Thursday, 27 December 2007

New digital camera shots

All these shots were taken on my new SAMSUNG D85, a xmas pressie from my lovely boyfriend. Its 8,2 Megapixel and you can REALLY see tha difference!!!!
In these piccies you can also see the new Momiji doll 'Giggles' also from Col, and 'Stomach Ache' from Rick.....Col recieved a 'Brain Cell' haha love them!!!

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Xmas Present No3 Complete

This is a scarf for my mum, knitted with SIRDAR, Kid Mohair. I did it with two colours plum and toffee.
I also added a ribbon trim on each end to finish it off!

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Knitting needle vase

I bought this fabric a few months ago, hoping to make an apron out of it, but realised I didn't have enough of it, so instead I made a nice little cosy for my ever increasing stash of knitting needles, I used an old biscuit tin and simply glued on the fabric! I love bird patterns sooooo much!!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Xmas Wrapping....

I've gone for some eco-wrapping paper from Paperchase, seen as I'm on a 'saving the world' vibe of late, it also goes with my vintage/gothic aesthetic, I hope its not too dramatic for a fuzzy warm holiday such as xmas???!!!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Xmas Present No2 Complete

Yes, another scarf but this one was ordered...a plain white, simple scarf and it is exactly that. Again knitted in SIRDAR wool, this time a lovely cotton, wool blend so its nice and soft! I used 9mm needles and it only took me a couple of afternoons!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Xmas Present No1 Complete

A scarf for my brothers girlfriend! I love the colour and texture of this wool! It is very much like Rowan Kid Silk but less expensive. Its called SIRDAR BLUR with Kid Mohair, its 70% acrylic and 30% Kid Mohair.
It knits very easily, although the tension is very hard to keep constant so it came out a bit wavy, but this is something that really doesn't matter when your wearing it!!!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Wrist Warmers

FINALLY!!! I finished the wrist warmers I've been working on for a few weeks.... and lord knows I need them at the moment, to protect me from that early morning frost! I found some lovely vintage looking flower buttons from my local wool / haberdashry shop, BUSY HANDS in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Stitch 'N' Bitch @ Borders

I now run this bi-weekly Stitch 'n' Bitch @ Borders Bookshop, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester!

Handmade by Halo progress. . .

My stamp finally arrived, and I also bought a chocolate brown ink pad! I think it looks pretty good... So, now I start to leave my mark on all my handmade goods. At the moment these will mostly be xmas pressies and I may look into selling on Etsy in the new year. . . but who's rushing?!

Below is one of my recent projects, some wrist warmers, who are now going to my friend Hayley for her trip to New York this month, I just need to finish the other one!

Then I'm actually going to knit myself something as I seem to be doing alot for others and not enough to keep me warm...and it is getting colder now.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Knitted presents

This week I've been rushing to finish a hat for a friends b'day on Sat. I made one for myself a few weeks ago and alot of people have commented on how nice it is. I finished it last night. Its a really easy pattern from a blog I found called Treats & Treasures It has some lovely designs, patterns and inspirations from Marieke Berghuis Leewens in Amsterdam.
I decided to go with an camoflage green colour as I know the recipient wears alot of army colours and would be more likely to actually wear it if it matched his clothes. Anyway, this is the result, I also made a card with a lego robot on it...

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Pie & Knitting

Today was my day off work so I've been quite productive, I finished knitting my wrist warmers and sewing them up, I've decided I'm going to put some lace and maybe some felt flowers on them, so I'll post photos when I'm done! I made a lovely beef and vegetable pie...

This evening I decdied to take a look at the knitting machine Col bought me from a charity shop months ago, its been gathering dust in my room because Ive been too scared to attemp setting it up. this proved to be the easiest part, now I cant knit on it, haha. So, if anyone is clued up I'd love some advice / help!

Monday, 15 October 2007

My Room

At the moment I dont have much room but I've been trying to make the most of the space I have to do crafts, all my wool and fabric is under the bed in baskets and I have some nice clean surface to work on now...

Knitted Purse

This was my first attempt at a knitted purse, which I added a zip and a felt flower too...
it's okay but I think I can do better next time....

Tash to hat

Purse Project

My Portfolio

You can view my designs @ Bluebird Design