Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

Yep, I LOVE Christmas Trees!! Putting up the tree, for me, signals the start of the silly season. The beginning of multiple parties, BBQs and get togethers with friends, family, the kids’ school etc. I am always excited about putting up our tree. This year, I have also started making some decorations for our tree, with the aim of moving towards a tree full of hand made ornaments in a whole rainbow of colours.






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And, here are some Christmas trees I found on Pinterest that I LOVE

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Getting crafty

Posted: July 6, 2012 in Crafty Me
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Loving crochet at the moment, and even revisiting some old projects xx





K is for KNITTING!!! Yay!! I have been waiting for this one to come along……and regular readers were probably expecting this one too 😉


I cannot believe I forgot to blog these! I mean seriously, they are such great patterns, and such lovely yarn……how could it slip my mind?

This gorgeous little top is called “Hine”, and it is a gorgeous pattern from the ever-so-talented Kelly over at Knit.So.Quaint
I have previously blogged one of these gorgeous Hines, which was a test knit.
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the word “Hine” is a Maori word for girl/daughter, and is used as a term of address for a girl or young woman.

The gorgeous green yarn is a 10ply/worsted superwash from Hannah at Red Riding Hood Yarns, an amazing Kiwi dyer.
It is the perfect girly green, and is called “Snow Covered Tress”.

This little fellow below was for my nephew when he was born, and is a newborn sized “Puerperium” cardigan, again a pattern designed by Kelly, and again in yarn from Red Riding Hood Yarns.
“Puerperium” is the time immediately following the birth of a baby, so it was the perfect pattern for a newborn gift.
The 2 yarns used were RRHY 8ply superwash in “Wide Open Spaces” and “Landslide” (and yes, the theme for these colourways was The Dixie Chicks xx)

I really enjoy knitting both of these patterns, and I am very much in love with the gorgeous colours dyed by Red Riding Hood Yarns. You really should check out the amazing talents of these 2 lovely ladies xx

I’ll post about another swap I was in.
Another winter warmer/shop the stash swap in my favourite group over at Ravelry.
For this swap, my recipient had said she would love to receive a crochet item, as she can’t crochet herself, so I decided on a neck warmer/cowl.
Pattern: Urban Shells
Yarn: 100purewool “Gray Marvellous”
Buttons: Coconut from Lincraft
Hook: 4.5mm
Extras: Darning needles; and large peg magnet, note pad,
pens,  and bag from Typo
Unfortunately, the neck warmer wasn’t suitable when it was received 😦 but I hope to rectify this ASAP, as I feel really bad about it.
I have had a few enquiries about this, and as yet only one serious request, but thought I’d address this here, for those who may be considering asking the same question.
In short, YES!! I do offer a cottage license for Puffy Sleeved Shrug, and will also offer them for any other patterns of mine…current and future!
Basically, I offer 2 simple versions: Limited, and Unlimited.
A limited license allows the knitter to produce, and sell, 5 items from the pattern in an unlimited timeframe.
It could be 5 in one month, 5 in one year, or 5 in the lifetime of their knitting adventures…simple.
Cost is AU$20
An unlimited license is a lifetime license, and allows the knitter to produce, and sell, an unlimited number of items from my pattern, for a one time fee of AU$45.
Some gorgeous projects, completed from my
Puffy Sleeved Shrug pattern
So what’s the catch? The offer applies only to WAHM business/hobby knitters who sell at markets, small online stores, Facebook pages, blogs etc. This is not intended for commercial mass production. I want to support the little people, not big business. Cool?
Also, I expect the knitter to always credit me as the designer, and NEVER claim the pattern to be their own. If you make modifications to the design, make a note of them in the listing please.
Simple? That is the way it is intended 🙂
So how do you obtain a license agreement for this gorgeous little shrug? Easy!
Purchase the pattern, if you haven’t already done so. You can do this buy hitting the “Buy Now” button to the right (this will help you pay by PayPal) and download the pattern.
OR, if you are on Ravlery, you can purchase the pattern there.
Find my email address at the end of the pattern, and shoot me an email with your enquiry.
Just a quick project update.
I received an sms from my next door neighbour yesterday with some basic details of the arrival of their 3rd child, a new baby girl.
Within the hour, I had the needles out and firing, and by bed time, I had completed this gorgeous little number for the new princess:
Pattern: Kaia Babydoll
Yarn: hand dyed (by me) 100purewool for the skirt
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury
doubled for the bodice (also dyed by me)
Needles: 5mm and 4.5mm
This gorgeous little pattern can be found over at Ravelry,
and I am also very excited to share that I am now licensed to knit and sell from this pattern 🙂