First, a picture of my first redwork attempt. Not too shabby, if I say so myself! I didn't cut the strips of the border very well, though, so they aren't as nicely lined up as they should be. Obviously it's going to take practise. The magazine tucked behind is the one that I got the pattern from, this year's Handmade Annual. Handmade has to be my very favourite craft magazine. There are always several projects I am itching to try.
The next couple of pictures are to illustrate the wonderful chaos of my house last weekend. Seven little Australians, and four exhausted parents, all crammed into a house the size of a hobbit hole. It was funny, cute and very, very tiring.
Our newest relative. Isn't she adorable? She smiled like that for the entire four days they were here. I was entirely charmed.