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    As promised....here are some photographs of this Friday morning's Hula Hoop weaving with some friends. It was such a lovely morning...  the kids really enjoyed themselves!

    Two of the little girls were so completely captivated that they sat weaving for almost three hours, and only stopped as it was time to go home.  They looked so proud of their weaving as they carried their hula hoops home.

    Here are some shots of the kids beautiful weaving and the fun time we had..... such a great activity to do with the kids!

    Having heaps of fun colours that the kids could choose from was so important..... and so exciting for them!  Don't the kids rugs look fab so far!

    I need to start thinking about our next art club project!

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    I have just started a little art and craft club for my little boy and his friends to enjoy. Yesterday was the first of... hopefully... many fun and creative get togethers. My mother put on a little craft club for myself and a couple of friends when I was little which I loved so much. I so want to do the same for my children!

    So the first project of the Creative Kids Club is....hula hoop weaving. I found this project on Pinterest....a hula hoop is used as the frame to weave a fun circular rug. I asked the mums to find as many old t-shirts, baby vests etc as possible. We knew we had to make the colours pretty exciting to capture the imagination of the four boys, so we dyed the fabric in some fun bright colours. I haven't dyed anything since my art school days...I really enjoyed it.

    I also found some instructions on the blog of UK magazine Molly Makes showing a clever way to cut a t-shirt to give you one long continuous ball of yarn. So clever!

    Here is the finshed basket of yarn we had......exciting hey!

    We knew the scale of this project would be exciting for the boys. Small children's chairs were the perfect height for weaving.

    The boys concentrated so well for about an hour and a half and made such a great start on their rugs.

    I have some more of Olivers friends coming next Friday. I'll post some more images of their creations and hopefully some images of their finished rugs at some point in the future.

    Here are their rugs so far........ aren't they fab!

     

    I think I would quite like to weave a rug as well!

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    Never under-estimated how special it is to receive something that is handmade with love.
    I knitted a little hat and scarf for my son as an additional Christmas present when he was four.  I really wanted to spend time knitting something especially for him,  but I thought I would most likely enjoy this present more than he would.....how could a hat and scarf possibly come close to a bike, Hot Wheels and Superman! I was so so surprised though, he opened up the parcel and really loved them because I made them especially for him.  14 months later, he occasionally says proudly “mummy you made these for me”. I must make some time to knit him a couple of my
    Little Pickle picture knits as he has asked for them and will definitely LOVE wearing those!

    As it’s February here are some Valentine themed images of my Little Petal baby hat and Mini Cable baby sweater. These beautiful photographs are by the talented Sheffield Photographer and Stylist Jules Mosley. wwwjamphotography.info

    Speak soon
    Linda

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    Just to let you know that the UK magazine Love Knitting for Baby have featured my Little Petal Baby hat in their February/March issue.

     

     

    This pretty hat is super easy and very quick to knit, making it an ideal pattern for new knitters.
    I have designed this baby hat knitting pattern using Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran as it is available in a wide selection of gorgeous colours.

    I am so happy that my Little Petal slouchy baby hat looks so adorable on little girls. this is little Amelie above and baby Lily below, both photographed by the talented Jules Mosley www.jamphotography.info

    I have also handknitted this hat for my daughter and her very special little friend and we hear ..."oooh!...aaah! ...how cute...love the hat" comments most days. One hat is a warm plum tone and the other is purple. The girls really love their hats....which is the most important thing as it means they keep them on and stay cosy and warm on these very cold winter days.

    I will post some more adorable photographs of this Little Petal girls hat over the next few days.

    Speak soon
    LX

     

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