Tuesday, 29 March 2011


One of the nicest smells in the world - bedsheets that have been dried outside.

Monday, 21 March 2011

My parents came up to visit last week and I was talking with Mum about miniature knitting, specifically for tiny BJD (like the things I sell in my Etsy shop) and I've decided to make some new patterns and maybe make up a pattern book to sell.

Mum had brought up her dolly and she kindly let me borrow her to try and make her a new wardrobe

And also sent me lots of her thin wool in plenty of pretty colours

I have lots of plans for cute items for the little dolls, Lati Yellows etc are usually dressed like little girls and I have plenty of little girls around for inspiration.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Spring is sprung

(I'm considering last week a write-off as we were all ill with a terrible lurgy, then we had some other bad news, and generally it wasn't great. But now it's a new week so let's start again!)

Do I use that blog title every year? I think I do. But I do love the spring, and today is so sunny and warm and lovely. We went out to playgroup a bit early and I packed some bread so that we could feed the ducks, but once we got there the pond was deserted. Eventually we found some ducks in the trees, fast asleep with their heads under their wings. Laura was very tickled by the fact that the ducks were still in bed and didn't want their breakfast yet.

I sold a button bookmark last night from my Folksy shop so we went to the postbox as well to send that on its way. I made a new banner for my Folksy shop - what do you think? Not sure if the flower wants to be a different colour.

I've nearly finished my cardigan - here's a photo of the pieces blocking on the dining room table:

But by now I have sewn the sleeves on (I hate doing set-in sleeves, bah) and sewn up the hem, and now I'm working on the button bands. Typing that has reminded me that I need to get some buttons for it, believe it or not, I don't have any that will do! I think I want mother of pearl ones. Hmm.