Thursday, July 26, 2012

Play Food

My niece recently turned three and I wanted to give her something handmade. My own little three year old loves making cups of tea for me in her play kitchen and so I thought that some little felt tea 'accessories' might be well received.

Both the tea bags and cakes were super easy - I didn't use patterns I just winged it and I was happy with the results - but best of all my niece enjoys them.

My own two little people really liked the tea bags and even though we don't have much in the way of play food I am now committed to making another set of tea bags.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Just thought that it was time to give a little back to the universe and so I am hosting a giveaway on Julie's lovely blog This Cosy Life. Please head on over and have a little look around and enter for your chance to win this reversible baby bonnet made by me.
Giveaway open until Sunday 22nd July.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Toasty warm

Autumn fading, winter comes
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Cold red noses, cold red cheeks,
Warm woolly socks for icy cold feet,
Gloves and coats and hats for all!
Now King Winter, you may call. 
author unknown to me.

A recent finished project - wrist warmers / fingerless gloves to keep the little ones warm on frosty mornings. 
 We have had a few strong frosts since I completed these and I must say their little fingers do seem warmer though I am sure that they do not suffer from cold fingers as much as their Mama does.

 I am working on a pair for me and have set myself a goal of having them ready for when school resumes next week. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The last few weeks . . .

The last few weeks have been whizzing past - lots of things to keep me busy and also some big decisions to ponder and make. Here is some of what has been occupying my time
Lantern walk at playgroup
Baby L is roly poly and very active

Winter = more frequent asthma for both H and A
A little backyard fire bucket to celebrate the Winter solstice

complete with sparklers and marshmallows
Teaching needle felting to a wonderful woman's group that I am a part of

Baby L has started solids - so a bit of extra cooking and a whole exciting adventure

A work in progress that H helped me with

New hairstyles for H - she has discovered that she likes ribbons

My boy who is enjoying spending time in the kitchen - he is looking so grown up!
another one who is growing too quickly
A new needle felted mobile for Baby L

Busy happy times for sure.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My girls in their Rainbows

 I finished the rainbow tunic that I was working on for H a fortnight or so ago - not much chance to sit and upload the photos hence the delay. This is the tunic that was to be an Easter gift then a birthday gift (mid April) and was finally a 'here you go I finished it' gift!

These photos were taken on the morning of the first day that H could wear her tunic. She loved matching baby L. The skirt is a lot fuller that the one that I made last winter but I think it works well and as H discovered when we arrived at our playgroup that day the fullness means that she can pull it up to make some pretty neat wings - heheh.

The pattern is "Bloom" by Georgie Hallam but I worked the skirt without the lace work making it the perfect no thinking knit for me.

sweet siblings