Friday, 24 May 2013

....Mr Finch.....

.....Hello dear friends.....
 
.....I am so excited that i needed to share this with you all.....
 
.....The most talented Mr Finch , the man who is pretty nifty with a needle and thread and can most certainly use a sewing machine better than i can, has very kindly shared a tutorial with us all in this months Selvedge magazine.....
 
 
.....how do you fancy making your own garden bulbs.....
 
 
...... lets begin....
 
.....Download the template provided.....raid your fabric stash, and away we go.....
 
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....that's the bulb shape made, now the stork...
 
 
....that was quick....
 
....next bit, stuff the bulb....
 
 
...attach stork...
 
 
 
 
....in the pattern that is given he recommends using some string for the rooty bits, as i don't have string i used some of my beloved Shetland yarn....
 
 
 
....then i wet felted it a bit to give it rooty look...
 
 
....a quick recycle of a teabag (for a bit of authentic staining)...
 
.....and there you have it.....
 
.....all made in less than thirty minutes....
 
 
 
 
.....This copy of selvedge is out now if you fancy a go, i can see me making a load of these and lining them up on my window sill in glass bulb jars....
 
.....Happy bulbing...
 
Pixie
x
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

....Some new 'Mad hatter watch brooches'....

....Yes i have been busy stitching away at some new brooches....

 
.....I do love making these....
 
 
 
....i am making some with crocheted bows and charms....
 
....this one has a wee teapot....
 
 
 
 
....and this one simply likes to 'Tic Toc'....
 
 
 
....I have some new ideas for more watchy trinkets coming soon...
 
 
....Pixie x...
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

....Hello hello my little nook friends....

.....Yes i am back now from my little nap....


....And i am not sure where to start, so maybe i shall just creep back to it in little bits.....


.....So for today i shall just start with some chunky socks......



 
....scrumylicious chunky socks....

 
....knitted on two chunky needles, yes  i did say 'two' chunky needles,  and with a little bit of invisible mattress stitch thrown in......

 
....love em, love em, love em....

 
....Mr P got a pair too.....in fact he likes his so much its almost impossible to prize them of his feet for washing........men ay....
 
 
.....These scrummy lovelies are super easy to knit and whats even better they are super fast to knit too...
 
.......Pattern from Erika Knights simply knitting book.....
 
....There is one thing that i am definitely going to do this year....and that is make all my Christmas presents , ( i love a challenge ),  and these are where i shall begin ( though Mr P has his socks already), i will be knitting a load more for the gents in the family.....
 
 
.....and one more thing  before i away to the kitchen to start dinner....
 
....This is Hector....
 
 
....Isn't he a cutie...
....He was perched in a favourite shop window and i new he just had to come home with me.....
 
....I think he looks most at home on my blog banner...
 
 
.....Cheerie bye for now....
missed you all
 
Pixie xx

Monday, 6 May 2013

...Unfurling and uncurling...

...awake.....awake.....sleepy head......

( image by Michael Heip)
 
....i am re-emerging from my little nap....
 
 
see you soon x