Midweek Inspiration

As the end of, what feels like the longest knitting project of my life, approaches I’m pretty excited to be looking for new inspiration and projects! Here’s what’s tickling my fancy at the moment….

Warning: Be prepared for baby over-load in the coming weeks…. We are having a pregnancy boom amongst friends, family and co-workers so bear with.

 

pb-0604_small2This gorgeous little baby cardi (source)

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Mid-Week Inspiration

Brrrr winter is finally starting to set in around these parts. In my household, winter equates to snuggling on the couch with hot tea, watching home and garden shows and some serious knitting. Bliss.

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Mum’s the word.

As mentioned previously, my mama is one of the hardest people to buy for. Mostly because she always claims not to want anything. As though that’s an option!

With Mother’s Day fairly soon after her birthday, it is a struggle each year to come up with ideas so close together. Luckily, Papa got her an iPad for her birthday so I knew exactly what I wanted to make her! Thanks Papa for being so extravagant.

Ipad Stand by Purls and Polkadots

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Superhero Saga

Carrying on with rather an apron-y theme, I have of late been making some (rather awesome in my opinion) superhero themed aprons. The first three I made for some friends of ours for Christmas. They received a family set of Ironman, Batman/girl and Wonder Woman.

Superhero Saga

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Pinny’s and Tea

A long serving colleague of mine, Miss Bea, has decided to retire. Needless to say she will be incredibly missed and as she is our go-to lady for all problems big and small, we will all be headless chooks when she leaves. She’s off travelling around Australia in a Camper-Van for the next few years. We’re all a bit jealous.

Many an hour was spent by the social committee trying to decide how to show her our appreciation. Eventually a high tea and a bespoke apron was decided upon – I was humbled to be asked to do the sewing.

The inspiration for this little number came from a friends apron. Miss Bee is a little more subdued in taste so we went for a more paired back look. We also decided to go for a reversible look as the fabrics were just too lovely.

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Mid-Week Inspiration

Two weeks until Easter holidays and the need for inspiration to help manage the last minute rush of work to complete is high. My happy places this week are:

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The Gift of Giving

Before I realised that I was kind-of-not-awful at making things, I used to be the most awful gift giver. Truly, I sucked. Big time.

I never knew what to buy people. I wanted each and every gift to be the perfect mix of thoughtful and useful and I failed.

Every. Damn. Time.

They were too extravagant, or too understated, or too generic, or too…  you get where I’m going with this.

To this day I still don’t know why I was so horrible at buying gifts. However, since I’ve started making my gifts, that feeling of hopelessness at what to give someone on their special occasion has vanished and each and every gift is a delight to give and hopefully the same to receive.

My beautiful Mother was the recipient of my latest gift and every year countless nights are spent agonising over what to give her. I know (and she says repeatedly) that she will love anything we get her but anything is not enough. I want to show her through my gifts that I appreciate everything she has done for me and everything that she still does. When we were shopping earlier in the year, she mentioned that she was looking for something to hang her jewellery off and instantly I knew what I was going to make her.

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