Saturday, 23 June 2012

being three

wasn't it great when all you had to worry about was if your knickers matched your wellies! {not that she's bothered}
being three

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

a 'little' knitting

i'd had a fathers day post all planned out - but sunday didn't quite go to plan {maybe i'll get around to posting about it this week} so thought i would post about the rather sweet little baby knit i finished up recently, my two little ones are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first cousin & i am loving the excuse to knit something quick & tiny
a little sophisticate
a little sophisticate
a little sophisticate
i've knit this pattern a few times before, it's great, quick & easy & you get a rather dapper little cardi at the end, i can't give too much info on this one apart from the pattern, as i'd used some yarn up-cycled from one of little O's lightly worn cardigans & have no idea what it was! oops
ravelry details over here:

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

dresden flower placemat

another quick project to use up the fabric scraps, although i think i had enlarged the pattern more than was called for, as the placemat came out rather large, in fact if i'd added some wadding it would have made a rather lovely chair cushion! ho-hum, it will look pretty under a vase of flowers or as a table centre piece, i followed the pattern from the book 'quilting in no time' by Emma Hardy {which i had picked up at a great price from the book people through our pre-school} i love these quick 'pick me up' projects & they are a great way to use up some of the many fabric scraps i've collected
dresden flower placemat
dresden flower placemat
dresden flower placemat

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


i've been a bit sporadic on the making front recently, i'm still slogging away with the big cardi for the hubs but have been cheering myself up with a few quick little makes in between,
jubilee wip
along with some fabric scraps & a few odd vintage buttons, this little bundle was turned into some jubilee bunting for our tent, it did get a little soggy but it cheered me up, the ribbons were from here
jubilee bunting i have also recently crocheted a few coasters for a friend i work with, these were so nice & quick to make, i used some rowan bamboo tape i'd brought yonks ago, which worked really well for this project, the pattern i'd found via here
flower coasters
we've been snugged up at home today as the school have an inset day, but making cookies & getting cosy to watch a film have kept the small folk happy & i've been able to start a little baby knitting for a nephew due any day now 

Monday, 11 June 2012

just about recovered

we really didn't pick the best week for a camping trip - not that the children noticed {they in fact got very upset when we decided to come home a day early} still it wasn't all bad, the children crossed a few things of their things to do before your 10 lists, we spent time with friends keeping warm round the campfire, we would love to go back to wowo again, but maybe with a little more sunshine next time!
i've just about finished the washing mountain we brought home with us!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

a rather unplanned break

some rather annoying folks have stolen the cables than bring internet to our little village! we've been down since tuesday & it looks like we'll be down for another week - ho hum - so you'll have to wait another week to see what i've been making!
tea party
a right royal occasion
we've been keeping ourselves busy though!