Yesterday Matt and I spent the day in Southsea with little O, who is now 15 weeks old! We had a day filled with great food from the start, our trip started with a visit to the amazing Bread Addiction on Elm Grove. It’s obligatory for us to go there every time we are nearby and buy a couple of loaves of their sourdough, which is so tasty! This time we also enjoyed a coffee and some seriously tasty cakes.
After Matt enjoying a veggie burrito from a food stall at the Palmerston Road market, buying our body weight in herbs and spices from Akrams and a homemade picnic on the common, we arrived home to find that the recent weather, plenty of sunshine and pouring rain, had led to a great crop of home grown raspberries! What a great food day!
On my birthday a few weeks ago we made a family trip to Romsey, for a wander around the independent shops and to pay a visit to Rum’s Eg. I was really pleased to discover a gorgeous little fabric shop, just up the road from the gallery, called Green Hill Patchwork & Quilting. They have a fantastic selection of fabric, which was beautifully laid out and very easy to browse through. I loved the variety of fat quarters and particularly admired the rainbow of spotty fabrics they had on offer.
At the back of the shop they have a whole room of yarn too!
I decided to treat myself to these lovely bundles of printed cotton tape, which were only £1.50 each. Can’t wait to dream up a use for them!
I sat down last week, with my little girl on the floor next to me and set to work on a new project. My maternity leave in the weeks before O arrived flashed by in a whirl of batch cooking, stitching her quilt and afternoon naps. Before I knew it she was here and I had even less time or energy to do anything creative, let alone embark on a new project. I have been wanting to make a pair of baby harem pants for years, they are just so cute! So far its taken me a week to cut them out and I’m halfway through the sewing. I hope to finish them soon!
Our beautiful little bundle arrived at the end of February! Our baby girl is now 11 weeks old and growing fast. I’ll be posting regularly again soon, so look out for lots of baby makes!
My scrappy blanket is finally finished! This has been one of my long projects, that I’ve added a few stripes to when another project has been finished and left me with a small amount of yarn. It’s the perfect size to tuck around a little one in their moses basket…not long now until we get to meet them!
My lovely friends Jo and Ed celebrated the arrival of beautiful Rosie in November! I made her a patchwork quilt for Christmas and here she is enjoying the bright colours and elephant prints. I’m working on a quilt for our little one now, I’ll post photos soon!
I’ve been rather quiet on my blog of late, due to the fact that we are expecting our first baby in March! I hope to be writing posts soon to share with you all the things I’ve been making in preparation for our new arrival. In the meantime I wish you a very happy and wonderful Christmas and New Year!
When we visited Kew Gardens I found the most wonderful thing in their gift shop, a sprouting pencil! It’s a normal pencil, with a little plastic pod on the end which contains seeds to grow a lovely plant. I picked two, both forget-me-nots, one for me and one for my Mum. I can’t wait to use my pencil and plant my seeds next spring!
The latest baby is my life is beautiful little Tahlia! I recently made her a quilt, which you can see her modelling in the photos below. She only lives a couple of streets away so lots more baby cuddles coming up!
A few weeks ago a lovely lady called Tiffany got in touch. In 2013 she commissioned me to make a length of bunting for her son’s nursery. Her family recently had the horrible misfortune to lose their home and all their possessions in a flood and in an effort to rebuild her son’s bedroom and restore a bit of normality she decided to commission another piece of bunting. We updated the colours and I made it the same length as the original piece. It’s on its way to America and I hope that it helps in a tiny way to make things a bit better.