Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Something tweedie . . . . at last :) :)

At long last, a tweedie creation - I've physically dragged myself away from the knitty glove-making fetish I've been on recently (it was a very difficult wrench, believe me!) - and here we have a little tweedie Xmas decoration . . . 


A humble start, but I think he's quite cute and I've actually added him to my Etsy shop here  - how amazing is that, hehe!  He's all ready and packaged up - waiting to fly off to some far flung (or not!) destination.  I had a lot of fun making him this morning (yes, he's really that fresh off the sewing machine!) - from making a very quick doodle of a robin . . . 


. . . cutting out a card template and making some quick design decisions :)  I love how he's turned out though, I embroidered a little beady eye and machine appliqued the edges (both sides are Harris Tweed).  His little stick legs were an  afterthough - but I couldn't resist LOL :)  

Here he is all packaged up, on recycled card and protected with cellophane . . .


I think I'll  be making him some more friends to hang out with this week - I don't want him to be lonely, poor thing :)  I think  he would make a sweet little Xmas gift though ;-)

OK, I've not managed to wrench myself away from gloves because I LOVE making them - sorry did I shout??  I made a pair of fingerless ones from a pattern in Ann Budd's book - basic glove pattern - this lady is a genius . . .


First she taught me how to knit socks, and then to knit gloves!

Actually I had bumbled along with another pattern first but her basic glove  pattern is nice and simple to follow.  The book behind is one jam-packed with glove patterns by Susette Palmer - I'm  desperate to try some of these.  Here's the fingerless gloves I made using Ann Budd's pattern . . .


I made them for youngest kiddo - but they're too big for him so I think I might post them off to my eldest in Uni - they might be useful for typing up assignments in the cold weather!  I'm now on another pair for Little S - so hopefully they'll fit him OK :)

And, em, yes I do sleep - but going by my 'to do list' I really shouldn't bother!  I'll keep you up to date with my creation of a flock? of tweedie robin redbreasts :)

Cheerio!
Alison x

N.B.  Quick shop update - there are now 3 little robin redbreasts for sale :) :)  Here are the two new 'friends'!


6 comments:

Emma (My Red Wellies) said...

Oh those robin's are adorable! And well done on the gloves... I'm hoping to start a pair soon haha. So knowing me they'll both be different sizes and one will probably have 6 fingers :)
And sleep is overrated...
Emma x

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

your robins make me smile a lot!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Mezz said...

love your little tweed birds!! mezz xo

june at noon said...

All you have to do is mix the tweed and the knit and you wouldn't have to choose. :) I like the bright red against the more conservative tweed, and well done on the gloves. Impressed!

Claire said...

I was mightily impressed with your sock knitting skills Alison and now you're onto gloves.......they look great. I think you are really very clever m'dear.
LOVE your little Robins, they are very sweet.....
Nice to do a quick design then a bit of snipping and stitching and you have made something wonderful.Very satisfying indeed......

CLaire X

Gabriella said...

Very sweet :-)