This Moment

Joining Souolemama for ~ This Moment. A moment from this week that I want to pause, savour and remember. A special moment.

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Yeah, I know, another bloody ski pic. Sorry – its the last, seasons pretty much officially over now. But ended on a high. Madam nailed the platter lift today, her 5th ski trip 🙂 No more bunny slope for this little lady. And it was totally as wet and slushy as it looks.

Craft On



I finished Madams ‘Cushy Cardi’. It only took me a couple of evenings of pretty full on crocheting. It was simple, easy to follow and I really like how it looks. Don’t look to close as there are a host of mishaps and wonky bits, and some spur of the moment improv – since I seem incapable of just following a pattern in a straightforward manner.
Its a great pattern and free as well. It goes up to a 3 but I found that a loose crochet stitch, and a few extra increases have made a pretty generous sz4. Its not overly long but that’s a matter of not getting bored (like me) and adding a few more rows.

The yarn is a cheap acrylic from the Warehouse that I bought on sale. I got a 600g ball for 10 bucks. Perfect for an experiment. This one will be her summer card for preschool. Easy to wear and easy to wash! I plan to make a few more of these! I have already started the foundation chain to do a little one for a friend who’s expecting any day now.

I had hoped for a nice photo opportunity with madam in it, but she decided modelling was not on her day planner for today. This was a close as I got to a worn pic

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This Moment

Joining Soulemama for ~ This Moment. A moment form this week that I want to pause, savour and remember. A special moment.

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Yeah, another skiing picture!

Pixie Pants

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 I was incredibly excited when Lisa from Big Little asked for pattern testers recently. I have a few of her patterns already and love them. I was even more delighted when I discovered the pattern I would be testing was for the Pixie Pants and shorts.

The pattern that Lisa has created is great. Pretty much all my patterns are PDF’s and the quality of instruction and pattern differs greatly between creators. Lisa’s is right up there with the best I have. Her instructions were concise and accurate and very easy to follow. The pattern pieces went together well and didn’t use half a forest to print out – one of my pet hates is patterns that use masses of paper through printing, only to have to cut 2/3 of it away once the patterns taped up.

They are possibly one of the nicest, most stylish pants/shorts patterns I’ve come across and also beg to be customised – belt loops, contrasting trim, a touch of lace. So many options! The peices go together nicely and the finished pants and shorts look really smart.

I made these pants in both a thicker winter weight wool and in lighter quilting weight cotton for spring and cooler summer days. By the time I made a 3rd pair I was down to a 90 minute make time, and that’s including those all important stops to grab a cookie or cuppa. So not only a great pattern but also fast!




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Great news! Lisa is offering 15% of the Pixie Pants Pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here for the duration of the tour. All you need is the coupon code PIXIEPANTS15, valid until Tuesday 23 September.

Be sure to check back in on the Big Little blog on Tuesday for a giveaway too!

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki – posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

This Moment

A special moment form this week that i want to pause, savour and remember.


Deja vu with Wonky Patchworks Kite post this week too!


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Yeah it’s another ski pic, not all that imaginative or particularly artistic. But it is a reflection of our winter weekend pursuits.

To Mirari and anyone else who fancies joining me, I will definitely be starting a 12 month themed pictorial (starting in January) instead of the 52 week project. I absolutely love this project but I’m just finding its not meshing well with my life and photographic opportunities. But I’m far to stubborn to give up now – I’ll finish it if it kills me.

This Moment

Joining Soulemama, very belatedly for ~ This Moment, a moment form this week that I want to pause, savour and remember.



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Another ski/snow shot! I just love the thoughtful slightly determined face expression