Sunday, 30 June 2013


i revisited the lovely 'little miss vivi' pattern recently & knitted up anther one for little O, this time in some grey patons 'cotton rope' aran, i truly love this pattern, it's such a sweet knit for a little tom boy, super cute but it won't get in the way of all the messing about she gets up to! i will knit more, i have it in mind to knit one up for her to wear to school {just need to find the right shade of green first} my ravely details are here & the rainbow wooden buttons were from etsy

another little miss another little miss another little miss another little miss

Thursday, 20 June 2013


odds & ends quilt top DSodds & ends quilt topC_0014 odds & ends quilt top
as always i have a number of projects on the go at any one time - this one has been plodding on for a while but it does make me happy looking at all those lovely fabric scraps! 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


afternoon tea anyone? - this delicious recipe for a quick rhubarb cake was found on 'the seaside baker' blog & was very good indeed

Gateau Vite Fait

Sunday, 9 June 2013


dress e dress e dress e
i had planned to make another one of these tunics for such a long time {i made the first one way back in 2010} in that time they have also printed this pattern book in english - having just got the hang of using the japanese version i was happy to stick to that {but i am ever so pleased it looks like we'll be able to get more japanese pattern books with english translation} this was made with some 'ladder dot' in black from denyse schmidts 'chicopee' collection, brought from the lovely 'm is for make' i didn't change much second time around except for missing out the interfacing on the collar & placing the pockets further out, i'm really happy with how it turned out {again} & am sure this will get plenty of wear

stylish dress book

Monday, 3 June 2013


a few weeks back i went along to a lampshade making course a friend had organised for a group of us, it was at the eternal maker in chichester, oh how i love that place, surrounded by so many bolts of beautiful fabric truly was a treat, as well as the chance to spend a few hours with some like minded friends, drinking tea & having a good old chat, i also came home with a lovely lampshade i'd made for little O, then last week i finally found the perfect lamp base for it & so now it's looking lovely in it's new home, she is very pleased with her new lamp & i've picked up a new hobby {having already got my next kit ready & waiting to be made}

sweet dreams an apple a day
oh to be four again!