Early Mornings

Knitting : Paelas Wrap-over trousers for my friends baby that is due in winter. Im using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply in colourway, shadow. So squishy and yummy.

Sewing: I spent the weekend drafting a dress that would fit the A Maker’s Burrow Dolls. I made one, a little yellow one but as soon as I finished it I decided it needed a collar so I made another. So very very fiddly but so very very fun.

Stitching: Some miniature cross-stitch doll handbags. They remind me of the type of carpet bag Molly Weasley would carry.

Cooking :   Jammy thumb print biscuits. So yum!

Drinking : Really cold water. Its so very hot at the moment.

Reading: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Im not sold on it. I’ll read a few more chapters but Im not hooked yet. What I am hooked on is reading Miffy and Brambly Hedge books to Ed.

Wanting: Ice cream

Deciding: What to cook for tea…. very uninspired today. There’s a really high chance of eggs on toast. Could even just be toast!

Enjoying: The air conditioner. I feel pretty lucky to have one on days like today. Its 40 degrees.

Waiting: For Wal to get home from work. Don’t get me wrong, days at home with Ed are the best but sometimes its hard to pep myself up enough to play Thomas the Tank Engine tracks when I’m not feeling all that imaginative.

Liking: This amazing site, Dharma Trading. They’ve got loads of dyes and things to dye. My friend put me on to it yesterday, I haven’t brought anything from them but she has and said they were good. I wouldn’t mind trying out their muslin to dye and make a quilt from.

Wondering: When the Liberty fabric I ordered last week is going to arrive.

Loving: My clipboard. Yes, I said clipboard. This one here– I got one from Office Works last week to rest my knitting patterns on. I write all over my patterns as I knit, counting rows and stitches . Its been brilliant to have something to lean on that I can carry around with me. I can also rest my cup of tea on it when I’m knitting in bed, very important.

Listening: To London Grammar- Rooting For You

Buying: Other than groceries and the essentials, not much at all this week. Except for coffee, I had a couple of takeaway coffees last week.

Watching: Still watching Arrow. I’ve got 2 seasons to go I think.

Hoping: To learn a bit more about photoshop. I wing it at the moment but I’d like to take an online class or have some time to look up some tutorials.

Smelling: Hot gumleaves. I love the smell of an Australian summer.

Wearing: The Lisa dress I made by Tessuti. Such a fantastic pattern. I made mine out of some rayon I brought a couple of years ago at Spotlight.

Thinking: I need to figure out a better sleep routine for myself. Its all over the place at the moment. I have been up before 4am every day for the last I don’t know how long. Usually I get to bed pretty early at night so its not too bad but lately I’ve been staying up watching Netflix and knitting.

Giggling: Ed: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Me: “Oh, I’m not sure, mate, why did the chicken cross the road?” Ed: “To get over the other side!” then starts laughing hysterically. Ive heard it a million times and more but I tell you what, when my kid tells me, its the best joke I’ve ever heard.

Feeling: Like I need things to slow a bit. Ed is 4 next month and I feel like I’ve missed things. Its gone so fast the last few years and well, I am feeling a little sad about him not being a baby anymore.

Mixing: Hopefully natural dyes soon! I have the stuff I need to do it but have been procrastinating for some silly reason. I have a dye date organised with a girlfriend next week to get the ball rolling and get me started.

Playing: Marbles! I forgot how much I loved marbles. I don’t actually remember playing them when I was a kid but I had a lot of them. I loved the colours. Little round gems.

Admiring: My very VERY first flowers. The first ones I’ve ever grown. Any day now I’m hoping to see some sunflowers and Zinnias open up.

I hope you’re well x