Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Kimberly's Hot Water Bottle Cosy

A very simple Hot Water bottle cover I made for Kimberly to sleep with . She loves it!!!

I made it on 5.5mm needles and with Patons Jet - Alpaca/Merino blend. Very soft and fluffy.

The cable is just a very simple CF4 cable - I haven't done cabling for years so it was good to get out the old cable needle again!!

The neck part in k2p2 rib was meant to be twice as long and then folded over (like a turtle neck skivvy) but I ran out of wool. Oops!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Blue Leaf paintings

Here is some paintings I did for out lounge room wall.

Acrylic on Canvas.

I used leaves from the garden to make the shapes. For the smaller ones I stuck the leaves down and then rolled paint over the board. For the bigger one I painted watered down paint over the board and then stamped a large leaf in the middle.

Our walls are blue so it think it will go nicely... I hope so!!!

Aviatirx and Mittens

Here is a cute little hat and mittens I made for Andrew after we walked home from Preschool and when we got home his hands and ears were frozen!!

The Hat pattern is a freebie on Ravelry and is easy as anything, knit on straight needles. It uses short rows and wraps which give it those bumps you can see.

I made it with Moda Vera Cup Cake which is Acrylic/Nylon and very soft to touch.

The Mittens are also a free pattern on Ravelry. They are called "Easy On Mittens". The thumb is extra wide so they are easy to get on. Another easy pattern - meant to be worked on Double pointed needles - but i did it on straight needles and sewed it up.

Very happy with it!