Archive for January, 2012


January 23rd, 2012 | Sewing | 7 Comments

I’m really fed up with paper tissues so I went shopping for cloth ones but didn’t like the price of them. Also, isn’t white the very worst colour a hankie could be? So, I’ve started making some (we’ll be needing a lot- these are for me) just cut a square of pretty fabric, roll the edges (I […]

dressing gown

January 18th, 2012 | Sewing | 18 Comments

On Saturday evening I felt like doing some dressmaking. All the shops were shut so I had to make whatever I could with whatever I had. Which turned out to be a dressing gown made from an old wool blanket.   I found a vintage pattern and decided to leave out the lace collar and four of […]

brown cardigan

January 13th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 9 Comments

This is the knitting project that taught me the importance of checking you have bought yarn with the same dye lot. Because I grabbed 10 balls for a great price in a yarn sale (last year) without thinking and now I have a three toned cardigan! Still, it fits well and was a pleasure to knit. It’s ‘Blaze’ by Rowan. […]


January 9th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting, Sewing | 5 Comments

I have this really old wool cardigan it’s shrunk and has seen a moth or two but it goes with everything (at least I like to think it does) and I can’t find one to replace it and I haven’t got round to knitting a replacement either and I can’t bear to part with it so […]


January 5th, 2012 | Family | 8 Comments

Happy New Year! I like to start every year with a tidy up and have just found this in Henry’s room and thought you’d like it too. I shall be keeping it. It’s a list for tomorrow and was written before Christmas… tomorrow walk with Leila and tidy my bedroom of course tidying my room is boring […]