Friday, December 21, 2012

Dear Molly,

all I want for Christmas is ...

a new handmade retro floral Suzie Frock
Once a vintage sheet, now a modern and stylish 70's inspired dress.
Thank you dear molly, It's a perfect fit!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

For my little cooks...


* please excuse the crinkles...
* I do NOT have time to Iron...
* so this is why this tablecloth was chosen for Aprons...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Made from a bit of this and a bit of that...
and pieces received in last years Bunting swap
Just because I love Bunting...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

a little Crochet hat

A lovely Sunday drive out to a nearby creek was a great time to try out the girls newly crocheted hats. I started this little project a few months back but it was tossed into a corner because I struggled to find the time to complete it.  I'm over not finding the time anymore and I'm back to my old ways of making the time.
 I've started getting out of bed 1/2 an hour earlier to allow myself some quiet time to start the day.  I've allowed myself a little time to crochet or read or just sit when it's nice and quiet and I have no one else to look after but myself.   Add a cup of coffee to that and there's no better start to the day. If my schedule permits I've been enjoying another half hour or so of hooking in the afternoon, just before the older lot jump off the school bus.
When I first moved to this lovely cold climate a few months back I searched the web for some patterns I could crochet for the children, particularly miss Laura. Mostly beanies, scarfs, mittens etc, all easy patterns I could whip up quickly before the snow arrived. Well it didn't happen, with all that was going on I just wasn't in the right space for creative time.  This little hat was always on the top of this list, it was a bit cute and being in a colder climate now, a woolen hat like this would be perfect for spring sunshine.  And it is, with plenty of protection to the face and neck and wonderfully warm and cosy on the head, it is just perfect for these cooler spring days we regularly have here.  
This wonderful Pattern is available here at  Bizzy Crochet blog.
She shares some wonderful free patterns. Quite a talented lady! 
This one is certainly  an easy pattern to follow  Still being new to crochet I am finding that each time I crochet something new the more I understand the stitches, and the patterns really start to make so much more sense after a while.  I think I did a pretty good job,  the hat was suppose to be 1 -3 months but  mine are fitting a three year old and Miss 7 1/2 months.  I did use a larger hook, I do crochet loosely and maybe a few stitches were dropped or doubled up on here or there but the basis of it looks pretty proportioned, don't you think?  I also added a pretty little flower and draw string (made up of a simple chain stitch) to thread  around the bottom row, just before the hat flares out, it makes it nice and snug to the head, and adjustable to head sizes as well. I think we'll be getting a lot of use out of these.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Finding a little time to crochet these days is quite rare so when Laura got hold of my wool I let her enjoy her time just as much as I enjoyed mine. Hopefully we'll have a new little crochet hat soon.

Monday, November 5, 2012


 One thing I really miss about my home is my garden.  Not a day went past that I wasn't outside with my little tots planting, digging, watering or just admiring. I miss it, lots!
 A little garden therapy is always good for the soul, so a weekend visit to the nursery was quite a treat.  A few lettuce seedlings, some pots of spring colour, some digging, watering and planting and we're all feeling a little refreshed again.
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