knitting for the warmer weather


You can never have too many knitting patterns. Or sewing patterns. When we were down in Berry I managed to quickly pick out 2 knitting books. I don't really get to visit good old craft shops anymore and haven't been to a craft show in ages so flicking through lots of Sirdar patterns was a nice treat. This first one is just a pattern leaflet, knit in bamboo it's going to be gorgeous for summer and sizing from newborn to 7 years is perfect for who I knit for. Ravelry details are here. The … {Keep Reading...}

quick knits for babies


There is nothing quick about my knitting at the moment. And so many babies I’ve got to knit for or that are coming soon! 5 at last count….I need to get a move on! So I went through ravelry and my projects and looked for my favourites that I could whip up. Number 1 and if […]

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weekend in kangaroo valley


I’m not going to lie to you. Taking the whole family away for the weekend isn’t totally relaxing. In fact it’s been almost 2 years since we’ve been away anywhere. But I wanted to do something really special for my lovely hubby’s 40th birthday. It was a toss up between the hunter valley and southern […]

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Bold Bamboo giveaway thanks to Bendigo Woollen Mills


CONGRATULATIONS MARILYN HUGHES FOR HER ENTERTAINING ENTRY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED I love a good giveaway and thanks to Bendigo Woollen Mills I’ve got one for you. Bold Bamboo is going on the website live today and shade cards are going out in the mail. To celebrate I’m going to pick […]

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ditching the anti-perspirant


First up, this isn’t a sponsored post and I didn’t receive these products. This was just me wanting to try some natural deodorants because I’d been thinking about it for ages and then couldn’t find any at the supermarket. So I finally did something about it, tried two brands, one I picked up at the […]

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large family logistics is being reprinted


For a couple of years I was trying to get my hands on a copy of Large Family Logistics without having to remortgage the house. They can be hard to come by and cost a lot of money (although the price seems to have come down now that a new edition is on the horizon). […]

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Bold Bamboo by Bendigo Woollen Mills


Well the name has now been announced and the release date is the last week of august so here are the things that I made from Bold Bamboo which is coming soon to Bendigo Woollen Mills. One sock. Yes, you really should knit your socks in pairs but I got so excited to use the […]

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oh look, another kina


Yep. If there is one knitting pattern that I make time and time again then it’s the Kina. I just love it. About a week on the needles for this one and it turned out so nicely. You knit it from the top down in one piece and it never lets me down. Just a […]

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cheat’s apple tea cake


I got in from church after 11.30 yesterday and needed something sweet with my coffee. No cakes or biscuits in the house but a few boxes of cake mix for some cupcakes I had to make. I decided to whip up a super quick tea cake that anyone can make and everyone will enjoy. It is so delicious […]

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