Thursday, 30 June 2011

passing me by

the days are flying by at a crazy rate right now, i have far too many plans & ideas in my head, without the time to bring them all to life, i'm so looking forward to the end of term, in the hope that things slow down a little, the school holidays are something i always look forward too {maybe because it means i stop work too}big G & i always seem to find the last few weeks of term more of a struggle than normal, there is always alot on
i'm busy working away to get things made for the stall at the schools summer fair, i've enjoyed reading all the imaginative suggestions on what you think i might be making in the last post! you'll have to keep guessing, as they are one of the many unfinished projects in my 'to finish' box
we've also made time for swinging at the park & monster making, as one does!
will be back when i can

Sunday, 19 June 2011

playing around

working on some new projects,

what i'm working on

what i'm working on

so far, so good

Monday, 13 June 2011

a good start

i've finally got round to making a start on things for my stall at the school's summer fair, i'm trying not to think about the fact that the fair is only about 4 weeks away, eek! i'm clearly disorganised but am very much in denial about it
blankets for bear
i've made a few doll's / teddy blankets, using up some scraps & odds & ends of flannel & wadding, 
blankets for bear
they are very sweet, i'm pleased with how they turned out & it's a great way to make use of all the smaller bit's of fabric i've been hanging onto
blankets for bear
i now really need to get a wriggle on & get making a few more bits & pieces 
blankets for bear

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

wet & windy wednesday

can't keep up with the weather today, not really liking all the rain we've been getting, but it has been helping the garden along, we picked the first of the radish, which was what big G had chosen to grow {he loves radish sandwiches!}

the first crop of radish

knitting wip

i have also been getting on with my twenty ten cardigan, i'm loving the yarn, it's very soft, although i don't think it's really a chunky, feels more like an aran weight to me, i'm tempted to get some more whilst's it's such a great price at kemps

{& a quick thank you to Andrea from apples&pears for passing a versatile blogger award onto me - i'll need to get my thinking cap on, but if you're impatient you could always check out a random fact's about me blog post from last year - it's all still true!}

Saturday, 4 June 2011

back from the island

what a week to go camping, the weather was just great! we camped at a really lovely family friendly site in freshwater on the Isle of Wight, with lots to do a wonderful time was had by all, i got far less knitting done than i had planned, but this was mostly because the weather was far better than we had hoped for, both the children love camping, i don't think any of us really wanted to come home {but it was good to sleep in a real bed last night}already planning another trip in the summer 

iow 2011

stash watch part five


& lastly some rather bright floral cotton, which i thought would make a great girls dress, also from fabric land in brighton {it's rather a good job i don't live in brighton anymore isn't it}

Friday, 3 June 2011

stash watch part four


some 'dotty' cottons, also from fabric land in brighton & also at the great price of about £3 pm

Thursday, 2 June 2011

stash watch part three

willow grove

some alexander henry 'willow grove' in red from here and some fine red 'dobby' cotton, brought from fabric land in brighton {at the great price of £3.30 pm}

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

stash watch part two


amy butler 'full moon' dots on cherry red & some alexander henry 'farmdale delicious apples' from here again {but don't think they have anymore of the apples!}