Now that these cards have safely reached their recipients I can share them. My mum is a twin, so it seemed fitting that I should make her and her sister similar birthday cards. They both love fairies so I found a fairy printable online which I thought was suitable. It was tricky to find subtle…… Continue reading A Touch of Sparkle and Glamour
If you’ve been following you’ll know that I have been making jumpers for both of my godson’s toys (Monkey and Duck) for Christmas. If you’ve missed my posts, a brief summary is that I wrote patterns from the toys’ measurements and hoped for the best! Tonight I sewed on the final buttons, all four are…… Continue reading Finally Finished!
Only 10 days until Christmas Eve and I’m still working on gifts. I actually have another one still to start, but it’s a quick one so hopefully I’ll have it done in no time. The Monkey and Duck jumper production line is full flow now I’m happy with the pattern. I’ve made all of the…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
No, I haven’t been overdoing on the Christmas spirit and I know it’s a day late! WIP Thursday just sounds a bit, well, rubbish. I’ve been very busy being the proud mother of Joseph in the school nativity and ferrying him to and from school in the evenings (walking, my Garmin is beginning to wonder…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
Look what I found in our church book stall! A bargain at only 50p for all of those giggles, and some cracking jumper designs. I don’t remember these particular jumpers, but just look at the famous faces modelling them! I do recall being knitted some interesting picture jumpers as a child, though. I also had…… Continue reading Bringing Back the 80s
Well, a lot of ‘really hard maths’, a fair amount of measuring and a steep learning curve later I have produced the first of 4 jumpers for Monkey and Duck. The next ones should be easier now the pattern has been written, and there aren’t many tweaks I need to make really. My experience of…… Continue reading Monkey Jumper Mk1
Christmas gift making is in full swing now, and although the advent calendar isn’t quite finished (the kids won’t care about the numbers anyway!), I’ve started planning my next project. I am very lucky to have two lovely Godsons. They do not travel alone; their companions are called Monkey and Duck. Monkey and Duck are…… Continue reading A Jumper Fit For a … Monkey!