Child’s Newsie Hat (and my tips for making your own)

Standing in the kitchen, I surveyed the debris left by the explosion of dinner prep, planning the best course of action to deal with it in the least amount of time while the small people finished up their meal. Somewhere between “that pot won’t fit but it really needs to ‘soak’ anyway” and “Butterfly, please just eat your carrots and […]

If I had an aeroplane…

I’m surrounded by sick babies and piles of washing, so I’m flying through very quickly to show you this hat (and a very truculent Bear) that I made, technically as part of Carmel’s sewalong. Which ended a month ago, but anyway. Please ignore the dodgy topstitching, I was in a hurry and machined the crown in place, which left me […]

finally, we have a hat!

It seemed like a good idea at the time. One hat, one month. How hard could it be? And so I signed up to be part of Carmel’s hat sewalong. I downloaded the Oliver+S bucket hat pattern. And there it languished until around the 20th of the month, when I had a sudden “oh drats” moment when I realised we […]

sneaky sneaky

; I very nearly didn’t post today, but I just finished this little beanie, so wanted to show it off. I hear “I don’t know how you find the time” a lot. You know how? By sneaking it in. By making creating part of my everyday routine. This little beauty was finished during Boy2’s drama lesson, while Butterfly chatted beside […]