Friday, 28 September 2007
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
It fits perfectly, even though the pattern said 12-18m and 48cm. Much better than a bought one as I didn't have to fork out for something I'll never see, and it fits him nicer anyway.
Oh, and my adorable boy wanted a tree photo too after he watched me taking the bag pics there... That's just one of his tree pics from the weekend right at the top of this post. I have a couple in my flickr and a few more on their way there. What a boy!
Friday, 21 September 2007
I am still up to mischief working on this little baby knit for a surprise gift for someone I know, but have about a thousand ends to darn in so am taking my time! Same goes with Austy's little jacket - I HATE stitching things up, but as soon as it's done I get to see him wear it and quite frankly it looks very boring unworn but I think he will look super spunky in it, so I'd better get it done before summer.
And another sneaky project - the EB Quilter's doll/teddy quilt swap is well underway at my place. For lunch today, I made a quilt sandwich and right now it is screaming out to me to get some more quilting done - my favourite part of building a quilt! I nearly DIDN'T use the hand appliqued panel (you can see just a SMIDGEN of it in the corner...) but was convinced by a couple of quilty girls in the know that it was the way to go. I have something extra planned for the bonus block I made to go in it's place. And below it, the cutest little button I found today to go on it. Some red mods to do to it first!
And last but not least, a flashback Friday pic. I haven't forgotten them, just haven'thad much time to hunt through them and scan one in lately. I have no idea what the theme is this week so this will have to do. Eeek! Problem with the scanner... I'll be back!
Sunday, 9 September 2007
And a couple of sneak peaks from the EB bag swap - I completed the bag today, just trying to think of some extras to send and it will be on it's way.
How's that for a teaser... the big reveal will happen when the recipient gets the parcel.
Thursday, 6 September 2007
So what have I started? Here's a sneak peak. The back completed. You will have to wait to find out more!
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
I have always thought monkeys were such fun creatures, especially for kids, and I even convinced Austy's dad that we should take a gorgeous silky, stuffed one home from Singapore Zoo while we were there on our honeymoon, for our first baby. It's Austy's favourite bedtime toy along with Sleepy Pendoodle Puppy (named after the book of the same name), and Benji Bear. He simply MUST have Montgomery Monkey when he goes to bed, and we forgot him when we went to the snow. Luckily Aunty Debbie came to the rescue with a little pocket sized monkey designed to be flung at walls, and that screams when you hit him or drop him (okay, not REALLY suited to a toddler, but it saved the day and Austy is totally in love with him) If the little un-named monkey gets dropped and screams, Austy gets quite upset and runs to me crying out "Mummy cuddle monkey! Mummy cuddle monkey!" It's quite serious business you see, when a monkey screeches!
Anyway, with my discovery of quilting on the net, I came across the gorgeous Monkey'n' Round fabrics by Erin Michael, in pretty baby pastels. I simply HAD to buy a charm square pack and have been contemplating how to work them into a baby quilt ever since. I figured since Austy's baby quilt took me so long, and I didn't have another child to worry about at the time, I should start SOON for the next bub. That baby may not be for another few years yet though - I need to finish off my Masters and we need a bigger house (which almost seems IMPOSSIBLE!)
Then, in trying to understand these strange little creatures all over the fabric I googled sock monkey. And I FOUND them! Apparently they've been around for years and are a much loved child's toy. Where HAVE I been? Hmmm... Australia? LOL. SO of course, I jumped on ebay and had two pairs of original rockford red heal socks shipped over to me from America, complete with the sock monkey pattern on the front of the pack. Enough for a sock monkey to match the baby quilt, and one for Austy too. Perfect! How on earth did we grow up without them?!
And tonight I found THIS. Such an inspirational sock monkey site! So now I know I will have fun adorning these little guys with some handknits and stitched luxuries. They are all just too cute! If only I had more crafting time... the study commences again tomorrow (well Thurday our time as I'm studying through University of Michigan so won't get the lecture files till 1 day after) . So the quilting will have to be reserved for weekends and I shall get back into the knitting while I watch my lectures in the comfort of my loungeroom.