Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Stitching Gone Bonkers.....

We had a lovely, although a bit wet weekend away this weekend in our caravan.  It really was a blissful weekend by the creek and I thoroughly enjoyed the very cool cold night on Friday. Nothing better than being bundled up in crochet blankets in our caravan. I've had it up to my ears with stinky hot weather.  Unfortunately the grey skies and rain made for little photo taking.

Little Man made the most of every stick and log in sight and put his new knife and whittling skills into action.  I lost count of the number of times I cringed in fear he'd take off a finger or two.
 Big J cooked up the most fantastic spuds on his new little stove.  It's teeny tiny little thing, but it is fantastic for cooking.  The best part of it is that it all folds down in a lovely little wooden box for transport and it is beautifully handcrafted.  Big J was not amused I snuck up and took his photo.
 The little creek near our campsite is really very lovely and picturesque but the grey skies didn't help my poor photography skills.

 We were literally less than 10 minutes from home, but after spending my days working at home it is a real delight to have a change of scenery.  There is a small fairground and this weekend there was a little train going around the track.
Of course while the men folks built campfires and fished I spent a few quiet and very enjoyable hours knitting and crocheting in the caravan.  Running around in the rain was not my thing.  I'm making very slow progress on my latest cardigan.  Trying very hard not to give up!
Of course it frequently gets put aside to make things that come together very quickly.  Items on a small scale that make me grin from ear to ear.

After whipping these teeny tiny dresses up in just a few minutes, when I got home I couldn't wait to do some sewing machine stitching on a tiny scale.
A little package arrived all the way from Hong Kong while we were gone and I knew these ridiculous, but adorable shoes needed a matching polka dot dress!
   Seriously, aren't these the cutest shoes ever?  I'd love a pair in my size!
 Ok so I might have become slightly obsessed with this girl, but it is SO much fun to create these tiny dresses in just a few minutes.
 Of course when Big J inquired as to what had come all the way from Hong Kong in a little brown envelope with incredible stamps and I showed him, I got the "Oh Mum" and then a few words that maybe things were getting a little out of hand.

Yes, maybe he is right, but for now I'm having fun and smiling.

Do your children think your crazy?

I think mine do.

Toodles...L x ♥


  1. Oh Louise you've got it bad! It reminds me of the dolls house we got for our daughter for Christmas. It was in a kit form and I lovingly painted it and even stencilled bay trees either side of the front door. Im sure It gave me more pleasure than her. We still have the furniture tucked away in a shoe box nice and safe. Love the holiday pics, it looks so restful, you dont have to go far to feel the benefit of a holiday, its the change of scenery that does the trick.

  2. You have fun, that's what counts. Yes, I think my boys think I am crazy sometimes, but not too often though. ;-) Maybe I should ask them. The thinking would be over, and I would know.


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