This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Monday, August 29, 2011

Chill out

A bit of fun off the needles for an amigurumi swap I am in....My hubby made the cappuccino, he makes me them everyday on my coffee machine and is becoming quite the expert <3
It was a delicious treat straight after I finished the knit too...........

Project tally to date 2011: 60

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grassy playground for spring

Cast off the last bit of sleeve ribbing this morning and  I am impressed with what came about from THIS gorgeous just sailed along perfectly. I made my own mods to the neckline and edgings....This was mainly because I wanted a tighter finish considering it was going to be worn on a toddler and he tends to pull at his clothes. All mod info can be found on my ravelry project page.
I'm such a fan of Elena's patterns - they are simple, clear and always work up brilliantly!!!

And just in time for Spring....look at that sunshine Mommy

Monday, August 22, 2011

Warmth and gifts for Japan

Recently I came across this little website and could not help but smile and pitch in....I filled in the form and registered to let them know I would love to whip up some warm gifts for those in Japan affected by the recent disasters they're country has endured.
The project is called scarves for Japan but you are welcome to send any handmade warm items including beanies, mittens etc...they will be going into winter soon and every item counts.
I also love that they encourage you to include a note or card for the intended recipient - a very personal touch that they know will brighten someones day :)

Knit in yummy malabrigo and a cotton blend this is a child size hat

Knit in a gorgeous wool/cashmere/silk blend this one is adult sized

Here is the link again just in case you want to take a peek and join me and many others around the world in using your needles or hook to knit strength, love and hope for the living souls of Japan <3

Monday, August 15, 2011


Cos I am...*giggle*
Actually that is the name of this pattern - pretty cool slouchy hat don't ya think? I tested this for the designer. I used a gorgeous cotton which I think gave a more solid, cooler hat.....should be great for the springtime mornings when it's still a bit chilly.
And at only 115g it's a great stash buster too

my son was the model so being an adult size hat it's huge on him....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Winter crochet - blankets

My favorite of the two is the soft muted tones of the first one - it's just a simple continual granny square that seems to capture everything that matches babies with handmade.I made this in 'Caressa' a wool, mohair, acrylic blend - hard on my hands as I'm allergic to mohair but the itch was worth the final result.
Lay a babe on this blanket and it seems to whisper 'Sleep baby sleep, I'm here'

This blanket is a glossy cotton blend (I can't remember the exact yarn I used) it has gorgeous stitch definition of the shells but I wouldn't recommend using an 8ply yarn with high cotton cotent in a blanket as it did made the finished item quite a heavy piece. Nonetheless it turned out a beautiful FO.

better pic to come...

Friday, August 12, 2011

"All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a small candle."
— St. Francis of Assisi


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ta -Da..

Tsk tsk.....where has my blogging mojo gone? Nowhere *giggle* here I am :)
Where has the year gone...I look around and the sun is warming up, the birds are starting to get active, the grass is starting to grow with vigor again....Soon it will be spring and then summer. I'm starting to feel hot and bothered already LOL
Been longing to share my first photo for quite a few days now but it was a gift and had to travel thru the postal service first otherwise it would ruin the surprise....Isn't it darling?
A natural cotton onesie shirt with three neck buttons. The cotton has pale green flecks thru the natural so the soft green buttons set it off nicely in real life :)
The nappy is a cute cloth nappy from Whizz of my fav nappy makers!!!

And this is a simple 2x rib hat - made another for my Dad since he loved the last one I knitted him :)
Quite a boring but soothing knit. My tiniest man squealed with delight when I popped it on him - he loves photos 


Friday, August 5, 2011

Tweed and Garter

Hot off the needles late last night....made as a 'will work for yarn' trade for a fellow raveller's little boy.
Done in patons tweed it looks quite smart and will be warm too.
Pattern was the 'garter yoke baby cardi' which was very simple to understand and quick to whip up - I up sized my needle size though as I wanted a bit more room and ease. The pattern only comes in 6-12 mths size.

cute tri color buttons.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peas are....preppy, pleasant, pleasing...

Who doesn't like peas....they are so delightful and easy to grow. Just look at our harvest today -
115 pea pods yielded 300g of shelled peas.
There are still heaps on the plants too so hopefully we will get another bag or two.
Does it help that peas are my favorite color? I think so!!!

 Plus I should mention it was rather fun standing at the kitchen table shelling them with my husband - nothing better than finding a hidden 'us time' amongst our day :)