Thursday, 16 August 2012

Since the last blog post.........

...................We have had Caitlin's third birthday last Friday (10th August).

Caitlin in her new gardening outfit we bought.

........and of course we cannot forget Liam!
think he was being called in to put shoes on!

Made Caitlin this cardigan which cost virtually nothing!  It was made from left-over King Cole Splash yarn used in other projects and I have enough blue to make Liam one.

Made Caitlin and Liam four 24" cushions and two toy bags from their old curtains!

Put my doubled-up magazines on eBay

Made some Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls

and Lemon Tart
(both recipes can be found here)

Restored this Dolly bed which is now in Sally's shop.
The bed was waxed with Lavender Wax Polish instead of being painted, the mattress is covered in ticking and I made the little quilt, the sheets and pillow case was made from an old pillow case, and the blanket from a piece of fleece fabric, and a finishing touch of a little Lavender Heart hanging from the bed head.


  1. Love the little bed and its own little quilt. Wish I had a little girl to make things like that for (or maybe not!) Love The gardening outfit too especially in the top photo where the pinny is rather low on her body! So cute. Three is a lovely age as I recall.

  2. I wish I was a little girl again so I could have a dolly bed like that and a cardi and a little gardening outfit!!! Yummy looking food too! x

  3. awwwwww bless her x sweet dear caitlin x how she and her brother have grown...lovely cushions from curtains and foody yum yums...doesnt your sea gull look fabulous on the beach on your side bar x

  4. The first photo is delightful. Caitlin looks so happy. Love the cardigan and your other makes too!

  5. Lovely post, fabulous makes and I love the dolly bed!

  6. Happy 3rd birthday to little Caitlin.. such a pretty pic too!
    Your scotch eggs and sausage rolls look delicious Julie...just perfect for a picnic as does your lemon tart and what an adorable little bed,
    Hope you are having a good week,
    Susan x
    P.S Love the cardigan too and the lovely pic of little Liam!

  7. A belated Happy Birthday to Caitlin!

    Goodness you have been busy, a real hive of industry at your place :D That little dolls bed is so cute!

  8. You have been so busy! I love that little bed.

    Pomona x

  9. Happy Birthday Wishes to Caitlin, I love PeppaPig,bet that cake was tasty.

  10. Happy belated birthday greeting to Caitlin. Beautiful cardie, I like the King Cole Splash.
    Great job on restoring the dolly bed I''d be running off to look at it if Sally's shop was nearby, I bet it is soon snapped up.
    Hope you have had a lovely weekend.
    Carol xx

  11. Daren't show your dolly bed to my dolly gang or they'd all want it. It's absolutely gorgeous.

  12. aahh your grandchild are so cute happy birthday for Caitlin. Love the little cardigan and that little dolls bed is gorgeous i love the bedding and the patchwork so pretty, dee xxx


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