Fairy Cakes and Bunting

Where has the week gone? I do seem to have been dashing around,  hither and yon, but even so I managed a little hooking and knitting as I went.   I’m still loving my new knitting book and have been going a little mad on teeny weeny socks.  They’re all packed up now and winging their way as I type to keep tiny toes warm but I’m sure it’s ok to give you a little peek…

Aren’t they cute?  And I love the yarn which is merino wool, cashmere and silk, lovely to work with…

I’ve also made a scarf from this pattern…

Which is incredibly cosy and warm, and very quick to knit.

I’ve also done a spot of baking.  It was the first birthday of our very swish Eco built village hall and everyone was invited to the party.  It seemed a fairy cake sort of occasion and I’d found some polka dot bun cases…

…and some gorgeous little mini smartie decorations I was longing to use…

They did show up rather well on the cake table!

It was a lovely excuse to meet up with friends for a cuppa and something sweet and sticky  (I’ll get back on the Weightwatchers regime tomorrow- honest!)

As I said, I have been hooking too, but with all the little socks I’m not quite ready to show you what I’ve been up to just yet, so I’m going to talk about bunting again.  This bunting…

Lots of lovely people have been leaving nice comments about the pompom bunting I made with my leftover wool and Vanessa over at Do You Mind If I Knit was kind enough to mention it and link to Planet Penny.  It made me think I’d like to do something a bit special for all of you who have been visiting over the last months so I have decided to do a …


Would you like to join in?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and to be in with more of a chance if you put a link from your blog to Planet Penny I will put your name into the hat twice!  The bunting is several metres long so will make a really pretty decoration, and being multi-coloured  it will match most colour schemes.  I’ll make the draw on Saturday 2nd of October so there’s plenty of time to enter the draw.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you all…enjoy your weekend x

P.S.I’ve just realised this post is enough to give you spots before your eyes!


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I live in Norfolk, England in a cottage on the edge of the Norfolk Broads where it can be peaceful and beautiful, or wet and muddy, or occasionally wild and windswept. With me is husband Tim, Henry the elderly and opinionated tabby cat, and Higgins, the miniature dachshund with a massive personality. You’ll find me chattering on about wool and textiles, knitting and crochet, recipes, books and patterns, exhibitions and shopping and of course, the adventures of a small dog! Planet Penny has a Facebook Page, you can find me on UK Handmade and I am featured on Channel4/4Homes Favourite Craft Blog List.

26 thoughts on “Fairy Cakes and Bunting

  1. Sue

    Oooh pick me pick me!! I love your pom pom bunting Penny.

    I like your photos, you have a such a good eye.

    I have already put you on my blogroll :o)

  2. Jane

    Much as I would love to festoon my study with pompoms, with 13 cats I just can’t risk it!!! (so, please do not pop my name in the hat!)
    Good luck to everyone who enters.

  3. Emma

    Oh my. Purllleease put me in the hat for this wonderful bunting. My girls and I would absolutely LOVE it.

    Your scarf! What a scarf. So beautiful.

  4. Toffeeapple

    Oh me, me, me! Please…
    I don’t have a blog though so maybe I won’t count.

    You’ve been so busy making wonderful things and I haven’t even finished my wrist warmers – there are just so many wonderful blogs to read!

  5. April

    Love the pompons. And the scarf was lovely. Just the things to make this time of year. (The pompons would be so cheery on our damp, grey days.) I’m working idea only made of knit strawberries. Seeing yours helps me be inspired to finish.

  6. April

    Don’t know what happened to my last comment. Sorry, meant to say that I’m working on one only made of knit strawberries. That’ll teach me to try to type without that first cup of morning tea!

  7. Elizabeth

    I have just discovered your lovely blog. Whare do you get those sweet bun cases from-please??

    Elizabeth x
    PS love the pom poms

  8. DB

    I love the bunting! Such gorgeous colours and a nice variation on the usual fabric or knitted kinds! It looks great against the white background in the photo here.

  9. Penelope

    Lovely to see you back in the land of blog again. Your cup cakes look a treat and I think we might just have to indulge some baking this week! Please can I be put in your pom pom happiness give away, they are fluffy smarties of love!
    ps. have you seen my little give away, draw is on wednesday xox

  10. Victoria

    How exciting finding you via Vanessa and her beautiful blog ….. and already you are an inspiration – with that fantastic pompom bunting. Question please – the yarn the pompoms are on – is it just yarn, knitted cord? Can’t wait to follow your blog.
    Love, Victoria

  11. Maggie

    I made some littlies socks too, but not as restrained as you, mine are called JELLY BEAN SOCKS as the toe and heel are knitted in a variegated wool which has the colours of good jelly beans in it!
    But that cake table…. Mmm!!
    Love the pompom bunting too… think I have almost cracked how you did it! But I’ll still leave my name to go in the hat please.

  12. Crochet with Raymond

    Hello Penny Lovely!
    What a great post! So much cute knitting, a fab scarf… I want to come over and raid your textile book collection… it’s better than our libraries!
    And YUM those cupcakes looked delish and so fun and colourful!!!
    I’d love to win your cutie pom pom bunting! Pom poms take forever to make! you’re so generous!!!
    p.s If I win they will be hung nice and high… I do believe they would be the perfect toy for Raymond… grrr!

  13. Gill

    Hi Penny
    I really enjoyed your spotty post!! Where did you find those lovely dotty cupcake cases??
    I’d love to win some of your gorgeous pom pom bunting

  14. vanessa

    Hello Penny, I love this post, it’s full of gorgeousness! That scarf looks so soft and cosy. I’m a complete sucker for cupcake cases, I’ve got a small collection going, and I have no idea why, just love them. Aren’t those socks so adorable! Make my heart melt, they do. I’d love to enter your giveaway for your wonderful bunting, thank you. Love Vanessa xxx

  15. Janice Perkin

    just found your blog with the link from Vanessa – it is realy good – would love to win some pom pom bunting – such a great idea!!

  16. Sarah Hickman

    Hello! I found you via Vanessa, as soon as I saw that pom pom bunting I hot footed it straight over and spent a happy evening reading through your archive. I also love your Aardvark manifesto poster – it’s on my birthday wishlist. My birthday is on 1st October so to win your sensational pom pom bunting would be a very special pressie! I don’t have a blog of my own but have saved you on my list of favourites and look forward to reading more! Best wishes, Sarah

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  18. sara

    Hi i just love your blog..i’m a teeny bit jealous of your lovely knitting and pompoms..i’m currently just starting to knit and am totally in awe of your work..keep on inspiring me..thanks

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