Monday, 2 September 2013

An ending.

I am coming to the end of a season in my life. Julia starts Sixth Form tommorow and I will no longer be a Home-Edding parent!
Feels a bit strange, not sure what I will fill my days with yet, but I have some ideas!
I have already volunteered to help at the Toddler group that runs at Church. Phil wants us to walk regularly and have days out together.
I'm sure my house will be a lot cleaner, my garden tidier and my yarn and fabric stash smaller!
The other ending will be to this blog- Phil says Pumpkin has been out of our lives for long enough now to have a new blog with a new name.
This is it Maid of Kent ,come on over and see me!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A summer of sewing!

This summer has been a very productive one sewing wise!
My tally so far is:
Another pair of bubble pants for Isaac and a pair of bubble pocket shorts for Sophia! Isaac's were from some check linen from Ebay and a blue men's t-shirt from Sainsburys, and Sophia's were made from some left-over fabric from Julia's dress!

I must take a picture of Julia in the dress as it is a triumph( if I do say so myself!) It is this pattern which I think is now out of print, I should have checked the position of the cut out before finishing as it is a little low!! We covered Julia's modesty by a white black dotted tulle 'screen'!

The second dress for Julia was from this pattern:

I made view C in a pale blue and white table-cloth type gingham! Fitting the top was a bit of a challenge.
I made view A for Julia last year in a ditsy print and this year I made one for Lydia in black and white gingham with black trim.
For Lydia I made a robe/dressing gown whatever(?!) from a vintage yellow flowery sheet using this pattern:

The end result met her requirements for a cover-up for lounging around her house!

Not to be left out I made this dress from the Great British Sewing Bee book:
I made it from some fabric I bought on Ebay .Brown background with large tropical flowers!
On the mannequin and ironing board is my Cambie, I'm making view A, a narrower skirt made of this:

Phew, that seems a lot!! But I've enjoyed it, and I've nearly finished my Flaming June!!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

It’s a Yarn-Madness Cover-up! (Mystery KAL)

It’s a Yarn-Madness Cover-up! (Mystery KAL)

I have signed up to this KAL! Need to have a rummage and see what I have yarn wise!-No buying allowed!!
I have some lovely sock yarn in my stash, and some sport-weight that I bought for a scarf/shawl but perhaps need to be used for something more exciting!

Friday, 7 June 2013

A Stash Addict Giveaway!

I have bought yarn from the lovely Danielle before- some lovely rainbow yarn that I used to knit hats for Isaac and Sophia

I also have a ball of another rainbow variety( earthy tweed) waiting to be knitted up into something lovely!
So I couldn't resist joining in her give-away, especially since I have started using a spindle to spin with! I'm a bit inexpert but I'm persevering! The chance to win more fibre and a new spindle to play with has to be snapped up! I will post a picture of my current spindle and my spinning efforts soon!    

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Yarn Along- Flaming June!

Here I am again sharing with Ginny, can't believe I haven't written here since November!

I am knitting this cardigan which is rather appropriately called Flaming June- given that the sun is finally shining in the UK!! Knitting an adult size cardigan in 4 ply doesn't make for a speedy knit but I'm pleased with how it is progressing( I might feel differently when I get to the sleeves!). I am just finishing 'A Circle of Quiet' by Madeleine L'Engle and have enjoyed it very much- a gentle but thoughtful read.

Hello again.

So here I am again after a very long absence. In between my last post and now we have had Christmas, Easter, various birthdays, Lydia to and froing to University, Hannah and co moving off the boat and into a house in Topsham and Julia sitting IGCSEs twice!
We await Lydia's return for the summer at the end of her second year of Uni. Julia has one more paper to sit, and a place awaiting her at Sixth Form in Kingsbridge. Phil has his ML assessment in August and in between we have holiday bible club, Creationfest and a camping trip to the Lake district! I am going to try and be a more regular blogger( how often have I said that!!!) especially now we are coming to the end of our Home-Ed journey- all that free time- ha-ha!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

KAL completed!

Here is my finished hat! There is more green than shows in the photos, but I'm very happy with it!