Monday, August 30, 2010


Last night we went on a sunset sail around the south of Manhattan. It was a little hot to start off with but as the sun started to set and we picked up a bit of speed it was much cooler. The boat (schooner) was beautiful, and there was champagne, wine and beer to be enjoyed. The staff were friendly too. Would definately recommend it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby Trousers

This is my first attempt at making clothing..can I call tiny baby trousers clothing?
Well, its a start eh! They are reversable and so fun and cute. I will definately be making more. Because they are so small its a good way to use up scraps of fabric. I have fallen in love with them.

I got the pattern from the book `handmade beginnings` by Anna Maria Homer.



Reverse side front

Reverse side back

A new quilt

This has been a work in progress for quite some time and it is finally finished.
I planned on making this for my nephews 1st birthday.....but it`s a little late.
I love the colours in this quilt! I`m so happy with how it turned out.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A few little things.

Another little thing I have been making recently is bibs. I have had so many friends have babies recently I thought that this would make a nice gift that can be easily personalised. Also, they are something that will be used.
I bought the plain white bibs and then appliqued the shapes onto them, really simple but so pretty I think! I need to do some boy ones now.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Although I have been going to my knitting class every week and enjoying it lots, it has been a while since I finished something. My short sleeved cable cardigan is still `in progress`, unfortunately it is a little monotonous and takes lots of concentration because of the cables. So I took a break and started on a baby cardigan, what a breath of fresh air!! and I have finished two in the past couple of weeks. I have learnt a few new stitches along the way and I have enjoyed the gratification of finishing something so quickly. Here is a picture of one, with two matching hats that I made too.