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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: this boy turned five this last week, and he was so excited about his presents and his party! (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/30 sec, ISO-1250).

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Max: Loving Luke’s birthday party and joining in on the trampoline filled with balloons. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4.5, 1/40 sec, ISO-100).

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FO: Birthday Jumper and Luke’s Party

We celebrated two birthdays last week. My 34th was on Tuesday and I had a lovely day with Luke and some friends going to a local farm, in glorious sunshine. Then it was Luke’s 4th birthday, I cannot believe this little munchkin is now four years old.

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Luke had a birthday party organised through a friend of mine who runs a great children’s entertainment party, Punk Me Up Buttercup at her shop All Fired Up. Luke invited some of his Kindergarten friends and some other friends and they all had a fabulous time.

For his birthday, Luke got some toys and books from me and his Papa, but I also knitted him a birthday jumper. It’s this lovely DROPS pattern.

I love, love, love this pattern. It knits up really quickly, mainly because it uses DROPS Merino Extra Fine and I also went up a needle size after checking my gauge. Luke tends to need clothes that are size 2-3 years in width, but size 4-5 in length, so I knew I needed to make it a bit longer.

And I know I am biased, but I think Luke looks gorgeous in his birthday jumper, and he’s been wearing it loads since last week.

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Weekend Bits

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FO: Toddler Birthday Dress (with appreciation photos)

Here’s one of my latest finishes for 2015. A birthday dress for my best friends gorgeous little girl Faye, who just turned one year old.

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I wanted to give Faye an extra special birthday present, so agreed with my best friend the colours and pattern for this dress.

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I have been eyeing up this pattern for a while and had it pinned on my Pinterest for ages (ever since I found out I was pregnant and wasn’t yet sure whether I was having a boy or a girl).

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My friend wanted it in cotton, so I used DROPS Muskat, and she picked the colours. I LOVE them, they’re so sunny and bright.

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This is the first time I’ve knitted something from the top down, normally I knit from the bottom up and it’s brilliant as there’s only very minimal sewing up.

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And I love the knitted picot edge that was used on the top over the ruffled sleeves and I also used it on the bottom of the skirt, and it just looks sooo cute.

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The nice thing about this dress is all the little added details, like the puffed sleeves and the collar, which was really easy to knit on, knitting straight into the stitches that were already there.

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Also, due to the simple construction the dress can actually be worn either way, with the buttons in the front or in the back. Although, I think I like it better with the buttons in the back.

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And now the highlight, gorgeous Faye wearing her dress the day it was received in the post…one happy customer!

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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 20th February

New buttons from TextileGarden, which I found out about on the lovely Kate’s blog.

Tuesday, 21st February

A visit to West Hampstead library with Libby.

Wednesday, 22nd February

Another visit to Classical Babies, and this time Luke wants to play too.

Thursday, 23rd February

Outing to the playground with Kiran.

Friday, 24th February

Good hands free standing action from my gorgeous boy.

Saturday, 25th February

Luke’s first ever birthday cake, banana and chocolate :-).

Sunday, 26th February

Out at the playground with Papa.

Inspired by Just Shell.