December 17, 2014

Vintage hankie quilt

A little while ago, I received a commission from someone (all the way over in Boulder, Colorado!) who asked if I could make a quilt out of hankies that belonged to her grandmother. The quilt was for her daughter, who is named after her great grandmother and whose initial is embroidered on some of the hankies. I was quite moved by the idea, and also a little daunted... it's one thing to make a quilt for someone with fabrics from a store, and quite another to make a quilt out of someone's family heirlooms.

But a couple of months later (I have very little time without my two little ones around and so I'm still getting used to managing to do anything other than save lego constructions being eaten etc) and the quilt is finished. And happily, everyone loves it. It was such a lovely project and so lovely to be able to create something meaningful and something that will hopefully be treasured.

December 14, 2014


Goodness me, it's been a while...

Last time I posted we were in France. Anouk was 6 months old, she's now almost 9. She's grown heaps (as they do) and is now a vivacious, energetic, curious and happy little girl. We love her.

Leo has struggled slightly with her mobility, namely her newfound interest in his lego, and has had a recent surge of testosterone. It has brought a whole new set of issues, usually kept under control somewhat by vigorous exercise! But generally, he's his lovely old self, approaching his fourth birthday.

I can hardly believe this year is almost to an end. It's been a good one...

Leo: How old are you going to be on your birthday, Leo?
Anouk: Cheeky little monkey. 

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