Archive for April, 2007

Whale of a Time

April 30th, 2007 | Patchwork and quilting | 5 Comments

The boys had their favourite kind of day yesterday. We met some very good friends at Wendover Woods and the children climbed trees, built dens and were pulled down dangerous tracks in a ‘Radio Flyer’ by their fathers! Henry (it is always Henry) fell out and hit his head on a ROCK, cried a bit and got back in! He’s now got […]

I Can Ripple!

April 27th, 2007 | Crochet and Knitting | 1 Comment

Yes, it is true. After many, many attempts I finally got there! So, here it is (drum roll…) I know, I know, it’s not a blanket, but at least I have some ripple crochet in my life! Although I do seem to have made a very ‘holey’ version. I daren’t even look at the granny-a-long –Alicia and her great ideas have caused me […]


April 24th, 2007 | Crochet and Knitting | 6 Comments

I settled down the other night to start my ripple blanket and after two hours of  counting, losing stitches and ripping back (is this called ‘frogging’?) I still had nothing to show for it! So, I got up this morning and thought ‘who wants a ripple blanket anyway?’ Surely, a ripple cushion will be much nicer…more original, not so large… Joe brought this fantastic painting home […]

A spot of knitting

April 21st, 2007 | Crochet and Knitting | 5 Comments

I’ve been meaning to customise some of my clothes for a long time now, but just never seemed to get around to it. Then two things happened – I found a free knitted flower pattern at Little Cotton Rabbits and I bought a very cheap cardigan in a lovely green… So, after a spot of light knitting […]

My teacosy

April 20th, 2007 | Patchwork and quilting | 6 Comments

This has to be a serious contender for the most time consuming teacosy ever made! I drink endless cups of tea and am very particular about its temperature – so, I need a teacosy. But, could I just go out and buy one? Of course not, I had to paper piece 132 tiny hexagons by hand!    

I know it doesn’t look like much…

April 17th, 2007 | Crochet and Knitting | 2 Comments

            …but, this is my first ever attempt at crochet! This slightly too small (got bored) white cotton bath mat took so much effort! It’s been a long time since I tried to learn a completely new craft and it was ‘character building’ as my Grandma would say. Of course, I’ve […]

Blackbirds land and stand

April 12th, 2007 | Sewing | 6 Comments

We’ve had a lovely day today. We took the boys to Godstone Farm and saw all the farm animals, ate ice creams in the sun and had a tractor ride. Perfect. I’ve recently finished this cushion. I used some vintage linen and a piece of tweed for the blackbird. My son, Joe did his very […]

I came 4th !!

April 9th, 2007 | Food | 2 Comments

We love to celebrate in this family – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mother’s Day… it seems that every couple of weeks there is an excuse/reason to get creating and make lovely food! So, we obviously ‘do’ Easter and here are this years’ culinary delights! The boys (2 and 5) had great fun making these […]

Pinch, punch, first day of the month…white rabbits!

April 1st, 2007 | Other | 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to my very first blog! My name is Janet and I’m a designer and full-time mother to our two little boys. ‘I’ (by that I actually mean my husband, Tony!) am currently developing a website for my patchwork and applique designs, which I hope to have completed shortly. But, in the mean […]