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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Baby Button Shoes


I've been busy working on a new pattern. Baby shoes, this time with a strap. I was going to call them Mary Jane's, but in the end decided Baby Button Shoes was a cuter name. The pattern is available on ravelry, Etsy and LoveKnitting.

In fact the button is simply there as a decoration, and the shoes are designed just slip on and off. I decided that mums of new babies have enough to do, without fiddling with tiny buttons and buttonholes. But if you wanted the button to be functional, it would be quite easy to make a buttonhole in the strap. But in my samples for the pattern the buttons are just sewn in place through the strap and shoe.

They are very easy and quick to make. I think most knitters could make a pair in an evening. The pattern comes in two sizes: 0-3 months and 3-6 months. I think they look cute plain, but have also jazzed some mine up with a bit of embroidery. 

Made with doubleknit wool, they only take 14g or 20g of wool depending which size you make. So they would also be a great way to use up any wool you have left over from other projects. 



On these green shoes I have embroidered a few daisies on the straps. 



... and on these I have used french knots to make some forget-me-not flowers. It is really quite simple to embroider with wool on wool. There are some tutorials of some of the basic stitches in my sidebar on the right.



The red shoes have gone to baby Scarlet, but the green daisy ones, and the forget-me-not shoes are for sale in my Etsy shop.


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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

"All The Single Ladies"


... or perhaps I should call them "all the single fairies". It has taken me longer than I thought (as all jobs seem to), but the fairies have now headed off to my Etsy shop, complete with their little hand embroidered bags. I do hope they end up with someone who loves them.









And now to start thinking about the summer garden flower fairies. I have started on lavender, but would love it if you have any suggestions for the others.

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Saturday, 4 May 2019

Garter Ear Flap Hat


One of my work colleagues has become a grandma over the Easter holiday, so I thought I would have a go at making a baby hat. The baby is a little early, so I wanted to knit a small hat, and to use some alpaca wool that I had. Ravelry came to my help, and this pattern is called Garter Ear Flap Hat, by Purl Soho, and is available for free. I really like the simple design, with the cosy ear flaps, and by mixing my colours this version reminds me of a cup of cappuccino coffee. I hope it fits, and suspect I may have made it a bit large for a 4lb baby. But babies grow, so hopefully it will fit baby Scarlett soon.


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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Ginx Woolly Linx Party May


Once again the end of the month has snuck up on me. But the good thing is, all your lovely projects have dragged me away from the television, and I have had a great evening visiting your blogs.

If there is a theme in the featured projects this month, I think it is pattern. All of them have used pattern to great effect - with pattern both in the colours and textures.

Michaela of HeArtDeco has used ribbon yarn to create this beautiful basket. I love the design, and her post contains instructions to make one yourself. 

I love Julie from Sum of their Stories gingham baby blanket.  The checkered boarder is just scrummy, and she also gives a tutorial to make your own blanket.

Alexandra from Eye Love Knots has made this beautiful Manchester Handbag. Just love the shape of this bag, and there is something about that single pink stripe that is just perfect.

and finally Lilia of Lilia Craft Party has made this stunning Samantha Tunic. To fully appreciate how beautiful this is visit her blog, as the photos there show it in its fully glory. This is her own pattern, which is available on ravelry. 

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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Daffodil Fairy


This is the final of my spring wild flower fairies. I have a few more fairies in the pipeline, but they are summer garden flowers, so you will have to wait a while for them. As you can see, Daffodil is flamboyant and a lot of fun. 

None of the fairies have made it to my shop yet, as I still have to make their little bags. Can't believe that the Easter holiday has gone by and I have got to it yet. 




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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Snowdrop Fairy





Hello Snowdrop Fairy. I am a little late in the year to find any real snowdrops to photograph her with. At first I thought she didn't need a hat, but I could see her looking at Primrose with a bit of envy, so in the end I made her one, and we had to go out again to the woods for more photos.
  




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Friday, 5 April 2019

Primrose Fairy


I've been making a few new fairies, using my fairy and mermaid pattern, and they will be heading to my Etsy shop, although first I have to make each one a little embroidered bag to live in. First meet Primrose - she can be a bit shy, but if you pick the right time of year you will find her in meadows, hedgerows and woodland. There will be a few more flower fairies appearing soon.



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