Sunday, 1 April 2012

April already!

I seem to have had a thousand and one things going on recently and none of them involved a post on here. The Guides finished their pillowcase dresses and tried them on for a photo (not taken by me so I will try and get it e-mailed to me by their leader) and so they all got their 'together we can - volunteer' badge

The Old Workhorse
I dated the workhorse back to 1907 but it has no model number so I am waiting to hear back from Singer as to its model and origin

I wish I had her box lid

Bunnies Galore
D1 bought me a lovely book, The Knitters Year by Debbie Bliss, for mothers day and one of the spring projects was a bunny egg cosy
Bunny egg cosies

I simply had to make one there and then and couldn't believe how quickly they knitted up. I decided to make a batch in lots of bunny-type colours (although I did make a pink and a blue too) to sell for the Good Shepherd Appeal at school. They vanished as soon as I brought them out of my bag last week. D1 and D4 wanted me to make them as a hat. A friend at school asked if I would make one as a baby hat for her friends daughters new baby so here is my finished product, with bunny booties too, to be delivered tomorrow

Dress a Girl Workshop
so tomorrow is our big pillowcase dress/ shorts workshop for yrs 3, 4, 5 + 6 at the primary school. Some mums have already made up the kits I made and their results are displayed in the entrance hall at school. Hopefully we will have some adult volunteer helpers. D1 is home from Uni at the moment  and D3 is on holiday from college so they are coming to help. They are brilliant at making woven patterned friendship bracelets which D1 was taught at camp in America so are going to make them to put in the pockets of the dresses and shorts. Lots of other mums have been interested in the dresses for their own children and I may make some up to sell to cover the cost of postage to Louise at sew scrumptious.

my bags and boxes of all things pillowcasy ready to go for tomorrow. I have 3 sewing machines (including the workhorse) and my sewing box in the car ready. Fingers crossed we do a good job!


  1. Wow, you've been busy! I love the bunnies, and well done for getting so many people involved with the pillowcase dresses:)

  2. Good luck with the dress making.
    A x
    ps I really do struggle with the new 2 word verification.

  3. Good luck with your "Dress a girl around the world" workshop. You sound very well organised so its should be brilliant.