This week we’re big on little.
1. Little teapot
I received a CORKER of a giveaway win in the post yesterday. Jean Greenhowe’s Little Dumpling Dolls is one of Beck’s continually stunning op shop finds. I wasted no time. Within half an hour of postal receipt, the Myrtle & Eunice Household Kid Craft Drought broke with the presentation of a teeny knitty teapot. A magic teeny teapot. In the short term, it pours whole cups of pretend tea (including the cup bit). And fairy cakes. With pink icing and ‘spots on top’. Yet the big on imagination small kid is talking knitted accoutrements today...
2. Little owl
Claire knows how to write a step by step how-to. I will happily vouch that making a baby sock owl using one of her kits is ‘easy as’. With all the knitty business happening chez M&E, it was lovely to take a break from pattern repeats and indulge in meditative bird sewing.
3. Little quilt
Actually biggish single quilt given the recipient is still of an age counted in months (another moment of startling intelligence on my part, crafting a generous deadline).
I’m sure I have been (nicely) bullied into this. I ’fessed up to my beginner quilting ineptitudes and whaddayaknow, there’s a Perle 8’s basting party happening next week. DO THE GIRLS KNOW HOW TO PART-AY! All partying persons welcome, by the way.
First begun back in 1926 (basically), I have remarkably located the quilt top bit – minus one piece of edge. If anyone is exasperated with my ongoing ineptitude, then imagine how I feel. No, I haven’t the foggiest if I ever even had a quilty bottom bit.
4. Little horror
In the last week the small of the house declared ‘I growed up’ and promptly turned teenage. She’s flouncing about wearing inappropriate off-the-shoulder clothing (mine*), slamming doors, ending every second sentence with SHUDDUP!, and telling everyone she is sixteen with a conviction eerily believable. If the real sixteen is anything like the pretend sixteen, I’ll cut to the chase and draft the letter of resignation now. The ‘earthmother’ in me is taking a little holiday this week.
Buckets more ‘creative’ at and via Kirsty’s...
* Not generally because my clothes are an off-the-shoulder style, mind.