Wednesday, June 29, 2011

softly spoken

Here at Mosman Park we have been exploring a softer palette and loving it. 

Pat Goodchild is welcoming a little one into the world with some inspired warmth for our slowly cooling winter months...

Lots of Liberty tana lawn, touches of hand applique, sweet embroidered apples, a little story to match the appliqued panel, all surrounded by Pat's trademark knitted edging to further soften the whole concept.
We have this sweetie on loan for just a week or two, until babe has arrived.

 Pat has also knitted an adorable blanket in our Rowan Lima yarn for bub...

...and if you look into the distance you will see also the bag she knitted to deliver it all to the lucky recipients.

I have also embraced the lighter palette with a new addition to our shop patterns and projects, a lace edged cowl.

Knitted in Debbie Bliss's Cashmerino Aran and edged with a soft alpaca crocheted edging, this project can be easily achieved with basic knitting and crochet skills.

We are kitting this as I write, and you will receive the pattern free with the purchase of all the yarn required for this project.

I leave you with a pic taken last week at home.  Lily checking out our newest residents, a family of fungi that emerged from our side door mat.  I was becoming worried we may miss out on these babies this year with the lack of rainfall over here.  Ahhh... love these simple pleasures.


  1. Love the knitted edging on the quilt. Do you sew that on when it is finished or is it sandwich in the quilt. Regards Sandra

  2. wow! Such a stunning piece of work. So glad I have found your lovely blog and shop.

  3. Hi Sandra,

    The knitted edge is sewn onto the quilt after the binding is complete.

    Thank you,


  4. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. Thanks! I really do believe, however, that it just comes down to finding your own niche.

  5. your simple pleasures are lovely....

  6. Hi Deb, will the kits for the Debbie Bliss cowl be available at Balmain as well? Thanks :)

  7. Hi Deb
    What book do I find the knitted edge pattern in please?

  8. Hi Kerry and Lee
    I actually just played with crochet stitches to create the edging. Sure we have many edges books in the Mosman Park shop, but I didn't have any at home so just played around with the stitches I know with the intent of creating something open and lacey. I think it worked! The pattern is in the shops.