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Something to keep her warm…

1 Apr

When I first heard about the arrival of grand daughter, my first thought was to knit something to welcome her to the world and so off went the order for some yarn to knit her a cosy blanket.

Easy eh?

Well no, not really. The yarn is lovely (Sublime 4ply made with silk, cashmere and extra time merino) and the pattern looks really good too (Gracie, downloaded free from t’internet..) – trouble was I just got a bit bored…

I made a mistake after about four inches so had to pull that out and I see that there is about 6″ in one row which  er is not quite right as well. …. Hopefully baby won’t notice.

We’re at our Scottish hideaway for the next few weeks so the target was to finish it, and yes, finally it is done! Hurray!!

So it’s not the best knitting I’ve ever done but at least it feels soft and squishy which is good 👍👍.

Thank you t’internet


Teeny Baby Dress…… part 2

14 Mar

OK then….

Well I looked at the pattern and immediately thought it is far too tiny… just how big are babies these days???

So before I started, it was a surreptitious trip to Sainsbury’s with tape measure in hand just to check the size of 3 month old dresses you understand… So yes, it was the right size!

So pieces duly cut out it appeared I had the wrong instructions for the pattern – but surely even I could put those pieces together??  Yes, only logic really.

Well, the end result is that my little dress was made and I so enjoyed doing it! The buttons were finally sewn on today and I have to say it looks quite sweet.

Yes, there are mistakes but I hope my little granddaughter won’t notice them!

So here it is – hope you like..

Baby Dress

This one shows the buttons a bit better..

Showing covered buttons

While this one shows the buttons on the back – but they blend in a bit well!

Spot the button!





Teeny Baby Dress

4 Mar

My first grandchild, a granddaughter, is due at the end of May, and I’m so thrilled about it! I only had one child (a son), so you can guess how pleased I am with all these lovely clothes to browse……mmmm…..

However, while looking at some lovely ‘special’ dresses with my daughter in law last weekend at a very well known department store, I was really shocked at the prices they were charging for basically less than half a yard of fabric and really simple designs.

Surely something there I could do??? So the internet is a wonderful thing and I found a lovely free pdf pattern for a simple dress and after a quick trip to Crafter’s Companions (that store is just far too handy in afraid!) for the required fabric – then off I go!

So as the point of starting a blog on the first place was to record the actual details of what I was doing (getting older does create failing memory!!) – then this is where I’ll begin..

The first part was selecting the pattern so a big thank you to Shwin Designs who provided a great PDF download and good online instructions.

Then it was time to get the fabric…

I really thought that the Makower Papillon Floral fabric stocked by Crafter’s Companion was really sweet and of lovely quality so decision was made!

To be continued…

My very first quilt!

24 Feb

My new granddaughter is due at the end of May so as an introduction from her gran (nooooo – I’m not old enough!!) is her very first quilt…


Little owlie…