Remember the Holly Hobbie/Laura Ingalls inspired hat from a while ago? Well! We were finally able to put it to use today when the 11yo went off for her "Goldfields Day" at school.
She was a trifle shy about the whole hat wearing thing and stuffed it into her bag as we were heading out the door. I like it! I think it is very Holly Hobbie-esque and I make absolutely no apologies for sewing it, even if it was just to indulge my youthful memories of crisp bed linen and sweet matching bedroom co-ordinates!
The skirt was made with the same sheet and I must thank Brydie for her generous package of trimmings which were rummaged through with anticipation as I selected the one most fitting for the purpose...
Do you wear fingerless gloves?
I came across a particularly easy and cosy crochet pattern recently and am excited to share it with you.
Unlike the first pair I made, this pattern works the gloves sideways which makes them easy to fit them as they are worked. Probably next time I will err on the side of tightness as they do tend to stretch with repeated on-ings and off-ings (and children stretching them up their arms as they just so love to do!).
You will find the gloves raveled here.
PS. Thanks for your replies to the Rosemary Hair Rinse post. I have updated the post with a pic of my *ahem* freshly washed hair in case there were some skeptics lurking out there. It's not the best pic, but at least it's out there *gulp*.