Today’s WIP Wednesday is kind of a fib, as only one thing is actually a WIP. The advent calendar was completed last week, with a touch of embroidery at the top to finish it off. I was aiming for chain stich for the text but the thread was too fluffy and kept catching so I…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
As well as the sewn advent calendar (the big reveal is tomorrow!), we have a book advent calendar. Last year was the first year of us doing it (having been inspired by Pinterest), and as we were on a fairly tight budget we started buying early. Basically our aim was to find 24 Christmas/winter themed…… Continue reading Another (Bookish) Advent Calendar
Well, a lot of ‘really hard maths’, a fair amount of measuring and a steep learning curve later I have produced the first of 4 jumpers for Monkey and Duck. The next ones should be easier now the pattern has been written, and there aren’t many tweaks I need to make really. My experience of…… Continue reading Monkey Jumper Mk1
You leave a 2 year old in charge of card design? This is the answer! Little Miss has a party to go to later so we made a card ourselves. (I say we, but I was fiercely told ‘do it by self’ whenever I attempted to provide helpful suggestions so it is mainly her own…… Continue reading What Happens When…
There is only one WIP this week, the advent calendar. The end of this marathon is in sight and I seem to be picking up speed now. I also seem to be developing sore fingers as the backing fabric is so thick. This week I have managed to attach the rows of pockets, sew on…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
Christmas gift making is in full swing now, and although the advent calendar isn’t quite finished (the kids won’t care about the numbers anyway!), I’ve started planning my next project. I am very lucky to have two lovely Godsons. They do not travel alone; their companions are called Monkey and Duck. Monkey and Duck are…… Continue reading A Jumper Fit For a … Monkey!
Thank you so much to Valerie over at Woodsowild for kindly nominating me for this award. I can only apologise for taking so long to accept and write this post. Her blog is well worth a visit so make sure you take a look. Here are the rules for the Real Neat Blog Award: Post the award…… Continue reading Real Neat Blog Award