Well I say! I've been gone a while! I have thought almost every day about writing a post but haven't quite got round to it. I've popped in to a few blogs every so often and have really missed keeping up on the blog grapevine. So here I am, I'm back in blog town! There is so much that has happened over the last couple of months that I hardly know where to begin.. Perhaps I'll give a brief overview...
The last time I wrote I was cleaning the house ready for my parents and sister in law to arrive. Well the house got cleaned, they came, we had a wonderful time and they left five weeks after arriving... They bought me some lovely goodies from back home
I went to a festival just outside Byron Bay; I hired a camper van and drove there from Brisbane (having flown to Brisbane from Melbourne). At the last minute my Mom decided to join me - hoorah! a road trip with my Mom. It rained a LOT but we had great fun and I got to tick off another of my thirty fabulous fun goals for 2013.
I got a new job and am loving it! It's a change of career for me and I am really enjoying the challenges of learning new processes and meeting new people.
I've also got my craft on on a few occasions.....
I made a quilt for a new little baby. I have never done free hand stitch writing before, but as his name was only short I had a go and it worked out really well.
The parents didn't find out the gender of the baby so I thought this 'Gumnut Baby' fabric would be a good gender neutral colour scheme.
I also made him a little name bunting to go above his cot.
And I wrapped it up in brown paper with blue ric-rac ribbon
I have also been making a couple of hats for my youngest niece
I made this monkey hat from a free pattern and with the thick yarn I used, it only took me an hour or so to make.
I made this hat from the 'Tegan baby hat' free pattern I used here. With the scarf I just cast on 30 stitches and knit stocking stitch, adding a slit in the scarf so that the one end can be slipped through. I am going to line the scarf with some nie soft fabric because I think it's a bit too itchy for a little neck. It reminds me of a shetland wool jumper I can remember being made to wear when I was little *shudder*. I found that the Homepride Man's head is the perfect model for my niece's head size!
And over the summer I wore my Saltwater sandals at every opportunity! I just love these shoes sooo much, so much in fact that I bought myself another pair in dark brown (I am wearing them as I type)
So there is a very brief run down of what I've been doing. I have some other makes I am keen to share, so I will most definitely be back soon.