Sunday, March 21, 2010

a Milo for Toby...make that Miya

So I made this Milo vest for Toby. It's very boyish but also huge on him.It's also too big for Miya but I think she can get away with it. When I told her I wouold be unravelling it she wouldn't hear of it and claimed it as her own. I think it suits her :)

She also wanted to model my new Whisper Cardigan. Gorgeous girl :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

New things

New Malabrigo worsted Scarf Just Enough Ruffles

Cute's my scarf but he makes a better model :)

New red(ish) shoes.

New crafty goodness. My first attempt at dying wool - Henry's Attic Licorice twist dyed with Landscape dyes.
and finally -my Whisper Cardigan knitted in Brown Sheep Cotton fine. I can't decide if it's too big. I think it is and I'm in denial :(

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Easter crafting

I've been thinking about this little guy for a while. This one and a few others are destined for the Gossamer Dreams stocking on March 15. I'm thinking the little people in my house might like one to guard their Easter eggs as well :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Felting Fun and my first gnome!

Some serious crafting took place at my house over the weekend. The kids and I tried our hand at felt ball making..may I say not quite as easy at it looks but still lots of fun. Ours are a little less dense than they probably should be but then they were wound by little hands. Toby lost interest after a while and amused himself greatly with hitting the play equipment with a metal pole he found lying about. Miya was in soapy, crafting heaven and is well pleased with her efforts.

After we had cleaned up I had a try at creating my first needle felted gnome. I found this fabulous tutorial and here is the result. I only stabbed myself once! He's a bit fuzzy still but I think it adds to his charm :)