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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Dresses for Ruby

I'm loving having a little grand-daughter to sew for and soon we are expecting another one! So exciting. Maren is due at the end of June and she will be just over a year younger than Ruby.
I have been sewing for Ruby and made her three little sun-dresses. The first one is a ladybird dress, green patterned with a red lining. Pattern from Frocksandfrolics.com

The second one is from the same pattern, but with different colours.  Which one do you like the best?

The third dress is a commercial pattern and I've used a teddy bear cotton fabric.

Ruby is trying to walk. She is nearly one year old.  I think when she can walk she will look very nice in the dresses I've made for her. I shall try and get a picture of her in them one day.

Friday, 5 May 2017

A new shawl for a new baby.

I'm never happier than when I'm making things. Recently I finished a crochet shawl for our new grandbaby, due in June. Maren is expected in June, but I don't know when yet so I got on and finished the work in good time.  Sometimes babies come early. Half of our family are across the pond in America so the shawl was packed away in a box and posted off with love.

I can't wait to see what she looks like!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Spinning with merino and corriedale

I am currently spinning with a mixture of merino and corriedale, graduating the colours for the finished garment.  I need to spin another two of these cakes at least to make anything decent so it is quite time consuming.  However, spinning is very therapeutic because it alters my brain waves to beta and makes me feel very relaxed. Add to that some soothing music or a cat or dog at your feet and you're away with the fairies.