Friday, 16 December 2016

Toddler Celtic Cabled Cardi.

I finished knitting this cardigan today and am very pleased with the results.  I can't stop knitting for children!  Tiny knits are the best thing ever.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Canadian, Eh? Maple Leaf Mittens

I knit these mittens after seeing them worn by the Canadian team at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Love them!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Baby Bunting Bag

Babies are making their way into my family soon, and my sister asked me to knit this adorable bunting bag for her future grandson.

I get to give a hand knitted gift, so this is a win for me!

This is a free pattern from DROPS, details about the project can be found on my Ravelry page.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Double Leaf Lace Toddler Cardi

I found this yarn at a thrift shop for $4.50 and for a 60% Alpaca blend yarn, that's like hitting the jackpot.

I used a free basic cardi pattern and knit a lace insertion at the center back.  It turned out exactly how I'd hoped it would.

I later found a vintage cotton sheet at another thrift store and paid a dollar for it.  When I got home I found that it was a perfect compliment to the cardi, so I made the little sleeveless dress.  My sister and I are now anxiously awaiting for someone to have a baby girl to put this outfit on!

Just look what you can get out of $5.50!  Thrift shops forever!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

50s Style Baby Pullover

I knit this little pullover using a free pattern and gorgeous one dollar yarn that I found at a thrift shop.  It doesn't get better than that.

The buttons are unfinished wood and I found those at a dollar store.

Details of this project can be found on my Ravelry Page.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Tangerine Dream Baby Cardi

I knit this cardi which is going into my 'Maybe one day' stash, also known as 'Someone hurry up and have a girl!' gift stash.

Details are here at Ravelry

Friday, 12 February 2016

Baby Carriage Gift Wrap

This Baby Carriage gift wrapping was crafted with paper and stitched on a sewing machine.  This size carriage will accommodate a newborn baby sweater, booties, socks or a headband.

I simply found an image of this carriage and as you can see, you need to know how to draw two circles to make this.  I know what you're thinking - hard.  So make a template by drawing a circle that's 12 inches in diameter.   Draw two circles that are 6 inches in diameter and you got wheels.  Now cut your 12 inch circle into pacman.  Still hard?

Leaving pacman's mouth open, stitch around the carriage and stitch spokes on the wheels.  Stuff your baby gift in there and stitch the remaining edges.

Decorate however you like, and you've got game.  You just won at cutest baby wrapping ever and that mom is going to get gooshy when you give this to her.