Our latest featured designer is the lovely Colleen from Colleen's creations: "The opportunity arose to become a supplier of knitwear to our Pay it Forward shop in March 2014. It gives me great pleasure to provide a variety of babies and toddlers knitted garments - both classic and modern. Currently I am supplementing this range with adult headbands and fingerless hand warmers.
I have been knitting since I was 10 years old. My Mum was a great knitter and she has passed all her skills and knowledge on to me. I lived on a dairy farm and had four brothers and a Dad to knit for. Mum and I would knit a garment together in fairly short time and it was in our very cold winters I first realised the value of wearing wool.
I prefer to knit with wool as it is a natural fibre and if a woollen garment is looked after it will last for a very long time. There is a wonderful range of wool and colours available and I enjoy knitting with the thicker wools as well as the much finer 3 and 4plys which are more suitable for our babies. Finding the right button or toggle for my knitwear is important for the perfect finish.
Over the years I have provided Knitwear for my children, my grandchildren, friends grandchildren, neighbours children and I also like to donate some to a variety of charities".
Hi everyone, We are Small Fry, two stay at home mums, Christy and Rebecca, who met and became friends while teaching at the same school.
Now we're both lucky enough to be home with wee boys, and spend nap time and after bedtime crafting away to create Small Fry products. Inspired by looking for things for our own kiddies, we aim to create funky kids products of high quality and handmade attention to detail.
Rebecca makes on-trend felt ball garlands and wool tassel garlands for decorating your wee one's room, and Christy makes bandana dribble bibs and feeding bibs to keep your bubba looking flash and clean.
We hope you enjoy seeing our products in at Pay it Forward. We love being part of the co-op!!