Sunday, July 17, 2016



 To be happy you must be your own
sunshine!!

Buongiorno my friends, how glorious is it to wake up to this wonderful morning! Considering my holidays have come to an end...lol.....I'm still pretty happy. I've had a crazy, fun and fantastic holiday and it is time to get back into work mode. 

This week I've made heaps of show entries that I will not share right now, but I have also made some projects that I'm thrilled to share. Why not grab a cup of tea or coffee and join me while I show you my craftwork and my walk through the garden.

Let's go groovers......
A new addition to the market table, Miss Owl. I had some fabulous pieces of fabric that needed to turn into something special and not just get thrown out. So they became the ruffle and wings on this little cutie pie. She is about 7 inches tall and 8 inches across.  
Heather and I sell covered coat hangers and I adore this knitted pattern that I have used several times now.
  I have knitted two roll collar cardigans in different colours suitable for 9 month old babies.

 Now I have an idea that I would like to share with anyone out there who is naughty like me. I am notorious for sewing buttons on to garments weeks after they're finished and lose the coloured thread you need to attach the buttons. 

I now cut a long piece of the yarn and attach it to the knitted items. Here I have threaded it through the colour and......when I buy the buttons and sew them on I will not have to tear the house apart to try and find the right colour. You like that idea? You gals are precious....you are probably not as bad like that as me. lol
 This is the second cardigan in a different colour, though it looks very similar. You guessed it....no buttons. The yarn is attached to the garment, I have just hidden it. I guess you're laughing at me Heather the feather. lol A sweet short sleeved cardigan pattern knitted in 8 ply baby yarn...
 This cardigan is part of an order for 12 cardigans!!!
 I was nicely surprised this morning as I walked through my garden to see many of my bushes have made a colourful winter bloom. My native bushes have popped out in masses of pretty pinks...As always...nasturtiums never let you down.
 The garden is my happy place, mostly I'm thinking about all the wonderful people who surround my thoughts and life. Each one of them treasured and appreciated.

I was walking around the garden just this morning remembering how one question from my dear friend Bruno put me into a journey within my soul...."Did you go to Piazza Navona?" That one question turned a key and opened a door....I have been on an awesome ride ever since. Have you ever had that happen to you? It's amazing!!! 

While I'm here loving my friends, Chris and Neville...you will be happy to know that I spent Friday night at the Ag Society meeting rolling up bits of paper and putting them down Mark's jumper. There were millions of them and we played a game called Hansel and Gretel. When Mark stood up there was paper dropping out of the back of him leaving 'paper bread crumbs' wherever he walked. lol....It was great for me. Love my friends.



 Today I will be fixing up the last little jobs that need doing before I go back to work and then in the afternoon I will hopefully do a bit of knitting. My thoughts are with France, may you stay strong.
Ciao, Anita.

9 comments:

Sandra :) said...

I love when you post these "compilation" posts - I get to look at all kinds of fun goodies, then pick my favourite! ;) In this post, I think the adorable grey cardigan wins my heart - I can just see a sweet baby wearing it ... crawling around putting everything he finds on the floor ... in his mouth! That includes cat food - oh wait - that was MY kids, 25 years ago, LOL! :)

Jane Galley said...

love the owl with her pretty outfit :) glad you've had a great holiday

Maria said...

Such a sweet little owl and nice warm card is too. Great idea with the thread...
Your garden is looking very pretty with its winter flowers....
All too sad in France....

Kim said...

All your cardies are sweet, Anita. I love the roll collar. Wow...you're knitting 12 of those cardies....you are amazing! Cute owl. So happy you got a lot knitted and crocheted for the upcoming markets. That native bush is so pretty with the pink flowers. A little Winter colour.....not much of that down here. Now back down to earth....have a lovely week at school. Behave yourself now, ya hear!

Karen S said...

Well done with all your show entries. that is great to get done before school is back. The little jackets with the rolled collars look very snuggly. And you have had fun with the owl.
How lovely are those plants. You seem to have had some nice sunshine, too.

JoJo said...

I am in love with Miss Owl. She's soooo adorable! Love the baby sweaters too. All your crafts are great!

Fiona said...

you made all this AND show items!!! you are a magician
Hugz

Mereknits said...

Thanks for a fun post Anita, you are my hero.
Meredith

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love the coat hanger pattern - mine are always so plain and boring! xx

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