It’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere and so a Friday night dinner with a bottle of wine and the fire roaring is not uncommon at our place. However, last weekend a relaxed catch up with some friends soon snowballed into a seventh-season-anticipation Game of Thrones dinner party!
Hamster’s preschool changed hands at the beginning of this year and the new owner has instigated a lot of new programs and activities. On a hot summer day as we drove back from the beach, I read out an exhaustive list of celebrations that would take place this year. Hubby made me pause at the International Day; and just as I was imagining making my little blondie a pair of sweet lederhosen or some such thing he exclaimed I needed to make Hamster a kilt and represent his heritage. Of course!
I’m on a roll here sewing up the latest Twig + Tale pattern for the Cosy Toes tour. Yep more Twig + Tale because Lisa is on some sort of inspiration mojo over in New Zealand, whipping out new patterns like there is no tomorrow! She’s had kids footwear in her repertoire for some time, but this winter the Tie Back Boots have had an upgrade to fit bigger people!
Lisa from Twig + Tale has done it again! A gorgeous pattern of yesteryear that is now more versatile than ever as this week she launches the upgraded Pixie Pants pattern and expansion pack. I was lucky enough to test the revisions on the original knee-length Pixie Pants and in later posts I’ll share my suspender version which is one of the many new options.
Every year I plan to make pyjamas for the kids for Christmas. Last Christmas, try as I might they didn’t happen. They did get made eventually, only it was April, and now I’m writing about it in May.
It’s early days for me sewing knit fabric. Some people swear by it and others like me are uncertain. I’d held off for so long because of the excessive knitwear that is cheap and readily available in commercial children’s clothes. But this year I’m keen to make use of my One Thimble subscription and thought I’d try my hand at two quick sew projects.
I’ve been buying the last few issues of the amazing digital sewing magazine One Thimble, but until now have not got around to sewing the patterns. New Years’ Resolution 2017! Here I am.
This post is dedicated to my late Pa who passed away at the age of 96 a couple of weeks ago. Last week was one of those marathon weeks where family flew in from all parts of the globe for his funeral, and despite sleepless nights and many tears it reinforced to me the grounding drive of life – family.