Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Yesterday I found some very cute biscuit cutters. My youngest has a great love of elephants and I knew she would love these.

So today while they are both out I thought I would make the cute little animals.

I love the recipe in this book and made them into animals instead of the alphabet.

They have a lovely honey flavour.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Finally the sun

I have been knitting with the new wool that I bought at the craft show. I cast on three times and tried to find the best pattern to use. This is what I settled on, the Knotted Openwork Scarf by Wannietta Prescod (found on the internet of course).

I have nearly finished a shirt like the white on I made last year. I just need to work out how long I would like it and do the hem. The sleeves are long than the last one I made.

And I have finished an A line skirt. I live in these in summer. It's not the best photo, but its a stretch denim in a grey purple. It has lines through it and the camera didn't like that.

I bought the button when I was away at a fantastic shop in Berrima. I could spend a whole day in there looking at the buttons (in huge tubs), antique fabric, quilts, kitchen things, books, patterns and crockery galore! It really is amazing. I bought quite a few buttons and the knitting needles that I am knitting the scarf with (above).

We have been waiting all school holidays for the sun to come out and it has made an appearance on the last day. Back to school tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spanish Dancer

Our little monkey fell in love with a dress up outfit at a friend's house. Of course it was bought overseas and I don't have any plans to travel to Spain in the near future.

So I borrowed the outfit and copied it.

Here is the finished product in pink rather than the traditional red.

Our little monkey is very pleased and has worn it all day today.

A trip back home and the school holidays has been keeping us busy.

I just love this style of house but I always think how cold would they be in winter?
While I was away I saw some beautiful craft things and was surprised that most of the wool that I looked at was from NZ. It seemed funny to go all that way to see something from home.
I've been knitting several projects and sewing clothes too. Sorry no interesting pictures of these.