Saturday, April 05, 2008

Strike a pose

I told her to pose.....and she obliged. She's showing off the beautiful new cardigan we got from my swap with Claudine. Actually when I pointed the pic snapper her way, she started doing a jig of sorts. This is the kiddo mid-jig. (Claudine, that's just some spilled water on the front)


I'm seriously gushing over the perfect workmanship on this piece. Everything from the yarn colour, the pattern, the fit and the tiny flower shell buttons. It is impeccably made, and so much better than anything store-bought.


We had a gorgeous sunny day out yesterday to meet up with some old and some new crafty gals. It's so nice to meet other crafty types who get the blog-thing. We're still a seldomly seen breed here in Sydney town.

Changing topics to that lamentable linen couch quilt.......I promised my gal pal Laura an artwork which she can use for a good cause some months back. When she offered to take the quilt instead of the painting, I was elated and relieved (cos I hadn't started yet and she's doing the event in a month). I lost my dad to a long battle with cancer some years ago, so this cause touches a chord with me.

Anyhow, Laura is requesting donations of scarves or beanies which she'll then use to raise money for the Cancer Council. You can read more about it here or here. If you do feel up to speed-knitting or speed-crocheting either a scarf or a beanie to donate for this cause, drop her a line at laura(dot)boere(at)tpg(dot)com(dot)au. Or you can just surf over to her blog and say hello. She's still kinda new to this blogging thing.

Cheerio!

15 comments:

Elinor said...

That sweet cardi is adorable! I made one for my daughter when I was pregnant and it was one of my favorite sweaters ever. I hope you gets of mileage out of it!

SadieandLance said...

I said it before and I'll say it again...the seams OH the seams!!!

Oh and yes I'd love to come play in your craft space some time soon!

Laura said...

Jade, you were right it's gorgeous. Thank you so much for the quilt, once again, and thanks for the plug!! Another thank you, for the loan of the hat book, it's so good, I'm itching to try one of the patterns out. Happy, happy, happy girl. :)

2paw said...

I saw this on Claudine's blog, and it looks so gorgeous when jiggily modelled!!!

twolimeleaves said...

You can even see from the photo how beautifully made that sweet cardigan is! And that girl of yours is such a card! So pretty :)

Marina said...

Your little one is a living doll! it looks fabulous on her....

pyglet said...

Your girl is so sweet and that cardi is gorgeous!
Very jealous of your wonderful, sunny get together - sounds like great fun!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a gorgeous colour of this beautiful cardigan.
Love the pose too. Soooo cute.

nicolette said...

Sweetness all over the place! Claudine is a very skilled knitter, the cardigan looks wonderful. Your little girl is the cream on the cake, such a cutie.. or I better say, the cardigan is the cream on the cake!

claudine said...

I'm glad it fits the bub well, Jade! She looks so adorable in it :)

sue said...

It looks gorgeous on her. What a perfect fit too.

Corrie said...

oh that cardigan is oh so cute!!!!!I think claudine is a fabulous knitter and that looks like a perfect fit...I'm having so much fun atm getting keira to stay still to model.

I'm also so jealous I miss out on our meet ups.....

Corrie:)

Thimbleanna said...

Aaaackkkk! It's the Bub!!! She's SO adorable and just look at that awesome posing job she's doing. I'm seeing a runway in her future LOL! The sweater is awesome too -- what a fun idea to do a swap!

Jelly Wares said...

That cardi is just gorgeous Jade!!
How lucky are you to meet up with so many crafty/bloggy ladies... I have a get together with some bloggers in a couple of weeks and just can't wait. I don't even mind that I have to drive 600km's to meet them all, I'm sure it will be well worth it!! ;)

maybahay said...

ha ha. i would like to see that jig when i see her next!
the cardi is gorgeous, luv the colour, too. goes well with her funky trousers.