Archive for March, 2011


March 28th, 2011 | Other | 14 Comments

I spent my evenings last week secretly knitting dogs for the boys and last night I put them in their beds whilst they were sleeping. I remember my Mum doing that for my sister and I. I haven’t forgotten how exciting it was to wake up to a totally unexpected treat. It’s pretty exciting waiting for the surprise to […]


March 21st, 2011 | Home, Sewing | 6 Comments

I seem to have accidentally started collecting needlework cliches.                                                    


March 14th, 2011 | Family, Food, Other | 8 Comments

Tony makes things too. Practical, manly things using sharp tools and wood. I made a cake on Friday using the spoon Tony made for me and realised I’d never shown it to you  it’s whittled from a fallen tree branch and is the nicest wooden spoon I’ve had.               […]

New skirt

March 9th, 2011 | Other | 3 Comments

Spring must be in the air because I have more energy  and a new homemade skirt a very simple knee length a-line skirt but then I took the opportunity to add dotty facings and a stripey lining just because I could. I bought the fabric from ‘The Eternal Maker’, it’s ‘ornament’ by Etsuko Furuya for Echino. And I’ve had it since […]

Joe and drawing

March 4th, 2011 | Family | 4 Comments

Joe draws almost constantly. I found this on my desk this morning which means he must have drawn it- well, scribbled it last night when he was in a bad mood (with me) and then placed it there for me to find later. At 9 years old, he may not be that good at verbalising […]


March 1st, 2011 | Crochet and Knitting | 2 Comments

I’ve been knitting constantly the last few weeks and have the messy house and the sore hands to prove it. But, I also have a lovely, well- fitting cardigan it’s a free Rowan pattern, Asta and as you can see, mine looks completely different from theirs. I haven’t decided if I’m a ribbon person yet (and if you didn’t follow the link, […]