Thursday, June 21, 2012

Learning about the goldrush

Abby and Tim have been learning about the goldrush at school.  Today they had a special dress-up day as a part of this section of their curriculum.  It has been the most exciting thing at school for several weeks.  Abby tells me that it was the only thing anybody would talk about at recess and lunchtime.

We recently found some old clothes of Abby's (from when she was about 18months old) and Abby wondered if Bethy could fit into them just for the trip to school.

Here they are.  Tim is dressed as a miner and Abby is dressed as the owner of a boarding house.  Bethy is dressed as a cute baby...

Last night I suddenly had a brilliant idea for how to crochet a bonnet for Bethy.  After the kids were in bed I pulled out some yarn to see if my idea worked. Unfortunately I forgot to put it on for the photo with Abby and Tim, but we remembered for going to school.  She fell asleep in the car on the way home so I got a picture of her then.  I'm quite pleased with how the bonnet turned out.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I've been inspired to create beanies lately, and once I started I've had requests for more.

My first attempt at a beanie for Elizabeth

A second blue girls beanie

Beanie for a little man I hope to meet in a few weeks time when he makes his arrival in my neighbours family

 Pink pompom beanie for Bethy

Bethy being a little un-cooperative in modelling her pink pompom beanie.