Saturday, 25 June 2011

Shortbread sheep anyone?

Anniversary day today, so we brought in home-made lamby biscuits for anyone craving a sugar buzz. I did initially try to ice them but even though that didn't work out, they still tasted pretty good. (No sheep were harmed in the making of these biscuits...)

This lovely fellow meanwhile was made by Suzanne, who runs the local knitting group at The Sportsman Inn and was an anniversary gift. Thank you!

It was a lovely day of meeting up with people I haven't seen for years and greeting a few new customers and selling a few of the quiz sheets in aid of local charity, The Mayfield Trust. Not much knitting done, but that's what evenings are for, right?

Thanks to everyone who came - hope we see you again.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Saturday 25th June

I can't believe we've been open a whole year! This Saturday marks our one-year anniversary - well, one year and 2 or 3 weeks as the original official opening was after we'd been open a little while. So, what's occurring? Well...

10% off everything all day.

Brilliant bran tub - I know everyone who had a go at this last year was very pleased with their prizes. Every prize is worth at least the entry charge of £1 and most are worth considerably more.

Charity quiz - support the Mayfield Trust (formerly known as Calderdale Mencap) by taking part in our charity quiz. Just 50p a go and you could end up winning a TBF gift voucher.

Free sheepy biscuits for those who arrive early enough.

Interested? We'll be open as usual 10am-4pm and would love to see you.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Some people can wear shawls

(picture credit: the Kate Middletons of this world, for example. And some can't. Having been through the whole shawl thing back in the early seventies, I'm now firmly in the latter camp. Wearing a shawl, I look like I'm either off to the opera or attempting a fey, hippie, flower-child look that wouldn't have succeeded even back in the day.

And yet...just recently, a lovely customer called in to show me a gorgeous, green shawl she'd made from soft alpaca 4 ply. She'd wrapped it firmly around her shoulders and fastened it with a scarf pin. She looked exquisite and all I could think was: 'Wow, I wouldn't have thought to use alpaca. Or 4 ply. Or dark green. But it looks sensational!'

So, I'm going to give a shawl a go. Or, at any rate, I'm going to add it to my list.

Meanwhile, here are a few of my flowers for the knitting graffiti. Not brilliant or perfectly executed, but jolly and colourful and that's probably all that's needed.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The photo's not the best, due to a breakdown in communication between the person who commissioned it (me) and the person who took it (Mike). Still, it serves to illustrate the fact that, for this week only, we have a small selection of tasteful and lovely Father's Day presents in the shop, starting at the pocket money price of £2! If the dad in question likes his real ale, then he'll love these things - lovely prints of Halifax pubs old and new, and other beer-related artistry. We also have a small range of handmade Father's Day cards. Come and take a look! Just if you'd like to...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Three Bags Full online shop!!

We have a website! At last! (And way too many exclamation marks!)

Okay, deep breaths...

The Three Bags Full website and online shop is now open and ready for your visit. I'd love to hear what people think of the site, although there are still one or two bits of things that need tweaking...some photos and text to add. And I'll be adding more stock as time goes on.

If you have time, please take a look at: