Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baby Anna

Anna was born few days ago. We haven't seen her yet so I decided to make a little present for her, just to say welcome to this little bundle of joy.

I chose a japanese pattern from Ravelry and made two little alteration: simpler neck and different application, a pink flower instead of a bear.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Another kind neighbor gifted us with these prunes. This lady is almost 80 y.o. and her vegetable garden seems to come out from some book of the RHS. 
Each time I compare hers to ours I feel miserable. We have salads, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini and weeds. She has 2 m high tomatoes (once even won a competition for the taste) and her cabbages are so big you can easily imagine to find a baby under their leaves. No need to say she has no weeds at all.

Luckily for us she's so kind and so we can taste her prunes. She gave us a lot so I made this fool proof jam .


1 kg prunes (cut in small pieces and without stones)
500 g caster sugar
pectin (I use Fruttapec 2:1 Cameo)
Just mix the ingredients, bring to boil, boil 3 minutes, then put in clean and dry pots, close and sterilize in boiling water for 20 minutes.

Monday, August 9, 2010

BACK TO SCHOOL - pencil case

 It's almost back to school again. This year D1 asked for something special just for her. I made a pencil case I saw once in an old magazine.
We choose some fabric from my stash: the flowers one come from an old dress, the plain green from this Tuchini costume I made, and the striped one from a bag I made. The ribbon is the one I used to make flowers to pin to her hair on her first communion day.

I made 15 small pocketsand there are 2 cm between the vertical seams, so that you can put 2 pencil or a big crayon, depending on your need. 

To close you have to roll it and tie a bow

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Honey, I need one of those...

Have you heard it before? This time H needed some kind of sachet to store small items that float in his case. He stated it shouldn't be girlish.
I found some gingham fabric from previous crafts, it is in blue, green and red.

I cut eight pieces 11x8 cm, four in blue and four in green.  I put them together as in the picture

  Then added a gingham red lining and it's done