27 September, 2010

little pickle sporting the new beanie

photo of the beanie on the recipient as promised... and even cuter when he is awake!


26 September, 2010

crochet wearable number 2

Ok, so I have had some comments at daycare, about my first wearable crochet project... that perhaps most wouldn't wear it in public, that perhaps it does look, well, very hand made, that it is not perhaps, all that well crafted. BUT, in spite of that, the gherkin and I continue to wear it (poor boy, he has no choice, and I am wearing it mostly out of pride for having made it myself!).

Well, if they thought that one was a mess...

Here is my second crochet wearable, another beanie, this one for the little pickle. This one I started very early in my pregnancy with the little pickle, but then promptly lost the pattern and the drive to finish.... flash forward about nine months, I found it in my wardrobe, and decided to just make up the rest of the pattern, to see if I could get it to come together. I have. Not gracefully, not even all that convincingly, but it is made with love, and he will look as cute as... well... a pickle!

A better photo (with an awake subject, wearing the beanie as it was meant to be worn!) will follow. But he is lovely asleep (as he is awake) and now is my best time of day to blog.

Hope to catch up again soon xo

07 September, 2010

proud as punch! my first wearable crochet!!!

hi there

ok, so i am getting slacker with my blogging, but i have been busy!

firstly, check out my first ever wearable crochet creation (above) crocheted for my eldest (yes, we almost have the same size head)... (please ignore the tired eyes, lack of makeup, overall absence of any glamour! etc etc).

secondly, check out my beautiful baby boys... [sigh]... they are lovely!

those of you who think i have been incredibly, incredibly slack, i have been blogging, just over here instead of on summerpickles... seems i have a bit of blog confusion... originally splitting my blogging life in two, i am now really not sure of what should be posted where, or if i should in fact combine the blogs (but which one do i keep and which one wraps up?).
i am also just starting to catch up on all of your blogs, but imagine my horror when i popped into bloglines to discover i had more than six thousand posts to catch up on!!! seems i need to edit my reading....
hope all are well and happy. we are here.
take care, chat soon xo


to my other half who puts up with the mess, makes me happy and keeps me sane.
to my beautiful boys who give me so much i want to remember and make the everyday something to treasure.
to my mum who alway let me play with fabric and the good scissors, and who knows a lot of songs.
to my dad who was always happy for us to make a mess and who laughs at us when we deserve it.
to both parents for making sure i still got the work done.
to my dear friends for listening and for sharing the laughs.
and, to you for visiting!