Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ski hat

A quick project, quick because I made three hats to this pattern last year; as my grand daughter is heading to the ski fields shortly, and as a grandmother it is my considered opinion that warm ears, and head, are essential.
Unfortunately there were no 'girly' colours in my stash, but hopefully this hat will do the trick ... though for a fashion conscious girl it might need the cold of the snow fields to persuade her to don it.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Puppets for Grandson

The last several days were spent constructing glove puppets for my littlest grandson.  I used the Annie Smith pattern provided in Australian 'Homespun' magazine, Vol.13, 10.   The magazine came out towards the end of last year and as it was my intention to give the story book as well as the puppets work didn't commence until recently ... because ... I had to buy the book on-line; it was not available in any of the bookshops I searched, and even garage sales ended up as dead-ends. 
Initially I considered I could 'whip these up' in a couple of days ... not so.  It took a couple of days for each puppet, though I will admit I didn't sit and work at them all day.  [And I should read instructions more carefully as well].  However at the end of the project I looked at them lined up and a smile came to my face.
I hope little grandson, and his parents who will need to work some of the puppets as they read the story, enjoy these puppets.  

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gone Fishin'

Two more fish have escaped the nets and landed in the ocean.  Claude was completed last month, while this month Priscilla jumped into the water to join Claude and Coral-lee.