Monday, 22 August 2011

Summer Catch Up

Posts have been a little sparse recently.  We had a lovely holiday in Cornwall, and this has been followed by a few days staying with family.
A few photo highlights...

I also got a bit of crafting done.  I have been working on something I'm doing for myself (more in a later post) and P's "Charlotte dress".  I have finally reached some more interesting knitting having completed a knit, knit, knit marathon of 10.75" in 4 ply yarn, with about 230 stitches per 'row' in the round! Slightly dull! Still, Now I am onto more interesting bits and I am really pleased with how it is going.

Fun.  I will be back home in a day or two, and I have a few things I need to get to on my sewing machine.  That, and there's a whole lot of tidying and cleaning to do...
Are you having a nice summer?

C x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

His and Hers.

Another of E's little friends has a birthday coming up.  I decided I wanted to make something again, and settled for some summer trousers from this book. It's such an easy little pattern, they didn't take much time at all.

I used a lovely blue and white striped cotton (a remnant from our local fabric shop), and then did the pockets and tie with a little of one of my lovely Cath Kidston fabrics.  Suitably girly I hope?

Upon seeing these, E decided he rather liked them, and so I thought I'd quickly sew him up a pair, as some holiday trousers.  I left the pockets off his ones, and, needless to say, did not use my pink Cath material for his! I love making something the second time from a pattern, as it takes so much less time.  They were done in about forty minutes.

I'd made his a little loose, so just needed to tighten the elastic and sew up the waistband.  He was delighted, and so was I!  I think they make a nice little pair!

That then got me thinking that I hadn't made anything for P for our little summer holiday, so, using a pattern for a smock top from the same book, I adapted it to make her a little dress.

Again, this was incredibly simple (I love my new sewing machine!) and I just waited for this morning to measure it against her before I hemmed it and added the straps.

VoilĂ ! Two little summer outfits for the small ones.  I shall use our time away to catch up on my knitting, which I have been neglecting a bit of late.

Right. I must go and entertain my smallest one.  I always think I will get lots done when E has his morning with Grandma, but in reality, P misses him, and all the noise, and is much harder work!

Wishing you a lovely week.

C x