Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just So Many, Many Things.

What a wonderful and busy week I am finding myself in - Saturday saw me sewing up a polar bear cape for Hugo's birthday party and even though I missed out on a day at the beach with the boys, I had such a sense of achievement by the end of the day. The only thing was that Hugo wouldn't pose for me so I had to borrow our next door neighbour Cleo.... she was much more obliging. The pattern came from Liesl Gibson's (of oliver + s fame) fantastic book, 'Little Things to Sew' which comes with a set of patterns. I cobbled together two patterns to make it, the cosy winter hood and the red riding hood cape. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I now have to buy a toggle for it and then it is done.

Yesterday we had school's annual Boat Day which is the highlight of the year. It is amazing watching the boy's skills develop from one year to the next and how accomplished they quickly become. Look at this little five year old (well, almost six year old) kayaking. There were a few crazy moments and the odd bang against other kayaks, but all in all, magic.
Archie and his mates are all beginning to sail on their own. I have such visions of Swallows and Amazons....
And on Sunday... I made this dress. The pattern comes from Liesl Gibson's new line Lisette which can be found in Spotlight. It is flawlessly simple to sew and fits like a glove... or um dress. My next one will be in a fine corduroy methinks - just the ticket for Autumn.
The fabric also came from Spotlight. They have such a great selection.
Oh yes, Hugo finally posed for me as long as I used the Polaroid setting on the Ipod... so there we are, a cute little almost six year old polar bear cub. Wait until he has a black nose and fangs painted on. He may even look slightly fierce.
Today I am starting a new role. Tuesday lunch time librarian at the boys' school. I am really quite excited and almost feel like investing in a pair of horn rimmed glasses.... and a chain. I had better dig out a few twin sets too.
Lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.


  1. as usual
    you have me smiling from ear to ear
    [little yellow ears to be precise ]

  2. Hugo looks gorgeous. And I'm not sure he'll ever look fierce! And loving the dress. Can't wait to see the next one. xx

  3. Wow, the boating looks FAB! Lucky ducks (children!)

  4. Fantastic sewing - that dress is gorgeous! :)

  5. look gorgeous! I know it runs deep for many reasons. looking forward to all the good things your blog shares!

  6. Gorgeous little costume Kate and that dress is so pretty, makes me want to make myself a new frock too! Librarian eh, you must definitely get some horn rimmed glasses the kids will love it, have fun in your new role.

  7. Fab dress!
    I love your blog and want to let you know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You're inspirational!

  8. There's a chance you're qualified to get a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.



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