Far be it for me to mention the ‘C’ word this early on in November, but for those of us who like to be prepared and who are already of a festive persuasion, now is the time to be thinking about crafting up some advent calendars!
Here is a pic of my knitted fairy light advent calendar (original post here):
It takes a little while to knit up as there are 24 of the lights to work on, but it is fun to make and a great stash buster!
Each bulb makes a little pocket and I put mini decorations in each of those so that the smalls can hang them on a special little tree. You could always just put a load of chocs and sweets in there though, eh? – NOM!
Full pattern follows. Let me know if you knit one up too, I’d love to see your version! Continue reading
Hurrah and huzzah and Merry Christmas!!
Not that I am cutting things a bit fine here with it being the day before Christmas Eve and all, but I have JUST finished Jet’s advent calendar!
The good thing is that there is still one day left this year in which it can legitimately be used – but the best bit is that Jet doesn’t really know what an advent calendar is, so she doesn’t even know how ridiculously late it is – YAY!
This is my first ever knitting pattern, so I am quite pleased with myself for actually having pulled it off. The idea was adapted from something I found a while back through Google Images. Each of the lights makes a little pocket for you to put choccies or other little treats for each day of advent – CUTE!
It has been a complete mission getting it finished off as I don’t have so much time for luxuries such as knitting little whatnots these days. I am really chuffed with the results though and I am hoping that if it goes down well with the small person, it can be one of those things that can come out year after year as a family tradition (not that I am getting slightly ahead of myself here or anything!).
Here’s some pics anyhoo:
Merry Christmas one and all – I hope you have an über-cool yule!
Much love from, Bird Face x x x
Our friends have a little girl called Calla. It is her 1st birthday today and I knitted her this calla lily as a present.
It’s my first finished knitted item since Jet was born – that’s nearly a whole year ago. It feels so great to have something actually completed! 😀
Pattern adapted from here.
Happy birthday Calla!! xo
Here is a mobile I made for our friends who have just had a little baby girl:
Pattern is from here.
Welcome to the world baby Calla – hurray for you! 🙂
Didn’t you get the memo?
Having babies is sooooo hot right now…
Just finished this this morning for baby Lily Boo, who was born last week. 🙂
I made it from an Amy Gaines pattern that I bought from her etsy shop here.
Sheldon is probably my favourite thing that I have knitted. He comes out of his shell and everything – so cute, it should be illegal!
Thomas is my nephew, by the way – this seems to be a pretty standard facial expression for him – I think he gets it from his father…
Pattern: Sheldon from Knitty
Yarn: Debbie Bliss cotton DK