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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas Craft


 Here I am getting ready for a craft fair. 

Just seeing if I had enough goodies






~ It's All Looking good ~







Sunday, 1 November 2015

More itty bitty bags



I discovered this wonderful bag at a Craft Fair. 
It's crocheted using two strands of thick heavy duty wool which makes a really sturdy bag 
Perfect for storing my work in progress






I liked it so much I made my own colourful version using two strands of chunky acrylic yarn








Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Itty bitty knitted people...



These dolls are such fun to make and they all evolve so differently that I can't decide which is my favourite






The girls are made from patterns using this book


Search Press Limited
2011






The Pirate is made from a pattern in this book



Search Press Limited
2009

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Itty Bitty Crafties...






My kindle paper white fits into this sleeve


I liked it so much that I made one in pink and blue too 

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I needed a handy little pouch for my needles, tape measure and knitting notes



It fits easily into my bag






With room for a tape measure, some tapestry needles


A handy notebook and a couple of crochet hooks

Perfect.







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Itty Bitty Baby Blankies...



Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, appeals to knitters to make baby blankets for the charity’s `Always Loved, Never Forgotten Memory boxes’. 







The blanket can be knitted with or without a lace border and the pattern requires approximately 200g of white double knit wool.

I recently made this white blanket to help with the appeal 


I liked the easy pattern so much 

I made another one, not for the charity, in a beautiful soft pink mingled yarn.

They are incredibly easy to knit.

The border is added when the main blanket is finished.





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Itty bitty toys for little people......


These soft and cuddlies are ideal for little people to play with.



Big Ted

is knitted in a soft D/K wool mix




Puss in Boots

D/K bright yarn





Clanger

Pretty in Pink D/K yarn





Flower Cushions

Knitted in soft and bright D/K yarn

Squidgy and soft for little fingers to hold






Tiny Tots in pastel D/K yarn




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A family of Mummy B dollies....


I decided to try out some knitted dolls from an old Jean Greenhowe
Pattern book from the 1990s







 These Mummy B Dollies looks so cute



I've used D/K yarn in a variety of colours and have adapted the patterns



to suit the dolls.








They are about 14 inches tall








This brother and sister combo are slightly smaller.


Maybe about twelve inches tall.



They have their hats and scarves ready for winter !














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Knits on the go....

I seem to spend a lot of time on my knitting projects and then forget to share them on my blog

My needles have been busy with a variety of small projects

...Here are a few of my knits on the go...




Itty bitty witch 



Knitted in black and purple  D/ K yarn

all ready for Halloween

She even has a shoulder bag for her spell book



Comfy Cosy



My mother used to make tea cosies like this one.
Sadly the art of tea in a pot has long since disappeared so I had to remind myself how to
knit tea cosy stitch.

I'm pleased with the result and it keeps my
teapot toasty warm.






 A Parliament of Owls




I learned how to crochet in the round and made these colourful owls 
in a variety of variegated  D/K yarns




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