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Frida Kahlo embroidery

3 May

It is a very rare treat these days when I get to crafty up something just for the sheer hell of it…
Here are some pics of an embroidery I made of Frida Kahlo a few months back. It came about from the urge to do something/anything using an embroidery hoop and a primal need to embroider a moustache and monobrow onto someone’s face (pregnancy related craving?).

It was fun to make.

There are vague plans for a David Bowie next – but with the impending arrival of smalls number 2 arriving in just over a month, I can’t see that actually happening for a while now, eh…?

Cloud baby mobile: knitted raindrops pattern

23 Mar

I LOVES a baby, me!

Some very close old friends of ours had a new smalls a few weeks ago. Mmmmmm, sniff his baby head – I can’t get enough of the wee chap!

Here are some pics of a mobile I made to go in his room. We had helped paint the walls of the nursery with clouds, so it seemed very fitting to have something like this for his mobile. I started making the raindrops in all different rainbow colours. Then as soon as he was born and we knew he was a little man, that didn’t seem quite right and I worried that it may end up looking a bit too girly. I ended up sticking with just blues and purple, which I think was the right decision.

It was fun working out the knitting pattern for the droplets (only very simple, but quite enough cerebral effort for my tiny mind).
I have listed the instructions for how to make them below.

here’s a bit of cloudy wallage for context:

Here’s how to knit a raindrop:

Yarn: DK scraps
Needles: 4mm DPNs

Pattern:
CO 3
Row 1: icord
Row 2: icord 2 sts, m1 (4)
Divide stitches around 3 needles
Row 3: k2 m1 k1 (5)
Row 4: k4 m1 (6)
Row 5: [k1, m1] to end (9)
Row 6: [k2, m1] to end (12)
Row 7: [k3, m1] to end (15)
Row 8: [k4, m1] to end (18)
Row 9: [k5 , m1] to end (21)
Row 10: k
Row 11: k
Sew in end from CO
Row 12: [k5 k2tog] to end (18)
Row 13: [k2 k2tog] to end
Row 14: [k2tog, k1] to end (9)
Stuff with yarn scraps or fibre fill
Row 15: [k2tog, k1] to end (6)
Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches and secure, hiding the end in the middle of the droplet.
As with all knitting patterns that I have ever written, this may be wrong. It’s probably nearly right…
…your best bet is to just bumble through it and hope for the best!

 

Let me know how you get on if you decide to have a go 😀

Make Your Own Monster: felt kit

15 Aug

Here are some pics from a project I worked on a little while back for a make your own monster kit. I worked out the contents for the pack and how everything would fit together along with the instructions sheet. The packaging was set up by another designer from my initial designs – RAWR!

It’s a balloon!

30 Jul

My really old friend Emi has just had a baby boy…

Here is a little gift I made for him – his parents have a hot air balloon business (how cool?).

Welcome to the world little Harrison 😀

A book for Emilia…

21 Jul

In the interests of fairness between siblings, I have been making my niece, Emilia a felt book for her first birthday.

This one was quite tough to make – it would appear to be surprisingly difficult to think of things that begin with certain letters that are appropriate for this kind of thing and that make the right sound phonetically – especially as Emilia’s sister Alice already has her own book, so I couldn’t double up on any of the ideas!

This book has an animal theme, which I quite like as it’s less random than it’s predecessors:

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Emilia’s Carry Cot Mobile

22 Sep

This month saw the happy arrival of my second little niece Emilia Zara – ahhhhhhhhh!!

Her mum had specifically asked me if I could make her a small mobile that she could attach to Emilia’s carry cot for when she is in the car. Here’s the result:

I was pleased with how it turned out in the end – the three magpies signify “three for a girl”. The black and white should be more stimulating for little Emilia’s eyes whilst she’s still only a squiddler 🙂

The whole thing is made from normal craft felt with some velcro, ribbon and glass beads for the detail. Click below to see some more pics!:

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Liz’s Scarf

22 Jan

This was just a quicky project really, but it turned out looking pretty cool I think and it made a good crimbo present for my sister-in-law, Liz last year.

It’s kind of a homage to Laura Lees in felt/scarf format:

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