Some of you may be wondering what I've been doing lately on the crafty side of my life..
Well, quite alot really but have not been able to show and tell until we had our first visit from Bethan and Lirys.
As you can see from above Lirys loved her new jacket, made from Sirdar Snuggly, Baby Bamboo.
Below, is another pattern from the same book, Debbie Bliss Simply Baby. I used Debbie Bliss yarn for this.
Lirys and her mummy loved them..
They came for a week, which was extended to 10 days when Lirys was diagnosed has having chickenpox and was unable to fly back..she had a couple of grizzly days but, all in all, for a nearly five month old, smiled through it!!
That gave Bethan and myself some more time to make an Advent Calendar that we are sure will become a family heirloom, cherished for many years to come by Lirys and any other siblings that may arrive..
We couldn't have spent so long on it if it hadn't been for 'pappoo' (see behind Bethan's elbow) who valiantly spent hours entertaining Lirys.
We raided my stash box, cut out 24 rectangles, ironed hems and zig zagged the top of each pocket. Bethan wrote the numbers on 24 stars and then appliqued them on to the rectangles.
The finished piece was hemmed and will have a length of dowelling threaded through the panel at the top. Ribbon will be tied to the dowelling and it will be hung on a wall in Bethan's home.. I'm looking forward to seeing it full of little presents when we go to the UK for Christmas in December.
ps...apologies for the poor quality of photos..since having my super duper new camera ( which produces wonderful high quality photos) the res of photos on my blog have deteriorated.. has anyone got any ideas why or what I could do about it??