Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Check it out! I finally made a banner!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

a huge thankyou that deserves multiple exclamation marks!!!

Recently Julia Vesper of Knitterly Things held a giveaway at her blog. I entered, not thinking I had a snowflake's chance in hell of winning. But the other day I received the most wonderful package in the world!

[photo credit: Julia Vesper Knitterly Things]

Not only was I lucky enough to win a skein of Julia's beautiful Vesper Sock Yarn in "Muddy Waters"...

[photo credit: Julia Vesper Knitterly Things]

...but she also included a copy of the beautiful knit.1 magazine which the yarn featured in recently. Thankyou so much Julia! I spent the first few minutes stroking the yarn with my mouth open and then managed to proceed to devouring as much of the magazine as I could in the shortest period of time. Please visit her blog if you like knitting, yarn or just drop dead gorgeous photos.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

rabbitsmoon @ etsy

I love showing pictures of other people's work. They take such nicer photos than I do. These items are all from rabbitsmoon. I definately think that the racoon holds a special place in my heart. You can even request specific colours and patterns. How great is that?

Monday, January 19, 2009

back from my travels...

...and I finally managed to finish that mysterious creature that I mentioned a while ago. My new fat bunny friend is made out of recycled denim, patterned fabric, plastic safety eyes, wooden buttons, pink embroidery thread and a little white pompom tail. He's not perfect (what's going on with that nose?) but I love him just the same. I liked using an olf pair of jeans that I had grown out of to make him...it makes him just a little bit more special. I've already started my next denim project...

And look what I picked up while I was away.

Yum. It's (I think handspun) recycled silk that I managed to find in a funny little shop that sold second-hand books and dreamcatchers and smelt like incense. My yarn sense was tingling.

(P.S. Sorry about the horrid pictures. I'm trying to get better at my photography shoots but I don't think my camera likes to help much.)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


So I thought that Bear deserved a proper introduction, and here it is:

Bear is Jessie's best friend that only she can see. He is made from acrylic fur, glass eyes and brown felt. He is a very well mannered Bear and always eats with cutlery. He loves Bob Dylan, caramel slice and, deep down, is really just a big softie.

I'll be back in a couple of days...hope so far you are having a great 2009!

Monday, January 5, 2009

what i have been up to

I finally sewed a face onto Bear (he's been sitting around creepily with no face for more than a year)Did a bit of ripple crochet (I have no idea what this is going to be- it's about cushion-sized I guess)

Made a ski headband as a Christmas present who has gone to Quebec for about three weeks- lucky :( This gave me a chance to try out some double knitting (note: it's reversible) and also to use my new fair isle skills in a project.

And I also finally made some clothes for my Jessie doll.

The jumper that Bear is wearing and the cream wrap top for Jessie are both patterns from Toys to Knit by Tracey Chapman. I suppose my resolution for the new year is to finish all the half-completed projects that I have lying around, like these clothes that have been cluttering my desk for months. That way I can start lots of new ones! Oh, I also made these biscuit houses as a small Christmas present for each of my friends:

The recipe is from the December issue of Good Taste Magazine.