Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pencil Roll

I have wanted to make a pencil roll for a while after seeing them everywhere. A little friend's birthday was a good excuse to finally make one.

I have also finished my second monkey's birth sampler (Yes I am aware that she has just turned four). Good things take time.

This year I am trying to finish off old projects and use the mountain of lovely things in my craft cupboard. So far, so good.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


There has been loads of sewing going on here at the moment.
I have had the fabric and pattern for this shirt for a while, but haven't got around to making it. However on the weekend I made it finally. I'm very happy with the result and it was a really easy pattern to follow.

I went to my sewing night last night. I am so lucky to have a wonderful group that I meet with every fortnight. We just bring along whatever we are working on and it usually a wide range of things. I started on a dolly quilt from the left over fabrics from my nieces quilt. It's now finished.

It has already been put to good use.
Don't they look comfy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Years Craft

I have had a lovely break from everything really and have now got back into the swing of things.

I have picked up some knitting again and am working my way through it. I am working on a wrap type thing. Very descriptive. I am making it up as I go along. But I did get the cable pattern from the Debbie Bliss knitting magazine. Hopefully it will turn out as something I can drape over my shoulders in summer when the nighttime gets a little chilly. The wool is a cotton bamboo mix, just lovely.
My littlest monkey has gathered some flowers from the garden for me. How sweet.

While I have not done any crafty thing over the holidays, I did get stuck into some reading. I have read the new Wally Lamb book, World Without End by Ken Follett, and the lovely Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I would recommend them all.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy New Year

I hope your Christmas was as wonderful as mine. I was very lucky to spend it with family and friends. I think Christmas is always more exciting with kids. We woke up on Christmas morning to hear our two children finding their stockings full of goodies. What a wonderful sound.
Here is where we spend some of our holiday time. What more can I say.

I was also lucky to get a new camera for Christmas. Hopefully the quality of my photos will improve.