Saturday, 25 February 2012

One XMAS Item a Month

I had been working on something at the beginning of the month for this project, but due to some 'technical difficulties'  that is not my February finish.  I have, however, just finished a cute little apron for Little Miss.  The plan is to make up a little basket of kiddy-sized baking items and maybe the dry ingredients for a biscuit or cake mix in a jar.  I have made the apron in a size 4, but it seems quite tiny, so it may not be able to stay in the cupboard until Christmas.

I'm sorry about the poor photo.  It's a rubbish angle, but I'm sure you can get the idea. The original pattern (Butterick) has two pockets on the pattern.  I'm not sure if I should add them, or maybe just one, or leave it as it is.  What do you think??

Have a great weekend everyone.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


So if I pretend that I live in the US can I say that this is still Saturday?  I ended up falling asleep at 7pm last night with Little Miss so I didn't manage to get online to post a photo of my FNSI accomplishments.  Not that I have a stunning completed project to show anyway!  I managed to cut out and get started on Block One of the Summer Block Party quilt designed by Donna's Quilt Studio (my local quilt shop). I love this fabric... I can see it made into some beautiful little dresses for my blue-eyed girl.  I gave up having only completed three quarters of the block - I'm going to have to unpick some bits as the points around the outside of the block are not lining up properly.  I have SO much to learn - it looks easy in theory, but I really struggle!  Any way, here is the photo.

I've seen the completed quilt at the shop - gorgeous!  Donna is one very talented lady!

I hope everyone else had a successful FNSI.  See ya next time!


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Knitting Basics - Youtube video

Just found this video via an online forum I sometimes check out.  I can already do the basics but for anyone wanting to learn I think this video is amazing.

That's it.  Nothing else to show.

See ya

Monday, 13 February 2012

Little House Swap

Well, I'm a bit late posting this, as both my house and Cherryl's house arrived at their destinations last week,  but I'm afraid that's how things roll around here these days.

The Little House Swap was organised by KirstyJ at , and I was paired up with Cherryl . Here is what she sent me

Along with my house, Cherryl included a cute diary and this delicious fat quarter.

 I just love the details, and she has even added my initials!  Gorgeous!

Here is what I sent to Cherryl

There were a couple of other little goodies in the envelope as well.

I have really enjoyed this swap, and it's been great to see all of the variations appearing on the other blogs.  I will definitely be making more of these - in fact a good friend of mine has just moved house so I want to send one off to her asap.  Now that I've worked out how to do ladder stitch (I hope I'm calling it the right thing!) it should be a breeze!!

So thank you Cherryl for helping to make my first swap a real pleasure.  I hope we can meet up in blogland again sometime soon.