Thursday, 27 November 2008

Isla's stocking

Here is Isla's Christmas stocking:

I love how it has turned out. I used Ned's as a template for this one but changed the top because it was a bit fiddly to make (his is curved and was a PITA to do with the added panel for the name).  I accidentally cut out the panels the same way so had to buy more material. Now I have an extra one cut out. I will either give it away or sell it online (without the name panel and possibly without the padding).

Anyway just wanted to post one of the things I've finished lately. I'll post pics of the others after Xmas 

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The Christmas Rush

Is underway. From the list on previous post (updated):

* Xmas stocking for Isla - Finished
* Knitted Vest (Xmas present) and Saartjees Booties for Isla - Finished
* Need to knit a matching hat for the vest - Finished
* Have started a CP Soaker for Xmas present - Finished
* Fleece cover for present - Finished
* Night nappy for Xmas present - Finished x 2
* I need to make a KNR for a xmas present
* Scrapbooking stuff has arrived and plan to use some for door lettering/wall hanging for presents - Might leave this if not enough time.
* Christmas Cards
* I want to make some stuff to sell online (blankies, knitting needle rolls) - Not sure if I will have time but will leave on list anyway.

Non-Xmas stuff to do whenever:
* I want to knit up a pair of longies/capris for DD with the 8ply I dyed
* Finish waterproof matress covers/change mats
* Make up 4 small nappies that have been cut out (night nappies?)
* Make a new skirt for myself
* Make a dress or two for Isla
* Make a second rocker cover

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Craft Addict

OK, I think I am officially a craft addict. Someone needs to stop me....seriously!! At the moment I am working on the following:

* Xmas stocking for Isla (almost done)
* Knitted Vest (Xmas present) and Saartjees Booties (just awaiting buttons)
* Need to knit a matching hat for the vest.
* Am contemplating dyeing some more wool, even though I haven't started my last dye-ups yet...which leads to
* I want to knit up a pair of longies/capris for DD with the 8ply I dyed
* I need to make a KNR for a xmas present
* I have just ordered a whole heap of scrapbooking stuff (some of which is to be used for pressies)
* I want to make some stuff to sell online (blankies, knitting needle rolls)

And...I'm sure I'll just keep adding to the list. It is scary.....

Thursday, 6 November 2008

DIY Nappies

I have set up a new blog http://www.diynappies.info which is all about making your own nappies. There are a few US sites of similar content but none that were specific to Australia and Australian suppliers so I decided to set one up. Plus it means that people I've shown how to make the nappies aren't completely in the dark when they try to do it on their own the first couple of times. Luckily I was making up a few nappies at the time so I have now finished my first tutorial (which I will upload after I finish here).

Here is the snap nappy I made for the tutorial:

I have also been (very slowly between other projects) finishing off a knitted dress for Isla. This is the finished dress:
I am currently knitting some matching booties (I have finished one and onto the other). I have also been doing some dyeing, after an 18 month break from it. I am loving landscape dyes. Check out my two latest creations as they were drying (Ned tangled the first one, the one on the left):

I can't wait to start knitting them up. They turned out beautifully bright. Better go....lots of craft to be done.