So really, I want to put about 10 exclamation marks on the title of this blog post. I’m terribly excited that I now have my own clothing labels. I have been sussing them out for a while, and finally ordered them.. to discover they take 2.5 weeks to come. The people at Gang Apparel Accessories were great though; quick to respond, answered all my questions, and delivered a perfect product.
So I waited patiently next to the mail box, and eventually they arrived. Hooray!
Here are the brand labels. They were made as a cotton weave.
On the way back home after Mothers’ Day, I visited a fantastic handcraft shop. There is some gorgeous hand dyed, and handspun yarn there. And some delicious jam… amongst other things.
We are going away this week, and I need something to do in the car. Its decided that I will be using this gorgeous yarn. But what do I knit?? The pink yarn is an 8 ply (DK) and is 50g. The multicoloured yarn is 4 ply and also 50g.
Ive looked through some pattern books, but with the amount I have, its hard to know!
This year I got to see my Mum for Mothers Day! We live a while from my parents, so it usually doesn’t happen. It was very nice. And of course, I made my Mum something. She was gushing with happiness over them. My Mum, my biggest fan!
Here they are:
From this book:
With this yarn:
How was your Mothers Day? Any handmade gifts to show off?
Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a mission to use up my scraps and leftover yarn. So I got some larger yarn on the needles and made up this little dress for a favourite doll at our house. Ill admit, its a bit out there – not something I would sport myself! But it has the memories. The bottom yarn I used to make friends baby a newborn hat, the green and grey yarn was handspun by my Mum, the lighter blue is leftover from a jumper my Mum made for herself when I was little, and the darker blue was leftover from some interesting mittens I made, that ended up at my Mums – who proclaims they are some of the best mittens shes ever worn!
Whats the best thing you’ve whipped up from scrap yarn?
(As a side note, yes, the doll is wearing a loom band bracelet especially made by my 5 year old. Hey, dolls have to keep up with fads too!!)