My stay in Whakatane is drawing to an end, and on Saturday I'll be flying back to Melbourne. As always, I've done a lot of crafting while hanging out with Mum & Dad, sitting in my favourite knitting spot in the sun-room or bent over the sewing machine.
As part of my getting-ready-for-summer project, I sewed a couple of lightweight cotton skirts. I used the Purl Bee's tutorial Gathered Skirt for All Ages
, and adapted it for a longer length and no pockets. My skirts are super comfy to wear, and were quite straightforward to make for a semi-beginner like me. Each one took me two days of tinkering. :)
I also want to finish sewing my ill-fated silk cowl
, which will hopefully work out this time around!
Last week I finished knitting a hat-and-mitts set, tweaked their patterns, and
had a photoshoot with Dad behind the camera (which is always fun). I'm planning to release the
patterns in December, so I don't want to give too much away just yet. Here's a tiny peek...
Finally, here are a few photos from Mum and Dad's garden. Yesterday I played around with Dad's smaller camera - it's never hard to find interesting things to photograph in a garden...
|A rose called 'Greensleeves'|
|A fern frond unfurling|
|Plenty of thyme|