living in the country made other forms of entertainment hard to come by ! Now I find it very relaxing and rewarding, the choice of colours and textures available is just amazing.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Natural remedies for sensitive skin

I have been looking round Folksy for some remedies for problem skin, look what I found !

very kindly sent me a sample of her best selling 'Omnibalm ' which I tried out on my dry, flaky knitter's fingers - it was amazing ! I'll definitely be back for more ! I highly reccommend a trip to her shop, she's got some beautiful potions on offer, and as a qualified aromatherapist can offer advice on a multitude of products. I also bought my daughter some personalised body butter to rub into her 'baby bump' !'

Friday, 19 February 2010


I have been allergy aware all my life as we have a strong family history of asthma , hay fever and eczema. My second child in particular has suffered from eczema since infancy and still has flare-ups now, at 26. This has inspired me to offer advice on coping with this condition, based on my experience as a mother , sufferer and nurse. These skin problems have also led to me offering a range of knitwear suitable for people with sensitive skin, who cannot tolerate wool.


Avoid stress where possible.(!)

Use alternatives to soaps ,or specialised emolient soaps and shower creams.

Avoid over- heating , this definitely seems to aggravate the irritation

Moisturise your skin frequently with unfragranced , pure substances.

Wear cool loose clothing made from natural fibres, and use cotton bedding washed frequently at high temperatures - dust mites are another common irritant.

Many sufferers find food supplements helpful -Starflower oil for example ( rich in GLAs )

I hope these tips help, if you have any more please pass them on !

Here are a few knitwear items in my shop suitable for wool allergy sufferers.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Keeping Warm

Well, another cold snap predicted, so how about some tips on keeping warm ?

!) Layering - 2 thin garments are much warmer than 1 thick one

2)Keep active - excersise keeps the blood flowing and raises the body temperature

3) Eat regular warm meals, home made soups are ideal, and frequent warm drinks too.

4)Visit my shop for a wonderful array of winter warmers !

Monday, 8 February 2010

It's cold out there

It's been another cold day , but my shop is full of lovely winter woollies to keep you warm !