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  1. Hi everyone, it's been a while since my last blog, we are so busy here at Tilly Towers planning, choosing and hosting! 

    We are off to a very special friend's wedding next week and as usual I still have no plans on what to wear.The most gorgeous dresses always seem to be sleeveless - my arms and I stopped being friends many years ago - what do i do? Cardigan? Shrug? Add sleeves? Then i had an idea while I was chatting to one of our fab tutors - I'll crochet a shawl to wear! I plan to romantically drape it around me in a film starry sort of way, thereby distracting totally from the shapeless limbs underneath. Do you think it'll work?? 

    So I am going to blog about my shawl making journey, hopefully to show you just how fast and easy it is to crochet something beautiful. It'll have to be fast as we leave for the wedding in 9 days and my mum arrives from Ireland in 5 days so home will be even busier than usual. Oh and we have GCSE results in the mix too. Well, I've always said I work best under pressure...........

    Watch this space for pattern details and updates over the next few days, wish me luck!




  2. Hello and welcome to my first ever blog! 

    The shop (Tilly Towers as it is affectionately known in our house) has now been open for 3 weeks - how fast it has gone! Opening night was such a lovely evening, thanks so much to all who came and thanks to those who continue to spread the word, you know who you are.........

    In that time we have had a few visits from baby Will (the real MD of the business) and I'm glad to say he approves. Our first workshop was a great success but I forgot to take any pictures, sorry! I have since been told by one of my Junior Stitchers that the heart she made now takes pride of place in her bedroom :). We have started our Knit and Natter and Sewing Socials and I have ordered some stunning Michael Miller fabrics, look out for these in early July. Granny Mary and Auntie Tash have visited from Ireland, I think they love Tilly Towers almost as much as I do, bringing with them some beautiful vintage tea sets for us to use at our social events.

    This weekend is the Ainsdale Gala Fun Day and here at TT we are so looking forward to meeting lots more new faces and contributing to the success of the event from the other side of the stalls for the first time. Pray for good weather for us!

    Aidan will be running the shop as I will be outside crafting with the kids so wish him luck and I'll update you on how it all goes next time!