Saturday, December 29, 2007

Oh so tired!

The third trimester tiredness has definately kicked in, and Miss E's antics on Christmas Eve didn't help! Little miss decided not to sleep AT ALL! She finally fell asleep at 6:00 am and I had to get up at 9:00 am to get things ready for Christmas Lunch! I really have no idea why she did it all I know is that pregnant women are not meant to stay up all night! I am still suffering for it!

On a happier note, I have heaps of projects that I want to start. the problem is which do I start first! DH bought me a cutting mat and rotary cutter so I am keep to start a little dolls quilt for Miss E. I also have a stack more newborn nappies to sew and only 8 weeks until D Day! I wonder if I will still have time to do all my creative things when I have 2 children...I am praying for a sleepy baby!

I also got some gorgeous yarn from 'The Yarn Cafe' in Mulbery. I was going to make another soaker for Miss E but I love it too much so it is going to be a beanie for me! I think i will use this pattern, or maybe this one.
I made my SIL a bag for Christmas but unfortunately silly me gave it to her before I took a pic! I might have to get her to come and visit with the bag so i can get a pic! I have plans to make a few more of the bags too. I want one myself and I have some fabric which will be prefect for my other 2 SIL's, oh and my mum wants one too! It is the flea market bag pattern by Grand Revival.

The fabrics for the bags.

Oh and I have also been knitting this little jacket for the new baby. I'm about halfway there I think, or maybe a bit less. It is so lovely and soft. It is in BWM 8ply cotton in Parchment.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Family Holiday

We have just had the most wonderful relaxing weekend away in Swansea. We stayed in a lovely cabin by the beach and had lovely weather. It was so nice to not have so much to do and be able to just relax! Here a few of my fave pics!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Not enough cream?

So what do you think? I was picturing it with more cream in it. I do like it though. I think it will look very pretty on Miss E with a white singlet/top on a summers day!

I have also finished this PK soaker in Vintage Hues.

Not much else going on here. Just lots of pregnany aches and pains! The heartburn is getting kind of annoying!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Strawberries and Cream

I finally decided which dye-up to send as my SS pressent! I actually like the one I am sending better than this one so I am hoping she likes it too!

Monday, November 26, 2007

So much to make! So little time!

My to do list seems to be growing by the minute! I do have some things to get done by Christmas so i think they will have to be bumped to the top of the list. I am waiting on the pattern and fabrics for the bags I am going to make for Christmas presents so meanwhile I am doing more knitting!
I finished the jumper for Miss E and I am very happy with it! It didn't take me as long as I thought it might which is great as if it was taking too long I think i might have moved on to another project!

I did a couple of dye ups last night too! One is for my EB secret santa but I still haven't decided which so no pics yet!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Something for me!

We had a warm day here yesterday and I had nothing to wear that I would be comfortable in and was ok to go out in so....I made myself a top! I used the same tutorial as I did for Miss E's top I made a while ago. I didn't do a great job with the finishing off so I'm not sure it will last that long but I like it and it is nice and cool!!!

I am well into a jumper for Miss E now. It is the Boatneck Sweater from Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss. VERY easy to make so far! Just hopeing the sewing up goes well!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Secret Santa!

I just want to say a huge thankyou to my secret santa! I recieved some lovely yarn and lots of other goodies. I really didn't expect to be so spoilt!

So Miss E and I have been very spoilt!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Knit, Knit, Knit...

Yes, that is what I have been doing. Not much else actually. I have been dreaming about other projects but thought that I should get as many soakers and longies done before the end of November so that the babies in Russia can use them.

So here they are...

My next project is another knitting one! I am going to start a boat-neck sweater for Elsa. It is out of a book by Debbie Bliss called Baby Knits for Beginners. I want to make a matching hat and embelish with a flower on each. Not sure what size to do though! I don't want it to be too small when it comes around to winter! I might have to estimate!

Miss E is almost walking. When I say almost I mean that she can do it she just doesn't want to! She will walk when she doesn't realise she is doing it without holding on but as soon as she realises she falls over! I'm sure she will get it soon and then there will be no stopping her.

We had a lovely first birthday party for her on Sunday! The weather was great and she was totaly spoilt!
Josef and I made this cake together for her (I am blessed with a creative husband!)

And after some cake! I'm glad her dress was red!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Here they are!

Well, when I finally got stuck into them it didn't take too long to finish them off. I LOVE The colour and am planning on some butterflies and/or flowers as an embelishment at some stage. There are frills on the bottom although you can't really see them too well in the pic.

I am now well into a pair of longies for babies in Russia (see here for details). Hopeing to get a couple of pairs done by the end of the month.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Work in Progress

Yes, I do have more to show I just have been lazy with the camera! I have almost finished a pair of capris for Miss E. I am planing on doing some embroidery on them too so I will try to get a WIP pic up tomorrow for people to see.
Monday, October 29, 2007

Finished at last!

I have decided that I will give baby wool a break for a bit! I much prefer to work with chunkier yarn!

Anyway, here is the finished product! I am quite happy with it although I'm not completely happy with the sewing up. I guess with more practice I will get better!

I am thinking of a knitted flower to stitch on one side. What do you think? I also like it plain as Miss E can wear it with anything!
Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Love Mail!

Well, nothing completed to show but I have some mail to show! I placed an order with the Fat Quarter Shop in the US for some fabric for a quilt and also a nappy bag.

Quilt Fabrics

Nappy Bag Fabrics. (Pattern can be found here)

I am also making this shrug for Miss E and so far have completed the back and the left front side. Not much to show in the way of pictures though. Will post a completed pic soon (hopefully!)

I have SO much on my to do list at the moment. I still have fabric waiting for me to make a top for myself and also a dress (or 2) for Miss E. I have a few balls of BWM wool waiting for me and I want to order more!! (cotton this time!). "I will not spend money, I will not spend money"
Friday, October 19, 2007


Sorry, I have been really slack with my blog this week! It is Friday already and this is my first post! Oh well, I will have to do better next week.

I have progressed with the baby hexagon quilt and also started knitting a front tie shrug for Miss E. Stay tuned for some pics!
Friday, October 12, 2007

Something for Baby

I have decided to make a baby quilt for the new baby. Not knowing the sex I decided on creams and naturals. I am hoping to back it with something soft and cuddly like cotton fleece!

I spent a few hours last night cutting out and this morning sewed a few together and am happ with how I think it is going to look! It is all hand sewn so will probably take a while but will be a lovely keepsake.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bloomin' Bloomers!

Yes, I made another pair! I altered the pattern before cutting and they are a much better fit. BUT I sewed them together wrong and had to unpick them all! I thought I remembered fromt he other day how they went together but obviously I didn't! Anyway I also made a dress that the bloomers were made to go with. It is from the same pattern as the brown and pink dress but is a different style.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another Little Treasure

Yesterday I had my 20 weeks scan, and got to see my gorgeous little bub. We decided not to find out the sex (although it was tempting while in there!) but I think he/she is pretty cute!

Profile shot

3D shot of bub with fingers near his/her mouth
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Frills and Fiddling!

I have been meaning to finish this dress off for ages! It was mostly done but just had a bit of hand sewing to do on the inside and I also wanted to make the little pants to go underneath. If anyone ever uses this pattern (McCalls 2213) be warned, the panties are HUGE! I made Miss E a size large (same as the dress size) and I swear they would have fit me! So with lots of fiddling and taking in I finally got them to fit. The crotch hangs a bit low but it all looks ok so I think I will just leave it be!

Next project is to make a dress for Miss E to wear to her Opa's wedding.
Thursday, October 4, 2007

My Little Artist

When Miss E was about 7 months old I decided to buy her some crayons. I ignored the information on the pack which said ‘for over 2’ thinking ‘my daughter is so intelligent that she will know what to do with crayons’………I was wrong! She decided that they were great for eating! I put them away thinking ‘well she must be a mathematical genius then!’ (yes I am one of those mums who thinks that my daughter is more intelligent than others! Don’t we all?)

Last week I decided to get them out again. I desperately wanted to finish some sewing and Miss E wanted my full attention (yes, bad mum!) so out came the crayons. She managed to make some marks on the paper but not many so I assumed she just wasn’t ready. I packed them up discovering that a few were missing and were not to be found anywhere! Later that day I discovered that my little artist did know how to use them but she would much rather draw on the bookcase, tv, and my books!
So here she is…my little artist!

Oh and Miss E seems to know exactly where those missing crayons are! They come out every now and then and she adds a bit more to her art work on the bookcase!

As promised, my little pincushion! I am quite pleased with it. I kind of made it up as I went along and am really pleased with the result. It’s a shame you only really need one pincushion as I would love to make more!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Gorgeous in Red

Finally some sewing to show! I started this last night…and finished it too! It was actually really quick and easy to sew. I had never done shirring before as it scared me! I followed the tutorial at House on Hill Road.

I told you Miss E looks gorgeous in red!

My rows aren’t completely straight but you can’t really tell once it is all finished. I think I will make a dress in this style next!

Today I am making a little pin cushion with my scraps left over from the dress. I may have a pic tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Here's one I prepared earlier

I haven't been overly creative the past few days. I did have a visit to Spotlight and wanted to spend all the grocery money! I didn't though. I just bought some pretty fabrics to make a little summer top for Miss E.

Can you tell I love red! Miss E looks gorgeous in it too!

Oh and beacuse I haven't much else to's one I prepared earlier...a couple of soakers I knitted using the Hybrid Rib pattern

And this one using my own dye job...

Saturday, September 29, 2007

My First Post!

This really isn't going to be anything exciting. Just excited to have finally got around to starting my blog! I am looking forward to sharing all my 'little treasures' sewing, knitting and most importantly a bit of my special little family!


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