Some BBC articles:
- When Should a Kid Start Kindergarten?
- Researchers Detect Variations in DNA That Underlie Seven Common Diseases
- What's Cooking Grandma is a project to create a cookbook of the grandmothers of the world sharing their special recipes.
- Soft drinks may damage children's DNA?
- Multi-colored Custom Yarn Dyeing with Kool Aid definitely want to try this (have yarn and Kool Aid, just need some time...
- Heirloom Parachute Wedding Dress. Made from a parachute used by the groom during WWII. I don't know whether fabric was rationed in the US during the war -- it was in the UK and when the queen (then Princess Elizabeth) got married British women (illegally) sent in clothing coupons to make sure she could have a suitably fancy wedding dress (the country living vicariously through the royal family I guess). I know I've heard that in the UK parachute fabric was very much coveted for making clothes.
- bender bending rodriguez: amigurumi pattern
- Knit Night Cupcakes, these are amazing, there's a set of photos at flickr
African mosaic - A fabulous quilt made from African fabrics
Super cute photo of a sleeping baby with soft toy
fairisle stripes baby kimono - and there's a link to the pattern (free)
Some other things I've seen via Bloglines feeds!:
- At AllButtoned up there are tips for free motion machine quilting (and pictures of a yummy quilt) which I've been meaning to have a go at for a long time.
- Mochimochi's Sleepy Snake & Mischievous Mouse Pattern (now for sale)
- Beautiful children's rooms at WeeWonderfuls. Her Junebaby's room has a wall of miniature quilts (so gorgeous).
- There are miniature quilts all over the place at the moment. Purl Bee has a round up with links.
- Via Whip-up - Getting back to basics: dress pattern drafting