Monday, December 10, 2012

FO A set fit for Dolly

Miss M is very into playing with her baby dolls at the moment so what is a Mum to do but make her some special dolly bits and pieces for her birthday. 
I went with a standard free doll nappy pattern that I found online and drafted the doll bib pattern from scratch (I did find a few online but none were quite what I wanted.  If I can work out how to turn it into a pdf, and there is interest, I may share it on my blog one day soon.
So here are the bits for Miss M's babies:
Bibs and a hooded towel
Nappies, wipes and a change mat
And a wee bag to keep them all in (theoretically).

With Christmas now rapidly approaching I have just made another batch of doll nappies and bibs for various gifts and donations.  Here are some of them :-)
I think I must be slightly mad because a small part of me really enjoys making these teeny tiny fiddly things. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Miss M turns 2

Back in Sept Miss M turned 2!  Yes it is crazy to even think of it really.  In some ways she is still my baby and it is hard to believe she is two already, and yet in other ways she is so grown up that I find it hard to believe that she is only a little over 2 now.
Poor wee Miss M was sick on her birthday with a tummy bug.  She had been sick most of the week and managed to open her presses in a brighter spot but then looked pretty miserable for the rest of the day.

 Miss M was given this dolly bed from Gran and Grandad.  It is the same one I played with as a little girl and was originally made by my Grandad for my Mum :-)

We had planned to have a birthday picnic at the zoo for M's birthday but because she was sick we postponed that.  A couple of weeks later we finally got there and had a great time.

That night we also had her birthday cake with cake toppers made by my fab friend Christine from Imaginarium Cakes.

Happy Second Birthday my sweet girl.  You are such a precious wee thing, with so much determination and character and you enrich our lives so much.

Friday, December 7, 2012

FO: Baby gifts

A very close friend had a gorgeous wee baby boy back in Sept.  I really wanted to gift something special to this baby and initially had grand plans of designing and knitting a baby blanket.  In the end time got the better of me and I had to put the designing part to one side and settle for knitting up a published pattern instead, but I am pleased I did because I am thrilled with the result.
I chose the Serenity Blanket which is a fabulous free pattern, which I knitted in John Q Mia 10 ply in cream.  I adapted the pattern slightly to make it smaller as I wanted it pram/car seat sized rather than cot/bed sized.
Here it is blocking:
And all finished:

I also whipped up some bibs and wipes to go with it.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FO: Shrug

I don't normally test sewing patterns but I did this quick wee shrug pattern.  It is a cute wee pattern and super quick, possibly a bit more practical on an older child?
Anyway here are the pics.

FO: Maggie Dress

This post should have been written months and months ago.  Alas life got in the way and my blog has been neglected and only now and I forcing myself to have a bit of a catch up.

So the Maggie Dress.  This is a fabulous wee winter dress designed by Sarah Ronchetti which I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to test knit.  This dress is both simple yet stylish and looks equally lovely on a wee dot or an older child.  I knitted my version in a variegated yarn from Three Irish Girls which had been in my stash for some time, called Meg, and used a matching periwinkle trim.
I did the 20 inch size for Miss M and it was a lovely fit.  The skirt isn't too clingy around her cloth bum and the sleeves are nice and snug and warm.  We have had many lovely comments on this dress, the only thing I don't like about it is that it wont fit next winter :-(