Baby Buntings

I fell in love with the Bergere Baby Bunting and so it was the first thing I knitted for my soon-to-be grandchild. I loved knitting it and it was the catalyst to my return to knitting.

Bergere de France Baby Bunting

You can find the pattern in their ‘Creations 11/12’ booklet. Unusually the bobbles are knitted separately and added later, never done it that way before.

So, I thought a baby can’t have just one bunting and I set about looking for another.

My favourite of the ones I found was a Phildar pattern on Pinterest. I knitted lots of Phildar patterns when my children were small. I loved them and the quality of the yarn.

Phildar Baby BuntingSnag number one; the pattern was in French!

Snag number two; Phildar no longer supply any British stockists.

So now I was on a mission, first I showed a French speaking friend but of course knitting abbreviations are a language of their own. What would we knitters do without the internet. I stumbled on Chezplum and and a this helpful dictionary of french terms. The free download of the pattern has very straightforward diagrams.

Here’s Dougie, just a week old, in the bunting.

Phildar baby buntingFor the English translation of the Phildar Baby Bunting pattern click on the green.

Dougie’s first Christmas

I saw this tree ornament on Pinterest and decided I’d make one for Dougie.


It’s a quick and easy little project with the lights being a little fiddly!



Christmas 2012

Christmas this year is a quiet affair. Life has been busy since returning from our 2 month trip to Spain in November. Our lovely little grandson, Dougie, was born just two weeks before Christmas which meant we were travelling up and down the motorway between Bristol, Wales and London often.


So for the actual holiday it was just me, Jeff and Mum in the London house and I was set to tone down the decorations and just have a tree but ….

Matt had given me the off-cuts from his tree and I’ve always wanted to try making a garland.

 I wanted my garland on the banister, if only I had a suitable fireplace.