Thursday, 28 July 2011

I am not obsessed with buttons, honest



New socks!

(they are from Tesco)

Monday, 25 July 2011

Birthdays and Caterpillars

Emily turns one* tomorrow so on Sunday afternoon we had her little birthday party. She now has many new toys and clothes, and more presents to come tomorrow!

I made her a Very Hungry Caterpillar cake



because that is her bedtime story. It has a very straightforward construction, made from two circular cakes



and covered in plenty of green and red butter icing (although a little tip: don't use Dr Oetker Natural Red Colouring. For one thing, it tends to the orange, and for the other, it's made from beetroot extract and leaves a definite vegetable-y aftertaste. I meant to get cochineal and shall make sure I do next time). Also dolly mixtures for his face and feet.

Laura's third* birthday is next month and she wants a kitty cake. She did have a cat cake for her first birthday but I think I want to try something different this time. Not sure what though.

*seriously.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Summer Sun - More Pukifee and Lati Yellow Knitting Patterns!

I finished my summer book!



Seven more Lati Yellow and Pukifee knitting patterns, all themed around summer and the beach.



Patterns included are:
- short-sleeved shrug
- shorts
- sun top
- sun hat
- swimming costume
- beach bag
- sun dress



The book is available for £4 on Ravelry (you don't have to be a Ravelry member): buy Summer Sun now

Or it's $6.50 on Etsy: Summer Sun - Knitting Pattern eBook for Lati Yellow and Pukifee.

It's great fun to design around a theme - I'm definitely planning to do more of that. The next dolly knitting book though will be a winter one, which perhaps goes with knitting a bit better! Lots of snuggly jumpers and things I think.