Friday, 28 October 2011

Half term - almost gone!

 Well this week has gone by so quickly.  The next few weeks there are going to be huge changes in our household.  Josh is about to start preschool - with one session on a Monday morning and one on a Thursday afternoon when he gets to take a packed lunch to eat with the other children there.  He has spent the last week insisting that mummy is going to preschool with him.  So come Monday we will see how he settles.

Our other news is that Andy and Alex resigned from their present jobs which neither were terribly happy at and are going to start up their own company with a fellow colleague.  So all change there.  Huge changes for all concerned.  There have been many sleepless nights from the grown ups in the house.

Well we had some other good news recently in that Andy's brother and his wife had a little baby boy.  So in the usual tradition in this house they get something knitted.  I made a jumper from a Kim Hargreaves pattern but decided to do it plain rather than have a star on the front as in the pattern and then add a little patch at the bottom to distinguish the front from the back.

Unfortunately red doesn't photograph very well so please excuse the photos.

Here is the patch that I made and also another picture of the whole thing.

As I said not wonderful photos.  Looking through my camera I have realised I haven't taken any pictures for a while  - must try and do something about that over the weekend.

Any way hope you all have a good weekend and I will try and blog again next week.

Morag x

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

What have I been up to lately?

Well a few weekends ago we went to spend a long weekend with Mother In Law and had absolutely lovely weather.  It was probably the last of the hot weather for this year.  We decided to go down to the beach and Josh had great fun building (knocking down) sandcastles and going down to the sea.

Can't believe it was the end of September and we had shorts and t-shirts on. What weather!  Shame it was short lived.  Back to the usual dreary weather.

Craftwise I have also been busy - trying to make a few pieces for a local sale at our church.  These have been fun to make.

This is 'Bella Bunny' the pattern is by Lucinda Guy.  She was fun to make but seemed to take a lot longer than I thought.

These are some keyrings that I have made from my own design.  They are a knitted rectangle with either a heart, or star sewn on in felt and then backed with felt and stuffed a little.

I think this is my favourite it is some 'Happy Birthday' Bunting or at least it will be once I have sewn it onto some ribbon.  The letters are cut out from felt and then handsewn on the knitting blocks.  I have also made one saying Happy Christmas.

And the last thing I have made are these brooches inspired by Lucy of Attic 24, her blog is so colourful and inspiring.

I have finished knitting my Cria but am not very pleased with it at the moment - so until I have time to change it will not finish it.  At the moment I am not sure when that will be as I have two baby jumpers to make and also see if I can get some more stuff done for the church sale.

Well think that is all for now, must get on and take the dog out.  This blog post feels very rushed but I felt I needed to put something on.  Will try not to rush the next post.

Take care
Morag x