Introducing the Phoenix hat, our fund raiser pattern for the Burns Unit at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.
100% of the pattern sales will got towards our drop offs to the Burns Ward.
I like the idea of doing arts and crafts with my kids, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty of actually doing it this is where I trip up. Either we doing have all the supplies and I don’t want to buy 100 brown bags to use 3 or I don’t want 5 different colour rolls of celephane to cut out a small piece of each. Arts and crafts take effort and planning and I worry about the mess and cleaning up.
If you are like me and think you should do more crafts with your kids but always put it off with a lot of excuses then Surpriso is for you. Well it is for you if you are Super Mom, all organised and don’t mind mess too, it will just make it a little easier. But for moms who are a little frayed around the edges and the house is already a tip and the thought of adding paint and glitter makes you want to cry it is perfect.
notes coming soon
The kids went to a woodland party and looked very cute in their different outfits
At last the White Sandy Beach socks and Titus’s socks are finished and we have entered them in all the knit alongs
Works in Progress
Mama Vertebrae in Elle Elite 50% wool 50% cotton in peach with yellow stripe
The colour reminded Rachel of a Naartjie so we showed what a Naartjie is as it seems to be a South African word only and Dave and Devin were asking about what it was on Instagram
Remember the Hat Along
Any hat, any size, knit or crochet.
We got a LOT of fiber from a destash and are going to divide it up with some friends so we all get to try some Alafoss
Prizes for Opposites KAL
Yarn Stash Blues DK CraftyLynetteR
Yarn Stash sock – Vivieknits
Stellar FibreWorks from Gina – Averil
Tea Collection of hats from Clare Devine – dgwhite
Beaded Hippo – MrsQuilt
Yarn Bling bag – mimiteacher
yarn bling bag – hmgtt
Incomparable Buttons – denaliWWT
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I know those in the Northern Hemisphere laugh at our idea of winter, a bit like we laughed at their heatwave. The problem here in South Africa is that our houses are just not equipped for winter. They are designed for the long hot summer days. Brick walls, big single glazed windows, open plan, and believe me we appreciate them in summer. Winter however is another story, we don’t have central heating. A few people might have a fire place but that is usually it.
I could not have been more delighted to be asked to Review the new Woolly Worm Hat Painted Toppers collection. To be honest I have a tiny designers crush Woolly and her amazing work for a long time.
This time Caleb joins me for some laughs and knitting talk
Backyard chickens are becoming more popular, and if you have the yard space they are a very rewarding fun pets to have. I have had chickens for about 4 years, and in April we got our first rescue chickens. Most people understand what a rescue pet is if it is a dog or cat but are less sure about what a rescue chicken is.
This is a clip from a podcast we did. I have just included the chicken part here