Sunday, 25 March 2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

I love this fabric I bought and wanted to do something really special with it.  I drew out two of the little girls playing and embroidered their hair and limbs.  Then I appliqued on their clothes and painted their hair and shoes using fabric paint.  I embroidered the girl's hoola hoop last. I am thrilled with how they turned out.  I can't show the finished article as it is for someone special's birthday in May.  I will show it all to you after that.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I bought this gorgeous knitting book from the 1940's because I wanted the fairisle pattern for the toy soldiers.  Yvette said she remembered seeing a photo of Dad wearing this jumper when he was 2 years old and standing in front of their house Poppy was building in Jannali.  She found the photo in the computer file.

And here is a photo of the boy with the pattern now somewhat older.  I would love to recreate this jumper for one of the grandsons.

Monday, 19 March 2012

I am really excited about having my own blog and sharing things with you over time. Here are a couple of photos of the beautiful area around Wollongong Harbour one of my favourite places in Wollongong, nice early morning walks and beautiful sunrises.