Saturday, May 31, 2014

22/52

'A portrait of Millie, once a week, every week, in 2014'

Millie: 'Tea for One' after a week of sickness. A dose of Hand, Foot and Mouth for this little possum and her Daddy.

I hope your week has been a healthier one than ours.

{joining in with Jodi's 52 project }

Happy days to you!

Melinda x

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nana Knits



My Mum and Dad are an absolute blessing in every sense of the word. Their love is abundant and their generosity is bountiful. Last week my Mum presented these two little hand knitted kittens to Millie. It was love at first sight, particularly with the pink one. It is gifts like these that will be treasured forever, their neck ties will fray, their arms and eyes will be re-stitched and stitched again, and their stuffing will soften , but they will always be loved.

Do you love 'Nana Knits' as much as I do?

Happy days to you!

Melinda x

P.S. Since I took this photo there has been a new addition to the kitten family. Millie's absolute favourite.....a 'burple' one. I think we've got a crazy cat baby on our hands!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

19/52, 20/52 & 21/52 {playing catch up}



'A portrait of Millie, once a week, every week, in 2014'
I'm determined to present 52 portraits this year. I don't want to miss a week (or many weeks) like I did last year. I took this project on as a challenge and I'm determined to see it through.....so I'm playing catch up this week.

19/52 - A Mother's Day portrait. Not the best photo, but it was a 'best of the bad bunch' kind of scenario.
20/52 - My little crafty companion (an un-portrait of sorts). I love how her little hand is holding the paper in this portrait.
21/52 - At the park with a sense of uncertainty.  Maybe next time she might enjoy the slide and swings.

{joining in with Jodi's 52 project }

Happy days to you!

Melinda x

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Home Dressmaker {project 1}

One of my goals for 2014 was to use some of my many dressmaking patterns to make Millie and I some clothes.  My first project.....these little bloomer style shorts (for Millie) which I made from a vintage sheet. The pattern I used was by Bobkin - Blue Jays PDF pattern. I was so pleased with the finished result and I can't wait to tackle my next project.

Are you working on any dressmaking projects at the moment or found any great dressmaking patterns? I'd love to know.

Happy days to you!

Melinda x

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pen Pal Adventures {package 1}



As a child I always dreamt of having a pen pal. I never did have one, but fast forward quite a number of years and here I am blogging about my very first pen pal package. This package was sent to the lovely Sophie from 'Her Library Adventures' and was inspired by her beautiful little girl, Tallow. A handmade rainbow package with pom poms, bells and watercolour details.

In this parcel I included:
  • A hand written note (essential)
  • Some handmade scalloped watercolour gift tags complete with a pom pom and bell
  • A set of mini watercolour gift cards - a little something for my recipient to use and continue sharing the pen pal love
  • A rainbow garland made from hand dyed crochet motifs (in the box)
  • Some handmade glittery clay star tags

I can't wait to put together my next package. Do you have a pen pal? I'd love to know what you include in your parcels?

Happy days to you!

Melinda x
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