Knitting wise I've been making more little doll clothes!
Namely a crocheted bodice and a wee pair of knickers for this little lady :)
Reading wise, I have really been enjoying reading the Alfie and Annie Rose stories to the girls. We have a tent pitched out in the garden and it is a perfect place to read and afternoon away. Sometimes I just like to sit there looking at the blue sky and listening to the rustling of the sycamore and and play of the children, especially Nola who is constantly getting under my planters and tubs in search of snails and worms :)
There is something so special about Shirley Hughes's illustrations... They are realistic yet they also bring out the magic of real and ordinary moments. I love her characterisation of people too. The way a little boys legs bend as he searches a jumble sale stall for a toy or the way Annie Rose goes on tip toe to reach her big brother. She really captures the small moments of childhood so beautifully.