Tuesday 30 March 2010

Backstitch: Free Alphabet Embroidery Transfer

New blog post over at the Backstitch blog: Download a free alphabet embroidery transfer.

Saturday 27 March 2010

Knitting for the bump

I haven't done any knitting for ages. I have been slogging to get Backstitch up and running and craft-wise I have been beavering away on some projects that will be for the Backstitch blog.

But a couple of days ago I picked up the needles again.

I am 31 weeks pregnant and really getting quite big now. Getting to the stage where I am not just moving slowly, but trying to move less too. And although this goes against my nature, I have realised that moving less and knitting make a winning combination.

Now, this poor little baby that is wriggling away inside me hasn't been crafted anything yet (actually that's not exactly true, but near enough) so a small red cardigan is on the needles.

The pattern is a free one (God bless Ravelry), and is available here. This is the link to my project in Ravelry.

As we don't know what flavour this baby will be I am knitting it in a nice universal red, and shall be using a big brown wooden button, yet to be purchased, as the feature. I think the cardi has a pretty unisex shape too.
Hooray for knitting!

Saturday 20 March 2010

Backstitch goes live!

Well, whoever would have thought I would do this?!! I've only gone and done it though...
Backstitch the online store selling fabric and patterns opened it's virtual doors yesterday.

I hope you like it... it has taken some time and some more effort, but I am pleased with the result.

Please feel free to spread the word!

Monday 15 March 2010

Kenwood love

I am in love with a machine. After several years of hankering, I came across this beauty at a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago. The man wanted £30 for it... a fair price. I, as is typical, came to the boot sale unprepared for large purchases. Just before heading home B and I scrabbled together our pennies and I was able to offer him £17. I think he could see the desperation in my eyes.

Mil and I made cakes. I think we might be making cakes more often.

3 years

Last week, our little boy turned 3. That's 3 mad years of parenting.

And, biased I might be, but I think he's lovely.