I had the pleasure of doing a sewing job for a friend this week. Making her sons first birthday outfit! She purchased the clothes and fabric, and I put it together.
It was a fun project, and he looked very cute in it today 🙂
I may have failed to mention recently that I have added cloth wipes to my Etsy store!
A few years ago, I used to make and sell them on eBay, but family commitments meant I no longer had the time. They were very popular, and I would even get emailed to make special orders. I still now, get friends asking me whether I can make them some cloth wipes.
Here are the ones I have up on my store at the moment; just click the picture to get taken through to the listing 🙂
A while ago, I made up a tutorial on how to make cloth wipes. They are very simple to make, so if you find yourself handy with the overlocker…
So here they are! The finished products from the one of the lovely hand-dyed balls of yarn.
They were so quick to crochet up, and as far as I can tell, the pattern was brilliant. This is about the second written crocheting pattern I have followed, so Im not much of a judge! There was only one spot, where I pulled it out about 4 times before realising what it meant. This is clearly because Im a knitter and forget that you can crochet into holes, not just stitches!
They also dont take up much yarn. I was thinking that I might not be able to make 2 out of the 50g ball of yarn, so I did the first one with a cream coloured yarn as the band. Boy, was I wrong. I made it, and then 2 completely coloured ones, and I still have about enough left for another one.
The only change I made to the pattern, was for my 3 year old. I did one less pattern repeat, to make it smaller. I found that even though the pattern is for a toddler crown, it turned out to fit my 5 year old. But Im sure that it depends on tension, and the yarn. To adjust, the website says to adjust the foundation chain by 6 stitches.
The kids love them, and apparently so do the dogs (who just love to dress up, haha!).
So now, Im still not sure what to use the other yarn for! But Im sure something will come to mind.. 🙂
So I got my sewing machine serviced ( so its running like a dream again), and decided its time to start a bit of sewing again.
A sweet little boy we know is turning 2. I had a size 2 white tshirt that I knew I would use.. but I couldn’t work out what I would do. I thought some shorts and a matching applique on the tshirt. Alas, having daughters, I dont have much fabric in boys’ prints! So to Pinterest I went. Looking around, I saw an idea I liked. Putting a tie on a boys tshirt. The rest is history!
I kept the tie free so it can move around. Love it!
I’m very excited to announce that I’m halfway through getting my first knitting pattern ready for sale. Hooray!!
I don’t want to give away exactly what it looks like.. but I can say, its a 2 piece set for all those little boys that are soon to be born! It can be used for a photo shoot or everyday wear, and I think it goes without saying that its cuuuuuuute!
So its been a year of babies (well, who am I kidding, its been a few years of babies..!) and so I decided that one in particular needed a cool jacket. As usual, I couldnt help myself and ended up combining 2 patterns into one. I loved the stripey jacket, I loved an octopus hat. I couldnt make a matching hat to an already hooded jacket, could I? Too much. So out come the leftovers of yarn, and I found a funky combo to make it. The stripes are the colours of the ocean, with a nice bright octopus. Hope you keep warm in it, little man!
Speaking of getting carried away, I had some overalls that were all but done.. and realised they matched well to the jacket. On went the matching snaps. And voila! A matching set.
I am really chuffed with how it all turned out.
Here are the books and patterns I used to bring it all together:
This pattern Ive had for a while and dont have a clue where I got it from! I would say, either the Salvos, or my grandmother picked it up for me. I just love the old Simplicity patterns. Personally I find them so easy to follow and they turn out just like the picture shows. Plus they always seem to fit well.
This book is a new one to me that I bought this year. I really love pretty much all the patterns in it. This octopus hat, though, ohh, too cute!
And I also bought this book from the same shop. What can I say, its just like the other book, but 60 different great knits!
And one last photo because goodness knows I haven’t added enough yet.. Mr. Red Octopus. My 4-yr old assures me that I really should have put a mouth on him. Im not sure, I mean I think their mouths are underneath arent they?? I regret googling that. Both they are freaky and I think his eyes should be lower. Haha!
So there we go!
I must add this is not the stash-buster project I have just started working on. This one I had been slowly working on for the last couple of months, and then had to get my little knitting hands going when I realised the baby was nearly 3 weeks old!