• Fashion,  Knitting

    Knitted Headband: Done.

    I finally got round to making this after seeing the post I reblogged earlier this year. It’s quite a quick one and is good for using leftover wool. I had some fine wool in a drawer and knitted it 3 strands thick on size 7 needles (the original pattern recommends size 8 but as the wool was so thin I went a size down). I love it and am definitely going to make it in other colours. It’s quite hippy chic but is pretty practical too as it keeps the ears warm. First on the list of things to pack for Glastonbury this year! 🙂

  • Fashion,  Knitting,  Tutorials

    Knitted Headband Tutorial (Reblog)

    truebluemeandyou: DIY Three Strand Knit Cable Headband Tutorial from Concreate here. This is a clear how-to cable tutorial using 8mm or US 11 needles and she tripled the yarn (instead of one strand she used three while knitting). *For lots more knitting projects (including more headbands) go here: http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knitting

  • Crochet,  Interior Design

    Owl Be There: Crochet Doorstop

    Here’s my latest crochet doorstop. This one sticks pretty closely to the original pattern but uses ombré wool instead of two different yarns. I used a 5.5mm crochet needle and the wool is Patons Colour Works Aran in shade 82 both from Dunelm Mill. His eyes are beak are felt and the stitches are hand embroidered and he’s stuffed with wadding and a 1kg bag of rice to weigh him down. Thinking about making a hippo next – will soon have my own doorstop zoo!

  • Crochet

    Crochet Cat Doorstop

    I’m particularly proud of this one as it’s my own adaption of an existing pattern. Using Patons Smoothie DK wool and a 4.00mm hook this is crocheted in the round, padded out with wadding and filled with a bag of lentils for weight. I added a bendable tail for extra cuteness!

  • Sewing,  Tutorials

    First Make of 2013!

    I wanted to give my lovely friend Kate a 30th birthday present that was special and knowing she loves flowers I made her this rose. It’s made from 13 petals and 2 leaves cut from felt sheets (Dunelm Mill) folded and sewn around a 20-30cm long piece of heavy duty garden wire (B&Q). This was a relatively quick and simple make but an effective one. I hand embroidered the leaves with Kate’s initials and the number 30 to make it extra special and wrapped it in cellophane tied with a ribbon for a professional touch. Multiple roses could be made and presented the same way as a bouquet – a…