1st June 2012 Helen

I started this beautiful roses and daisies throw nearly a year ago… quite stupidly just after my daughter was born! It’s a slightly belated 40th wedding anniversary gift for my parents and I simply love it! Infact, when the time comes, I just may want to keep it… One of my favourite roses… Its from a beautiful book – Crocheted Throws and Wraps: 25 Throws, Wraps and Blankets to Crochet, which has quite a few amazing blankets I am dying to make. I’ve been using a variety of wools – mainly DK left overs that I have from other projects, and…

21st May 2012 Helen

We have an ongoing battle in this house as regards bibs! I’m not a big fan  – particularly the grubby, plastic, ‘worn all day’ type, so I’ve probably never really used my gentle powers of persuasion in trying to make the kids wear them! My son objected to wearing them from about one – which is grand but by then he was pretty much feeding himself, so his tops had to be changed most morning after breakfast. …adding to the washing mountain! This wasn’t too much of a big deal when his favourite breakfast cereals were rice crispies / muesli…

19th February 2012 Helen 2Comment

Yes! This one has taken a few weeks – about two or three, to complete but at last it’s done and I’m delighted with the finished result! The original pattern for this – called an ‘Icelandic Jacket’ used a muted palette of creams, greys and greys. These were lovely but as this is for a friend’s baby girl I decided on a predominantly purple mix with some grey and pink added. Lovely mix for a little girl and a nice change from all pink! The beauty of the piece is that it’s one piece so the only making up is along the…

19th February 2012 Helen

I’m not completely sure it’s the smartest thing I’ve ever done, but I’ve just signed up to Pinterest!!! I’ve a horrible feeling it’s going to be a sure fire way to give me too many more ideas / cravings for nice things but I just can’t help myself! So far my boards are a scattered mix of lovely creations, tasty recipes and snapshots of house ideas – for somewhere in New England where the weather is just fabulous! It has the potential to become quite addictive… yay!http://pinterest.com/thebusymamas/