Wednesday, 11 March 2015

More knitting Nanna

I love to keep my blog as a visual Jane's Journal for all my crafts and I realised when I looked through my photo archives that there is a knitting project that I had not shared here. When Daisy was born in 2013 I got out my very "rusty" knitting needles and and made her first new born hat....this photo seems so long ago now. It was the first photo my SIL sent to me hours after she was born. I was so proud to see her wearing Nanna's first knit.
I made a couple of other hats to keep her warm, now we have trouble keeping anything on her head!

I also made a little white matinee jacket which got so much use, this fitted her for ages.
I then found some wonderful multicoloured bright wool and  made a big girls version of this. This wool was amazing as it knitted up in blocks of stripes all by itself.
 I am delighted that she wears this a lot too. This photo was taken a few months ago and it still fits her really well.
Daisy and her knitting Nanna.
I think the only thing we are likely to keep in her hair this year is a hair slide ;0)

She also says Nanna so beautifully, here she is on the phone to me.
She has just got her big girl's car seat this week...and yes she is wearing Nanna's knit whilst showing off her shoooooos ;0)

I do enjoy knitting but there are other crafts which grab my attention more so I am not sure that I will be doing any more for the present. Perhaps if Daisy needs some doll's clothes at some stage they will be nice and quick to knit. Meanwhile the one craft which has been on my bucket list for ages to try is crochet. I have bought some hooks and some wool and I plan to try to have a go this year. My plans went out of the window last summer when life got a little hectic. I am hoping for a more mellow summer this year and I dream of sitting in the garden with Billy having a try at some crochet. We'll see and I'll let you know how I get on. Some of my blogging friends produce some wonderful work and some have even taken it up fairly recently and made some beautiful pieces. 

My challenge card today has to be something Daisy related so I thought I would show the Easter card I have made. 

The stamp is Lili of the Valley which I have coloured with Promarkers adding some highlights with Prismacolor pencils. The butterflies are a MS punch and the sweet little chick is Cheery Lynn. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Cheery Lynn Easter
Country View Crafts anything goes
Papertake weekly Mum's the word/girlie card
The Artistic Stamper spring is coming
Fashionable stamping spring time
Cupcake Inspirations sparkle inspiration, 300th challenge celebrations many congrats to them!
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned papers anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday B is for mine is for blossom, bunny and butterfly
Inspiration Journal Spring blooms
Crafty Cardmakers for a special woman
Natalie and Amy flowers
Bunny Zoe spring colours
Simon Says Wednesday things that fly
Simon Says Work it Wednesday spring

I have Friday off work so today was my last working day of the week. A real bonus to catch up with my girlies for ladies' lunch. If the weather is good tomorrow I also hope to get out to Ightham Mote with my parents, so a very exciting few days to look forward to.

Thanks for visiting me, take care.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane  x


  1. Hi!you are made a beautiful work and a very beautiful baby!!Is fantastic,touch the heart!!

  2. Awe lovely to see Daisy wearing her handknits. :)
    How exciting Jane about the crochet, I'm looking forward to seeing your work, you'll love it, I'm sure!
    Love the little card today, I adore yellow at this time of year, such a sweet little image.
    Enjoy your long weekend my friend,
    V x

  3. pretty card, love the knits too.x

  4. Wow, you knitted some wonderful sweaters for Daisy! I especially love the colorful one, she looks adorable in that. You will just love crochet.. and as artistic as you are I know you will master it quickly. I hear many people learn watching tutorials on YouTube. Wonderful card, good luck on a win! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Oh Dear Jane I am so behind in reading blogs......I sure did miss many lovely ones from you!! I loved the domino card accordion, so clever and neat! Little Daisy looks so beautiful in your knits and boys is she a big girl now. (sorta) Crocheting here we go you will be a natural like all your many talents!
    Darling card too❤️

  6. I always enjoy your pictures and your knits Jane!
    Your card is beautiful!
    Many thanks~

  7. How cute Daisy looks in your sweet handknits.....I love the stripy cardi especially! I think you will love doing crochet, Jane, and am sure you will find it easy as you are such a crafty lady already!
    Lovely little spring card today.
    Helen xox

  8. Hi Jane, once again you have made such a gorgeous card. I am loving the stamp choices and the colours that you have used.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges,
    Dot x

  9. They grow so fast, don't they! Love all the wonderful sweaters and hats you knitted, something I have never had the patience to do. What a beautiful Easter card, love the little girl on the swing and the colours are so perfect!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'For a Special Woman' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  10. Hi Jane, I so enjoy visiting your blog and what a great entry into your journal with Daisy, her hand knits and sweet Easter card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  11. Another cute card! And goodness, you are talented! :) I'm so glad you are having fun playing with our 300th Challenge Celebration. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create next! :)

  12. Hi Jane, you might have one of the busiest sets of hands that I know- You are consistently outdoing yourself creating something new and beautiful, as these knits and happy cards prove. Little Daisy is a lucky little girl to have such a loving "Nanna." I'm sure you look forward to your "conversations" with her! Happy weekend to you! :o)

  13. So pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, Cute pics too, xxx

  14. Hello Jane, I love all of your handknits. We're starting to get ready for Easter here, too.
    Kisses to Daisy and Billy.
    Happy weekend,
    Anne D.T. xx

  15. Beautiful card! Adorable image and love the patterned paper! Thanks for sharing it at our 300th challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!

  16. Lovely knitted hats and the sweaters are cute. I knitted a sweater for my granddaughter out of variegated yarn, which seems to be my favorite. She loved it and was big for her at the beginning but may now be worn by her brother since it was mixed fall like colors. She got is right before a snow so that was good! Have a good weekend!

  17. Lovely to see all those adorable photos and your beautiful card to go with them.
    Hope all is well.
    hugs Brenda xx

  18. This is such a darling card! Love your layers and coloring! That image is so sweet, especially the gray kitty! So glad you joined us for our 300th challenge! FYI--a new challenge starts tomorrow. Hope to see more of your great cards!
    Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

  19. This is super cute card.The shades are lovely and the colouring is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with the Cheery Lynn design challenge.Best of luck.

  20. Cute card and adorable image. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  21. Adorable card and the sweet little chick is a perfect addition to your design! Thanks so much for joining us in our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  22. Hello Jane,

    Lovely Nanna-knits! Those baby-pictures are adorable, and it seems like yesterday when Daisy was born, and now she is a big girls already, with shoes and all! She is really the sweetest, I can imagine how wonderful it is to hear she saying "Nanna"!

    Happy and sunny March-days to you all!


  23. Love your sweet little card, and adore Daisy's colorful sweater! So great. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

  24. Your post warmed my heart! Your card is super sweet!!!! ! Thanks for playing along with Inspiration Journal, hugs, Karin

  25. Lovely spring card :) Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month

  26. Your knits are just lovely. We had some hand knitted cardis made for the boys by the German in-laws and they are definitely 'keepers'. I do hope you have a more mellow summer this year and look forward to seeing your crochet develop. Bethx


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