Friday, 8 May 2009

Beside the Seaside............

I was lucky enough to have spent my childhood growing up beside the seaside in the gorgeous seaside town of North Berwick on the East coast of Scotland. The beaches are wonderful and we spent lots of happy days down on the beach when we were children. Although I don't live there now, it is only a short drive away and we spend most weekends down in North Berwick visiting my Mum. It is lovely to be able to take my own children to play on the same beaches as I played on, and like most children, they like nothing better than building sandcastles and paddling in the sea.

The reason that I am rambling on about the seaside is that I have just signed up for my very first swap! How scary is that!! Rachel is organising a Seaside Swap and although I am little apprehensive about it I am also very excited too and am looking forward to the challenge of making and finding seaside themed things :O)

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Little Baby Mittens

I don't seem to have had much time to do very many crafty things recently, but I have just finished knitting these cute little baby mittens as a present for a friend's new baby. The cute little Duck in the photo is the motif on the blue baby blanket that is also going in the parcel, I couldn't resist it when I saw it in the shop!