Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Shutting up shop

I've come to the realisation that I don't have the dedication to be a knitty WAHM (unsurprising since I haven't even attempted to sell anything in the last 6 months).... So I've decided to shut up my madeit shop and just continue to make things for myself and my family.

I have listed the things I have had sitting in a box in my craft room for a good 9 months (all size SMALL) at reduced prices and I am offering free post for December (Australia only). But, if you mention that you've read this blog post and type in the code KKBLOG when you check-out, I'll discount the price by a further 10%.

Thanks and back to crafting (or in my case, lack of)....

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas Sewing and Other Stuff

I've been doing a bit of sewing in addition to the Advent Calendar WIP.

Here is a pic of a quick fish for Ned as he and Isla were fighting over a knitted one I made a couple of years ago (pre-rav). This was a 15 min job of drafting up a quick pattern, cutting out the fabric (I used the outer of an old minky nappy for the fish and some felt and fabric scraps for the rest):

One of a few Christmas dresses I am making using various patterns from :

I have also just made a prototype pair of shorts for hubby (a template for some sailing shorts he wants with much more expensive/hard to get fabric), and sewn the buttons on Islas Olearia shrug (but I was one short....*sob*)

Since Tikki has been ill and the KAL put on hold for a week, I was able to get through the miles of stocking stitch left on Isla's Retrogirl. I love it and she looks gorgeous in it, the colour suits her, but I don't have modelled shots yet:

Lots happening around here, I just hope I can get everything I want done in time for Christmas!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Advent Calendar

I've been meaning to make an Advent Calendar for about 2 years now. This year my 4 year old keeps asking how long until Christmas so I think it's time I got my butt into gear. As a result I have now purchased some fabric and a few more colours of wool felt so I can make my own version. I have done up the plans, now I just have to make it. I am cheating a wee bit though; I found this Advent Calendar Fabric in Spotlight the other day and it was quite cheap and I figured it would save me a whole heap of embroidery on the numbers:

I'm not going to do a flip advent Calendar so the extra fabric squares, under the numbers, I will use to make Christmas Cards with (maybe not this year though).

I've found some really beautiful advent calendars online which I am using for inspiration: