Welcome to my blog!

If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The saga continues

After battling with (the wrong sized) circular needle (when will I learn to read instructions properly - I'm blaming you, dad, for inheriting your Lee genes) - and picking up stitches (which I hate more than any other knitting aspect, Cardi number 1 is now complete.

I was going to add some embroidery to the bottom of it, as per pattern, but decided that it looks ok as it is, and probably far better than my cack-handed attempt at sewing. My gran, God bless her, spent many an hour trying to get me to sew in a straight line, all in complete vain I'm afraid.
Cardi number 2 is now in progress, and once again I am following a pattern in my own unique Lee way. In other words doing the bits of it I want to and ignoring the others. In this case it is colourwork along the bottom. I've chosen instead to use a variegated wool I've had in my stash for about 2 years, always liked, and never found a use for. Now I have.

In other news I was lent a baby crochet book (thanks Karen) and have seen a pattern for a lovely string of crochet'ed bunting . Brightly coloured hearts (as if I was ever going to do pale pastelly pink ones as per pattern!) will hopefully soon be adorning Caoimhe's bedroom wall. Well,as soon as I make enough of them they will be doing! Here's number 1 heart:

Most impressed with how effective it looks, and much nicer than pale pink, don't you think?! I have a stash of brightly coloured wool purples, pinks, reds, greens and yellows which will do the job nicely. Knew I'd find a use for those bits of wool that come free with knitting magazines and you end up not liking the projects they are provided to make... got lots of them!

On a culinary front I am about to start preparation for making my dad's 65th birthday cake. Does he know what he's let himself in for?

Til next time, happy craftin' :)


fatmonica said...

Love the little jacket.The bunting is fab-it'll look great in Caoimhe's room.I'm involved in a bunting swap at the moment but it's paper not crochet!

Helen said...

Wooo that sounds intriguing :)