Friday, December 05, 2008

little bit country

Thing I learned today:
Turns out socks for four year olds make fantastic barbie clothes. You can make a boob tube style dress just by cutting off the heel and toe section, the band at the top fits snugly at the waist or over the boobs and you don't even have to hem it if you don't want to. Then from the foot part you can get another dress, I cut off the heel and the toe and sewed on a few cotton bands at the hips and then threaded a ribbon through it to make it tie on. For the first time nearly ever our barbies aren't nude. I also knitted a little top, just a square with six rows garter, six rows stocking, six rows garter, sewn at the back and again a ribbon threaded through to make it tie on.
Wish I'd learned this BEFORE I sewed the other top but ah well.
I also made this. (The activity in the girl's nativity set today, which is dang cute, must upload photos, was to make a pie. Una helped.)
And a delicious stew/warm salad from baby beetroot, white beans, garden greens, feta and pancetta for dinner.
Martin made a clothesline.
I knitted a horse.
We are sooo country (and a little bit rock and roll, I took my cleavage out to the A&U Christmas party to prove it, and made merry with the champagne, the boys* were rascals).
Tomorrow, will take photos of everything, except maybe pie if consumed.

*topping up the champagne that is. No other rascally boys in attendance.


  1. I still can't believe I missed you and your rocking cleavage ...

  2. Anonymous10:48 PM

    did u enjoy the tart?

  3. It was AMAZING, thank you. Had to use wholemeal flour in the pastry, but it gave it a nice rustic texture. The tart lasted about a few days and got better every day.

  4. I love the Kiddly link to the advent ideas. I am very much looking forward to when Jethro is old enough to be into stuff like this! Well done, you!