Baby Days

Wow, these last four months have simply flown by. It's seems so long since I wrote on here, but at the same time it's gone by in a happy baby filled blur. We have first smiles and goo-goo gah-gah conversations already. My days have been busy, busy - feeding, changing nappies, and doing the usual routine with Tiny D. It's been truly tiring, though I have found a little bit of time to sqquueeeeze in a bit of making and creating :)

I have to say, I've been rather indulgent in my makes just lately. Making things for Tiny D, myself and our home. I don't know about you, but in just about every nook and cranny here is filled with past 'experiments'. Knitting, patchwork, and even crochet. Our settee has lots of mis-matched tatty cushions, so I am definitely determined to conjure up a set of new bright and colourful ones using my favourite techniques and vintage inspired colours...

Patchwork. Mmmm...At the moment I am in love with patchwork. I have been reading and gazing at the luscious photos over on one of my favourite blogs - Posie Gets Cozy. The way Alicia Paulson decorates her beautiful home with gorgeous makes of patchwork, knit and crochet. My heart sighs. I wish I had more time to make such beautiful things. One step at a time, Amy :) Not to mention, her delightful daughter reminds me of my own little lady.

This will become one of my cushions, but more of that to come...

Knitting. Well, another craft I wish I was more accomplished at, is knitting. One day I would truly love to make my own jumpers and cardys. But for now, a pouffe will have to do.

This was a very easy first project. I used Zpagetti yarn, 10mm needles and roughly followed this tutorial here, only using one skein of yarn. It has come out smaller than I expected, but just right to pop your feet on while lounging on the settee. Oh and before you ask - I used a pillow case for the lining, half filled it with those little white bean bag balls and secured the top of the pillowcase with a bobble.

Crochet. I can't forget my first love, now can I? :) Tiny D is so in to Bing at the moment. Toys are only available to pre-order here, so I thought I would have a go at crocheting her one, with a Flop to match of course (sorry, no pattern available due to copyright reasons).

See you back here real soon, maybe even with a few more makes from me...

Toodle Pip! :)


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