Thursday, February 24, 2011

'1 on 1' Sewing Class...

My last sewing class this afternoon saw us whipping up shirred dresses.....
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In 1 hour we were able to turn 1/2 a metre of fabric into something super sweet and at a fraction of the cost you'd expect to pay in any normal clothing shop....
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I really love the simplicity of these little dresses and for around less than $20 (including class) you too could make one....
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The size range is unlimited as they're customised to fit... You can go backless or strapless, thin straps or thick straps, there's even halterneck or why not some ties - the choices are endless!!
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So, pop on into Jellywares Cobar for your '1 on 1' class or keep watching this space as I put the finishing touches on my pattern which will be available for purchase very soon (pre-order's welcome)....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Late Summer Vest.....

I searched for just over a week for the perfect first project for my new Malabrigo Worsted....
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I started a cardi for myself in this gorgeous shade, rich chocolate, but after finishing 1 sleeve decided to rip it.... Don't you hate that????
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But, then I found this - A Plain Vest.....
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And it's just PERFECT!!!
I made the size 1 for my size 2 (26month old), added an extra inch to the body length before starting on the sleeves and cast on 4 extra st's on each sleeve.
This little project used less than 1 100g skein of Malabrigo Worsted and took just under 2 nights on the couch worth of knitting (approx 4 hours). I love how the colours of this kettle dyed yarn give it an almost aged look to this super cute 'Late Summer Vest' - Malabrigo I am in LOVE!!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blissful...

The squeals of excitement were hard to contain as 'Connie-Girl' rocked her way through her first dance class on Saturday morning...
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She ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT and is now dreaming of some day dancing just like 'Angelina Ballerina'...
Could life be more blissful for my little 4yr old??? I think not!!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Glad To Be Home....

We had a great trip down to the City with the biggest high-light by far an adventure on a Ferry topped off by a delicious meal. Miss Connie even got to drive for part of our 'Ferry Adventure' which made for quite an excited little girl for the rest of our trip...
I'm always glad to return home after a trip away and with goodies waiting to fill the shelves of my shop who wouldn't be - right???!?!?!!?
I'm so excited to now be stocking a range of fabric packs and bunting kits by the gorgeous designer Yardage Girl....
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They hit the shelves this morning and are already proving a huge hit!!!!
For all of those who have emailed me about updating my On-Line Shop, I'm currently working on a 'new' layout and am hoping to have everything finished with all my stock listed in the next month or so.....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Today We're.....

.....packing up the car and heading away for a while....
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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!!!
See you in a couple of days or maybe even a week.....

Friday, February 11, 2011

That 'Green' Girl....

Yesterday I was finally able to put the finishing touches on my 'Green Girl'..3

What can I say..... I love everything about this little project!!! The fact that it's knit from the top down which makes it seamless, BONUS.... The gorgeous Cascade 220 yarn in that amazing Apple Green colourway that I chose to use, AWESOME!!! The little turned over collar, single button closure and super sweet puffy sleeve, DIVINE!!!! The fact that I only used 280grams of yarn for this whole project, yes that's right less than 3 skeins which is less than $20, WOW!!!4

I love finishing a project on a good note, how about you????
If you'd like to make a 'Green Girl' for yourself the free pattern can be found here and my pattern notes can be found here....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stacking Up Shelves!!!!

This morning saw me unpacking parcels and stacking up shelves....
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My long awaited shipment of Malabrigo has arrived and I've already picked a favourite from my 20 new shades.... This gorgeous shade in the 'Worsted' is aptly named 'Apricot' - now isn't that just DIVINE????!!!
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So if you're looking for some delicious 'Sock' or 'Worsted' Malabrigo yarn than you can get it from me....
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Yes, that's right!!!! I currently have 10 shades of each the 'Worsted' and the 'Sock' yarns, with more arriving soon...

The 'Worsted' is $11.40 per 100g skein which yields 209yards. The 'Sock' is $19.60 per 100g skein and boasts a generous 440yarns.

The Single Ply Hand Dyed incredibly soft Merino used in the 'Worsted' makes it perfect for a cardigan or scarf. The Plied Light Fingering weight Super-wash Merino of the 'Sock' makes it ideal for that gorgeous shawl pattern that you've been itching to make....

I'm now off to cast-on for a gorgeous Cardigan using my favourite scrum-my Apricot Worsted... Thanks for the inspiration this morning when you came to show me the progress you'd made on your version of this cute little number Nara....

Friday, February 4, 2011

Join In....

hmmmm... I was thinking.... I'd really love a new dress....
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It needs a pocket big enough to fit a small ball of yarn in, oh, and some lace would be great too....
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And what would a Summer dress be without shirring, right????
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Just Perfect!!!
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So, if you'd like to make one for yourself we're making them in class at Jellyware's on a Saturday morning for the next couple of weeks, pop in to 'Join In'....

Also, don't forget 'Stitch and Bitch' from 2pm-6pm tomorrow, Saturday the 5th of Feb. It's FREE!!!! All you have to bring is yourself and a yarn-y project to work on...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Crochet Kerchief....

I made a cute little Crochet Kerchief for one of my sisters a couple of years back for her b'day. I loved it then but love it even more now after a couple of alterations to the original pattern (freebie from here).... 3

Here's what I did.....
Using a 5mm hook and some delicious Cascade Sierra Yarn (approx 10ply 80%cotton/20%wool blend) follow the smaller size instructions on the original pattern and ch72. Repeat Row 1 only 2 times (not 3).
Next, don't use another ball to continue on with the triangle part of the kerchief, simply sl st across 12sc and start the triangle instructions from here.
Skip the finishing row of the 'Triangle' and the 'Finishing' instructions too. Fasten off and weave in your end.
With your starting tail, sew your straight sc edge together to form a ring/headband, you want it to be a firm fit as the cotton will slightly stretch with wear.
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And that's it!!!! One super cute headband perfect for keeping your hair out of your face in this humid weather.