Sunday, 27 June 2010

Wordless Weekend

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

My Creative Space - Still here

I haven't been a very bloggy blogger lately. I do have a few posts in the works, so things should pick up around here soon.

This is the jumper I am working on at the moment for Liam. It's the same Owlet pattern that I knitted for Noah, in a bigger size. Again I am using Bendigo Luxury, this time in Lake. It is a beautiful colour, and I think it will really suit Liam.

I am knitting with my new Knit Pro Harmony needles, and I must say they are beautiful to knit with. When I knitted Noah's jumper, I used some borrowed, nickel plated needles which are lovely and smooth to work with. Unfortunately, I am allergic to nickel, and knitting with those was never going to work out long-term as I was getting eczema from them. There is still nickel on them, where the joins are, but as I am not handling it all the time, it shouldn't be a problem. I also recently discovered, that these needles are also available in clear acrylic if you are looking for a slightly cheaper option.

I have also found a better way to increase, which is much neater.

Anyway, that's enough about my creative space, what about yours? If you are interested in checking out other people's creative spaces, you should pop over and visit Kirsty at Kootoyoo.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Noah's Owlet Jumper

I finally finished Noah's Owlet Jumper - time to get started on Liam's.
I haven't added the button eyes though - do you think it needs it?

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Before Sew It Together

I just want to go back a couple of weeks to some things that I did, but never blogged in the mad lead up to Sew It Together. The first thing was the gifts I made for Karen, who was lovely enough to allow me to stay at her house for the SIT weekend.

I made Karen a spec case using some of the Let's Enjoy Britain fabric I bought from the Pepperberry stand at the stitches and craft show. I also made Karen a matching journal cover (with visual diary inside) using some linen, and some Let's Enjoy Britain fabric. I used this tutorial to make the journal cover. My mum also got one of these for Mother's Day. The fabric was perfect for fussy cutting Ferris wheels, Beef Eaters, buses and cups of tea.

I also set the SIT weekend as a deadline for myself, to complete the puff purse I had been planning on making, to match my Teardrop purse. I'm so pleased I did, it's so nice to have a matching set. The Laura Gunn fabric is so beautiful. I really want some of her Poppies range too.

I made the Teardrop purse (the bigger one in the photo) at Nikki's class back in November and December. During the class, Nikki helped me to add a base to the bottom of the bag, and how to some additional structure.

I used some of what I learned in Nikki's class to add additional structure to the puff purse as well.
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