Friday, October 23, 2009

Not a baby anymore!

Happy 2nd Birthday to my littlest big girl!!

And now for photos from the past year :)

12 months

13/14 months

15 months

16 months

17 months

18/19 months

20 months

21 months (I love this one)

22 months

23 months

The Birthday Girl!!birthdaygirl

Stay tuned for party photos in a couple of days :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FO Teddys Spring Butterfly


Pattern : Spring Butterfly by Rachel Evans
Yarn : The Wool Company Utiku, 20gms Raspberry, 23gms Sunset

While knitting Teddy’s Meg Pinny, I realised that I quite enjoy knitting clothes for dolls and furry creatures alike (that and Teddy whispered in my ear about needing a few bits and pieces) so when I saw Rachel’s Dolly Butterfly I fell in love with it. I pestered asked Rachel if she was planning on releasing the pattern soon as I really wanted to knit it for Morgans birthday and she kindly let me test-knit it for her!

Unlike the bigger version, the bodice is only knit using a single strand of wool but everything else is pretty much the same, I can see myself making a whole heap of these.

Teddys Butterfly

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Through the Eyes of a Child

Right before the camera “broke” Zoe was taking photos –while browsing through the memory card just now, I found the ones she took  – here’s some of her work :)


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I think  they’re pretty good for a 6yo – what do you think?

Friday, October 9, 2009

FO Meg Pinny

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Pattern : Pinny for a Dolly by Kelly Brooker
Yarn : 48gm Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic, Denim

Pinny for a Dolly is a set of 4 dinky wee pinnys to fit the anatomically correct dolls many toddlers have.

This pattern was brought to fruition as an accompaniment to The March Sisters - a series of pinafores for Little Women aged 0-5yrs. (Due for release October 15th 2009)
Little Women love to wear pinafores, and they adore it when their dolly wears something to match!

FULL VERSION of the pattern is for all four pinny styles - Meg (mock cables), Jo (with foldover hem), Beth (lace edge) and Amy (ruffled ege), and all three yarn weights (4ply/Fingering, 8ply/DK/Light Worsted, 10ply/Aran/Heavy Worsted)
(Blurb “borrowed” from Ravelry page)

When one of my favourite designers asked for test knitters for her Pinny for a Dolly pattern, I put my hand up (seriously I love test knitting – think it’s the whole knitting to a deadline thing) and as you can see the result is gorgeous. Teddy is definitely pleased with her new dress, and has now become Morgan's favourite toy.

Kelly has done it yet again with another quick and easy knit, this time for your little peoples favourite dolls and teddy's.

So what are you waiting for? Get the pattern and start knitting! :)


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FO Spring Butterfly

Ok – first up, I messed up my blogs colours while trying to play with the layout yesterday so excuse the look for a couple of days - all fixed

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Pattern : Spring Butterfly by Rachel Evans
Yarn : The Wool Company Utiku, 89gms Raspberry, 93gms Sunset

As I mentioned before I was lucky enough to test the Spring Butterfly for Rachel. She’s resizing one of her patterns from sizes NB-5y.

Such an easy knit, although I’m going to admit it took me a few tries to get the butterfly at the back but that's more to do with my skills not the pattern. I was also surprised at how quickly it seemed to knit up, especially for someone who’s purl rows take twice as long as her knit rows.

The bodice is double stranded with a cute picot bind off on the arms, I also chose to do a picot bind off down the bottom to tie it all in together :D

Will definitely be making this pattern again – it’s absolutely gorgeous.

(click for a bigger view)Spring Butterfly

Friday, October 2, 2009


I’m such a slack blogger but I kind of have an excuse at the moment – the cameras broken and who wants to read a blog post without pictures? 

I’ve got a couple of posts almost ready to go – just waiting on me to steal borrow mums camera when I see her next.  I was lucky enough to be a test knitter for Rachel recently, she’s in the process of resizing her Spring Butterfly from sizes NB-5y I believe.  So stay tuned for the re-release of this gorgeous pattern.

I’m also working on a bit of a project at the moment, which hopefully will be up and running on Monday :)

Oh, and for Julia – I use Picasa for my collage pictures :D