Category Archives: gifts for kids

oliver + s birthday party dress

This is a sweet dress I made a while ago for one of Elena’s friends. It has been received, so now I can write about it! Dear little Ra-ra lives on the other side of the world but she’s very … Continue reading

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Doll Peasant Dress: {free} pattern and tutorial

I’ve been making doll clothes to send to a little girl I fostered when I lived in China years ago. She lived with me for over a year – until she was a little over two years old. This sweet … Continue reading

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A cute set for some cute siblings

Some dear friends welcomed a cute baby boy into their family recently. Given I was also running really late with his big sister’s first birthday present, his arrival presented me with an irresistible opportunity to knit a sibling set. Both … Continue reading

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Everyone’s turning two!

We’ve had so many lovely little friends turn two lately and it’s been so much fun. We were off to another party this weekend and a little birdie told me the birthday girl was receiving a doll for her birthday. … Continue reading

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Harriet joined our family this weekend. A birthday gift to Elena from my grandmother, she hails from Latvia. We bought her from Antonia’s Wonderland Inhabitant on Etsy. I adore Waldorf (Steiner) dolls and wish I had the time to try … Continue reading

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In threes, in lake

I’m happy to report I’ve finished my first birthday present, in threes in lake. I won’t write much because I’ve written about this pattern before. As always, it was a smooth and easy knit. My biggest difficulty was finding the … Continue reading

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Official hair containment zip pouch

Elena’s hair is quite hard to contain and she’s come home from child care each day this week with quite creative hair styles. I’ve only just realised that I should probably send a comb and some extra hair elastics along … Continue reading

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Sewing and contractions don’t mix

It seems my body is following the path it took for Elena’s labour and delivery – endless false labour before the real thing kicks off. And so I have been dealing with irregular contractions since yesterday afternoon. It’s tantalising. I’d … Continue reading

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A touch more sewing

I’ve completed more of my Christmas sewing. I procrastinated over starting this project for ages before I managed to cut any fabric. It started as a seed of an idea, and took quite a few sketches until I was happy … Continue reading

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