Wednesday, May 13, 2015

See how they grow...

 Abby, 7.5 months. Ruby, 3.5 months. Samantha, 2 weeks
Ollie, a few days shy of 4 years. Alex, 3 years 2.5 months

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hand Me Downs

 Of the best possible kind. I made this sweet little top for Niece #2 for her first Christmas. She's now 9. I think it still looks pretty good.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Apple Pie

 Made from Marnie's recipe (except the gluten free pastry for the mini ones) from our home grown apples

Monday, February 9, 2015

First trip to the beach

 Sand in her toes!

 Cold water!
 I'm not sure about this, Mamma!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Abby's Naming Day

 Last weekend, we formally welcomed our daughter to the world and the circles of our family and friends with a naming ceremony. We acknowledged her grandparents,
 named three godparents, two of whom were in our bridal party, and promised to do our best by her.
 As with our wedding, I was really torn about how Pagan the ceremony should be. Part of me wanted to go all out - we've been to Christenings, after all. But another part is really wary of alienating loved ones by doing so. In the end, we asked the elements and the Lord and Lady to bless her within a more secular ceremony. The only comments I had were really positive, so I think it worked.

 And I had to make her a smocked dress for it. It was a bit of a rush - only finished on the morning (and a few little details could still be done), but I think it looked pretty good, and I'm so glad I could make her something special for her special day.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This year's gingerbread houses

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Abby's Christmas Dress

Made from a vintage layette pattern, this slip dress is fully lined and made from a remnant. I got my mother-in-law to make a nappy cover to go under it - I would have done it myself, but only finished the dress on Christmas morning.