Apologies for the radio silence…..

We have been crazy busy round here…. At school we are getting an inspection… I’ve been boxing up loads of things at our house and we’ve hired a van and moved it to the farm… Little bear has started to walk…. Yay but oh help!!! 

I promise there is a podcast soon!!!!

But here are some photos in the meantime!!

Episode two and Some additional crafty updates

I recorded and uploaded episode two last week!! 

Show notes….

Farm update in brief…

Knitting: socks, deco mat, daydreamer, plans

Acquisitions: sooooooo much fabric!! Then some more an some more!!

Sewing: pj trousers, curtains and plans plans plans…..

Shop update: new pattern

Guest appearance! 

Since then….

I am making great progress on the Daydreamer sweater by Jennifer Steingass!!! loving the pattern!!! Hope to have a photo of little man wearing it soon!!

I have not knit a bit of the deco mat….. Bad me….. Must try harder

A gratuitous photo of the finished the socks!!! Just need to wind the yarn for my next pair now!! Tomorrow I will find a moment!!

I have sewn the hall curtains and now the utility ones too… Just need to add curtain tape and get the curtain poles!!

The Podcast!!! Episode 1!!

 
This morning I shared the first of the Tyddyn Bryn podcasts!!! There is episode one up on YouTube!! 

Here are the show notes!

Welcome, and explanation of Tyddyn Bryn and the short series of videos….. Namely because of small man!!

Knitting:

Currently working on… Vanilla socks for James with a partridge heel in Crazy Zauberball yarn I bought at Loop.

A Deco Brioche mug mat, by Lesley Anne Robinson for the Pinsandneedles newfangled makealong 

A hat for William in sirdar snuggly four ply, which just needs ears then I’ll write up the pattern!

The WIP walk of shame….

17 UFOs discovered when I trawled my stash…. 17!!!!! They are all on my Ravelry page (I’m on there as Tyddyn Bryn) the one of note is the daydreamer I’m knitting for William! Pattern by Jennifer Steingass on Ravelry, paid for pattern.

Sewing:

Two FOs the bedroom curtains and a pair of trousers for William. The Barcelona joggers by IKatee patterns. Fabric from Ray Stitch in London.

Acquisitions:

Simplicity 1080 pattern for a linen tunic

Merchant and mills book

Lotte Jansdottir book 

Kafia ole sock yarn

Janome over locker

Shop update… 
There are also two farm tour videos!!

Farm tour part one

Farm tour part two

Farm renovation updates!!!

We have bedroom curtains!!! I made them!!!! With a lot of cutting out help from my lovely neighbour, without whom they would not be so well pattern matched!!! They need hemming but I’ve put them up to drop first!! Love them!!!!

I have cut out the fabric for the hall curtains!!! Pattern matched now I know how/that I need to/what that means!! Lol excuse the wobbly photo rushing again!!! But my hallway is the perfect width to cut out from a bolt of fabric!!! 

Downstairs big changes!!!! It’s practically decorated and we have a home emerging from the building site!!!



It’s all coming together!!!

Soon we will be onto fixtures fittings and finishing off the bathrooms upstairs and more doors and handles!!!!

It’s slowly becoming a home!!!

Last weekend Mum and Dad hired a van loaded up the bed frame Dad made from the old barn beams, a chair mum had recovered and some other bits and headed down to Wales!!!! We then loaded an absolute heap of furnishings at our current home, before heading on down to West Wales!!! The weekend was spent sorting, building unpacking loading cleaning and generally starting to build a home!!!

Saturday morning was a very frosty start!!

But Dad and James worked hard Friday night and got our new bed built!!! Dad has performed an amazing feat planing sanding polishing etc and making a wonderful bed frame from the old roofing beams from the barn!

Cheeky chops for scale!!!

We have clothes storage!!!


William enjoyed playing on the carpet and started off on the blue cushion!!!

Grandma and I got his mural done!!!! I love it but I’m fairly sure that I’ll find the wall stickers on the floor when we are next there so I’m going armed with extra sticky stuff!!

The chair mum rescued and had reupholstered!!!! It’s amazing the transformation and soooo comfy!! 

Williams room is taking shape with the sofa bed now a sofa again and a desk and drawers in there


Paint splats on the tiles were carefully removed before furniture put in the kitchen!!!! Te he!!!! Bottoms up!!!

We officially have a spare room!!! One chair bed and a double with some old tables as temporary sidetables!!


We are so fancy now even our bathrooms have doors!!!!

And our kitchen is finally becoming a kitchen!!!


With a kitchen door and all!! Still lots to do and clear up but…. It’s starting to resemble a home. We have come such a long way from the shell we started with!!!

We. Have. Carpets!!!!!!!!!!

I spent some time at the holding mid week with baby bear in order for the carpet fitters to come to fit all our upstairs carpets!!!!!!

   
   
   
    
    
    
   
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooooooooo exciting and soooooo squishy and good!!!!!

Baby bear agrees!!

  

Lampshades…. Painting…. Carpentry and other bits!!!

Well we are motoring on with the house decorating!! Upstairs is ready for the carpeting (which we have booked in now for very soon in September!!!!)  
  
   
 
   
 
   
 
 James and his Dad have been finishing off the staircase ready for the carpet fitting!
  
 James and I’ve oiled the staircase oak!

  

Downstairs the two newly minted carpenters (James and his Dad) have fitted all the skirtings and have blocked up holes in the downstairs loo round the pipe work!

  
We’ve been to IKEA for a few things….

  
 
We’ve taken delivery of a washing machine!!!

  
And little Sir has a walker to play in and eventually zoom round the tiled floor!!

  

A Full farm update….

i.e. since William was born!!!!

We have been busy bees, painting, architraves, skirting….

James’ parents have been amazing and have done soooooo much painting and James and his Dad have done all the woodwork upstairs!!! Its nearly at the point of having carpets put in upstairs and painting started downstairs!!!!

So in Photo Format!!!

Phew thats a lot of photos!!

One last one!!

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A cheeky chops in just a nappy in his chair!!! Too hot for clothes that day!!!

 

Fabric Shopping!

Things are moving along well at the holding so much so that I thought I shoud get a wriggle on and start thinking about making the curtains especially since cheeky chops needs most of my attention these days!!

Sooo Jennie of Owl About Yarn and I went over to fabricworld the other week and this is what I picked up!!

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So we have teal flowers for the master bedrom, purple plain and purple and pink flowers for the lounge, animals for Cheeky Chops’ room!!

 

An update on all the building work at the farm!!

Well since my last post was tiling here goes with a photo montage of all that’s happened!!!! Which I warn you is a LOT!! 

   
Front door has been weatherboarded 


Electricians have finished most of their work

  

We have upstairs steps and are no longer walking the planks!!  
 
James and his Dad have turned into amazing carpenters and have fitted window ledges!!

   

Shower enclosures installed

    
Showers installed

  

Balcony glass installed

 
  Stairs fitted and glazed

  
Amazing light fitting installed in the hallway and the kitchen units and utility units are installed and tiled round

   
 
Plus we have a smiley cheeky chops!!