Monday, July 31, 2017

Lost Glasses



Even birdies misplace their glasses.  I realised one of the birds didn't have their glasses on.  I scoured the craft room and couldn't find them.  I searched and searched, but no glasses, so I made another pair.  When I went to Can Do Books last week Stephanie asked if I had lost something, the glasses.  So now either the birdies have a spare pair, or I will just have to make something else to wear them.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Little Doggie

  

I made one of the dogs I bought at the craft show.  The pattern is by Kerry Lord of Edward's Menagerie.  Not sure mine looks like a Westie, although the side view is closer.  He is still a cute, scruffy little white dog.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Craft Show

  

I went to the Craft Show yesterday and look who I met, Carlos and Arne, the guys who designed the little birdies, and lots of other things.  They are lovely and generous men.  Here at the show to promote a collaboration they have with Clickheaton.
I came home with a bit of a bag full too.  I had a very nice morning.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Reindeer in a Jumper

  

I wanted to put a felt reindeer in a knitted jumper, but I'm not sure it works.  He looks like he is down on his luck.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Birdies in the Window

  

   

The little birds I made from the book by Arne and Carlos, A Field Guide to Knitted Birds are now in the window at Can Do Books.  Arne and Carlos are going to be at the Stitches and Craft show this week in Melbourne.  This isn't a large display in the window, , but like all bird watching, once you spot them, you can't take your eyes off.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Knitted Square Reindeer

  

I think I showed the little squares while I was making this reindeer, but not when he was finished.  Each little square has a french knot in the middle.  He just needed two scarves, one of each colour.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tiny Reindeer

    

I like to make things in all sizes.  I have tried to make a crocheted reindeer in a small size, but wasn't happy with the results.  This one is a little cutie.  He is very small next to the Reno Reindeer.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wallace and Gromit



  

Went to the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at acmi.  Great exhibition, lots of drawings and sets.  The detail is amazing.   Few characters missing, Bitzer and the Farmer.  Not a lot of Shawn the Sheep, but a couple of things from the movie.  Worth visiting if you are in Melbourne and a fan.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Reno Reindeer

  

Calling him that because we are still working on the bathroom renovation and I worked on this simple crochet reindeer here and there and at night over the last two days

Friday, July 21, 2017

Reindeer on a Pocket

   

I showed this reindeer I made one time at Amigurumi at Can Do Books, I just didn't show what the reindeer was going onto.  This cream reindeer has a little pocket with a little reindeer on it.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Renovations and Knitter

  

  

Very little crafting done yesterday, was working on the bathroom renovation.  Removed more tiles, the cabinet, mirror and sink.  All that is left is the shower.
Something crafty that did arrive yesterday was an automatic knitter that I bought on Ebay for $5.  It will come in very handy at the Christmas Window Sit & Stitch.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lawyer"s Wig

  

I was asked for the pattern for the lawyer's wig I made for Amigurumi Girl.  I didn't write down anything at the time because I thought she would be a one off thing.  So I have been making another wig and writing as I go.  I used the head of a larger reindeer, minus ears and antlers for the size.  The doll being made was about the same.  The wig has a crochet base and then loops sewn.

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Printer



We got a new printer.  It's a HP and a lot larger than all our other printers.   It can do A3 size paper, which is great, I often like to upsize patterns.  The down side is that we had to remove a shelf to accommodate it, which had books on it, luckily there was still lots of room on the new bookshelf.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seventh Little Birdie

  

And the last one for now.  Bit of a flying ace this one, with his goggles, messenger bag, scarf, and precision do.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sixth Little Birdie

  

I am going to make seven little birds, I like odd numbers.  This one is in red and cream.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Bit of Reindeer Bling



This reindeer is a bit larger than the felt A3 pattern.  It needed to be bigger to accommodate the large blingy belt buckle I found at Spotlight.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Another Little Bird

 

     

  

From the book by Arne & Carlos, Field Guide to Knitted Birds.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back to the Reindeer



Yesterday was Amigurumi at Can Do Books.  Started this little one at the shop and finished him at home.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Birdie with a Mad Do

   

Another little bird.  This one has mad hair, large glasses and in one colour.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pom Pom Maker

   

There is an old fashioned way of making pom poms, two pieces of cardboard, and now there are little gadgets to make pom poms.  Use one of these little gadgets and you will never look back.  Very quick and easy to make a pom pom.  They come in a variety of sizes so when you are making a small pom pom you are not chopping away a lot of yarn.

  

The pom pom maker comes in two halves, push them together and open the arm (white bits).  Start wrapping yarn in the half circle section on one side only, until it is full, close that arm and fill the half circle section on the other arm, close it.

  

Keeping the arms closed, cut the yarn.  There is a slot where your scissors will fit, you need small sharp scissors for this.  Tie off your pom pom by putting thread or yarn around the middle, where the scissors cut, make a double knot nice and tight.

  
Open the arms of the pom pom maker, separate the two halves and release the pom pom.  It comes out slightly oval, but all pom pom need a trim.



Cut into a lovely ball shape and attach to your hat, or whatever.

Little Square

I have had such trouble with this square and have restarted a few times.  It's just a simple knit/purl pattern, mind mush be wandering...