Wednesday, 13 August 2014


We made Margot pyjamas

Jane                                     Natalie                                 Alice

From Tilly Walnes' Love at First Stitch.  

They were easy to make although the greaseproof paper I used to trace the pattern (it was all I had) was a bit of a slippery affair, but we're all roughly the same size so we only traced it once and we re-used it for each pair (despite instructions to trace a new pattern for each - how rebellious).

The guidelines for fabric amounts seem generous - we have oodles left, definitely enough for Natalie and Alice to make a pair of shortie PJs with theirs.  

We might swap the ribbon for some elastic as the pulling up and re-tying is proving slightly irritating but all in all we're feeling quite pleased with our new pyjamas.

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The crochet hook is back out and so work continues on the grey blanket, which has taken a different turn with a new shade of grey.

And there's been a bit of experimentation with another project in mind.

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Best plant in the Flowerhouse flower garden at the moment is Hydrangea macrophylla

The flowerbuds appear as lovely little green beads ...

... that burst into little creamy white flowers around the outside ...

... and become pink and purple in the centre ...

... and it's got me thinking ...


... oooh yes!  Maybe a softer green though.  

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


  1. Hello Jane

    Oh great minds think alike, I am just thinking about making PJ bottoms, yours are brilliant.

    I love your grey blanket and square. What a stunning Hydrangea, I've not seen one like this before. The central colours are gorgeous.


  2. I LOVE the PJ's Jane, they look so cosy and comfy, and your grey blanket is utterly gorgeous. Such lovely photo's too.
    Kate x

  3. Gorgeous pyjamas! They all turned out great. I have that book too but haven't attempted anything yet. Your crochet blanket is looking stunning also.
    Marianne x

  4. ALL gorgeous!!! Love the grey and the colours of yarn in the last picture especially! xx

  5. Lovely pj's, Jane! Love your crochet too, and the soft shades you have put together inspired by your beautiful hydrangea.
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  6. Love those PJ's!!!
    and those hydrangea colours are beautiful
    Wishing you a happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

    P.S thank your for your sweet comment x

  7. Great PJ's, they look so pretty and comfy!
    Such a beautiful white hydrangea with its shades of pinks and green with the white, no wonder it is an inspiration for your new crochet project - glad your arm is recovered so that you can crochet again.
    The grey blanket is looking lovely, and with these cold spells at the moment it is probably good to be working on it!
    Take care and see you soon!
    Gill xx

  8. I'm liking the colourful yarny thinking, and I adore hydrangeas. And such pretty pyjamas you've made. How nice to be the same size as your girls. As their father is shorter than me so are my two daughters ... the four children range from 5'2" to 6'2" ... they look crazy all in a row, size ordered, not like one family at all.

  9. I love the pyjamas! The fabrics are all so lovely and look very comfy. And that blanket looks so cosy - I really like the square too :) Lovely blog, I've just found you on bloglovin :)

  10. I really love those pyjamas, they are fab. I think I'd prefer elastic too, if I'm honest, although the drawstring ties to look very smart. And I adore the colours of your hydrangea and think it's a wonderful inspiration for a project. x

  11. hello,
    love the pyiamas,lovely fabric.and your crochet blanket is a dream.
    wish you a wonderful weekend,

  12. Love the pajama pants. We need some here, too, and they are on our sewing list for this fall.