Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Princess Boo Pettiskirt giveaway!

Head over to Facebook and enter their competition to win a pettiskirt in your choice of colour and size. It is really simple to enter all you have to do it tag yourself in the competition photo!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Something cute

Oh how I love to dream about all the gorgeous things I would love to make! This is one of the latest things that is on my list!

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Hello Birdie Pillow – I think this would be gorgeous in my girls rooms. Pinks and greens for Elsa and Isla, and aqua and red for Eve!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Puffy Sleeved Shrug

I feel so lucky to be part of a lovely group of ladies on Ravelry many who are also talented designers. I always know when their latest design is coming out and sometimes I even get to test the pattern which it exciting. My latest test knit was this gorgeous little shrug for Tanya of Tanya Knits. It was a lovely quick knit and the fit is just perfect. I have made other shrugs in the past and they don’t always fit nicely. Some kind of fall off the shoulders and others seem a little tight around the back but this one is perfect. It will actually end up being for Isla I think(modelled by Elsa) and I have plans for a dress to go with it…just need to find the time to get that one started.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Daffodils are not just for spring

You may have spotted the Darwinia in Saturdays post. This is one of the many FO’s that didn’t have photos. It was actually finished about 6 weeks ago but we just haven’t had a lot of summer weather this year so that is only the second time it has been worn. I really home that it still fits next year as for 2 weeks knitting I would like more than two wears out of it!

Isla is a skinny little one so it is actually the 18 month size with the 3 years length. I never used to like yellow. It was just one of those colours that I avoided ALL the time! But it just looks perfect on Isla so I have found a new love for yellow!

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Pattern: Darwinia by Georgie Hallam

Yarn: BWM 8 ply cotton in Daffodil

Size: 18 months with 3 years length

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thankful…for the sunshine after the rain!

I have decided to start a weekly meme…Thankful Thursday. I know today is Saturday but I only thought of it today and I really didn’t want to wait a whole five days to start! Being thankful for what we have makes you happy, You think about the good things that you have and not about everything you would like to change. I know we all have things that we want to change in our lives…things that could be better, but we ALL have things in our lives to be thankful for no matter what else is happening. I am guilty of not thinking of these things so this is an effort to look at the positive…even if I don’t feel like it!

This week in Tasmania we have had more rain than we have had in over 50 years! Our road was closed due to a landslide and it was generally miserable and a little dangerous if you tried to venture out anywhere!

But today it was sunny! Oh how I love the sunshine! We went to ballet lessons and I watched my two little ballerinas point their toes, skip around the room and pretend to be the Easter Bunny! We then went out for pink baby chinos (I had coffee, warm strawberry milk is not my thing!) found a jumping castle, had ice-cream in the sun and visited a lolly shop. A perfect way to enjoy a sunny day.

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If you would like to join me in this weekly meme then please do. If there are enough interested I will make a button and create a list for blogs taking part. So come on, take some time to think about what you are thankful for!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Do I remember how to do this?

Wow it certainly has been a long time. Not sure what happened there…life got busy! We had family staying with us for a few months and that certainly makes the house and many aspects of life a lot busier! They are gone now and I feel like things are back to normal…whatever that is! (Ok I need to stop with those exclamation marks!) Elsa is at school and finally starting to settle in I think. There have been many mornings with crying and not wanting to let go…most of it Elsa(some of it me…not that she saw that bit though) but she is starting to let me go and not cry which is a huge relief.

One thing I have made time for in the last few months is my stress relief…knitting and a little sewing. A lot of it I haven’t even taken photos of. My project gallery on Ravelry is looking a little bit sad with all the missing photos so I really should have a photo shoot soon and get photos of all the new things I have made my girls. I do have photos of one outfit I made for Eve though. I have had the Big Butt Baby Pants pattern for so so long and even had it sitting with the right fabric and everything and the pattern traced for months and months…I finally sewed a pair and I love them so much! The fit is just perfect for a cloth bottom and they look so cute with that bottom panel.I have many many more pairs planned for Eve now and am making a few for friends too. I am thinking of making  a few to sell under my Wee Threads brand too as many people have asked me about them. i won’t commit to too much though as I know that is what I normally do and then I just stress out!

Anyway, here they are in all their cuteness. The jumper she is wearing is a Little Hoodlum(without the hood as I ran out of yarn) and it is embellished with a strawberry from a Watermellish chart. It actually wasn’t made to go with the pants but they work together perfectly.

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