Have you ever been to Dawanda the handmade gift site?
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
'Aint she sweet? hee hee. She's a prototype or a test piece, if you like. I was asked to make a set of little cheerleaders for one of the students at the University of Maryland. Their team is called the terrapins and so the cheerleaders are the "Terps"
I do love a challenge; and this little beauty brings my total of completed goods for this year (since January) to 23
23? Have I missed something out? lets see
20 was the sailor top -which has it's own post
21 was Billy and his crochet bag and goodies - the post before this one
22 is the Terps cheerleaderand 23? Oh yes, I did another test knit. this time for Befriendmantic. It was an Easter bunny all crocheted. He was sweet.
The only thing is, I made a mistake when making him up and so you will see a series of decreases across his chest. They should not be there, they should be under his arm!
Well no one is perfect. He is a twisted bunny but I love him anyway. I'll make another when the corrections come through.
23 for week 16 is pretty good going I think. I'll soon have those 52 items in 52 weeks.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Big drum roll for me!
hurrah I've finally done it. I've made something new for my Eddy's Pressies shop at Artfire
I've been knitting alot lately but not things that I can sell. I've been stuck in "WIP and RIP". That's a knitters disorder (that I just made up) It means that you have so many things that are "works in progress" that you can't get anything finished and also when you do finish something you hate it so much that you just have to rip it all out!
Well, here's a lovely little something that I've been working on for weeks and have finally finished. It's Billy in his bag. The cute little doll can be stripped right down to his underwear! or you can dress him in his t-shirt and dungarees and take him for a walk in his own crocheted bag (room for teddy too)
Along the way you can stop for a snack; he has his own sippy cup that he can hold by himself and a cookie too.
The bag opens out flat to become a changing mat and you can change him into his fluffy nightsuit for a lovely night's sleep.
I'm so happy to have finished something that I made a new shop banner to celebrate. The pretty purple one. I've also had some orders and ideas to keep me going so I shouldn't suffer from "WIP and RIP" again for some time (I hope)
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
That they have actually changed the menu board!
Now it reads "Chicken belly"!
Personally, I'd rather have turkey!
Saturday, 4 April 2009
You may remember from last time I wrote about my knitting challenge that my total was running at 19.
So here's the 20th! this sweet little crochet top was designed by my friend, Laura Jarvis. It was really quick to make and is just so cute. again, she will be making the pattern available soon so you non-testers will have to wait a little before you can get your hands on it.
It took quite a while to get my daughter to stand still for this photo too. She loved it so much she just wanted to dance around and around like a ballet dancer!
oh and for those of you waiting for the Katherine Vaughan hat and scarf pattern that I tested last time; it is now available at Ravelry.com I think you may need to sign up to view and buy it.
Well I think it's time I made some more toys next. I have several things in mind (and several things in my "not quite finished" box) I now have a Dawanda as well as an Artfire shop to stock so I'd better get those needles clicking!
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
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