The sun was shining this weekend and I had time for novel-reading and knitting which was pretty nice. Hope you had a good weekend too?
I got to finish a project that had been sitting on my desk for a while: a pair of these shorts for miss K. I'm so pleased with the finished garment, and so is she, declaring them her current favourite thing to wear, and asking for a pair for her best friend.
The (free) pattern recommends using Liberty or similar cotton lawn but I felt something warmer was needed for Wellington life, so I used a lightweight denim fabric, with Liberty lawn in a green leafy print (a gift from Nikki - thanks!) for the binding and waistband. (You can click the photo to see more detail of the fabric.)
Keira allowed me to interrupt her violin practice to photograph them.
On a recent trip to the bookshop, I couldn't resist the latest Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater to add to our collection of his writing. The kids went through and wrote little notes on the recipes they want to try (eating, that is.)
My favourite is on a blue post-it note on pg 27 and reads 'Artichoke tartiflette... because ARTICHOKES!!!'.