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Our wee corner


We’ve had lots of parties to prepare for, and Rio has been busy crafting away creating cards and lovely artwork for gifts.  She’s very keen on drawing at the moment, and everything has cellotape stuck to it (often in multiple layers).  We are using lots of stickers too, yay for the $2 shop!!


I’ve been sewing wipes including these pirate and stripe wee numbers.  I’ve decided that while the turning and top stitching takes considerably longer to do, it looks so much nicer and will surely be more durable than overlocking.  So, that’s what I’m doing with all ‘Bib and Tucker’ wipes.


One of the wee gifts I’ve made is this little smocket for Miss Molly who has just turned two.  Happy birthday Molly!  It’s purely made from stash, I’m on a self imposed fabric buying ban at the moment due to the overflowing cupboards of supplies that have somehow invaded our house, ahem.  It’s made with a cotton knit print on one side, and polarfleece on the other.


And, what to do on a stormy day, decorate the cardboard play house!  Hours of fun.

See you tomorrow for the ‘Bib and Tucker’ DAILY TREAT.  🙂 Kate


Shake yourself up

It’s been some time since I did a blog entry, ahem.  With the earthquake that has hit the South Island this week I realised that I want to make the most of every day, and to record and ponder a bit more.  So, I’m back.  And so is bibandtucker, on Etsy at least.  Slowely at the moment, but I aim to paint and craft to my little hearts content and record the process. 

I have crafty plans for b&t.  Time to rev it up a little I think.  I’ll be pottering away on that over the next few months.  Here’s some new additions to the b&t etsy shop:


Life has been busy, as always since Jan.  Two wee poppits have me running most days. We’ve had little girls’ birthday parties, one last weekend and one today.  The girls’ have been very lucky to receive beautiful gifts, including a handcrafted wee smocket made by Sam.  It’s just lovely, I try to coaxe Rio into wearing it daily.


Thanks Sam 🙂

More yarny goodness :-)

painting swap received all together  painting swap received 

My poor postie is probably wondering why I have been stalking the letterbox lately!  This STUNNINGLY scrummy yarn swap was peering out of the box when I got up yesterday.  Mmmmmmm, yarny goodness.

Here we have my parcel from a yet to be named swapper(yes I WILL find out who you are oh talented one!)in our TNN Painting Yarn Swap.  We each chose our favourite painting and this was the result!

I chose ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt. 

the kiss  painting swap received ball top

My extremely talented swapper used the flowers at the bottom of the image as the basis for the wool, and O.M.G it is STUNNING. A VERY professional dye job.  The recipe is for Passionfruit Melting Moments which I’m going to make tomorrow (I even sent Dh to the supermarket on the way home just to get more butter for them).  The pattern is for ‘The Two Summer Sundress’. This pattern is just awesome, and Dd1 has already put her order in.

painting swap received pattern

My lovely swapper also included enough material to make two sundresses for my wee girls. It is a beautiful soft golden colour, with light floral patterning dancing across it.

‘The Nappy Network’ yarn swap heaven…

spring swap received all together spring swap received

I have a second home, it is called ‘The Nappy Network’ (TNN for short).  We have just completed a wee Spring themed yarn swap and here is what I received from the lovely Jo :-).

The theme is ‘Cherry Blossom Goodness’, the wool is dk dyed using the colours of cherry blossoms, and the pattern is ‘Cadence Rose Sundress’ on Ravelry.  Jo was also very naughty and included a set of beautiful stitch markers.  Thanks hon!!

Don’t know about Ravelry??  You SOOOOO have to check it out.  But you have been warned, it’s a serious time waster.

cadence rose dress

I’m part way through knitting it up, onto the skirt.  It is going to look soooo cute when it’s done.  I’ll pop some piccies on here this weekend :-).