her eyes were as round as pennies …


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… as she plodded her way round 56 double pennies. Good thing she had new spectacles!

beautiful softness

And that she was madly in love with pennies :-)

charming perle

I’m also in love with the gorgeous, soft sheen of the perle cotton – and it comes in so many beautiful colours – such potential.

ready for giving

The pennies with pins are not yet sewn down – they are awaiting the baby’s name.

So, penny rug number 1 is ready for giving – but I must remember to take off my slippers and knee high socks next time I go to collect Little A from school – bit of an eccentric look!

remember the slippers
And by this afternoon, penny rug number 2 was cut out, laid out and I have frantically stitched all afternoon and well into the night.
number two laid out

We’re half way there – can’t remember what time the baby shower starts tomorrow – hopefully there’ll be time to finish it ;-)

late night pennies

And there’s a nice bit of the cream wool backing left over – divine fabric, so smooth and soft – which is imagining itself into a small shoulder bag as I stitch the pennies.

left over for bag

Is it a penny bag – ’cause these pennies are so sweet I couldn’t possibly make too many – or it is there a shy kokeshi girl peeping around coyly? Not sure yet.


  1. Una
  2. amy

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