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, October 29, 2012

Crocheted french treats!

Some French Macarons - pattern by Charlotte W.on ravelry and a bon bon lolly. This is a set that will be used as a pincushion!
I made up the lolly, plate and leaves as I went along and then glued it to a felt piece.....I love how it turned out! This is part of a swap package I'm getting together for a 'Paris' inspired swap on a ravelry group - hope the recipient likes it too!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My lil model...

I'm really loving bold colors on my lil Miss Calliope and this top is no exception!!!
I do a lot of test knitting for yarn-madness on ravelry and this cute top is a test knit of 'Fair lady'. I love how the detail is so simple yet gives the top so much......Madeleine is a fantastic designer you really should check out her patterns!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Forest baby....

Getting a head start on Calliope's winter wardrobe for next year......that sounds good doesn't it but alas the truth is more along the lines of an easy, cute choice for a knit a long I'm in :)
Tried out bamboo tape yarn that I received for free in a grab bag, calculate free and $2 ball of soft acrylic and you have a super cheap project, it was soft and stretchy with nice stitch definition!
I titled this project forest woodsy colors together!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Garden progression.....

Thought I would update on our gardens progress and some of the new little plants we have :)

group pic of both areas

Our new raspberry plant

Yay....our first lil eggplant is growing!!!

Beetroot seedlings

Look how big our sunflowers are now

And our very first button squash...white variety

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I've just listed these in my handmade shop 'These Little Wagons...' on congocart :)
I'm almost tempted to add these gorgeous outfits to my own little Misses wardrobe instead of listing them...I just love how they turned out!

Not that my lil Princess is mnissing out mind you - here is her latest knits. Two cute singlet tops (one in cotton and one in superwash merino)....Love this pattern - easy with such a great result. Find it HERE by one of my favorite designers on ravelry.


merino superwash
This one was a test knit of the 'Amy' cute, I've already made two of these :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012


A magnificent sunset I captured the other was so pretty and stretched much further than my camera could capture. Makes you inspired and in love with being alive on this amazing earth!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Teen pregnancy and a fellow blogging mom!

I follow a fantastic blog by a fellow mom and she has just written a brilliant blog post on teen pregnancy and her experiences.
You can find it here Saturday morning ogre mum
Anyway on her FB page I answered a question she had and at me she threw another.......

What is one piece of advice you would all give to a pregnant teenage girl?

I did think about that question for a while before I answered.....I was that pregnant teenage girl. I was 16 when I fell pregnant with my first beautiful daughter and I decided to travel back to that time to see if there was an answer that I felt inside, a worthy piece of advice, not just the usual 'right thing to say'.

I took on alot back then.....Of course there was much more than I'll write but I'll tell you the two things that stuck with me to this day.......
First it was the disappointment, it came from a lot of people, even people I didn't know......I'd walk down the street and 'feel' the pure disappointment and disapproval from people who glanced my way. My family was disappointed. My boss (I worked at a supermarket) was disappointed.
Somewhere in my mind I knew this was supposed to be a happy time for a woman but for me it was crowded with other people - the looks, their words.

Another thing that stuck with me was what I call the 'impending failure'...........To most people I had already failed life and now I was about to fail with a child in tow - I guess they would fail too then?
I'd written myself off before I had even got started........According to the consensus I was another statistic, another baby raising a baby and my big fat mistake was just that - a mistake that crushed my success.

And so...............................
The one piece of advice I would give a pregnant teen is to believe in themselves (and their body) - the most important thing to a baby is it's mother as a whole NOT her age, social status or the fact that she supposedly has just made the biggest mistake of her life in 90% of peoples minds!

Oh and about the disappointment and what people think - Don't fight it.....when you bring a baby into this world there is nothing that can heal you better than the pure love you will feel when your holding your baby for the first time.


P.S Oh and the whole journey turned out to be one of the best things I've ever done!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Simple post about hats!

This one I knitted in a gorgeous organic merino, very soft and squishy and warm....I love the colors!

And this one is a swap for yarn.....Was a great pattern even if I did have to make the hat twice to get it perfect.......I almost think I'll always knit ribbed bands with yarn held doubled - so much better!