Shetland Peerie Makkers

If it wasn’t for knitting, it’s likely Shetland would still be on my list of places to visit one day . . . Instead with my rekindled love of knitting, in 2012 I flew to Shetland for a 4 day visit for Shetland Wool Week.  Little did I know quite what an impression Shetland – […]

Episode 11 – India, Knit For Peace

A podcast for people who love knitting, Dorset Buttons, creativity & Scotland, especially the Highlands & Islands. Welcome to the 11th episode of my podcast – India, Knit For Peace Thank you for listening again or welcome if you are a first time listener. My schedule has got a little awry with one thing and another – […]

Podcast Episode 10 – Looking Back – Planning Ahead

A podcast for people who love knitting, Dorset Buttons, creativity & Scotland, especially the Highlands & Islands. Welcome to the 10th episode of my podcast – Looking Back – Planning Ahead Thank you for listening again or welcome if you are a first time listener. February 2017 saw the launch of the TJFrog podcast just a week […]

Delving into the Delights of Dorset Buttony!

Blog post by Geraint Ashton Jones. When your hubby is a photographer & you task him to photograph some Dorset Buttons instead of his usual subject matter of landscape, wildlife or rugby players! Click here to see more images & read the blog post.

Black Isle Show

I mentioned on Episode 6 of TJFrog Podcast I’d pop up some more photos from the Black Isle Show 2017.  A few highlights for me. Onions!  I always love the ‘competition tent.’  I’m amazed at the work people put in & the consistency & size they achieve in the veg section. Quite a show off! […]

Fancy Tiger Crafts

Last year work took us to Denver, Colorado giving me the perfect opportunity to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts. Celebrating their 11th anniversary on 8 July 2017, Fancy Tiger Crafts describe themselves as specialising in ‘supplies for the modern crafter.’   And walking in is like being enveloped in a big woolly hug.   Then as […]

Woolfest 2017!

What a fantastic weekend at Woolfest 2017! As a first time vendor and having never visited Woolfest before it was with nervous anticipation that I entered the auction mart on the Thursday afternoon.  Seeing it for the first time all empty, it felt smaller than I imagined – how wrong was I?!  It’s a huge […]

EYF 2017

EYF 2017, my third time as a vendor & the most elated exhaustion I’ve experienced post show!  The run up to EYF 2017, alongside my usual preps for my Dorset Button stand & running Dorset Button workshops, saw my TJFrogWool delivered 2 ½ weeks before, my Dorset Button fabric bags picked up on the day […]

My Crofthoose Hat

Last October I went to Shetland, my third visit for Shetland Wool Week and three years since I last took in this amazing event. Many of you may know the Crofthoose Hat pattern designed by Ella Gordon, the elected patron for Shetland Wool Week 2016.  Offered as a free pattern this is a fantastic way to get knitters involved […]