Sorbus Scarf – Coming soon!

I’ve had the sewing machine out this evening! This is a sneak peek of our new Sorbus scarf. It can be worn in many different ways. Here it is as a cowl, scarf and shrug. I love it. I hope you do. What do you think?

Sorbus Sneak Peek

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Hooping Marvellous!

20150411_153407I’ve been playing with different media this week: fabric, buttons, silk, decopatch, washi tape, double sided sticky tape… what’s not to love?  I made a bit of a mess in the process (oops!)

This make was inspired by Eva Cassidy’s Songbird

I tried a range of different methods for covering the bamboo rings including wrapping with silk embroidery thread, washi tape and decopatch. I think all three look fantastic but were all a little fiddly to achieve.

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I think the final hoops are absolutely stunning and my brain is buzzing with ideas for more hoops which are already on order!

Songbird Triptych is for sale £40. Please get in touch to order.

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Granny shrug

It’s finished! I’m really pleased with this. So much so that it is going to be my first ever item ‘for sale’.
I used a pattern I came across on pinterest but made it super chunky and used a hand dyed yarn to give a pop of colour and interest. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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What I’ve been up to!

Sorry for being awol! Here are some photos of recent projects until I get chance to write more!

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The world’s best yarn storage idea

Maybe I should try this!

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Only The Breast Will Do…

Only The Breast Will Do….

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Chevron stripes 3-season sweater

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This jumper looks lovely! Think I’ll add it to my very long list!

Originally posted on Make My Day Creative:

Sweater & skirt Sweater & jeans

I used a lovely soft merino wool to add warmth to this lightweight sweater, which will be worn spring-autumn.  Yes, unfortunately British summer nights often require sweaters, but I will not be sorry now I have this zigzag striped one to snuggle up in!

Chevron stripes! Chevron stripes!

I really liked the simple stitch on this chevron stitch cardigan, but I had a lot of trouble with pattern.  A quick look at a few people’s pattern notes on Ravelry told me I was not alone!

The issues I had were:

  • The neckline was too close fitting and had no give
  • The yoke expanded too quickly and came out frilly like a ruff
  • The sleeve underarm was not stretchy enough
  • No shaping for the waist – I like a close fit
  • I actually wanted a sweater, not a cardigan!

So in this sweater pattern I have fixed the problems…

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