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|75 Birds, Butterflies and Beautiful Beasties|
To Knit and Crochet
By Leslie Stanfield
Congratulations Indianna Dreams
I Love Cosy Days At Home
Being a bit overwhelmed with various household and family stuff I seem to have done very little of late. The weather here is pretty atrocious so it is a perfect time to get some little craft finishes out of the way. Today I decided to get some things finished that have been hanging around for a few weeks ...
This little baby bolero is an experiment. It will fit a 3-6 month old baby. I'm not sure that it will work terribly well given that it does not appear to cover much. It is a copy of one I bought in NZ and the pattern was a bit hit and miss.Probably another one for a teddy bear. I shall give this another try ...
I have since found several more boleros on Ravelry, which appear to be more appropriate. I thought the fabric edging and the pretty buttons gave it a little more style.
This one worked much better and was a lot better fit. I practiced my 'mattress' stitch sewing up and it seemed to be much better for all that. This will fit a 6-12 month old baby. The pattern again comes from Ravelry.
I joined a 'Grand Tea Swap' organised by Lucy and decided that along with my various teas I would include some little tea bag holders for the handbag. This was a first attempt and probably a bit too big and fussy for the smaller bags.
After a bit of tidying up and a few pattern corrections I intend to make another eighteen of these for each of the ladies taking part in the swap. I may not get them all done today but I shall give it a try. I am looking forward to shopping for some exotic teas when the snow clears.
A little break for a pub lunch was a welcome trip out in the snow ...
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding always tastes so much better when I have not had to cook it myself. Once again we visited our favourite rustic pub in Wimbledon Village, which is called The Fire Stables
|Lovely fireside seats|