One Easter gift I made myself. My mother in law told me, that she wanted some new place cards, but did not have time to make them. So I decided this was the perfect gift for her. I made these place cards out of watercolor paper and used this tutorial and her Kaitlin style calligraphy for the design. This was my first calligraphy project and I am really proud of the outcome. The Kaitlin style is the perfect beginner style. It is very easy to make and even looks good, if it is not perfect.
Sonntag, 12. April 2015
I hope you had a nice Easter weekend. We sure had fun, even if the weather was not perfect and again we could not hide easter eggs in the garden. I was a very busy Easter bunny this year and hid over 20 eggs, some real, some plastic. In some of these eggs were these cute little Easter bunnies I knit. The pattern is by Anna Hrachovec from Mochimochi Land. You can find it for free here.
Because these bunnies are so tiny they are a bit fiddly to make, but at least they are quick. The wool I used was not ideal. It is a cotton wool and a bit slippery. I made seven for friends and family and of course one to stay with us (who was almost eaten by the little one, poor bunny). They sure were fun to make and to give.
Sonntag, 5. April 2015
Freitag, 3. April 2015
I made this hat already last year, but only got around to take a photo now. The pattern is from Ravelry. Knitting was very easy and I love the outcome. It is a bit more subtle than most of the other ear hats, although I think the more over the top ones are cute, too, especially for children.
Mittwoch, 1. April 2015
As the little one eats solids for quite some time now, we are always in need of some cute bibs. We are lucky, that he mostly is a very tidy eater and spits out food seldom. On many days the bib is clean after eating, but you can't bet on this. And there are other opportunities to smear clothes with stains, so bibs are always welcome. And I found this awesome baby apron aka bapron pattern and had to make some. The sewing was really really easy and fast and I am already thinking about making more (maybe in the bigger size, because the little one grows fast). I made these out of some cotton fabrics I had in my stash and made a second layer out of cotton jersey. I am pleased with the outcome. They look really cute and fit perfectly. So here they are, my two baprons:
Frog and bear were nice enough to model for me. I think the frog really likes his Star Wars bapron as he was not so eager about giving it back.
So two new bibs for the little one, but as he goes to kindergarten we always seem to be short on these. Time to make more! What a luck, that these are great stash busters.
Sonntag, 29. März 2015
After I finished the birthday cake for the little one, I needed something small to knit. So I decided it was finally time for some tiny Mochimochis. And because the creator Anna Hrachovec has an exhibition in Korea soon and ask her fans to send gnomes, I decided to start with tiny gnomes. Here is my first one, which will be staying with us. The rest will hopefully be finished soon.
Freitag, 27. März 2015
The little one's birthday was the perfect excuse to knit this awesome cake from Mochimochi. It is from the book Huge & Huggable Mochimochi. Most of the knitting was easy, but time consuming. But there were also some things I did not have knit before, like picking up stitches and knitting an i-cord. I am very proud and happy about the outcome. And that I did make it in time. It took me a bit over a month, but with many pauses.