Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baby cardigan and personalised labels

I finished Isla's cardigan, knit using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (thank you Ana at Boladeberlin for giving me enough wool to finish the project) it now hangs on the hooks in the Nursery.

I recently got my own labels for my work, and have been testing out how they look on some of the items I have finished while here in Henley.

I have been making samples of items I will offer for sale (but more about that in the future).

Isla with Granny Margie (21 hours old), she is a little sweetheart, growing more beautiful each day. I will miss her as Mr. Margie and I are going back to Ireland in the morning.
Big Hugs,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Baby Isla Mary

Welcome to Baby Isla Mary born in Oxford on July 19th weighing in at 8lbs 5ozs (3775gms)

She has fair skin and strawberry blond hair, Mummy and Daddy are very proud of their little sweetheart.

Aunt leiny knit this beautiful coat for her, she will be all cozy in the winter.
We are truly blessed with such a little princess and I do feel that Dreams Really Can Come True.
Margie (Supergran)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Crafts and Nursery

The Nursing chair is recovered in Cath Kidston material, with a little heart shaped cushion for extra comfort

I knit some Debbie Bliss fair trade organic eco cotton wash cloths and some women at my work made the pink basket to hold all the little necessaries.

I thought the Bugaboo needed a bit of lace....

Mel's girlfriends brought her this little elephant, among other gifts, at the Baby Shower.

We found this little pony head (it makes horsey sounds) at the local Joules store in Henley.

A bit of history, the Silvercross, a traditonal English and Irish pram much loved by Grannies and those of us (almost Grannies) old enough to remember them.

Another baby quilt work in progress, this one for the car seat.

The cot is ready, cosy and inviting.

The wardrobe full of gifts, family treasures and must haves.

Everything ready and waiting for this little girl, who like her mother and aunty will arrive when she is ready (Mel was 19 days overdue, Leiny was four).
More news when she arrives.
Big Hugs,

Monday, July 5, 2010

Henley and Oxford

I am in Henley on Thames waiting for Mel to have her baby. We have been down town at the Royal Regatta for picnics on the river bank.

While driving around Oxford we saw this guy staring out over some buildings (this photos should be below in the piece about Oxford but I could not get him to move!).

There are plenty of boats on the water and some very pretty houses on the island near the bridge that can only be accessed by boat.

Mr. Margie and I drove to Oxford with Mel last week and took an open top bus tour of the city. The students and locals all cycle everywhere.

The architecture is so beautiful and the history of the university was relayed by a very eccentric lady who had us chortling and giggling in our seats.

This one is for LuLu Kellogg, I know she is prone to the odd crown.

The tour took one hour, however the bus was a hop on and off, allowing the ticket to be valid for twenty four hours.

Big hugs and have a happy sunny summer wherever you are. I will not get to visit your lovely blogs for a while.