Thursday, 21 May 2015

Sewing and Knitting the Blues

I have been working on some commissions and other things and they are blue (well most of them)!


 

There are two bags that I am making for the baby boy who had the first lot of personalised bunting.  He's having a P.E. style bag and a bigger (probably bucket style) bag for when he goes to nursery.



I have been playing around with ideas in my head and have decided to go for a blue and stars theme.


I am going to add his name and some other bits.



They'll probably be added tomorrow. 
But in the meantime I am loving these! 
Blue is one of my favourite colours and you know when you like a colour
- it just makes you smile and feel good!
 
Look at my backside! 
 
 He he!
 
 Look at the back of the work - I'm so chuffed with myself as it is looking so neat.



So that's one in production.

The next has been finished.  This is for a good friend of mine's son.


He was after a waterproof lined swimming bag. 
I gave him a choice of fabric after he'd said he wanted blue and stars. 
(That made me realise how many blue starry fabric I have!)


These are what I'm using for the ties - and they are from The Resource Centre in Yeovil http://www.thehubyeovil.co.uk/the-scrapstore/4579142456 
and their facebook page is

This is a fab place ... a treasure trove for crafters! 
I love it here and end up spending quite a bit
with ideas just brimming in my head as to what projects to utilise the treasures I have bought!


With those adjustable woggle thingy-a-ma-gigs!  What are they called?!

 
I do hope he likes it!

 
So that's the bits I've been sewing.
 
I've been knitting as well!  And I have the perfect model in mind!
 
This one was finished first.  It is the next size up of the Beyond Puerperium cardigan that I love. 
This one is 6-12 months.
 
And this one isn't blue ... but in a snazzy green combination.
 

Jack's dad (my brother) loves green, and him and his girlfriend both want bright for Jack
- so this fitted both in my mind!


And with buttons (bright green to match!)


I absolutely love this pattern!  The link for it is here .... http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beyond-puerperium 
 
It is a fantastic design by the very talented Kelly Brooker
 
I hope to make more of her designs soon. 
Although (whispering here)
 ... she messaged me and asked - as I was such a Beyond Puerperium fan -
if I would test the new pattern format out for it! 
Woo hoo!  Another shoot at the fab BP!

And this is all I had left out of the 100g ball of Stylecraft Merry Go Round yarn in Peacock
 http://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Wondersoft+Merry+Go+Round+3143+Peacock/0_caea526_CAFA029/PRNC133.htm



And now for the final blue item in this post ...


I saw this advert on the www.ravelry.com site and thought I'd have a nose.  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/ninja8tofus-tofu-shack   

Only to find the cutest jumper!  I decided there and then that I wanted to join in the KAL (although it had already started by then!)  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teddy-sweater-4  by another fab designer http://www.ravelry.com/designers/terri-kruse 

I chose some Stylecraft Special DK that was already in my stash  http://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/

A gorgeous turquoise and pure white for the polar bear!
 
 
Work in progress!

 
Nearly there ...
 

And ta-dah ...


Isn't it cute?! 



I embroidered his eyes and nose on. 


 
Can't wait to see Jack in it (and in the BP too!)
 
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4 comments:

  1. Such lovely projects beautifully made. What do you use for the waterproof lining for the swimming bag please

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  2. Thank you!

    I used an Ikea shower curtain that we'd bought the other weekend specifically for this purpose!

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  3. What a clever idea, thank you :)

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