A couple of years ago, I whipped up this little beauty using this fabulous design.
It still to this day is one of my favourite jumpers (especially now that I can fit into it again!) and receives many compliments. Papa-dearest is an avid Owl fan and has been hounding me to knit him something Owl-esque ever since. Unbeknownst to him I started on a sweater not long afterwards annnnnnd two years later it is finally finished!
Just a quick wee post from me today. Hubster has the week off so I have been running about the house like a mad woman trying to make to most of an extra pair of hands. Naturally this means I have taken on a million projects. On the positive side I will have much to write about in the near future. For now, however, I have only a jumble of half finished piles of fabric, yarn and other miscellaneous craft paraphernalia taking over the house.
The Little Shark has a milk, soy and egg intolerance that he is (thankfully) slowly growing out of. I have just started to add a few egg-based items back into my diet but am still weary about giving them to him to ingest directly (screaming baby all day and night – no thank you). Thus I have been tinkering with recipes to make them Shark-o friendly but still delicious because let’s be honest I am far too lazy to make two batches of anything!
It’s Feijoa season again! Today we took a family drive into the middle of nowhere to cash in on some serious fruit purchasing from a roadside stall (we raid it every year). On the way home – we took the scenic route of course – we came across a very cool vintage shop that really got my creative synapses firing. I wanted to buy half of the store and the other half had me thinking of things I had at home that I could do something similar with. Unfortunately my phone had died by this point so I couldn’t take any photos, but Hubster and I have discussed going back there to purchase a few things.
Since the little shark has made his appearance into this crazy mixed up world, we have experienced so much generosity from those closest to us. A friend recently gave us a huge bag of gently worn clothes, amongst which were these lovely Merino numbers.
With winter quickly approaching these were earmarked in the “wear soon” pile. Unfortunately on closer inspection they had a few holes that were a bit beyond mending. I have made a pact with myself to try and reduce our contribution to landfill this year, so needed to come up with a brilliant idea as to how I could repurpose / reuse these in some way.
Whew, I had so much fun spending time on Pinterest looking at fun things that tickled my fancy. It seems like it’s been ages that I’ve had the mental capacity to focus for that long! Here’s what I’m liking this week…
A friend of mine recently commissioned a few pieces of clothing for her nieces/nephews/cousins and as I love her dearly I was more than happy to oblige – it also meant a fabric and thrift shopping trip with one of my favourite ladies, a double win if you ask me!
After much parousing of Pinterest and Etsy we chose the Lucy Tunic for her 6 year old cousin. It’s such a cute little dress. We chose two lovely cotton duck, particularly apt as her nickname is Ellie-Elephant.
It could easily be made reversible but we decided not to this time round. It would also look darling as a sleeveless number.
We found the perfect buttons at a thrift shop a few days later – love them.
My friend/colleague/car-pool-buddy/crafting-twin who is heavily preggers has gone for a woodland theme in her nursery – adorable right? She was complaining on the ride to work that she didn’t have enough storage for all the bibs/burb cloths/booties she had been making recently and I instantly knew what I was going to make her for her leaving gift.
I adapted two different patterns for these (here and here) and they were suuuuuper easy.
Because woodland themed fabric was hard to come by for some reason, I had to make do with flannel and used a thick interfacing to give it some body. We both preferred the fact that there was some give in the side so they could hold more.
Curtain grommets and rope made up the handles and finished it off with a flourish.