Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Morning Tea Anyone? Child's Play.

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

What better way to spend a beautiful springtime morning than at a pretend morning tea party with your two year old daughter in her bedroom. Who could want more than this?

The sun shines into her room so brightly each morning and I long to return there after cleaning my kitchen which is sadly situated in the centre of our home rendering me very very little light in which to prepare our meals. Oh how we wish the designers had included a sunlight. Why don't they do that with stock standard homes? We'll plan better for our own, sometime down the track.

The dolls also very much enjoyed their treats of tea and fun felt food.

They usually spend their mornings resting in their little bed. Here is Baby covered in the sweet quilt and pillow set inspired by Mel and featured in her recent magazine Australian Homesewn.

Mel also inspired me to make a little baby cot blanket with the snowballs I have recently enjoyed knitting with yet having very little idea of what to do with!! This is how I found them after entering the bedroom to photograph them. Just too sweet to rearrange. I love child's play.

Casting on and off the snowballs is quite frustrating so I incorporated some crochet. I started by crocheting a chain to knit the balls onto. It was very easy to pick up every 3rd chain of crochet to knit rather than wrestling with the snowballs while casting on. I cast off loosely after changing yarns to a bright pink cotton which I used to added a decorative edge. Here you can see a little scalloped edge (YouTube) added to the completed blanket for a little decoration in the girls favourite bright pink.

Baby has gone to sleep here without her clothing on. In other pictures you have seen the little jacket and beanie I have knitted for her. She is still awaiting some pants still sitting on my needles, yet I have become distracted by these couple of patterns.

Off for more fun childhood play! ;)

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