Wednesday, 28 October 2009

His royal cuteness

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mary Jane booties

It's a little like baby-ville around here at the moment.

No, I'm not pregnant or have any plans to, but people all around me will probably be popping "mini-me"s over the next few months.

So it's time for some baby knitting practice!

Knitting baby stuff is actually quite easy. For starters, they're small, which means the project is finished in no time. And they're always so adorable!

I knitted bobbles to be used as buttons.

The only problem with this pattern is that it required seaming and well, let's just say I need more practice doing that.

Contemplating adding a beanie to the mix. We'll see.

Pattern here (pdf file)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Polka pen holder

I finally recently acquired a desk for my bedroom for a sewing machine that I acquired and realised that I probably needed a way of organising all the various stationery better than simply allowing them to be strewn all over the tabletop.

That was when I knew there was a reason why I didn't allow my housemate's used biscuit tin to be thrown away.

Viola! A free and pretty pen holder!

New pen holder in its permanent home.

For those wondering, I do not have a crush on the girl on my pin board. What I do like about her however, is that skirt she's wearing that I'm contemplating replicating.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Lace rib scarflette

Now that I've been knitting for over a year, I've been able to understand the basics of knitting and so have been able to adapt and create my own designs.

Found this lace rib pattern in the Vogue Stitchionary and knew it would be perfect for this scarflette.

The simple pattern and short length meant that I hardly spent any time knitting this thing up and yet, biased as I am, I have to say it looks gorgeous.

I'm really enjoying being able to design my own knitted stuff. I just wish I had more time to do so.

You can own this scarflette!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Dorset buttons

Made with leftover yarn scraps and plastic ring things. Aren't they cute?

The question now though is: what should I do with them for the shop?

Attach them to the end of snap clips ala this (it will replace the flower)?

Transform them into earrings (only issue - they are not reversible, so one side looks better than the other)?

Use as a necklace pendant?

Sew them onto scarves/beanies?

Do you have any suggestions?
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