Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Ted Patch Tag and Bed well sort of!

It's been busy busy busy in my little workroom this week.  I spent all day yesterday beavering away on orders. I had 6 embroidered patches and 12 taggys to make.  I managed to get the last few posted out today.  I am really enjoying making these, but it is kinda putting a stop to productivity of the hooky kind.

I have finished my secret little project though.  It is a cute little teddy bear for my friends 50th birthday.  My I have enjoyed making him.  He has movable arms and legs as I button jointed him.  Sounds like I know what I'm talking about doesn't it.  Well in fact I don't.  This is the first toy I have made and never before have jointed anything.  But with the aid of the internet anything is possible, well almost anything.

Well, yes anything.  We did replace the front shock coil springs thing-a-me-jigs on our car last weekend, with a little bit of help from a manual and the net.  When I say we,  the only input I had was reading and researching and of course making tea!

I am a little under the weather at the moment.  Not quiet sure what it wrong.  Just feel, well not right.  I have a very bad throat and just want to sleep and sleep and sleep.  But that i'm afraid I'm not getting much of.  Little man is teething and has now got himself into a bad routine of waking anytime between 10pm and midnight, which he had decided is morning.  He may be able to survive on a few hours each night, with a top up during the day, but Mummy cannot! Those pesky teeth, they are trouble even before they appear right up until we lose them!

Well on that note, I'm off to make some tea and will return tomorrow with pics of teddy and some knitting news!  Can't post pics until she opens it tonight!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Ta Da Ta Da !!

Well two little completed projects to share today.

First is my little hoodie, all done, really pleased with this.  Will definately make another one of these, maybe in stripes.  I really enjoyed making this.  

So here goes,  completed project two balls of aran weight yarn.  Pattern said three.  I did have to open the third (but only to sew up the arms!)  Happy Mummy, Happy Bubba

Second completed project is a little paper mache blue bird.  Oh yes indeedy, we went one step further than covering balloons.  We modeled, shaped and taped, then made it bird like, it even has tail feathers and then got out the paints.  Next apparently is a giraffe!

Back soon with birthday present reveal.  Recipient has not received it yet.  So soon I promise

Clare x

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Papier Mache and Muffins

Little man is not at Nursery today he is fine, it's me.  I have pulled a muscle in my chest!  pulling the pram up the hill in the snow yesterday.  I am very uncomfortable and it hurts when I breath in.  So there was no way I could managed that journey in the snow and ice again today.  So have a look what we have been up to on our home schooling day

Papier Mache, inspired by  small things  

Drying stage, will update with progress as we go!

Baking, recipe from Alice these are totally amazing and healthy too!

Hope you are having a good day.  I will be back soon with tales of knitting.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Snow Snow Snow

I do love a bit of snow, all crisp and clear and the whole house is really bright, beats those wet grey days.  (This is the view from the upstairs of our house.)  In saying that the walk to Nursery this morning was not lovely.  I put son no. 2 in the push chair, which promptly got stuck and became a pull chair.  I didn’t realise just how steep the hill is!  By the time I got home I was exhausted.  We have to do the same thing all over again at 12.00. 

Little man (son no. 1) loved the snow at the weekend.  He built a snowman, snow angels, snow balls, you name it he did it.  He has been so worried about his snowman melting, but it hasn’t melted – worse the unexpected happened, we opened the curtains this morning and we had a visitor overnight.  Someone came along and knocked the head off of his snoman!  How cruel, bless him he is distraught.  He isn’t even four yet and just can’t understand why someone would do such a thing.  We know for certain it is a person and not an animal they left tracks in the snow and over the wall!

I have enjoyed being snuggled up indoors though.  I managed to complete the body on my knitting and one arm.  So all that is left is one arm, the hood and the button bands.  I can’t wait to see this on my ever growing baby!  Well, not a baby anymore!

I also cast on for a new little project, but I can’t reveal anymore, as this is a pressie.

We also did some baking at the weekend.  We made some Soda Bread,  I have never made this before and am really impressed.  It is so easy to do.

And these scrumptious chocolate brownies, which I am off for a cuppa and one of these beauties now!

Hope wherever you are you are warm and well

Clare x