Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Layered Petal Pillow Tutorial

I made this pillow inspired by a duvet I would love to have but will never buy from Anthropologie.

I'll be sewing its mate and doing some serious thinking about whether I want to tackle the matching duvet cover, which would be a huge but entirely doable undertaking.

I'm placing a tutorial for this pillow under the cut.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Mini Lamb Hoodie

It is safe to say that knitting miniature sweaters has become a sickness.  The hands in the pockets thing? Is killing me with cute.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Knit Baby Lamb

Baby lamb is redundant is it not?  Like baby kitten?  

Anyway, this lamb is a free knit pattern designed by Barbara Prime, and available on Ravelry.  The sweater pattern is also free, you can find it here.

I have become madly in love with knitting miniature sweaters.  I see more of this happening in my future. 

Fuzzy Spring Bunny

I am falling in love with knitting miniature sweaters.  The toys are really just becoming an excuse to knit wee sweaters.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Fishtail Lace Socks

I finished knitting these socks over the weekend.

I am definitely going to take the time to learn to knit toe-up socks because I have yarn left over which could have been used to knit longer cuffs.  At $32 a hank, I really don't like having yarn left over that can't be used to knit anything useful.

Framed Silver Heart Locket

I saw this idea somewhere around the blogosphere and put together one of my own. I would link up and give credit to the person who thought it up but I've lost track of where I tripped over it. 

Friday, 10 February 2012

Dried Rose Hearth Wreath

Instead of throwing away wilted roses, I dried them by hanging them upside down and decided to make this wreath.

I took apart a wire hanger and shaped it into a heart, then wrapped it with florist's tape.  I trimmed the rose stems to about an inch and a half, wrapped them with florist's tape, and then continued wrapping them onto the wreath on a slight angle, one by one.

Ruffled Tote

I made a ruffled tote today.

This is a gift for a friend and while it was easy to make, it was time consuming.  I might sew another for myself when I've forgotten about how fiddly ruffles are.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Lavender Sachets

Here's some simple lavender sachets I made using a big fat bee image from the Graphics Fairy.

We have one of the largest producers of lavender here in The Eastern Townships of Quebec, but it was cheaper for me to order lavender from Provence, France. 

I don't know how that makes any sense whatsoever.

Vintage Rooster Apron

A friend recently redecorated her kitchen with vintage rooster accents so I've made her a sweet lined apron using Citra-Solv transfers. 

I didn't have a pattern for this, I drew one out on wrapping paper and winged it. I found the rooster image doing a random image search and the fancy French writing came from The Graphics Fairy.

For those of you who would like to learn how to do Citra-Solv transfers, I put a tutorial here.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Gender Neutral Gift Wrapping

I needed a gift wrap idea that wasn't frilly or flowery or feminine, and in line with my love of using kraft paper and keeping it cheap, simple and rustic, I came up with this.

The long strips are cut from newspaper columns and the letter was cut from a large book page and then glued on card stock.