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