12 March 2010

Returning...

To the simple, and the good. Freeform crochet-along on Ravelry, rainbow baby booties, and a finished dress that Morgan adores.Waldorf-esque fairy kingdoms, snuggly Rowan milkies, that much-loved penguin, mess, and eczema that is finally vanishing to nothing thanks to hemp, calendula and lavender balm.An alternative use for my new cowl...Favorite stories from today. We got these books at the library last time, and have been reading them all week. "Wow, beautiful!" breathed Jenna, Re: Singing to the Sun, when the princess refused the prince who had passed the test to win her hand, and married the Jester instead! She likes a well-written story, this girl. And unexpected twists and turns. ;) Tweedle Dee Dee is an "over and over" favorite for both of the big ones. And leads to requests for egg-related crafts.Jenna has been doing a weather chart, and made symbols today to present the weather for us. Very cute. She asks to do so much that I procrastinate about, it's fun to just go with it and see where we end up.It has been a fairly Montessori activity kind of day today too, as I looked for things for Morgan to do that didn't involve taking things from Jenna's games.Which turned into fun chaos of various kinds. :)Ah these three. Always busy little people.Martin took just Rowan and Jenna to the Dad's group this afternoon, and left Morgan painting so that she could be picked up for a quiet coffee with my mum.I have Emma's cold (lol always sharing, aren't we?) and as a result migranes (thanks mum!) and am struggling to keep either at bay for long. I have also been visited by AF - yay for Rowan nursing so much this long as the others only gave me around six months time out, but RUBBISH timing. The children are starting to be a bit sniffly and baby bean just wants to cuddle up and sleep. Ah well, I have this to finish for my Mother-in-law, another cowl. I'm good with hibernating a bit more.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, you're crochet projects just keep growing - a dress! You've really taken to crochet haven't you, it would take me forever to crochet a dress. Fantastic, and I love those boots - gorgeous wool.
    Lots of great family fun for all - lovely photos.
    xxx

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  2. Three days, the dress took - including doing the neck three times to get the decreases right! The booties were so quick, the ankle only needed ch10 as the wool is so chunky - it's Colinette Point5 (Mardi Gras). :)

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  3. Ah blast it. Sigh. You do realise now that I will have to get my finger out and get on with Michelle's crochet dress for her daughter, (the pink on that's on ravelery in my projects.. yup still not finished), now. I've found that I really, really dislike working to a pattern and have really struggled with motivation.

    You my girl, are putting me to shame.

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  4. Aw noo lol, I just have lots of nursing time and if the baby is dozy I can just get on! I found the dress really boring though, I thought the pattern would be tricky enough to keep me engaged but it wasn't!

    PS There is a thread on GP for you!

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  5. I LOVE those booties so much!

    We love Charlotte Voake books too, but haven't seen that one before - thanks for sharing, I'll have to add it to my huge order list at the library.

    Wonderful photos as always, they have brightened my evening and made me look forward to a wondefully chaotic day with my littlies tomorrow - Thank you :)

    Gina x

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  6. What a great filled day! I love Jenna's weather chart. And Morgan is looking quite grown up in the latest pictures--it's funny to watch that happen via a blog!

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  7. Hehehe, the front cover does look like Rye a lot; but you're right the little boy isn't him; mind, Rye thinks it is, bless him.

    The one good thing about following a pattern is you do get to see how shaping etc is done, makes it so much easier when free forming.

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  8. lol, how different our days are! My last two days - sitting at my local cafe with wi-fi for hours on end, beavering away at an audit report. Then today more beavering away at home, then lectures, registering with the GMC, and meeting up with a friend for "coffee" which turned into a bottle of wine, some champagne and a couple of cocktails followed by a very tasty dinner and now home in time for Criminal Minds. So different, yet so similar! I too have been yarning obsessed and filled with business! lol! love ya!xxx

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  9. The croched dress is absolutely gorgeous, so glad you had a better day today! Thanks to your post on the GP forum, I've found out through a lovely mama about a group in blackpool(1 hr away) and a group in Kendal(40 minutes). Am hoping to give them both a try. Today we collected rocks and fed some hungry windswept horses! Have a good week end, San and all xxxx

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  10. Just caught up with your blog. Loved hearing about all you've been up to and seeing your beautiful pictures. You really inspire me to do more, yet less (if that makes sense! You know what I mean!) lol.
    Have to go find that dress pattern on ravelry now! X

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  11. It's a lovely dress - want me to photocopy the pattern for you? It's not available on Ravelry but I have the book it came from. :)

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