Thursday, March 27, 2014

Car Seat Blanket

Wow hello 2014, I didn't even realise I hadn't written on here since last year. My apologies to anyone that has been checking and there has not been one post.

Well I am still around, My little Carter keeps me well on my toes. He is a very cute boy, he is loving and makes sure most times that I am only a few feet away.

I have been knitting and sewing lately, I made my own variation of a baby doll sling, it has not been photographed as of yet, because our little helpers for one, don't want to wear it long or second, don't stand still long enough.

So without further rambling here is my latest car seat blanket.
I finished this edge off with a picot castoff, I got to the end and had 3cms left and ran out of wool.
 This is the first bi colour blanket I have done, I think I like them all one colour. I don't hate it thou.
 
As you can tell it is a plain stitch, I picked up the edge the wrong way around that I normally do, But it ended in a nice little stitch the whole way around.
Carter couldn't resist bringing over my herbal tea for a little drink. The plan was to photograph it lying flat. He is like a cat, anytime you lay out a pattern or the paper to read they come right over and sit in the middle.
I love that he sat right on it and thought he was very clever, such a sweet little soul.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bunting Decorations - For A Celebration

 Crepe paper, it was a huge hit in the 70's and probably early 80's if my memory serves me right. I wasn't that old back then.


My invites for Carter's1st birthday had bunting on it, so I knew that I wanted bunting at his party. I had wanted to do fabric ones and in the colours on his invite and I had a plan to give away each of my nieces and nephews a string to keep as a memento.


But with the sale of the house and the crazy next door neighbour, time wasn't on my side. So I went down to the local dollar bargain store and picked up some crepe paper.


I used double-sided tape and ran that along the top of each triangle.


With the narrow roll of crepe paper I cut it in half and used more double-sided tape and there you have it colourful bunting.


I forgot to take photos on the day of the bunting, so this is the effect we got. 


This is the birthday boy enjoying ripping it up after the party.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Sea Of Tulle

The sea of tulle that is to be the Ellie Skirt from Violette Field Threads


My soon to be four year old Niece loves fairy skirts/dresses. She is telling people that is what she is getting.


Her favourite colour is black, but her daddy will not allow it. Hard to believe but there wasn't a nice strong pink to be found in the store I went to. I just love this colour.


Check out the gather on this, I only brought three meters but the pattern called for five.


This was hard enough to sew three I can't imagine what five would have been like.


After I quick text to my sister in law, we decided to shorten the length. When I was cutting I quickly changed my mind. 


It was fine in the end, I just love how it looks from the bottom as much as the front view.


All finished, I am so happy with the finish. It is a clever little pattern that hides all the gather.





Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dresses For Sienna

I have been the worst blogger since Carter came along. But I have been sewing lately and here is the two dresses I have made for Carter's little friend Sienna.


I made a mistake by putting the wrong binding around the arms. But I think that it was a good mistake as the colours work better.


These are very simple half hour sew with very little material.

I did model this dress on Carter but he kept pulling on it like he shouldn't be wearing a dress. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Angelina Dollie

Meet Angelina Dollie.  I have become very addicted to looking at Waldorf dolls, and as I have been blessed with boys I don't need to buy them. But I do have many family members with only girls so I am very lucky I can sew for them and giving them as gifts is an awesome feeling.


I didn't have a pattern for a head so I think it is a little bit chunky, but I think that kind of gives her charm.
I knitted a cap to sew her hair onto which I know from previous times it is hard to stop filling in the gaps.


I gave her a little sweeping fringe.








I played with different ways for her hair.



I love her little nose. I also added bits of ribbon in three colours to random parts of her head.


She is about 40cm long, I pinned her hair to the chair leg to stand her up. Oh I also made all of her clothes.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Clockwork Scarf

Clockwork by Stephen West on Ravelry Here

When I saw this Pattern, I knew exactly who I would make it for.
 I have had this dream that I would knit all the women in my family a piece to love as much I love to knit it.


I first messed it up so had to undo it and start again. 


I used smaller needles then the pattern suggested and it resulted in a smaller scarf, I still have to block it.


It is a very simple knit as they are all knit stitches apart from the three pearl stitches. 


I went with browns as it goes with bright colours which my mum can sometimes wear and it goes with neutrals too.


Of course I had to get my little model in a pic. He tried to rip it off. LOL



Monday, July 1, 2013

Super Sized Bib

As per previous post, here is the Mila bib that I made for my niece, I used a fat quart for this bib and I just love the mermaids.


This one below is from the orginal pattern, And it was a thank you gift for my friend's baby.


 The brought the owl fabric for Carter before he was born, but the fabric was cut at an angle from the store and the pattern I had didn't fit. It was just half a centimeter off. I love this owl fabric.