Thursday 30 January 2014

Tui Gardens

The Tui is enjoying the Pohutukawa flowers...

A bright and cheerful outfit just perfect for warmer weather.

For those slightly cooler evenings a cardigan can be added for a little extra warmth.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Henry's Clothing - Final Instalment.

Final lot of Henry's clothing...

Underwear...he could probably do with another three pairs...but boys aren't that good at changing their underwear anyway so I don't suppose it really matters!  Would love to get him some more of the 'Y' fronts at some stage - these came with the set that Ginger gave him at the not sure where they come from or who makes them.

Six pairs of socks - I will have to make another pair for my own piece of mind!  One pair for each day of the week.  Probably a bit OCD, but hey it is for Henry!

Next up are shoes...I didn't realise just how many pairs Henry actually has!

Of course his walking boots were made by the wonderful Jean Jensen, especially for him to go hiking in New Zealand and have been worn many times since.  The fabulous welly boots were a gift from Harry and Harper (Carol), the shoes in front of them he arrived wearing.  The sandals in the middle were made by Lisa for his holiday as well. One pair is missing...a brown shoe/boot.

Henry's coats - one waterproof and one warm.

His hats.

Top left to righ - knitted cap & 'French' beret (made for his trip to France)
Bottom left to right - knitted hat from Janet and striped hat and gloves from the secret gift given at the Sasha Festival in 2012.

Fun Panda hat made by Linda.

Sun caps - a boy needs more than one you know!

Some of the clothes I have made him over the years are below.

Green sweatshirt pants and NZ Koru shirt

Checked shirt & NZ Paua Shell shirt and shorts

Music shirt I made for his first trip to NZ and green checked shirt he arrived wearing

Star cargo shorts I made for his first trip to NZ.

His clothes for 'best' made for the Sasha Festival 2013

Camo joggers were a gift from Kendal and the white shirt and blue shorts were a gift from Kendal and Judith for his trip to NZ in 2012.  The other t shirt I bought Henry.

UK shirt and navy shorts were bought for him to wear to the Sasha Festival 2013 to represent the UK and the Union Jack shorts were a gift from Kendal, originally to take to NZ but were given later as they weren't ready in time, so this year will be the first time he gets to wear them over there.

His love of dinosaurs are reflected in these two.  The Dolly Doodles sweatshirt was the first I bought from Judith and the Sashapotamus t-shirt  was a fabulous gift from Aunty Ellen, and he simply loves it!

The 'Crash' Dolly Doodle sweatshirt was Henry's fabulous Christmas present from Emrys and James and the jeans were a gift from Harry and Harper who stayed with Henry in 2012.

I couldn't decide whether the next items were 'dress up costumes' or not, so they are here.

Henry's superman Dolly Doodles joggers, t shirt and hoodie.

Henry's swimwear, towel which was a fabulous gift from Julie and swim bag.

A couple more items to come that I will photograph tomorrow if I have time - Henry is currently wearing them.

Finally jeans and smocked fleece by Milly Dingham, DD gilet and beanie hat I made him.

Now he has the task of deciding what to take to NZ!

Last Day for Valentines Day Swap

Just a reminder to all who want to or have said they are taking part that today is the day you need to confirm that your Swap gift is ready - I will be sending out your partner's details to you tomorrow.

To check I have you down as completed - click here.


Tuesday 28 January 2014

Henry wins a pair of shoes!

The other week Henry entered Macon Street Studio's shoe giveaway and to our amazement and delight he won!  He has been deciding which of his Sasha sisters to give the shoes to and finally decided that Stevie should have them.  Stevie tries them on and is delighted with them.

Look Henry, don't they look good?

Stevie holds out her foot for Henry to admire.

Yeah, they look great. Henry agrees.

Where you going?  He asks

Well I'm not sure yet Henry, but surely I must be going somewhere with these fabulous shoes on?  Stevie tells him.

Stevie also has a new cardigan.

She thinks she looks pretty good in this and I have to agree.

Thanks so very much for the fabulous shoes Monica, we are thrilled with them.

Friday 24 January 2014

New Set - In Plaid

Amber is modelling the set 'In Plaid' consisting of a sweater (does up with two buttons at the back), pleated skirt and vest/waistcoat. (Tights and shoes not included)

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Henry's Knitwear

Continuing the photographs from my sorting through Henry's clothes the other day ...we have the knitwear.

The wonderful mushroom sweater & hat and cricket vest were made by Erica for Henry and are truly treasured items in Henry's wardrobe.

This fabulous pirate sweater cap were made by Gill and given to Henry by Tobias and his Motley Crew and you  can read about it here.

Henry's sailing ships...the top was given given to him by Rosie S and the bottom I bought for him.  Henry often wears these when we go to visit the Sailor.

This is the sweater he arrived wearing - funny but I don't think he has ever worn it since!

These two I made for him. The top cardigan I made in NZ in 2012 and the bottom I finished a few weeks ago.

This fabulous vest I bought from Linda and it is of course one of his favourites.

This sweater was given to him by Margaret and you can read about it here although Henry often lets the girls wear it as can be seen here where we have Susan wearing it.

So I think that sums up the knitwear....