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From Granny Knits to Jacqui P… a change

I first launched Granny Knits in 2003 with a collection of knitwear in Selfridges, which I had designed and hand knitted.  It had a nostalgic old school feel – and clashing coloured accessories garnished with vintage brooches.  It was the start of my own designs – away from the large fashion corporations that I had […]
April 03, 2012 by pearlandearl

Custard Cream Cross Stitch

I have already discussed at length my love of retro biscuits…  and said that I have some of my own crafty delights in the pipeline.. Well now is the time to share the first of my efforts – with the launch next week of my Custard Cream Cross Stitch Kit… stitched on 7 count canvas […]
August 30, 2011 by pearlandearl

Granny Square Stitching

Really excited today to share with you one of my latest projects I have been squirreled away working on.  It is my Granny Square Stitching… Regular readers amongst you will know of my love of crochet – and I have stitched up quite a few little blankets in my time – hooking up mini squares […]
August 26, 2011 by pearlandearl

Festival Homage

This weekend it was Glastonbury…  those who follow on twitter will have had my minute by minute posts of what was a truly nostalgic musical feast it was – before the fallow year next year.The summer solstice start to the festival season was surely one of the greats?  With us all shaking our booty to […]

The Crafty Chic Bookshelf

We are SUPER excited today to launch our CRAFTY CHIC BOOKSHELF.We love a good read at the crafty crew and are completely old school in our love of paper (no kimbles for us)…   The No 1 marketplace for books is AMAZON and we cannot hope to compete with their prices, choice and speediness of dispatch; […]
May 05, 2011 by pearlandearl

New Wedding Photography and NOTHS

Granny Knits was invited by NOT ON THE HIGH STREET to have its very own section on their leading gift web site – due to the success of our sister site Pearl and Earl being one of their top sellers.So we were very excited (as we only launched with them last week) to find ourselves […]
May 04, 2011 by pearlandearl

Bumper Cushion

 We received a new fabric into our stash last week – a VINTAGE GREY stripe, which whilst more muted than our normal choices – has enough zing of orange and pink to make it Granny Knits!  Also in the new stash pack was a new cotton fringe that we are trialling in grey to match.To […]
February 07, 2011 by pearlandearl

Our project with Liberty London

 Today Granny Knits shipped our super order to Liberty in London…  this is thrilling for me on so many levels, but mainly because I LOVE THE SHOP.  I cherish my Loyalty card, queue at sample sales for designer handbags and as I used to work round the corner, spent most lunch times in there. The haberdashery […]
February 01, 2011 by pearlandearl

Snowy Endeavours

This week is ‘Cyber Week’ – traditionally the biggest web week in the calendar.  We have had ongoing record weeks on our sites over the last 4 weeks – and this week did not disappoint with Monday taking record sales on both Granny Knits and Pearl and Earl (we beat last years weeks total by […]
December 02, 2010 by pearlandearl

Cross Stitcher Love

 Just landed on my doormat – is the latest issue of Cross Stitcher Magazine – No 1 in the UK… the new mag is now a great crafting resource full of mini stitch ideas as well as bigger projects. At the back is a little hint of next months issue (out Dec 1st) which features […]
November 01, 2010 by pearlandearl